Local horticulture jobs updated weekly.
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 email@example.com
Landscape Foreman: 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 Garden Center 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.
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.
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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
No of Openings: 1
Work Schedule: Daytime hours
Hours per Week: 40
Employment Start Date: ASAP
Local small business looking for pruning specialist. We are a pruning service specializing in residential trees and shrubs. Pruning and/or horticultural experience preferred. Competitive salary. Full-time. A great job for those wanting to learn arboriculture.
Pruning and/or horticulture.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
No of Openings: 1-3
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 until 4ish, Hours per Week: 40
Wage/Salary: $13.50 and up
Employment Start Date: January 5th, 2018
Entry level position. We work throughout the Seattle and Bellevue metropolitan areas tending to some of the most interesting and beautiful residential gardens. Our clients range from 500 square feet gardens to 10 acre garden landscapes. We handle all aspects of garden care from seasonal annual planting and perennial care to small tree care, mulching and pressure washing. We are looking for motivated and knowledgeable individuals who really enjoy working in gardens, seeing the seasonal progression of the garden and being a part of something greater.
Entry level positions requires the ability to lift 80#s, safely work with machinery (lawn mowers, blowers, line trimmers, power shears, etc), identify and pull weeds, rake, dig/install plants, follow direction, work quickly and efficiently all day long and in all weather conditions. Looking for individuals that fulfill these base line requirements with at least 1 full year of relevant landscape experience. Lead positions require the above in addition to the ability to effectively direct crews, paying attention to details in the garden, significant plant ID and care knowledge, drivers license and cleaning driving record. While following direction and work orders provided by the Maintenance Division Manager.
Please send a letter of interest, relevant work experience or resume to Jerome@cambiumlandscape.com.
Full Time - salary based on experience
The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Facilities team to be the Groundskeeper.
If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit our website for additional openings.
All applications are appreciated and reviewed, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.
The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.
No of Openings: 1
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Day shift
Hours per Week: 40+
Employment Start Date: 12/1/2017
This position reports to the Office Manager, Production Manager and Owner. This position is responsible for inventory related tasks including production forecasting data entry and in-depth inventory availability management.
Production forecasting data entry and generating multiple reports as needed while
assisting Production Manager.
Responsible for managing plant acknowledgments and crop folders.
Responsible for production related purchasing and tracking
Assist with inventory management and data entry.
Responsible for plant tag inventory, ordering and overall supervision of tag area.
Assist with company website maintenance.
2+ years’ experience in IT and data entry to include knowledge of EAS, SQL and all
Must possess and enjoy using your analytical skills
Ability to multi-task and stay organized
Must be a team player
Must be self-motivated in your area and possess the ability to prioritize work load.
Must be available to work extra hours as needed
Knowledge of plants a plus, bilingual a plus
Must be able to:
Sit/Stand/Walk 8+ hours per day
Lifting up to 20lbs occasionally, 30+lbs seldom
Able to work in all weather conditions
Submit resume by email to email@example.com
Internships offer valuable experience in a variety of fields. Updated weekly.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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