Local horticulture jobs updated weekly.
The Gray Barn Nursery in Redmond is looking for seasonal help for the 2018 season. Our retail staff are responsible for all areas of the nursery including, but not limited to-
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 and part time 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 Pacific Topsoils and return it to the Gray Barn Nursery.
Gray Barn Nursery 20871 Redmond Fall City Rd, Redmond, WA 98053
We are a well respected and successful landscape design build firm that has been in business for over 37 years that specializes in high end residential landscape installations.
We are looking for someone with a strong work ethic, is a team player who works well with co-workers as well as interacting with the public, someone who is responsible and accountable and enjoys taking ownership of their work and responsibilities. This position requires someone who is reliable on a consistent basis. You are comfortable working in inclement weather as we work all year long.
Our ideal candidates have experience in the landscape industry with a comprehensive knowledge of plants including the best practices for pruning, planting, fertilizing and is able to identify pests and diseases. Knowledge of hardscapes and landscape construction is definitely welcome.
We offer a great benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation and sick time, a Simple Ira plan as well as medical/dental/vision benefits. Your pay is based on your knowledge and experience and if you are a diligent and hardworking team member you will be rewarded!
We are a drug free and non smoking company.
Wage DOE $18.00 + per hour
Please forward your resume including a cover letter and contact number for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday March 10, 2018 - 9am to 3:00pm
Learn new skills, enhance your resume, have fun and meet great people at the same time!
The Green industry, and landscaping specifically, will require newly skilled professionals in order to serve our communities and carry on a tradition of professionalism, integrity and artistry.
Safety • Hand and Machine Pruning • Mowing, Edging and Blowing Tips and Tricks
We will provide Pizza & Cold Beverages for Lunch!
Call (253) 859-8589 or email us email@example.com today and reserve your spot. We only have room for 30 participants. Do not miss this opportunity!
Are you looking for a career in landscape installation and/or maintenance and have little or no experience? Are you already working in the industry and want to improve your knowledge and skills? Then this training camp is for you.
Students studying Horticulture, Landscape Management, Turf Maintenance, Landscape Design, Landscape Architecture and similar fields of study. Students must be 16 years of age or older (Note: Additional Documentation authorizing participation by minors will be required.)
Anyone wanting a career in Landscaping and Maintenance Systems
Anyone with landscape construction or landscape maintenance experience of 3 years or less
March 7, 2018, Uyeta Landscape & Maintenance – 19605 106th Ave SE Renton, WA 98055, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Call or e-mail us your full name and phone number (253) 859-8589 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The name says it all! Molbak’s Landscape Foreman will be an integral part of growing our new landscape installation business, building our client list, and establishing landscape and design best practices. The Landscape Foreman will manage crew members, giving direction and guidance to plant trees, shrubs, and flowers, build water features, construct hardscapes (including retaining walls, patios, arbors), and install irrigation systems and low voltage lighting, all based on design layouts created by our talented design consultants. A broad knowledge of plants and their local environmental needs is a must. As part of the Molbak’s team you will receive great product discounts and exclusive employee-only specials. This is a tremendous opportunity to join one of the Northwest’s premier brands and to grow a fast paced new business. If this sounds like an adventure worth pursuing, please apply.
Landscape Crew Member, Design Services
Do you enjoy rolling up your sleeves and getting your hands dirty? Being outside, especially in the sunshine? Molbak’s has an opportunity for you on our Landscape Team! We are looking for Landscape Crew Members to help with our upcoming spring planting season.
Plant a seed and watch it grow! Or better yet, plant a garden and watch it flourish! Molbak’s Garden + Home is looking for team members that would love to learn about the Garden industry and help us make sure our plants exceed the expectations of our customers. You will be the one to assure all our tables are full of the most beautiful plants, that they are well taken care of while they are here, properly watering them and confirming they are ready to go to their new home. With your help, we will make sure we set up all our customers for success when heading home to their own gardens. You will be part of an amazing team of garden enthusiasts, and as an added perk, you will receive an employee discount that you can apply towards anything in the store. If this sounds exciting to you, we’d love to see you apply.
Go to www.Molbaks.com and click on the Careers link, all the positions we currently have open will be displayed, please click on a job title to see the job description from there you can apply online.
DeGoede Farms and Windmill Gardens are a year round flower, and organic hydroponic lettuce grower in Sumner, WA in the shadow of Mt. Rainer. We are the only organic hydroponic food production in the Puget Sound region and are well known for hanging baskets. We use an innovative approach to growing with a sustainable production and effective IPM program. This provides a local high quality product grown sustainably.
Currently looking for full time seasonal help in our greenhouse with our organic lettuce and flower care. Duties include, spacing, harvesting, plant ID and copious amount of crop care. You will have the opportunity to work in a state of the art hydroponic grow room along with a great flower growing greenhouse. You will be responsible for quality control and IPM ID throughout the greenhouse and hydroponic grow room.
We are open to entry level and someone with experience. We ask this person to have an open mind and excellent communication along with ability to work as a team. Working interviews is something we can arrange as well.
Benjamin DeGoede, Farm Manager
Small design/installation/maintenance company looking for an experienced, hard-working, conscientious, self-motivated gardener to join team. This is the perfect opportunity for someone with horticulture experience to work in gardens with very diverse and interesting plantings. We maintain and install unique, high quality residential gardens in the Seattle area. Must have 1-2 years professional experience in residential horticulture or equivalent, including pruning, perennial care and seasonal maintenance. Individuals should be able to take direction, be self-sufficient, detail oriented and work quickly and efficiently. 3-4 days/week leading to full-time in spring. Position has the potential for development into a lead position with greater responsibilities in the spring. Part-time and full-time benefits included. Must have reliable transportation, ability to lift up to 50 lbs and be willing to work outside in all seasons and weather conditions. Will provide tools.
Gardens are in the Seattle area with emphasis in Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Seward Park, Mercer Island, Bellevue. The position will include an initial training period leading to a weekly schedule of maintaining specific gardens and helping with installations. Duties include: detailed care of garden and container plants, fine pruning, IPM assessment, mulching, fertilizing and garden installation. The Artful Garden is an equal opportunity employer and celebrates the diversity of its employees.
Employee’s preference - FT or PT. FT position will include benefits!
Please respond by sending resume and brief cover letter to email@example.com
Monarch landscape companies has various positions open in our region. These include: Tree Climber, Arbor Groundsman, Enhancement Manager, Estimator/Designer, IPM Spray Tech and Mechanic. For more information please contact
Alfredo Martinez, CLT Certified Recruiting & Employee Engagement Manager
Cell (206) 510-8245
Direct (425) 481-0919
Duvall neighborhood nursery eager to hire full time nursery staff person. Great work environment and friendly staff. 2 years horticulture experience/garden design preferred.
Duvall True Value
Commerical Landscape Co. Hiring, start Immediately! Looking to hire Lead Landscape Color Installer ASAP. Valid and clear Washington State Drivers License required. Drug free Company.
Calluna Fine Gardening is a small maintenance, design and garden coaching landscape company located in the south end of King County. We specialize in sustainable landscape practices in the greater south King County/north Pierce County neighborhoods. We are seeking a part-time landscaper to join our team. Work will be roughly 20-30 hours a week, with the possibly of more hours. Most work will be completed Monday through Friday, but there could be the occasional weekend job. Salary is $14-16/hr DOE.
We work on a variety of residential landscapes from small yards to larger acreage. Some work will be installing landscapes from the ground up while most days will be maintenance. We perform fine gardening but also do a lot of grunt maintenance. We do a range of projects from garden coaching, install, design and maintenance. This job is perfect for the individual who likes working outside, has a passion for sustainable gardening, is flexible with their work hours as this job can be seasonal with more hours in the spring, fall than summer and winter.
Please email resume and cover letter to Heather Harris
No Phone Calls Please
Applicants should visit Chihuly Garden and Glass and use the careers link to apply.
The Garden and Grounds Supervisor sets the standards for skilled gardening work such as planting, transplanting, cultivation, pruning, and general care of plant materials and landscaped areas. This position performs skilled horticulture practices and landscaping activities such as IPM and other plant and soil health initiatives. This supervisor is responsible for effective planning, organizing, and supervising of the garden, grounds, and custodial team to ensure the entire exhibition, including internal and perimeter grounds, achieve and maintain the established standards for cleanliness, presentation, and overall guest experience. This position directs the daily functions of the garden and grounds team, including scheduling and payroll. Additionally, this position seeks opportunities to enhance the visitor experience.
Work requires knowledge of standard methods, materials, procedures, tools, and equipment associated with landscaping, gardening, and custodial work. Persons allocated to this position use judgment in interpreting various conditions and applying guidelines and choosing the proper method to complete the work.
Kait Ryan, Garden & Grounds Manager, Space Needle + Chihuly Garden and Glass
Small, residential garden design/install/maintenance company, Gardening GaGa, needs an experienced horticulturalist. This could be a full or part time position.
You must be familiar with a wide range of ornamental plants/shrubs/trees and be able
to lift 50 pounds or more. You MUST be able to work independently or in a team. We
do grunt work some days and fine gardening other days. Some of our gardens are small
and ordinary, but some are estates that require confidentiality agreements. You need
to be ok with it all. Everyone does all aspects of all the work we have. You need
to be willing and able to go to ALL of our gardens (Seattle, North of Seattle and
Eastside), we do have vehicles that are sometimes available for use, but it would
be best if you had your own vehicle to take to job sites. I provide most tools (leaf-blowers,
power-trimmers, etc.), but require that you provide your own hand tools.
This is a year around job for the right person. I can give you as many hour per week as you would like. I will ask for a trial run (paid) of working with us for a day before hiring, to make sure everyone gets along. We are a small company and need a team member who works well with us. Starting wage is $18/hr for a training period of up to 3 months depending on your experience and initiative—and then $20-$22 DOE thereafter. We offer paid days off, accrued sick time and paid vacation for full-time employees.
Please send a resume that includes your horticultural and other background/interests to firstname.lastname@example.org
Internships offer valuable experience in a variety of fields. Updated weekly.
The Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden (RSBG) Internship Program is designed to provide practical hands-on experience in the following areas of interest: garden maintenance & renovation, propagation, nursery management, and retail nursery management.
One full-time position available in 2018 for up to 6 months –Beginning in early Spring
2018 (Feb. / Mar.) with possible opportunities for extension into the following spring.
Schedule to be negotiated. Some weekend work required.
Learn how to care for a world-class botanical garden, including proper pruning and planting techniques, landscape design, weed control, renovation, irrigation, and plant identification.
Gain valuable experience in the operation and maintenance of a highly specialized nursery with emphasis on propagation techniques. Learn propagation methods including grafting, cuttings, seed sowing and hand pollination as well as greenhouse operation, transplanting, inventory control, data entry and plant identification. Detail oriented and mechanical ability or aptitude helpful.
One 8-week position available Spring 2018
Part-time (24 hours/week – Schedule can be negotiated; however, applicant must be available to work weekends through the spring.
Learn how to manage the RSBG Plant Sales Pavilion including pricing, displaying plant material, maintaining and stocking sales facility, creating labels and signage, supervising volunteer assistants and customer service. Enthusiastic self-starter sought.
The RSBG is a 22 acre garden featuring one of the largest collections of Rhododendron species in the world. At least 700 species are displayed in a natural woodland setting. Additional plant collections include ferns, maples, bamboo and alpines. Special features include the Rutherford Conservatory, Victorian Stumpery, the Alpine Garden, Pond Garden, Hardy Fern display garden and Meconopsis Meadow. The garden is located in Federal Way near I-5 and Highway 18. The garden is supported by the Rhododendron Species Foundation (RSF), an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the study, cultivation, display and distribution of Rhododendron species. The RSF is internationally recognized as a leader in Rhododendron conservation.
The above two internships could possibly be combined.
Please send your resume along with your completed job application form to
PO Box 3798
Federal Way, WA 98063-3798
Or you may submit your documents by email to Steve@RhodyGarden.org
If you have questions, you may call Steve at (253) 838-4646 x 101
Go Natives! Nursery is a small family-owned native plant nursery in Shoreline, WA that has a inventory of over 100 species of NW native plants. We are looking for a part-time intern with the potential to be an entry-level employee at the nursery. Ideally this person can be available for additional hours, but will be limited to 10 hours per week over the winter. Hours will be concurrent with the Nursery Manager’s schedule, usually one morning during the week and one on Saturday. This is an excellent opportunity to learn native plant ID and basic nursery tasks, as well as maintaining a landscape that is a permaculture and low-maintenance model.
Initial needs at the nursery are weeding plants, general cleanup, and site maintenance. Assisting with potting up and labeling plants, checking plants after inclement weather, and maintenance of hoops will be additional tasks as they arise. Work will be initially supervised by the owner, Don Norman or the nursery manager, Chelsie Martell. Initial hours will be around 10 hours a week, starting at $12/hr, with raises at 6 and 9 months.
There are many future projects at the nursery could be internships for school work. These include:
Contact Don at email@example.com
Eshraghi Nursery is a grower of woody ornamentals, specializing in Japanese maples and grafted conifers. We produce both container and field grown material on 300 acres in Hillsboro, Oregon. We are now offering paid work experience during the Spring season or just for the summer, dates are flexible. This is for students studying agriculture, horticulture or related fields. Our college internship provides hands-on work experience in all aspects of nursery production. Work will rotate through all aspects of the nursery: field work (staking and weeding), Shipping, Propagation and Sales (data entry). Please contact Laurie Rogers-Roach, Propagation Manager, 503-628-8685 ext. 18, for more information.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to the following:
The Cloud Mountain Farm Center Intern Education Program is a rigorous integrated educational curriculum and work-based learning program. This program gives interns a hands-on, farm-based, full-immersion experience in agricultural production and management as well as a solid understanding of the big picture challenges that affect NW agriculture and the communities it serves by putting interns alongside permanent staff on a daily basis. Interns see first-hand what it takes to keep farmlands healthy and agricultural businesses thriving.
The three program goals are:
Depending upon interests and experience interns may participate in a number of possible internship tracks offered through CMFC:
Interns will gain experience primarily in plant propagation, field production, container production as well as customer service and sales, while still having the opportunity to work in orchards, vineyards, and vegetables when the season allows.
Interns interested in focusing on other agricultural enterprises that CMFC does not have including livestock production, herb production, or CSA may be connected with one of our partner farms. Further contact information will be given if this is requested.
For individuals interested only in the classroom and field curriculum part of the program. This would be 1 day a week for 8-9 hours of education. See Continuing Education Units Section for more information.
The intern program averages one day a week where all interns will participate in classroom education, hands-on workshops, and field trips to other farms in the region. The curriculum gives interns the opportunity to explore agriculture through exposure to:
The CMFC internship program extends from mid-February through October. All interns will participate in a weekly education day, generally meeting at CMFC. All interns are expected to attend the weekly educational day. Preparation for the education day may include supplemental readings and additional planned exercises or relevant explorations into a subject.
In addition to the education day, onsite interns will spend up to 32 hours/week as production staff and perform farm and/or nursery duties as the season dictates.
Onsite interns – CMFC interns will be expected to follow all guidelines set forth in the employee personnel policy. CMFC interns will be paid an hourly wage of $11.50 and will have the option to take up to 5 unpaid vacation days throughout the internship duration.
Off-site Interns –Those interns placed at partner farms will also work as part of a farm crew, with hours and duties established by the partner farm. Wages and living arrangements will be determined solely by the participant and the partner farm.
Avg. WA State Salary $30,926/yr
People Employed in WA 28,689
Avg. Wage in King County $15/hr
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