Living Wall Caretaker/Horticulturist

Habitat Horticulture Living Walls & Design - Los Angeles, CA4.5

Part-time

Do you have a green thumb or want to Are you an experienced gardener
looking to help make our cities a little greener? If so, we invite you to apply for
this position and join a team of horticulturists and gardeners whose goal is just
that.

Habitat Horticulture designs, installs and maintains vertical gardens and green
infrastructure with an underlying philosophy that seeks to promote the
psychological and environmental benefits of plants in urban settings. We have
built a strong reputation by providing thriving installations for clients such as
Tesla, the California Academy of Sciences, Facebook, Salesforce the
SFMOMA and many others. We are looking for an experienced and highly
motivated Living Wall Gardener to join our Los Angeles team.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Caring for vertical gardens and interior plants and gardens
  • Aesthetic and functional pruning
  • Deadheading
  • Pest & disease management
  • Planting
  • Report problems to manager related to pests, diseases, and/or damage

to gardens

  • Releasing beneficial insects
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of irrigation systems
  • Adhering to fertilizer and irrigation schedules, and modifying as needed
  • Pickup and deliver plants and supplies as needed

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Hydroponic growing medium and systems
  • pH and EC testing
  • Irrigation
  • Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture, Environmental Science, Earth

Science

  • Technologically Savvy

Qualifications and Skills

* Must possess a valid California Drivers license and have a satisfactory driving record

  • Must possess sufficient strength and stamina to lift and carry equipment weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to operate/maintain landscape hand tools and power equipment
  • Energetic, Hardworking, self-motivated and detail oriented
  • Maintain a safe working area and ensure equipment is properly maintained
  • Must be willing work on a ladder and mechanical lifts as needed per site

Job Type: Part-time