Horticulture Jobs & Internships

Current Job Openings

Nursery Team Member Needed

The Gray Barn Nursery in Redmond is looking for seasonal help for the 2021 season. Our nursery team is responsible for all areas of the nursery including, but not limited to-

  • cashier
  • customer service- including helping customers select plants, loading purchases, plant identification and disease diagnosis, etc
  • unloading delivery trucks
  • tagging and putting out plants
  • watering, cleaning plants, weeding and overall inside and outside nursery maintenance

Our staff is a small group and need new employees to be able to adapt fast, be eager to learn and work well with others. We are looking for full, part time and seasonal employees who share a love of plants, people and learning. Applicants should be capable of lifting a minimum of 30 pounds by themselves and have some retail experience.

Please pick up an application at the nursery or print one at pacifictopsoils.com and return it to the Gray Barn Nursery.

Gray Barn Nursery, 20871 Redmond Fall City RdRedmond, WA 98053 

(425) 898-8265  graybarn@pacifictopsoils.com

Executive Director

PlantAmnesty’s Executive Director is responsible for all aspects of the organization including: fundraising, grant writing, programming, operations, staff management, community relations, communications and strategic direction. The Executive Director works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to develop and implement the strategic direction of the organization. The ED works closely with staff, board members and committees to align the vision, mission and values with PlantAmnesty’s visual presentation and messaging. Reports to the President of the Board.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your resume and a letter of interest to info@plantamnesty.org. 

This is a part time job and pays $32-33K/year. One week paid vacation after first year. 

Leadership/Operational Management

  • Manages paid staff, volunteers and consultants.
  • Provides mentoring, professional development, and staff performance evaluations.
  • Works in partnership with groups and individuals including: members, volunteers, supporters, community leadership and others.
  • Sets priorities and goals, ensures work is completed satisfactorily and on time.
  • Establishes office and HR policies and procedures.
  • Identifies volunteer opportunities and recognizes volunteers.

Community Relations and Outreach

  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with partner organizations, government and other agencies to support PlantAmnesty’s mission.
  • Fosters a culture of inclusivity by engaging diverse individuals, cultures, and community partners.
  • Works with staff/volunteers responsible for the planning and delivery of events and classes.
  • Oversees PlantAmnesty web, social media and written communications with membership, the general public, donors, community leadership and others.
  • Write articles for and edits quarterly newsletter.
  • Serves as the chief spokesperson for PlantAmnesty and effectively communicates the vision and mission.
  • Writes annual report.

Fiscal Management

  • Oversees the organization’s finances and financial health. Works with the Board to prepare the annual budget.
  • Manages the planning, development and delivery of PlantAmnesty fundraising events, and supports the Board’s work to plan and execute the Annual Fund.
  • Provides leadership and accountability for achieving annual fundraising goals.
  • Identifies grant opportunities, prepares grants, and supports grant management, grant evaluation and grant documentation.
    Member Relations
  • Works with the Board committees to develop programs and events that appeal to current members.
  • Understands and communicates members’ needs to Board.
  • Identifies potential members, and helps develop communications to attract new constituents.
  • Oversees efforts to retain and increase the number of members, identifies issues important to members and works to implement changes supporting members.
  • Performs additional duties as requested by the Board.


University of Washington Botanic Gardens, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences 

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: $3320 - $4425

For more information about this job visit the University of Washington career website.


Horticulture Internships

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

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.


Call Michele B. Walker, Seasonal Color Manager

(425) 868-2200

Or send resume to Michele B. Walker.

Farm Mentorship

Carnation Farms is a nonprofit organization on a mission to transform the way that people want to eat. We celebrate delicious and nutritious food produced in a sustainable manner by providing inspirational and educational experiences that positively affect the health, the environment, and local economies. We develop the next generation of food citizens and grow new farmers.

Applications are now being accepted for Carnation Farms 2020 Growing Farmers program. This 8.5 month mentorship program includes proven curriculum, a bi weekly stipend, and free bunk-style housing (for individuals, due to capacity we can't accommodate families or pets thanks). You also get to learn while working and living on a beautiful and historic farm!