We're Always Seeking Hard Working, Passionate Plant People to Join Our Team
Do you feel a strong urge to pull weeds, even in stranger's yards? When you buy a new plant, can you visualize what it will look like all grown up? Do you feel a deep satisfaction after working up a sweat? Do you stop in your tracks to stare at bugs and blossoms? Are you the person who goes an extra mile to make a friend's day?
If so... You have just found your people :)
Become a Gardener's Assistant A Vivant Employee represents the company on our many, varied job sites and is expected to uphold our values of respect and dedication to clients and the environment at all times. This requires punctuality, honesty, cleanliness, and a genuine passion for organic gardening.
Assist in soil preparation and planting installations while adhering to organic growing practices
Harvest and Care for edible crops utilizing sustainable harvesting and proper food handling methods
Assist in weeding, watering/irrigation, pruning, cleaning and overall maintenance of garden spaces
Assist with management of volunteer projects for giving projects
Assist others with various additional projects as needed (i.e. supply shopping)
Maintain all gardening-related equipment, tools and supplies
Ability to follow direction and comply with safe-food-handling instructions
Self motivated to complete tasks in a timely manner
Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and use typical gardening tools independently
Physical ability to walk, stand, reach, squat and work in all weather conditions and on uneven surfaces
Basic plant knowledge, growing experience and respect of organic practices
Transportation to garden sites on the north side of Chicago and Downtown
Enthusiasm for learning and completing tasks at hand
A Friendly Compassionate Demeanor that enjoys working on a team
A Kind Listening ear to clients who love to talk about their gardens :)
This position requires a minimum commitment of 8-12 hours per week and requires availability between 8am-2pm on weekdays and very rare Saturdays. Hourly pay starts at $17 for experienced green industry professionals. All employees start at Gardener's Assists with the option to move up a company ladder based off their performance.