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Horticulturist/Garden Installation and Maintenance Specialist at Gardenology - 15380

Job Title: 
Horticulturist/Garden Installation and Maintenance Specialist
Gardenology
2310 Blaine Dr Walder Works dba Gardenology
20815 Chevy Chase , MD
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

Gardenology is a garden, ecology and sustainability minded company dedicated to helping people grow edible food, flowers and herbs at their home or business. We focus on 1) design and installation 2) plant care and maintenance 3) plant sales and 4) garden handyperson services. We have a dedicated and expanding customer base to whom we promise quality, commitment and knowledge. Visit www.gardenologyus.com to learn more about us.

We are looking for an energetic and motivated Horticulturist/Garden Maintenance and Installation Specialist who will join our team who will provide plant and garden maintenance services to clients, install gardenscapes, provide garden coaching support to clients, engage clients as needed re questions, issues and concerns. As a horticulturist, they would assume a primary role of installation of plants on job sites and development of planting plans for projects, caring for plants in our small nursery as well acquisition of plants and plant products as needed from other sources. Other work includes installation of garden beds, hauling of soil and other materials, assisting with project design, maintaining equipment. The horticulturist will also engage in sales, as the opportunity arises, during client interactions with focus on maintenance plans, consultations, repair work, full design and install services and garden coaching.

Job Requirements:

• Horticultural Activities: Manage planting efforts on job sites; planting of garden veggies, flowers and herbs and other tasks related to projects; conduct garden maintenance services which include: plant and soil care, organic pest control and garden structure improvements; maintenance of simple irrigation systems, cultivation and care for nursery plant stock; development of planting plans for clients and related activities.
• Garden Installation: Installation or repair of raised or in-ground garden beds, fence enclosures, fence posts, gates, basic irrigation systems, trellises, assembly of garden accessories (benches, tables, trellises, etc), Also included is the hauling of garden soil, compost and fill dirt, garden boxes and other heavy items (see Physical Strength and Dexterity below).
• Garden Client Consultation: Educate clients about plants and garden ecology and help clients to be empowered, appreciate and enjoy plants and gardening.
• Plant and Garden Knowledge: Propagate and grow plants on client property or at our office. Prior experience on farms or landscaping work fits well with this position.
• Garden Maintenance: Care for and grow garden plants for clients including feeding, watering, pruning, pest and disease management. Also able to repair or assist in repair of existing gardens (raised beds, fences, gates, irrigation, soil erosion, shade issue, etc.) as needed.
• Sales: Sell products and services to clients as needed.
• Customer Service: Great personal skills and ability to communicate to customers in a clear, professional and authentic manner.
• Transportation: You must have a valid driver’s license and provide your own transportation. We will provide a transportation reimbursement when you need to use your own vehicle to drive between job sites.
• Physical Strength and Dexterity: You will need to carry approximately 40 pounds of equipment and/or materials and have mobility to work on hands and knees or overhead when standing on the ground.
• Hours: You are available to work at least three days a week, 8-10 hours a day, with potential for full time work.
Qualifications:
• Experience and knowledge of plants, plant propagation, plant care and maintenance.
• Ability to use drills, hammers, shovels, stake drivers, basic tools. Experience with carpentry (circular, miter saws, etc) a plus.
• Able to work with others in a positive and growth minded team environment.
• Adaptability to changes in schedule, workplan or methodologies due to weather or other circumstances.
• Sales experience a plus.
• Retail/service minded.
• Able to use apps from mobile phone for various tasks and processes.
• Passion and concern for protecting and restoring our natural resources and planet.
• Positive attitude.
• Punctuality.
• You may need to pass a criminal background check if required.

Compensation:
This is an hourly position with competitive rates.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Job Requirements:

• Horticultural Activities: Manage planting efforts on job sites; planting of garden veggies, flowers and herbs and other tasks related to projects; conduct garden maintenance services which include: plant and soil care, organic pest control and garden structure improvements; maintenance of simple irrigation systems, cultivation and care for nursery plant stock; development of planting plans for clients and related activities.
• Garden Installation: Installation or repair of raised or in-ground garden beds, fence enclosures, fence posts, gates, basic irrigation systems, trellises, assembly of garden accessories (benches, tables, trellises, etc), Also included is the hauling of garden soil, compost and fill dirt, garden boxes and other heavy items (see Physical Strength and Dexterity below).
• Garden Client Consultation: Educate clients about plants and garden ecology and help clients to be empowered, appreciate and enjoy plants and gardening.
• Plant and Garden Knowledge: Propagate and grow plants on client property or at our office. Prior experience on farms or landscaping work fits well with this position.
• Garden Maintenance: Care for and grow garden plants for clients including feeding, watering, pruning, pest and disease management. Also able to repair or assist in repair of existing gardens (raised beds, fences, gates, irrigation, soil erosion, shade issue, etc.) as needed.
• Sales: Sell products and services to clients as needed.
• Customer Service: Great personal skills and ability to communicate to customers in a clear, professional and authentic manner.
• Transportation: You must have a valid driver’s license and provide your own transportation. We will provide a transportation reimbursement when you need to use your own vehicle to drive between job sites.
• Physical Strength and Dexterity: You will need to carry approximately 40 pounds of equipment and/or materials and have mobility to work on hands and knees or overhead when standing on the ground.
• Hours: You are available to work at least three days a week, 8-10 hours a day, with potential for full time work.

Education & Experience: 

Qualifications:
• Experience and knowledge of plants, plant propagation, plant care and maintenance.
• Ability to use drills, hammers, shovels, stake drivers, basic tools. Experience with carpentry (circular, miter saws, etc) a plus.
• Able to work with others in a positive and growth minded team environment.
• Adaptability to changes in schedule, workplan or methodologies due to weather or other circumstances.
• Sales experience a plus.
• Retail/service minded.
• Able to use apps from mobile phone for various tasks and processes.
• Passion and concern for protecting and restoring our natural resources and planet.
• Positive attitude.
• Punctuality.
• You may need to pass a criminal background check if required.

Application Instructions: 

To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to "info[at]gardenologyus.com” with subject "Horticulturist".

Job Categories: 
Horticulture/Gardening