The Trees for Neighborhoods project, sponsored by Seattle Public Utilities, helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. This fall, Trees for Neighborhoods program participants will come to the University of Washington Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture to pick up their free trees and to receive training on how to properly plant and care for their trees.

We have a short-term job opportunity for up to 10 students to conduct Trees for Neighborhoods tree planting workshops, teaching the community about tree planting and care, assisting on delivery and pick-up days, and providing logistical support.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to expand their experience in tree care and community outreach.

To apply, please send your resume to Jessica Farmer, UW Botanic Gardens Continuing Education Coordinator, at jsfarmer.

Job description:

All work will occur at the Center for Urban Horticulture and will happen rain or shine. Workers will be exposed to weather conditions and must be able to lift at least 20 pounds. These positions will pay $14/hour and offer between 20-60 hours total.

October 10, 11, 14, 15: Possible Tree Delivery Days

· Assist with unloading trees at the UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture (specific dates and times will be determined at a later date)

Thursday, October 17, 10:30am – 12:30pm: Mandatory Training

· Learn more about the Seattle reLeaf program and Trees for Neighborhoods project

· Understand traffic flow and variety of responsibilities for Tree Planting Workshops/Pick-up Days

· Train and practice teaching the basics of how to plant and care for new trees

Planting Workshop Days
Saturday, October 19, 8:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, November 3, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 9:00am – 3:00pm

· Lead planting mini-workshops

· Assist with hospitality, traffic flow, and customer service

· Load trees and watering bags into vehicles

Possible Additional Work

· There may be opportunities for helping to prepare workshop materials and care for trees in-between workshops.


· Excellent verbal communication skills

· Knowledge of and experience with tree planting and care

· Experience communicating with the public and/or providing excellent customer service

· Ability to work independently and as part of a team

· Ability to lift at least 20 pounds

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