Horticulture Jobs & Internships

Current Job Openings

Landscape Technician

The Issaquah School District Landscape Technician assumes primary responsibility for the proper and safe repair, installation, alteration, enhancement and maintenance of district grounds and equipment. Areas of responsibility are both general and specific. The work is often non-routine and includes accountability for tasks performed. Responsibility for the performance of tasks with minimal supervision required. This person must have knowledge of purchasing landscape supplies and equipment.

For further information including job duties and salary, visit the school jobs page

Field Arborist

The UW Botanic Gardens has on outstanding job opportunity for a field arborist. Under the direct supervision of WPA Grounds Supervisor, the Field Arborist position performs skilled arboricultural and horticultural duties, requiring knowledge and experience in aerial operations; including technical climbing, tree pruning, tree removal, bracing/cabling, conducting tree inspections, tree risk assessments and appraisals. The Arboriculture program is currently led by a team of two Field Arborist positions.

Arboriculture Duties

Aerial Tree Activities (approx. 35% Field Arborist team*):  Climb trees to perform arboriculture needs such as tree removals, pruning, bracing/cabling, inspections, etc., using free climbing with ropes and saddle as per ANSI (American National Standards Institute) A300 and Z133 standards for tree care operations. If requested, lead horticulture ground support staff while performing aerial tree care. Includes weekly work planning and scheduling with Grounds Supervisor; may include training, review of safety procedures and checking work of horticulture staff assisting in aerial tree operations. May also schedule and assign work, direct, and inspect the work of contractors, interns, students and volunteers involved in aerial tree care activities.  May perform bucket truck and other lift device operations.  May coordinate and implement aerial tree activities with UW Campus Grounds and Seattle Parks and Recreation tree crews.

Salary $3,320 - $4,425

For more information and to apply for this job please visit the UW Human Resources site

Landscaper Sales and Customer Service

T&L Nursery, Inc. is located 30 miles east of Seattle, in the Sammamish Valley, between Redmond and Woodinville. For over 30+ years we have taken pride in producing quality plant material for Independent Garden Centers and Landscapers in the Pacific Northwest.
The Role: Provide efficient and courteous customer service by telephone and or personal contact for our landscape customers.

Essential Responsibilities

  •  Answer telephone or greet customers at counter
  • Provide information, availability and help our walk in customers
  • Address customers questions and resolve complaints
  • Maintain appropriate paperwork
  • Expedite communication and services between customer and coworkers verbally or via written communications.
  • Build relationships with customers and give them a professional experience

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Organized, with ability to prioritize and track multiple projects
  • Strong data analysis and critical thinking skills
  • Computer skills necessary in MS Office
  • Proficient mathematical skills
  • Works well both independently and as a part of a team
  • Passionate about plants
  • Self-motivated
  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions is require
  • Spanish is a plus

Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a little flexibility.

For more information and to apply please call (425) 885-5050

Nursery Sales Associate

Woods Creek Nursery is a retail, wholesale, and grower nursery situated on 20 serene acres along Woods Creek in Monroe, Washington. We grow much of our inventory as well as procure plants from a variety of distinctive growers. We offer everything from groundcovers and grasses, to shrubs, hedge material and caliper trees. We offer unique and hard-to-find specimen trees, a huge variety of Japanese maples and a wide assortment of native plants. We offer our material to our retail customers, landscapers, landscape architects, contractors, designers, and garden centers. We enjoy educating our customers on plant selection and care while providing the highest quality plants and trees.

Position Overview

The Nursery Sales Associate is the main point of contact for our clients and is responsible for identifying their needs and educating them on the unique offerings at Woods Creek Nursery. This position assesses the client's designs and identifies plants best suited for various landscapes; soils, exposure, location slope, etc. He/she processes sales transactions for both retail and wholesale clients, answers incoming phone calls, helps maintain accurate inventory and signage, and utilizes computer proficiency, plant identification and knowledge of native plants.

The Nursery Sales Associate will also support other nursery duties as needed,which include but are not limited to counting, tagging, pruning and moving plants, arranging and maintaining displays as well as administrative tasks. The successful person in this position will be self-motivated, energetic and willing to support all members of our team at Woods CreekJob Responsibilities

  • Drive sales by assessing clients' needs and identifying best suited plants.
  • Process retail and wholesale sales using Quickbooks.
  • Fulfill retail and wholesale orders from our own stock and, if necessary, assist with procurement of any additional stock from our fellow growers/wholesalers.
  • Assist with plant signage and inventory.
  • Assist with the organizing, cleaning and stocking of greenhouses as well as assisting with various tasks; such as merchandising, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Plant identification knowledge and an in-depth understanding of native plants (required)
  • Previous nursery experience (1+ year degree in Horticulture may substitute)
  • Computer experience/proficiency (required)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication
  • Ability to work: standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling; to lift heavy & awkward objects, up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Must be available 1-2 weekend days and part-time weekdays.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

Compensation will depend upon experience and/or education.

Interested candidates please submit resume to info@woodscreeknursery.com

21028 Woods Creek Road, Monroe, WA 98272 
(360) 794-6823

Garden Maintenance

Fancy Plants Gardens is seeking an employee for our maintenance division. Candidates should be able to work maintenance equipment such as mowers, line trimmers, blower. Plant recognition is important with some coaching available from the crew lead. Reliable transportation, driver's license, attention to detail, able to work alone with limited supervision. Compensation D.O.E.

Call Susan Browne. (425) 350-7253 for an in person interview.

Hiring immediately.

Estate Gardening and Maintenance

Meadowscapes is a small landscaping company near the Cascade foothills. We provide estate gardening services to clients in Sammamish, Redmond, and Bellevue. We are looking for a self motivated, positive person 2 days a week, female preferred. Scope of job would include weeding, pruning, raking leaves, maintaining a cutting garden and veggie garden, using a blower and wheelbarrow, among other tasks. If you love working outside and want the flexibility of a part time job, this could be the perfect fit for you! Starting pay would be $28/hour, for the first 3 months while training is being provided. Previous experience is a plus. I can be reached by phone or email, phone is preferred (text or call).

Meadow Cook (206) 919-8497
meadowscapes@hotmail.com

Horticulture Internships

Internships offer valuable experience in a variety of fields. Updated regularly.

Sacred Seeds Educational Intern

This position at Bastyr University will coordinate with K-12 schools (especially tribal and title I schools) to schedule, plan and implement seasonal field trips rooted in the tend, gather, & grow curriculum/principles. Note: depending on COVID-19, these field trips may be offered virtually or in-person. Design, research and compose ethnobotany adventures written curriculum and activities for K-12 classrooms, to be offered through the sacred seeds virtual education portal. Design, film and edit engaging educational videos for virtual sacred seeds offerings and maintain youtube channel.

Hiring Range $14.00 to $16.00 per hour

Location Kenmore Campus

Work Schedule flexible, 4.5 hours per week

Please visit the school jobs website for more information and how to apply.

Seasonal Color/Holiday Assistant Paid Internship

Sander Groves Landscaping is a high-end residential landscape company. Our Seasonal Color Department is looking for a creative, energetic person to help install and maintain seasonal color plantings at East side accounts.

Job Description

Must possess a great attention to detail, excellent communication and organizational skills, a good work ethic, and be able to perform tasks independently and in team environment. Horticultural experience beneficial. WSDL and clean driving record required. Full time / Part time with flexibility and Benefits. Wage DOE.

Apply

Call Michele B. Walker, Seasonal Color Manager

(425) 868-2200

Or send resume to Michele B. Walker.

2021 Mentorship in Sustainable Agriculture

Application Information

The application for the 2021 Mentorship in Sustainable Agriculture at Carnation Farms is now open until end of day February 4, 2021. 

Requirements

Applicants should be committed to becoming a farmer and eager to learn in order to reach their goals. They should be comfortable following instruction and guidance from the Carnation Farms Mentors and other Carnation Farms staff, working outdoors in adverse weather conditions, operating heavy equipment, and learning in a classroom academic environment. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate experience in one or more seasons of farming or in an agricultural food production setting. The program requires physical work, including the ability to lift 50 pounds. Since shared onsite bunk-style housing is provided at an affordable rate, the applicant must work and live cooperatively and harmoniously in community. Carnation Farms will accept five farmers-in-training for 2021.

Stipend and Benefits

Farmers-in-training will be paid a stipend of $1095 (gross before taxes) every other week. Housing (rent and utilities) on Carnation Farms property is provided at an affordable rate, available April 2 to November 30, 2021. Those choosing not to live onsite will need to make their own living arrangements at their own cost. Because of space limitations, we are unable to provide housing for spouses, partners, or children. Also, we are unable to accommodate pets. Carnation Farms provides workers compensation insurance and company-paid holidays. Health insurance and other benefits normally provided to full-time employees are not provided.

Key Dates

February 4, 2021  Deadline is midnight to submit Application Form and resume
February 8, 2021  We will shortlist candidates and contact to schedule an interview.
February 10-17, 2021   Onsite or virtual interviews at Carnation Farms, offers extended.
April 2-4, 2021   Move-in for shared onsite housing.
April 8, 2021   Mentorship program begins.

How to Apply

The application for the 2021 season is here Mentorship Application

Questions?

Please contact our Director of Agriculture Production  Tiffany Cooper