Experienced Gardener

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Compensation: Commensurate with experience and expertise. Delayed signing bonus of $750 offered after 6 months of satisfactory work. Bonuses and commissions are also offered.

Eco-conscious gardening company ISAIAH’S FIGTREE is hiring a Gardener for the 2020 season. We are based in Queens but work all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and western Long Island. Please review the below and email your resume and cover letter to isaiahsfigtree@gmail.com if you’re interested and qualified. Garden independently and/or with another gardener in commercial and residential urban gardens all over Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx.
Hours: Work is seasonal, from mid-March through mid-December. Estimated weekly work hours are 30 - 40, but may fluctuate week to week.

Responsibilities/Duties

  • Communicate effectively and promptly with coworkers and clients
  • Pick up small truck, plants, and materials for daily jobs
  • Park truck and deliver plants/materials efficiently and courteously to clients
  • Take pre-work/post-work pictures
  • Plant and install new garden elements
  • Manage and maintain various urban garden spaces (this includes but is not limited to: eco-friendly methods of plant care, pest management, and weed management; plant watering, transplanting, pruning, mulching, etc)
  • Clean up; sweep and bag trash, recycle, and compostables separately
  • Deliver trash, compost, and recycling to drop off sites if necessary
  • Drop off truck
  • Follow up with clients after completion of work
  • Clean tools
  • Take notes about the day’s work and communicate to coworkers

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Solid knowledge of general horticultural practices such as plant ID, planting, pruning, etc. Minimum 2 years of professional gardening experience and/or horticultural school;
  • Valid NY Drivers License; comfortable driving a small truck around NYC
  • Ability to work with honesty and integrity
  • Ability to take direction but also work independently and problem solve
  • Knowledge of garden tools and their proper use
  • Ability to lift up to 50lb. at various times throughout the day
  • Energetic, motivated and hardworking
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to work well and communicate with a diverse community
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems, woodworking and/or masonry a big plus

Additional Information

Contact Information

Isaiah's Figtree
Contact Name: Zack
Email: isaiahsfigtree@gmail.com
Phone: 9174840602