Now Hiring: Garden Technician
January 23, 2024
We are looking for a full-time gardener to join our team of individuals who love plants and care about beautifying New Orleans. Ideally this will be a long-term relationship, and you can grow your career with the company.
We work mostly uptown between the Lower Garden District and Audubon neighborhoods, plus Marigny/Bywater, Bayou St. John, and Old Metairie. Typical daily tasks include weeding, planting, pruning, lawn care, and debris cleanup as well as larger installation and renovation jobs. You must be able to work outside in the heat, lift heavy things, use sharp tools safely, and not be afraid of getting dirty or poked by thorns. Your work will be held to a very high level of perfection. You will learn a lot about many different topics, and you will get to look at pretty plants and listen to the birds all day.
We work year round, usually Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Pay starts at $20/hr on biweekly payroll, with $0.50 raise after a three-month training period and after each year on the team following successful performance reviews. Individuals who hold horticulture-related licenses in Louisiana (horticulturist, arborist, irrigation, florist, pesticide applicator etc) are eligible for additional wage increases up to and beyond $26/hr. We provide tools, uniforms, and protective equipment at no cost to employees. You will need your own transportation to job sites. Schedules can be largely self-driven after the training period.
Previous experience in the nursery or landscape industry is highly preferred. In your application it may also help to mention any knowledge of pest control, hardscaping, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, marketing, graphic design, business skills, retail skills, or anything else that could be relevant to a growing garden company. Education of any type is a bonus but not required.
To submit your application, please send an email including the following to:
1. A formal cover letter (not just a paragraph in an email) explaining your qualifications and interest,
2. Your current resume, and
3. Three professional and/or garden references.
After you email your application materials, send a text message with your name to Caleb at (504) 266-1664, saying that you applied. Applicants who do not follow this procedure will not be considered. This position is open immediately. Garden Gnome Plantscapes is an equal opportunity employer and we see all coworkers as valuable members of our team.