Garden Craftsperson (Flex Time - will work around your schedule!)

Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening
1 Sculley Road, Bldg. B P.O. Box 369
Ayer, MA 01432
United States

Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
From $20.00 To $22.00
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule
Some Travel

Job Description

Garden Craftsperson

Do you have a few years of professional gardening experience under your belt? Come join our team of fine gardeners! Take sole responsibility for small sites or be part of a crew at larger sites. Full or part-time position.

Employment at Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening, Inc.

Pumpkin Brook is an established company offering skilled garden maintenance, plant health care, and plant installation services. Loyal client base along Rt. 2 from Harvard to Lexington.

Employment Benefits include:

· Competitive Hourly Rates

· State-of-the-art organic practices

· Friendly, committed community of co-workers

· Optional Saturday and overtime work

· Long season of employment, April thru November -train now and secure your spot for next Spring!  Will work around class schedules, "Mom" schedules, other work schedules. 

· Mileage reimbursement between job sites
· Educational opportunities in field of organic land care

· Simple IRA retirement plan participation after one year

· Advancement possibilities

· Quality reputation with solid client base

· Non-smoking environment

8-hour crew workday, Monday through Friday. Reliable transportation required.

Job Requirements
Garden Craftsman: longevity with PBOG, professional Horticulture skills, plant ID knowledge, ability to work alone on a job site

• Reports to Garden Team Leader or Project Foreman as assigned
• Drives directly to client sites in own vehicle, arriving between 8-8:30 am - unless help is requested by Garden Team Leader with loading at shop or nursery
• Understands and performs seasonal fine gardening or project tasks as part of a team
• Receives daily job tickets with task lists the day before via email from the Field Manager
• Checks in with Garden Team Leader or Project Foreman on site for assignments periodically throughout the day
• Takes initiative to start and keep flow of work going and to help others if necessary
• Completes work assigned in allotted time frame provided by Garden Team Leader or Project Foreman
• Follows NOFA Organic Land Care Standards in all work
• Works quickly and efficiently, yet carefully
• Listens and asks questions to clarify specific tasks
• Submits hours and materials daily into LMN
• Participates in four Saturday/Sunday work days between April 1 - June 30, outside of regular schedule
• Represents the face of the company
• Wears clean and neat PBOG uniforms at all times
• Arrives outfitted with complete set of standard issue hand tools in good working order
• Requests replacement uniforms or tools when the original ones are worn out or lost
• Answers client questions cheerfully and willingly passes these on to a supervisor if the answer is unknown
• Mentors newer gardeners whenever possible to help them understand the flow of work and expectations of PBOG

• Returning Gardeners fall quickly into efficient work routines
• New Gardeners integrate quickly into the flow of daily operations
• Clients are eager to rehire and recommend PBOG’s professional looking and acting team
• Sales and profits increase
• We love our work!