Rhizome Urban Gardens is hiring!

Job Opening - Experienced Gardener

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 contractor 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. A full-time employee position may be available for the right person in the future.

 

Ideal candidates possess:

Strong 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, strong work ethic, and ability to perform physically strenuous work at times

Excellent communication and customer relations skills

Proper pruning and weeding technique

Proficiency with the Evernote mobile app, or willingness to learn

Interest in staying long-term

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 (preferred but we may be able to work around it)

 

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.

 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to rhizomegardens@gmail.com. Thank you!

 

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Rhizome Urban Gardens has a part-time position available for a garden installation/maintenance assistant. We are particularly looking for candidates who would be interested in management and design as Rhizome grows.

 

Rhizome Urban Gardens is a small local business that designs, installs and maintains organic, permaculture-based gardens and landscapes in San Francisco, with the goal of creating more sustainable landscaping in urban areas. We seek to help people better connect with our natural ecosystems and with the food we eat.

 

Ideal candidates possess:

  • Strong knowledge of plants and a passion to learn

  • Experience in proper installation and care for a variety of plants

  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with attention to detail

  • Self-motivation, strong work ethic and love of physically strenuous work

  • Excellent communication and customer relations skills

  • Proper pruning technique

  • Interest in contributing to the direction and growth of the company

  • Proficiency with Wix websites or willingness to learn

  • Ability to have fun and be fun to work with, especially when faced with repetitive or tedious tasks. We’re looking for fun, friendly and positive coworkers who like to engage in conversation and will help maintain a positive work environment, even when we’re all tired and ready to go home.

 

Work includes:

 

Planting, weeding, watering, pruning, digging and amending soil, laying irrigation, diagnosing diseased plants, assisting in design, jobsite management.

 

Pay varies depending on experience and responsibilities. We offer regular increases based on job performance, responsibilities, skills, and company profitability.

 

Please send a resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references to rugs@riseup.net. Feel free to follow up or call with questions at (415) 724-2615.

 

Thanks for your interest in Rhizome!

 

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