Design Assistant

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Award-winning garden and landscape design/build firm seeks a full-time assistant. Though experience is not necessary, the successful candidate must have an enthusiastic interest in gardens and plants.


Field Work:

  • Assist principal designer with:
  • Driving to and from properties and nurseries
  • Scheduling, morning meetings with crews; crew management
  • Sourcing and selecting plants and materials. Loading plant materials at nurseries andother suppliers
  • Learning to do plant counts, design and layout
  • Keep organized notes on clients’ needs, plant lists, orders, etc.
  • Communicate with crew members on a daily basis as to their needs
  • Act as liaison between clients and designers
  • Assist with lectures, and other speaking engagements via PowerPoint presentations

Office Work:

  • Record keeping of daily vendor receipts, job materials and crew labor hours for each client as submitted by crew members
  • Perform accounts receivable functions; generate client invoices
  • Organization and filing of all Client, Vendor and other lists and files
  • Help maintain photo archives in computers
  • Collect proposal information and generate estimates for potential clients
  • Help to update company website and information on other marketing venues


  • Excellent organizational skills a must
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office/Excel/PowerPoint, email/texting, multiple social media platforms & marketing websites
  • Basic understanding of planting skills
  • Driver’s License/ Clean driving record/ Excellent driving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Working knowledge of botanical plant names is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of design principles is a plus
  • Willingness and desire to learn and improve on both

Additional Information

Contact Information

Maher and Greenwald
Contact Name: Mark and Carrie Greenwald
Phone: 203-329-8422