Arbutus Garden Management LLC. Landscape Maintenance Trainee Poulsbo, WA · Full time

Are you interested in starting a career in gardening and landscaping? Our small family-owned estate gardening company is offering an exciting opportunity for individuals who are eager to learn and passionate about working outdoors. As a Landscape Maintenance Trainee, you will receive on-the-job training and guidance from experienced professionals as you assist with various garden maintenance tasks. If you have a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and a love for plants and gardening, we encourage you to apply!

Description

**Responsibilities:**


- Assisting with basic garden maintenance tasks such as weeding, watering, and mulching.

- Learning proper plant care techniques and procedures under the guidance of experienced gardeners.

- Operating and maintaining garden equipment and tools under supervision.

- Participating in seasonal cleanup activities and garden preparations.

- Providing support to senior staff members during landscape projects and installations.

- Communicate effectively with team members and follow instructions diligently.

- Demonstrating a strong work ethic and commitment to excellence in all tasks.


**Qualifications:**


- Interest in gardening, horticulture, or landscaping.

- Strong ornamental and PNW weed identification skills.  (preferred but not required).

- Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.

- Willingness to learn and follow instructions.

- Positive attitude and strong work ethic.

- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation (preferred but not required).


**Position Requirements:**


- Enthusiasm for horticulture and willingness to learn.

- High school diploma or equivalent (preferred but not required).

- Reliable transportation to and from job sites or the shop.

- Hardworking, self-starter, capable of working independently.

- Can complete physical labor, including bending, lifting, digging, kneeling, and standing for extended periods.

- Sees the big picture regarding prioritizing tasks.

- Ability to work a flexible schedule, Monday through Friday, totaling 40 hours per week. Candidates should be prepared for varying shifts, with some days requiring longer hours, particularly during peak season (May-August), and shorter hours in the off-season (Nov-Feb). Overtime pay is provided for hours worked beyond the standard schedule.


**Preferred Qualifications:**


- Bachelor's or Associate's in Horticulture or related coursework.


**Benefits:**


- Gain valuable hands-on experience in horticulture and landscaping.

- Work in a supportive team environment with opportunities for growth.

- Competitive hourly wage with potential for additional perks based on performance.

 - PTO and Period leave after 3 months

- Two paid holidays and one floating day off after the first year

- Sick leave with an option to use earned hours on days canceled due to inclement weather.




 

Salary

$19 - $20 per hour