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Experienced Gardener at Rhizome Urban Gardens - 13410

Job Title: 
Experienced Gardener
Rhizome Urban Gardens
2031 26th Street #201
94017 San Francisco , CA
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

Experienced Gardener

Rhizome Urban Gardens is a local business that designs, installs, and maintains organic, permaculture-based gardens, indoor green spaces, and landscapes in San Francisco. We are horticulturalists and plant nerds, excited to be leading the movement toward creating more sustainable landscaping in urban areas. We seek to help people better connect with our natural ecosystems and with the food we eat, while creating spaces that are beautiful and functional.

Rhizome Urban Gardens has a flexible, part-time position available for an experienced gardener. We are looking for someone with extensive knowledge of SF gardens and landscapes to work a few days a week on a flexible, part-time schedule. You would have a number of gardens that you work with regularly over time, so you would get to know them well, and there is space for creativity and long-term design contribution.

Ideal candidates possess:
Commitment to being a reliable and punctual member of a small team. Understanding the importance of taking care of the team.
Ability to perform physically strenuous work. Should be capable of lifting 50 lbs., able to bend, squat and climb ladders.
Knowledge of plants and a passion to always continue learning. Experience in proper planting and care for a variety of plants.
Ability to work quickly and efficiently with attention to detail.
Self-motivation and strong work ethic.
Excellent communication and customer relations skills.
Proper pruning and weeding technique.
Proficiency with the Evernote and Google Sheets mobile app, or willingness to learn.
Ability to have fun and be fun to work with. We’re looking for friendly and positive coworkers who will help maintain a positive work environment.
Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends is preferred (but not necessarily mandatory).
Have vehicle
Minimum one-year commitment

Work includes:
Planting, weeding, watering, pruning, digging and amending soil, adjusting irrigation, diagnosing diseased plants, assisting in design, jobsite management, clean-up, and record-keeping. Work can be strenuous and candidates should be prepared for digging and amending soil, heavy lifting, and hauling bags of soil and rocks.

Pay starts at $21/hour for the first 3 months, then increases significantly depending on performance and experience. We offer regular increases based on job performance, responsibilities, skills, and company profitability. Additional opportunities available for applicants with professional skills in carpentry, irrigation, stonework, and other relevant fields. A business management position may be available in the future for the right person.

We embrace diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to rhizomeadm@gmail.com

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Work includes:
Planting, weeding, watering, pruning, digging and amending soil, adjusting irrigation, diagnosing diseased plants, assisting in design, jobsite management, clean-up, and record-keeping. Work can be strenuous and candidates should be prepared for digging and amending soil, heavy lifting, and hauling bags of soil and rocks.

Education & Experience: 

At least one year of professional gardening experience (weeding, pruning, fertilizing, pest control, plant pest and disease identification) or related education.

Application Instructions: 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to rhizomeadm@gmail.com

Job Categories: 
Horticulture/Gardening