Ecological Landscape Associate

Ecological Landscape Associate

Land Stewards, an ecologically-based landscape firm, is seeking to expand its team of horticulturists, naturalists, and plantsmen with energetic, enthusiastic and   inquisitive individuals with an interest in environmental stewardship. 

Using an exclusively native plant palette and indigenous material, our work is respectful to and reflective of place and aims to serve as habitat, stormwater mitigation, and food and nectar resources.  We’re seeking individuals that are interested in contributing to these goals through mindful, hard work that requires a curiosity of natural systems, the desire to observe and learn, and the willingness to work in a physically demanding capacity. 

We work on diverse project sites related to natural gardens, meadow/woodland/streambank restoration, rain garden construction and invasive plant management and in all types of weather.  Our work is hard, sometimes mundane, often interesting but always rewarding for a motivated and passionate individual who can thrive working with a team or independently.  Candidates must be in good physical condition, have the ability to lift and carry at least 50 lbs. and be able to perform a variety of duties for 8+ hours daily. 

Other qualifications include:

–  an understanding of native plant communities and ability to ID native plants

–  experience operating skid steer, backhoe, mini excavator and stake body dump

–  proficient in landscape vernacular and professional practices

–  experience with hardscaping preferred but not necessary

Education:

Preferred applicants will hold a B.S. in Environmental Science, Sustainable Design, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture or related field of study.

Occasional weekend work may be required.

Benefits:

Land Stewards offers a variety of professional development opportunities, group health insurance with employer contributions, and paid vacation time.

For information about Land Stewards, visit our website, www.land-stewards.com

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