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Trial Garden Assistant, Work with *New* Plants! (Carpinteria/Santa Barbara)

PlantHaven International, Inc

compensation: Hourly rate based on experience, paid semi‐monthly on or before the 15th and end of the month.
employment type: part-time
job title: Trial Garden Assistant
TRIAL GARDEN ASSISTANT
Work with new plant genetics!

POSITION
The Trial Garden Assistant will be in charge of the plant care for annuals, perennials, shrubs at our Carpinteria trial garden. Hours required, 20‐24 hours per week. Responsible for the continued success of plants on‐site. Monitor individual plants needs for water, fertilizer, and insect pressures. Keep the garden space clean and tidy. Remove weeds and keep containers organized. Pot up plant material as needed. Assistant will take photos of plants once a week to once every other week, to keep track of plant growth throughout the season. Photos will be used in a knowledge base that is shared with plant breeders and the horticultural industry.

Part‐time, on‐site position outdoors at the PlantHaven Carpinteria Trial Garden and at our offices in Santa Barbara. This position is 75% outside, 25% inside an office setting.

COMMENCEMENT
Position is currently available and open.

COMPENSATION
Hourly rate based on experience, paid semi‐monthly on or before the 15th and end of the month.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES & REQUIREMENTS
Monitor plants individual water needs
Irrigate plants
Fertilize plants once a week
Test water for pH levels and EC levels
Remove weeds from pots and ground
Monitor plant health, report any issues including insect pressure
Take photos of plants, download images to use in presentations
Must have a reliable vehicle
Require travel between trial garden in Carpinteria and office headquarters in Santa Barbara
Be able to lift # 30lbs
Be willing to work in various weather conditions
Be reliable when committing to work schedule, as well as flexible when needed

SKILLS
Horticulture experience beneficial
Experience with photography and photo management helpful
Communicate professionally with team members
Take direction and incorporate feedback into workflow
Be resourceful and find solutions to problems proactively
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs

ABOUT PLANTHAVEN
We are an independent agency assisting plant breeders worldwide in bringing their new plant varieties to market. We have built an impressive portfolio offering more than 700 new varieties from more than 80 genera in commercial and landscape evaluation trials at appropriate locations in North America. Please visit https://planthaven.com/ for more information and to see our portfolio.

APPLY
Submit resume to jobs@planthaven.com. We look forward to meeting you!

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