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Nursery Groundskeeper & Estate Gardener

Organization: Hobart Farms Nursery
City: MAPLE VALLEY
Job Category: Landscape Maintenance

Job Description

Job Category: Nursery Groundskeeper / Estate Gardener
Job Type: Full-Time/Part-Time

Experience Requirement: 3-5 years
Pay range: $22-$26 hourly DOE

 

Job Description:

Hobart Farms Nursery is looking for an experienced groundskeeper or estate gardener to join our on-site landscape maintenance team. The role’s primary responsibility is to perform exterior horticultural maintenance. Time will be split between the nursery, as a groundskeeper, and the “farm”, as an estate gardener. The two sites are located a four-minutes’ drive apart. An ideal candidate would be self-motivated, adaptable to change, enjoy working alone and with a team, and have a friendly attitude. Familiarity with vegetable growing, tree maintenance, and common ornamental plants is required. A working knowledge of landscape equipment, construction practices for hardscapes, and outdoor carpentry is encouraged.

 

Objectives & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with management on nursery and farm landscape design.
  • Landscape weeding, planting, technically correct pruning, plant grooming, mowing, and removal of plant debris.
  • Organic vegetable & orchard maintenance, weeding, watering, and fertilizing.
  • Assist in hardscape construction; provides fence and hardscape maintenance.
  • Seeks solutions to steward our landscapes as they mature and change.
  • Regular communication and timely reporting of project progress and challenges.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience as a landscape professional or estate gardener.
  • Perennial plant ID familiarity during different seasons of plant growth.
  • Commitment to organic maintenance practices.
  • Basic irrigation knowledge a plus.
  • Estate gardening experience a plus.
  • Excellent time management and oral communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and adapts to change easily.
  • Must be comfortable working independently, as well as with a team, with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to work either Saturday or Sunday a plus.
  • Valid WA driver license and reliable transportation.
  • Must be LGBTQ friendly.

 

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to regularly lift 50+ pounds.
  • Frequent standing, walking, reaching, pushing, pulling.
  • Willingness to work in all exterior environmental conditions.

 

Benefits:

  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Leave
  • Flexible Schedule (Days and Hours)
  • Training & Continued Education
  • Organic Produce Share

 

About Us:

Hobart Farms Nursery is a woman owned, family run, retail nursery in the historic Hobart community of Maple Valley, WA. We specialize in annuals, perennials, houseplants, ornamental trees, shrubs, fruit trees, vegetables starts, herbs, and planting growing accessories. Our focus is providing superior customer service, exceptional quality plants, and unique varietal selections. We are a growing company, looking for motivated self-starters to join the team. Learn more at Hobart Farms Nursery on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and at www.hobartfarmsnursery.com

 

 

How to Apply:

Please send your resume and a little bit about yourself to info@hobartfarmsnursery.com if interested. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Please note: Any offer of employment will be dependent upon the ability to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S.; and to pass both a background check and drug test.

 

 

 

 

 

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