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Botan Gardening Service is an over 40-year-old landscape and gardening business with a solid base of clients from Madison Park and Magnolia to Lake Forest Park and Edmonds, for sale to a capable person. The current business includes the owner and one employee who specialize in pruning, but also do design, installation, irrigation and lighting, and maintenance (no mowing).

This is a great business for someone who is hoping to keep it simple with one or two employees or who is interested in a launching pad to grow a larger business.  

If interested, contact Steven DeGroot, Botan Gardening at digroot@msn.com.

This position provides organic and sustainable gardening and landscaping services as an integral part of the operations and maintenance of Seattle University.

Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to follow training and instructions of the Fields Lead and grounds staff
  • Experience required for safely using shovels, pick axe, wrenches, screw drivers, pliers and operating gas-powered, push mowers, gas-powered weed whackers, gas-powered blowers, driving John Deere ProGator with a manual shift
  • Aptitude preferred for understanding processes for varsity soccer and softball set up and ability to quickly learn tasks for game set up
  • Must be willing to work in all weather including rain, cool or cold, sunny, warm or hot

Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work 40 hours a week
  • Must have current driver's license
  • Assist with grounds landscape maintenance and also project tasks. Mowing, line trimming, edging, blowing, weeding, raking, mulching, sport field maintenance, remove litter, shoveling soil, gravel, digging holes, ditches, hauling plants, trees, planting plants, trees, hose watering, trimming and shearing
  • Must demonstrate ability to safely operate landscape maintenance equipment: gas and electric power equipment, including: walk-behind and rider mowers, walk-behind edgers, line trimmers, backpack blowers, hedge shears, lifting up to 50 lbs, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching for extended periods throughout the work day, using shovels, rakes, clippers, hand saws, loppers, weeding tools
  • Clear understanding and use of personal protective equipment for operating power equipment
  • Valid driver's license
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and Seattle University's mission, vision and values
  • Requires a background check
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)

To Apply: Apply online at Seattle University website. 

$17/hour, beginning March 2020 through September 2020.

The Temporary Grounds Workers reports to the Landscaping and Grounds Manager, and is an integral part of the operations and maintenance of Seattle University.

Essential Functions:

  • Mowing, line trimming edging, blowing, weeding, raking, mulching, sport field maintenance, remove litter, shoveling soil, gravel, digging holes, ditches, hauling plants, trees, planting plants, trees, hose watering, trimming and shearing;
  • Ability to safely operate landscape maintenance; gas and electric power equipment, including: walk-behind and rider mowers, walk-behind edgers, line trimmers, backpack blowers, hedge shears, lifting  up to 50 lbs, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, reaching for extended periods throughout the work day, using shovels, rakes, clippers, hand saws, loppers, weeding tools.
  • Clear understanding and use of personal protective equipment for operating power equipment.

Qualifications:

  • Valid driver's license
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and Seattle University's mission, vision and values
  • Requires a background check
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Prefer experience in landscape maintenance and construction or an equivalent combination of experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job listed above
  • Ability to perform job functions listed above

To Apply:  Apply through the Seattle University website.

The position is 40 hours a week, starting at $17/hr beginning March 30, 2020 - September 30, 2020.

Groundskeeper needed at Silver Glen, a cooperative housing community for independent seniors in the Crossroads area of Bellevue, WA. It is a full-time position caring for approx four acres of landscaped property surrounding three buildings, with driveways, sidewalks and gravel paths. Main plantings include many varieties of mature shrubs, trees, groundcovers, perennials, and lawns.

Responsibilities include mulching, pruning, planting, clean-up, sweeping and blowing, weeding, lawn care, irrigation, driving the utility cart, using and maintaining garden tools, and assisting with some maintenance tasks as needed.

Qualifications include: Interest and physical ability to work with plants/landscaping in all seasons and varied weather, in a beautiful environment. Interested in learning, able to follow directions, able to work independently and also with team members.

To Apply: Brittany Mudariki, silverglen@quantumms.com  425.957.1032

The Reserve at Moonlight Basin is accepting applications for summer interns for the 2020 season. Moonlight Basin is an 18-hole private golf course located at 7,000 feet elevation in Big Sky, MT. Moonlight Basin was rated #2 Best New Private Golf Course in 2016.

The internship program will consider the student's goals, and involve them in several aspects of golf course management with a strong emphasis on where the student feels he/she needs improvement. Mowing; fertilizer and pesticide applications; course setup; water management; equipment maintenance and mower setup; and budgeting are all topics which will be covered.

Benefits include:  

Competitive wage, housing, meals, uniforms, great golfing privileges, end-of-season bonus. Three to six-month positions available.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to - Garrett Turner, Golf Course Superintendent gturner@moonlightbasin.com 406.209.5498

The Northwest Perennial Alliance (NPA) is seeking a part-time intern for Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 quarters. NPA is responsible for a large ornamental mixed border at the Bellevue Botanical Garden where the internship will be located. Internships are 10 weeks with work hours on Thursdays, 9 am to 1:30 pm, including a lunch break. Compensation is $25/hr for a total of $100/week.

Responsibilities:

  • Plant maintenance in unique and elaborately landscaped garden beds;
  • Plant identification, verification and collections mapping;
  • Work with and alongside the NPA Border volunteers
  • Possible garden design work

Requirements:

  • Enrolled in an accredited two to four-year college or university with a focus in botany, horticulture, landscape architecture or related field;
  • Must be able to follow direction, work under guideline and timelines;
  • Ability to lead others and to delegate tasks;
  • Professional demeanor when interacting with coworkers and garden visitors;
  • Ability to learn plant identification;
  • Ability to learn proper planting, soil building, mulching, watering and pruning techniques;
  • Must be able to prioritize work on site;
  • Must be able to see and identify problems in the garden beds and communicate problems to supervisor (i.e. plants in distress, irrigation issues);
  • Ability to articulate ideas well, use a computer and cell phone as needed;
  • Willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions and provide and wear work-appropriate clothing for duties;
  • Able to lift 30 lbs

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter highlighting education and experience in horticulture. If you are considered you will need to provide two references. An in-person interview will be scheduled as part of the selection process.

Submit applications to scholarships@northwestperennialalliance.org - please include 'Intern' in the subject line, or mail to NPA, PO Box 1034 Bellevue, WA 98009-1034. 

Spring deadline is March 15, 2020 for April 9 - June 11, 2020. Fall deadline is September 1, 2020 for Sept. 24 - Dec. 3, 2020.

The Seattle Parks and Recreation (SPR) is hiring for multiple work groups, including positions in the Park Districts and Natural Resource Unit. Persons in this position may perform tasks such as planting, transplanting, weeding, pruning and care of seasonal plants, shrubs, trees and natural areas. Mowing, aerating, over seeding and fertilizing lawns and turf care.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform skilled gardening and landscaping work in planting, cultivation, pruning and care of  flowers, shrubs, trees, lawn and landscaped areas;
  • Utilize Integrated Pest Management, including pesticide applications for weed, insect and disease control and maintain records of pesticide applications;
  • Understand cultural needs of specific plants and implement the appropriate landscape maintenance needed for a given site; 
  • Safely operate equipment such as riding mower, aerator/seeder, small tractor, backpack blower, edger, string trimmer, chainsaw for extended periods on varied terrain;
  • Fertilize, mow, aerate, top dress, over seed lawn areas and maintain automated irrigation systems;
  • May lead a small group of assistant gardeners, laborers and volunteers. Provide training to assistant gardeners;
  • Operate motor vehicles to, between, and from  work locations;
  • Work on landscape construction, landscape maintenance, street tree planting or maintenance crews;
  • Required to stand, walk, climb ladders, band and lift heavy objects for extended periods;
  • Ability to use orchard ladders safely, in water, on firm ground and up to 16 feet;
  • Maintain plant inventories, records and prepare reports;
  • Must work independently and expect to be held accountable for work performance;
  • Strong customer service, communication and teamwork skills needed for success;
  • Work with diverse workforce and a multicultural public and clientele.

Qualifications:

  • Two years' work experience in landscape construction or maintenance, or in the propagation and maintenance of flowers, plants, shrubs and trees at a conservatory, greenhouse or nursery;
  • Perform physical qualifications listed above;
  • Work outdoors in adverse weather;
  • Handle or work with toxic/hazardous substances;
  • Ability to obtain WA State Pesticide Operators License within six months of employment;
  • Valid, current WA State driver's license

Job Number: 2020-00350 / Salary: $27.12 - $29.29 hourly / Full-Time / Shift: Day / Closes: 3/24/20 

To Apply: Visit the City of Seattle website www.seattle.gov

Spring clean-up and garden maintenance position in Phinney Ridge for a person who is interested in horticulture.

Dates: now-summer / hours: 2-3 hours every two weeks / pay: $20/hour

To apply email or call Janice Murphy at janice_murphy@msn.com 206.799.7659

Mercer Island Parks and Recreation is recruiting for their Seasonal Trails and Restoration Team - one position left to fill!

A great professional development opportunity for those looking to gain experience in trail maintenance, repair, and building as well as natural area restoration, including weed mapping, monitoring and treatment, maintenance and watering of restoration sites, and care of native plant nursery.

Apply directly to govjobstoday.com: Trails and Restoration Professional - Seasonal

As a member of the NW Bloom Nursery Crew you will have the opportunity to work within all aspects of our design/build/farm operation. 

Responsibilities:

  • propagation
  • greenhouse work
  • weed control
  • field planting
  • harvest
  • sales and deliveries of plants.
  • help manage areas of growing, including pests and fertility management and irrigation

The position is a seasonal, part-time, hourly position with 3-4 day work weeks. Hours may be variable and long depending on the time of year. Staff members will receive hands-on training in all aspects of NWBloom's diversified nursery system as well as the option for extracurricular educational experiences.

Qualifications:

  • at least one year of previous nursery experience preferred
  • plant ID knowledge
  • consistent attention to detail
  • able to lift heavy and awkward objects, up to 50 lbs
  • perform repetitive work in inclement weather - standing , kneeling, bending
  • work well independently and in a team-setting
  • ability to take direction, ask for help, and accept constructive feedback
  • clear, consistent communication
  • small engine operation and tractor experience a plus
  • ability to speak Spanish a plus
  • college degree in relevant discipline a plus

Compensation is $15/hour with flexible hours to begin. Quick advancement for the right person.

To Apply: Email a resume, letter of interest and 3 references to info@nwbloom.com

 

The Hardy Fern Foundation (HFF), a premier resource on ferns in the Pacific Northwest, is looking for a self-motivated individual to hire as our HFF Program Manager. This is a part-time 28 hr/week position in the office and headquarters located in Federal Way, WA at the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden.

The program manager will work closely with the HFF Board to manage the growing operations and oversee garden maintenance. This is a rare opportunity to become involved in one of the prominent non-profit gardening organizations in our area.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain the HFF Fern Collection located in the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG) in Federal Way, WA under the direction of the Curatorial Board Committee and with the assistance of HFF volunteers;
  • Manage and maintain the nursery operations in the HFF hoop house and greenhouse propagation area;
  • Perform administrative duties and overall management of daily HFF operations and assist the Board of Directors in executing its responsibilities; 
  • Provide assistance to the Education Committee Chair with educational activities; 
  • Assist in the HFF Spore Exchange and maintain the HFF Spore Collection;
  • Manage the annual HFF Fern Distribution Program;
  • Assist with the Affiliate Garden Program; and
  • Assist in fundraising activities particularly by assisting the Plant Sales Committee Chair with plant sales.

Requirements:

  • Associate degree in Horticulture or related field equivalent preferred;
  • One to two years administrative or nursery experience;
  • Proficient with MS Windows, Word, Excel, Access, Outlook and other software used by HFF;
  • WA Private Pesticide Applicator's license or should be obtained by six months of employment and kept current at all times;
  • WA Driver's License with acceptable driving record;
  • Self-starter and able to work independently but can also follow directions;
  • Good interpersonal skills, communicates positively and is a team player that works well with other staff and volunteers;
  • Well organized, capable and willing to perform a wide variety of tasks under the time constraints, completing them in an efficient, productive and timely manner;
  • Good written and oral communication skills;
  • Available to occasionally work weekends and/or holidays, as well as overtime, when needed and approved in advance by the President of the Board or his/her designee;
  • Able to work outdoors for extended periods of time in varying weather conditions including heat and cold;
  • Able to perform or accomplish tasks involving bending, lifting, squatting, kneeling, lifting up to 40 lbs;
  • Able to operate garden tools and equipment such as sprayers and blowers;
  • Follows safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment and consistently demonstrate safe work behaviors.

To Apply:

Beginning Feb. 10, 2020 interested individuals can email resumes to: richies@millergarden.org or mail to:

The Elisabeth C. MIller Botanical Garden, Attn: Richie Steffen, HFF President, PO Box 77377, Seattle, WA 98177.

Further questions can be directed to Richie Steffen at richies@millergarden.org 

 Posted: 2/19/20

Roche Harbor Resort - Fine Gardener

The Roche Harbor Resort is seeking a Fine Gardener to design, tend, maintain and love the spectacular Resort gardens. The gardens are the essential centerpiece and stage for a significant wedding business.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintenance of Resort core gardens, container plantings and grounds
  • Complete and expert care of perennial, annual and woody plants
  • Design of annual beds and container plantings
  • Create show-stopping plantings and displays each season
  • Understand and able to practice all aspects of Fine Gardening, including:  Garden design and plant selection; Plant identification, acquisition and propagation; Bed preparation and planting; Cultivation, weeding, grooming and deadheading; Mulching, fertilization, composting; and Cleaning and maintenance of hardscapes
  • Communication and coordination with Village landscape maintenance team
  • Self-starter capable of working independently and with a team

Requirements:

  • Willing and able to live on San Juan Island (housing may be available)
  • Love of gardens and outdoor spaces
  • Strong sense of aesthetics, color and balance
  • Attention to detail and commitment to excellence
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team
  • Strong work ethic, demonstrated ability in prioritization
  • Must be able to complete physical labor including bending, lifting, digging and kneeling, etc.
  • Must be able to routinely lift 50 lbs
  • Hardworking!
  • Current WA driver's license

Job Type:

  • This is a full-time, 35-45 hour/week, seasonal position (March - December)
  • Year-round work is possible, if willing to work outside in the rain and snow
  • Schedule is Mon-Fri, subject to weather conditions/planting requirements

Wage/Benefits:  $20-$30/hr DOE. Overtime for over 40 hrs/week. Health and dental insurance, Vacation and 401k match.

Education and experience:

  • Two years (minimum) Fine Gardening or equivalent Horticulture experience,
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent life experience

To Apply:

To apply online, please go to https://apply.coolworks.com/rocheharbor/ 

PO Box 4001, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 . 800.451.8910 .

HR - 360.370.7707 Candace Ragsdale

Posted: 2/19/20

Magnolia Garden Center - Sales Associate

The Magnolia Garden Center is seeking a Sales Associates for the 2020 season. Successful candidates will have a positive attitude, cheerful spirit and a desire to learn more about plant nursery operations.

Requirements:

  • 1+ years of customer service experience in a retail environment
  • Horticulture or plant nursery background preferred, not required
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with merchandising a plus
  • Background with gardening, landscaping or farming a plus
  • Must be able to lift 25 lbs or more and perform physical tasks
  • Must be able to work outdoors in any weather and be on your feet for most of the work day

Hours / Wage:

  • Flexible work hours, 16-32 hrs/week with potential for more in the busy season (April-June)
  • Must be able to work some weekend days
  • Wages commensurate with experience

To apply: 

Please send brief cover letter and resume to jennam.mgc@gmail.com.

Posted 2/12/20

Sander Groves Landscaping - PAID INTERNSHIP

The Seasonal Color Department of a high-end landscape company is looking for a creative, energetic person to help install and maintain seasonal color plantings at Eastside accounts.

Requirements:

  • Great attention-to-detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good work ethic
  • Ability to perform tasks independently, and in a team environment
  • Horticulture experience is beneficial
  • WSDL and clean driving record required

Full time/ part time with flexibility and benefits. Wage DOE.

To apply, please call Michele Walker at 425.868.2200 or send resume to michele@sandergroves.com

Posted 2/12/20

Seattle Children's Hospital - Groundskeeper, Temporary

The Groundskeeper will provide horticultural and exterior facilities maintenance for hospital properties; design, propagate and maintain the plant collection; and interface new construction with existing systems as they affect landscapes.

Requirements:

  • High school graduate or equivalent;
  • Minimum of four years practical groundskeeping experience in a public or institutional environment, to include at least two years plant identification experience;
  • Current WA State Driver's License and driving record acceptable to Risk Management.

Preferred: Bachelor's Degree in a horticulture-related field or AA horticulture certificate.

To apply please see Seattle Children's Hospital/Careers.

Shooting Star Gardens - On-Site Project Lead

The On-Site Project Lead position starts with a three-month trial period of field labor with limited leadership responsibility. An ideal candidate will take initiative during this period and independently learn what it takes to lead a team. 

The position is currently part-time, about 25 to 35+ hours per week to start. There is some flexibility and increased hours based on company needs and your skills. Duties include: team leadership; design implementation; light construction; basic stonework; tool maintenance; manual weeding; pruning; raking; creating new beds; mulching; planting; hauling and spreading compost, gravel, sand and woodchips. Experience is necessary. Educational background in gardening and horticulture, architecture and/or construction is desired.

Requirements:

  • Proven ability to respond and adapt to new situations quickly
  • Desire and confidence to lead and build a positive company culture
  • Strong spatial reasoning skills and detail-oriented
  • Basic knowledge of PNW landscape plants, natives and weeds
  • Basic knowledge of pruning standards
  • Ability to safely lift 80 lbs repeatedly
  • Reliable, clear communicator
  • Independent, self-directed learner
  • Respectful of client, self, SSG, people and planet
  • Valid WSDL and good driving record

Helpful Attributes:

  • Plant Amnesty Pruning Certification
  • One year construction experience
  • Other professional certifications
  • Immediate availability

Pay range is $18-25 per hour DOE, vacation and sick leave offered. Equal Opportunity Employer. Shooting Star Gardens is a woman-owned, professional, organic landscaping design/build company.

To apply: Send an email to Shooting Star Gardens with a short introduction of yourself and explain your ability to perform the listed duties in the job description.

Posted 1/13/20

Natural Greenscapes - Part-Time Gardener

The part-time gardener position requires a person who has a background in horticulture, and a comprehensive knowledge of landscape plants, best practices for planting, pruning, fertilizing and soil health.

Clients are mostly on the Eastside, ranging from Mercer Island to Woodinville, a few in Seattle. The focus is mainly specialty pruning, seasonal / container planting and fine gardening. Applicants should be able to take direction, be self-sufficient, detail-oriented, and work quickly and efficiently.

Customer service skills are a must. Garden management days are T, W and Th, typically six to seven hours each day. Compensation: $18-$25/hour DOE. After completion of 1-year, company sponsored Master Pruner program from PlantAmnesty.

To apply: Send an email to naturalgreenscapes@live.com with a short introduction of yourself and explain your ability to perform the listed duties in the job description.

Posted 12/9/19

Thomas J. Tree & Garden Care - Landscaper/Arboriculturist

This position involves a mix of arboriculture and landscaping service to include: pruning of large and small trees, orchard management, tree removal, stump removal, tree preservation, landscape design and install. 

Requirements: Driver's License and reliable mode of transportation. Note that lots of rope access is used to climb and prune trees. Must be willing to work outside in all weather.

$18-$35/hr depending on experience. 50% employer paid health and dental benefits after three months. FT position.

For more information contact: Tom Evans 425.999.1192

Posted: 12/2/19

Greenstone Designs - Plant Technician

The plant technician's primary responsibility is to perform interior and exterior horticultural maintenance for our residential and commercial clients in Seattle and on the Eastside. This includes, but is not limited to: watering, grooming, pruning, plant cleaning and identifying pests and/or disease.

Physical requirements: Frequent standing, walking, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting up to 50 pounds. Occasional use of ladders and adaptability to environmental conditions - weather, noise, etc.

For more information: greenstoneseattle.com

 

Posted: 10/28/19

Landscape Designer and Office Assistant– Full Time

We are offering a unique opportunity to learn the full-scope of the landscape design and construction business.  Our two companies, Orion Rockscapes and Shapiro Ryan Design have teamed up to offer a full-time position working part-time in each of our offices.  Shapiro Ryan Design is a Landscape Design firm specializing in custom residential design.  Orion Rockscapes is a Landscape Design-Build company.  Both of our offices are based in North Seattle.

This position would be the perfect fit for someone starting out in the field of Landscape Design who wants to get a well-rounded experience and learn the skills needed to run a small business and create successful projects from start to finish!

Shapiro Ryan Design

The Position:  Part-time (3 days a week) Landscape Designer/Design Assistant 

 Requirements:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Experience with landscape design and/or or drafting is a plus
  • Plant knowledge is a bonus but not required

 Responsibilities:

  • Measuring Job Sites and creating base maps for new design projects
  • Drafting landscape plans to present to clients: Our office does all hand drafting so applicant must be willing to draw!
  • Opportunities to hone your design skills in a creative and nurturing environment

Orion Rockscapes

The Position:  Part-time (2 days a week) Office Administrator

Requirements:

  • Strong organization skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • Competence in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to communicate professionally with clients, vendors, and supervisors
  • Experience in the landscape or construction field is a plus but not required

Responsibilities:

  • Payroll Assistance/Prep & monthly reconciliations of accounts
  • Tracking Job expenses & data entry in Quickbooks
  • Keep detailed up to date client file records using QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Maintaining organized office filing system
  • Answering phone calls and emails for clients, vendors, and supervisors
  • Sourcing, ordering and scheduling materials/deliveries with vendors
  • Assist with permitting and licensing research
  • Occasional assistance in the field with plant layout/planting and running errands
  • Opportunities to do some design work if that is of interest

Pay: $20-$23/Hr DOE |  We offer health benefits and flexible hours

Contact  jade@orionrockscapes.com for more information;  to apply send an inquiry with resume attached 

Posted:  August 26, 2019

Kelley Garden Service is looking for a Gardener to join our team. We have a passion for gardening and we're looking for someone who shares an enthusiasm for plants and proper horticultural technique. We are focused on specialty pruning, seasonal planting and fine gardening throughout the Seattle area. We increasingly spend our time on pruning projects so a base knowledge of proper pruning technique and willingness to learn and improve is a must. We care about our employees, clients and the gardens we work in.

Pay is $21+ depending on experience | Full or part-time

Link to Indeed for more information and to apply

Posted:  August 26, 2019

In this hands-on, Grower position, you will be responsible for all aspects
of growing with a focus on quality, productivity, and safety.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Irrigation of containerized nursery crops using automated
    equipment
  • Scouting and monitoring for pests and diseases
  • Fertility management
  • Perform general crop maintenance tasks such as spacing,
    pruning etc.
  • Keeping records using computer software strengths
  • Fast learning with attention to detail
  • Self-motivated

Pay:  Hourly, DOE
Benefits:  Health insurance and paid vacation
Shifts:  40 hours per week / weekdays and 1 weekend per month

For more information and to apply:  T&L Nursery

Posted:  August 19, 2019

PlantAmnesty is seeking an intern for a fun and educational project this fall.

Internship in Pruning Archives: Assist the Office Manager in reviewing and standardizing our extensive collection pruning literature. The benefits of joining this pruning focused non-profit is access to decades of articles and writing on the art and science of pruning woody plants. This internship is all about editing and uploading these documents to our new website. In addition to learning so much about pruning from reviewing this library you will also be behind the scenes in building a multifaceted website.  Handy skills and fun too!

 Open until filled.  This is an unpaid position.

Can be mostly done remotely with weekly meetings in Magnuson Park.

The team is fun and knowledgeable – you should be too!

Send a note telling us why you are the best person to help us help you.

 Thank you,

George Lasch 

info@plantamnesty.org

 Posted:  August 19, 2019

PlantAmnesty is seeking an intern for a fun and educational project this fall.

Internship in Education:  Assist the Education Coordinator with curriculum development and alignment. As a student, your input on how our Master Pruner series is taught is very important. We have an in-depth series on pruning practices that needs some help in making sure that the courses flow from one to the next - everything from basic cuts to the tough to prune species are handled in twelve lectures and workshops. We use handouts, slide series, and instructors’ personal experience to teach pruning to a wide range of students.   You will be reviewing and editing the whole series with the project intent being a complete immersion in the pruning education.  

Open until filled.  This is an unpaid position.

Can be mostly done remotely with weekly meetings in Magnuson Park.

The team is fun and knowledgeable – you should be too!

Send a note telling us why you are the best person to help us help you.

 Thank you,

George Lasch 

info@plantamnesty.org

 Posted:  August 19, 2019

The Washington Association of Conservation District Plant Materials Center (WACD PMC) is looking for its next Sales Manager.  We are a nursery located in Skagit County, WA that produces native seedlings for use in conservation projects.  If you have experience in nursery sales and marketing, customer relations, inventory control, know the native flora of the northwest, an excellent communicator and team player this might be a rewarding career opportunity.  This is a permanent, full-time position with full benefits.

In addition to the skills listed above, the ideal candidate will need to be proficient in the MS Office suite of programs, able to learn our inventory control program, detail oriented, well developed customer service skills, able to work in a fast-paced environment, and dependable.  We are looking for someone with a degree in horticulture, natural resources, forestry, ag or related field.  Suitable work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Pay range is $40,000 to $50,000 per year, DOE.   Benefits include medical, dental and optical insurance, 10 paid holidays per year, sick leave and a retirement plan. Contact pmcmanager@gmx.com for questions or for a more detailed job description.

If you are interested and have the qualifications we are looking for, please contact us at:

WACD Plant Materials Center

16564 Bradley Rd.

Bow, WA 98232

pmcmanager@gmx.com

(360) 757-1094

Posted:  August 12, 2019

JOB FUNCTION:
Hort techs are immersed in the wide variety of daily activities that are required to keep a garden growing and attractive, indoors and out – planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding, mulching, pruning, etc. If you have a green thumb, a caring attitude, an eye for detail, and are self motivated and industrious, email us. We would like to hear from you. We will train and supply all the tools and equipment needed for the job. You will need a good driving record and transportation, driver's license and be able to lift 40 pounds.

Salary:  $16/hour plus mileage
Type of Job:  Full Time, Internship, Part Time
Job Location:  SEATTLE, Washington 98119

 

Web Site:  http://gardentapestryinc.com
Company Description:  Interiorscape service and color gardens

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Garden Tapestry
Address:  719 W MCGRAW ST, Seattle, WA 98119
Phone:  2062130162
Email:  gardentapestryinc@gmail.com

Posted:  August 8, 2019   |  Closing Date:  September 6, 2019

 

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in the horticultural, landscaping, or agricultural industries
  •  WA State Pesticide Applicator’s License
  • A high level of plant ID skills, including produce, herbs and other productive plants grown around the Anderson School
  • Computer skills, especially familiar with Excel, Word and Outlook
  • A professional and approachable demeanor
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Able to work long periods outdoors in all weather
  • A flexible schedule including days, occasional weekends and some holidays required

 OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of 1 year experience with production gardening, kitchen gardening, or small-scale farming
  • Minimum of 2 years experience education in horticulture or landscape

Applicants call send a cover letter and resume directly to Debbie Kaplan at DebbieK@mcmenamins.com

Posted:  August 5, 2019

JOB FUNCTION: The Section Grower is primarily responsible for daily irrigation, fertilization and misting of crops. Partners with Head Grower to determine crop cultural needs. Maintain environmental controls, assists with pest controls, sanitation of area, and crop layout.

Responsible for 5+ acres of greenhouse or 25+ acres of field; leading teams of 5+people, training and develop staff as well as executing proper growing techniques.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

3 years’ prior experience in growing, or a degree in Horticulture, or an equivalent combination. Have or obtain a pesticide license within six months. 

CONTACT:

Leticia Lopez-Hernandez, MBASenior Human Resources Generalist T: 360.654.6971 F: 360.653.7850

6410 132nd Street  NE• Marysville, WA 98271

Leticia.Lopez-Hernandez@smithgardens.com | www.smithgardens.com

Posted:  July 29, 2019

JOB FUNCTION:  Lead the inventory team to monitor and evaluate inventory ready dates based on sales demand, spec. changes and plant readiness. Ensure as much product as possible is shipped to the customers and shrink is minimized. Coordinates physical inventory on hand and transactional accuracy for fiscal reporting.

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, logistics, supply chain management or similar preferred
  • Intermediate math skills; percentages and basic statistics
  • 2 years’ experience in the logistics, warehouse or inventory field, plus 5 years’ experience in a management role preferred
  • Experience with inventory management software a plus
  • Solid computer skills in MS Office Suite
  • Basic plant knowledge needed
  • 3 years’ experience in greenhouse or nursery environment preferred

CONTACT:

Leticia Lopez-Hernandez, MBASenior Human Resources Generalist T: 360.654.6971 F: 360.653.7850

6410 132nd Street  NE• Marysville, WA 98271

Leticia.Lopez-Hernandez@smithgardens.com | www.smithgardens.com

Posted:  July 29, 2019

The Natural Resources team at Mercer Island Parks and Recreation is recruiting for our Seasonal Restoration and Trails Crew! We are looking to fill one final position. This position runs May through the end of September and we are currently accepting applications. The start date is flexible, though we would like to have the candidate start by the first week of June.

Please see the job description and apply HERE Feel free to send candidates my way with any questions. Projects include noxious weed data collection and treatment (including our city-wide knotweed program), care of the native plant nursery, trail maintenance and building, and other tasks to support forest stewardship efforts.

T&L Nursery, Inc., is a wholesale nursery specializing in high quality container grown plants. The Product Fulfillment Coordinator is a liaison between the nursery and the sales team to ensure the shipment of plants are on track and delivered as needed. This role provides administrative and customer service support. The ideal candidate is detail oriented, organized, proactive and has excellent communication skills. This position reports to the Sales manager and is located in Redmond.

For more information and to apply:  T&L Nursery

Posted:  June 12, 2019

The Floret Farm Manager supports the company operations by ensuring all farming activities are planned, managed, and executed with excellence and care. The position has supervisory responsibilities and reports to the General Manager.
For more information and to apply:  Floret Flowers/Farm Manager

Posted: June 12, 2019

The Floret Shop Manager supports the company operations by ensuring all warehouse, shipping, and customer service activities are planned, managed, and executed with accuracy and care. The position has supervisory responsibilities and report to the General Manager.

For more information and to apply: Floret Flower/Shop Manager

Posted: June 12, 2019

Local homeowner needs help with general garden maintenance, including weeding, pruning and general cleanup (no mowing).

Qualifications:  Must have basic knowledge and interest in garden maintenance, be reliable with good communication skills.  Work hours are approximately 10 hours per week. Days and hours are flexible. The hourly rate is negotiable.

The job is located in a quiet residential neighborhood near Edmonds College.

Please submit a summary of your experience and knowledge/interest as well as any faculty and/or personal references to:  Caroline at carsbug@outlook.com