Garden Maintenance Team Member

(Level I - Team Member, Full or Part Time) 

 

Job Description

Seeking an earth-conscious, industrious garden maintenance team member that enjoys a variety of outdoor work. This position will be part of a team that cares for the established gardens of our high-end residential clients. Great full- or part-time opportunity; we offer flexible scheduling to accommodate classes or other obligations.

Our gardening services portfolio focuses on the meticulous upkeep of gardens: pruning, weeding, deadheading, cutting back, and general clean-up. Seasonally we provide leaf clean-up and mulch installation. We offer limited grass cutting. No back-breaking installations or dangerous chemicals. Our shop is located near Willow Lawn with all customers within city limits.

For those seeking variety, this position will also help collect food waste as part of our compostables diversion program. Additional, optional tasks may include turning compost, tending to our worm farm, and even participating in farm chores on our local chicken farm

Ideal candidate will have one to two years experience as a landscaping or groundskeeping team member. Knowledge of local plants and how to care for them is vital. 

Responsibilities

  • Caring for annuals, perennials, and shrubs

  • Pruning, plucking and cutting back

  • Hand weeding

  • Application of organic fertilizers

  • Winter mulch installation

  • General clean-up and blowing off

  • Competent operation of battery and gas-powered mowers, line trimmers, backpack blowers and other equipment as needed

  • Optional: helping to complete compostables pick-up routes

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of plants and how to care for them

  • Ability to identify and problem solve issues in the garden

  • Ability to work harmoniously with others and follow directions

  • Willingness to learn new skills and the initiative to ascend to a leadership position

 

Physical Demands / Working Conditions

  • Must be able to bend, squat, kneel, stand, walk long distances, hoist, and occasionally navigate steep stairs

  • Must be able to work outside in various weather conditions

  • Must have the ability to lift and pull 50 pounds regularly

 

Education and Experience

Required

  • One year of experience as a professional gardener or groundskeeper (two years preferred).

Preferred

  • Some classwork in a horticulture-related field a plus

 

Benefits

  • Paid holidays

  • Accrued vacation - up to 120 hours per year

  • Generous and timely cash bonuses

  • Farm rewards: fruits, veggies, flowers, eggs and "more" 

 

Schedule

  • Monday - Friday

  • No evenings or weekends

  • Flexible scheduling can accommodate students

  • Full time and part time will be considered

Pay

$13 - $16 per hour, based on experience, with room to grow

To inquire

Please forward your resume or job history to our hiring manager for review. If you're a fit, we'll be in touch!