Horticulture Jobs & Internships

Current Job Openings

Gardener

HarpScapes Gardening LLC. We have an immediate opening for a gardener to join our small team of professionals.  Work is part time, 5-6  hrs per day, for two to five days per week, depending on your availability. We take care of  residential gardens in the Bellevue, Kirkland and Redmond areas.  Gardening tasks include pruning shrubs and small trees, deadheading, raking, weeding, mulching and planting.  We also design and maintain  seasonal and year-round containers.

Qualifications

Experience with and knowledge of plants, basic gardening skills and/or a horticulture background are ideal qualifications, though just as important are a positive attitude, reliability,  attention to detail, and a willingness to learn more.  On the job training will be provided.

Other Requirements 

  • A valid drivers license and operating vehicle
  • Ability to manuever safely on uneven surfaces and climb a ladder
  • Ability to carry up to 30 lbs
  • Ability to work in most weather conditions
  • Ability to interact positively and responsibly with clients and other teammembers

Base starting pay is $18.50/hr (more with experience) with opportunities for increases at 6 months and a year.  If this sounds like a good fit for you please send your resume or qualifying information about yourself and your experience level to spharp@hotmail.com or call (425) 445-7819  HarpScapes Gardening LLC

Horticultural Assistant

Overview

When you join Hines, you will work alongside innovative leaders who set the standards responsible for our reputation as an industry leader today, and you’ll be a part of shaping our future in the years to come.

Responsibilities

As a Horticulturist Assistant with Hines, you will be responsible for assisting with the day-to-day horticultural operations of The Spheres and other horticultural aspects of our client’s Seattle-based Corporate Headquarters. This includes maintenance of interior plant installations and exterior landscape. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs general horticulture maintenance within The Spheres and in the supporting greenhouse facilities, including watering, planting, weeding, irrigation, pest control, and pruning, under direction of Amazon Staff
  • Assists Amazon staff with horticulture projects such as terrariums, living walls, and others
  • Assist with the cultivation and transfer of plant material to and from The Spheres and other locations
  • Collaborates with Amazon staff on interior and exterior horticulture projects
  • Assists with plant procurement and acquisitions

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements include

  • Certification or Associate's Degree in a related field from an accredited institution or equivalent experience
  • Two or more years experience in agriculture, horticulture, or greenhouse plant
  • Knowledge of tropical plants required
  • Greenhouse experience required
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Interact with employees, visitors, and contractors with poise and diplomacy

Apply On Hines Careers Website

Customer Accounts Manager

Pacifica Nurseries in Woodinville, WA is looking for a qualified Customer Accounts Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Answer incoming calls, respond to customer questions concerning purchase orders and resolving customer service issues
  • Manage shipping logistics for multiple trucks transporting multiple orders.
  • Input list of items, numbers, or other data into customer profile and Excel spreadsheets daily
  • Assist customers by processing adjustments to existing orders and entering new orders
  • Assist with weekly sales tracking, inventory searches and customer submissions
  • Enthusiastically offer ideas for company efficiency and customer projects
  • Participate in customer visits to build positive customer relations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in Administration or Horticulture - or equivalent education and or work experience in Office Admin / Horticulture / Nursery Industry or Landscape Architecture
  • Detail oriented, good organizational & time management skills
  • Able to keep track of communication from variety of sources
  • Able to work under pressure in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills and the ability to interact with a variety of individuals
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Must be able and willing to work 40+ hours a week

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in account management, project management, logistics or purchasing
  • Experience working in a team setting, delegating tasks
  • Bachelor's degree in horticulture, or equivalent education and / or work experience in nursery industry /landscape architecture / landscape design
  • Solid knowledge of common ornamental and native plants in the landscape

Salary is DOE, start date is immediate.

For more information and to apply please email sarah@pacificanurseries.com

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

The Kubota Garden Foundation has an opening for a full-time, salaried Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, generally working Tuesday through Saturday. This position is responsible for coordinating the volunteer recruiting and staffing efforts of the Kubota Garden Foundation and managing new and existing volunteer programs. Salary up to $43,000/year.

Responsibilities include

  • Coordinating the volunteer cycle which includes: recruitment, orientation, retention, interviewing, selection, placement, training, scheduling, supervision, performance evaluation, recognition, job descriptions, program development and evaluation.
  • Working cooperatively with the Office Administrator, garden staff, and KGF board, assisting with the management of all volunteer programs aligned with the Foundation and Garden’s mission and outcomes.
  • Completing volunteer program monthly administrative tasks (including compiling and reporting volunteer hours from on-line system, maintaining confidential volunteer database, years/hours of service recognition, paperwork renewals, etc.).
  • Management of the volunteer program annual budget.

Desired skills and qualifications

  • Two years’ experience working directly with and coordinating volunteers
  • Experience with volunteer management database software; knowledge of Better Impact system is a plus
  • Two to three years’ experience in landscape, cultural, and/or historical organization
  • Interest and expertise plants, landscape, culture, history and/or conservation
  • Self-directed, independent project management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and other office software applications
  • Washington driver’s license (or eligibility to obtain one upon arrival)
  • Flexible schedule and ability to work evenings, some holidays, and weekends
  • BA/BS degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience

To apply please send a one-page letter of interest and résumé to jobs@kubotagarden.org.

Deadline is June 14, 2021

Seasonal Farm Crew

Oxbow is looking for Farm Crew members to join us for the 2021 season. As a member of our farm crew you will join a team of experienced organic farmers and have the opportunity to work within all aspects of our farming operation. Farm crew members will have responsibilities including propagation house work, weed control, field planting, harvest and post-harvest handling, and sales and deliveries of food. Farm crew will also be expected to manage areas of production including pest and fertility management, greenhouse production, and irrigation.

Our operation functions at a unique scale, employs collaborative decision-making processes, and has a focus on providing professional development opportunities to our farm crew. Because of this, the ideal candidate would be passionate about sustainable farming and interested in pursuing a career in agriculture. Visit the Oxbow website for more information and application instructions. 

Landscaper

The Northwest Gardener is a full service landscape maintenance, installation and irrigation company. Work schedule is 40 hours Monday thru Thursday or Tuesday thru Friday. Wage is $15 to $19/hour. Reliable transportation to and from the office each morning and afternoon is a requirement. Preferred qualifications are Drivers license with clean recore, experience in the landscape idustry, bilingual in English and Spanish. For more information contact Kyle@thenorthwestgardener.com or visit the Northwest Gardnere website for further information. 

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