ASSISTANT GARDENER MEERKERK GARDENS

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Placed on 2/17/2021
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ASSISTANT GARDENER MEERKERK GARDENS We are seeking reliable and capable Assistant Gardener to perform, under general supervision, gardening and grounds keeping functions for a private garden open to the public in Greenbank. An ideal candidate will be physically fit, friendly, possess excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team, and have a passion for gardening and working outdoors. This position reports to the Garden Manager. Job to begin March 1, 2021. Duties & Responsibilities: • Oversight and maintenance of the permanent and seasonal plantings • Walkway Maintenance • Assistance with non-horticultural projects • Work Conditions: Outdoor physical work in all weather conditions; proper footwear required • Able to traverse uneven ground and moderate to difficult site conditions • Able to lift 40 pounds Compensation: $20/hour • Part-time with opportunity for additional hours from March-Oct. and fewer hours Nov.-Feb. • Some work on weekends may be required. Qualifications and Experience: High school degree or GED; at least 1 year experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified • Valid driver's license and good driving record • Ability to read, understand, and follow directions and safety procedures with precision and attention to detail Desired Skills: • Knowledge of local climate; area history, regional plant life, and local pests and controls • Knowledge of horticultural best practices and effective garden techniques • Basic computer fluency and MS Office To Apply: Email your resume, cover letter and three garden-related professional references to: rmcclung@ meerkerkgardens.org or Mail your resume to: Meerkerk Gardens - Garden Manager PO Box 154 Greenbank, WA 98253
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