Crew Lead- Your Garden Companion (Bend)

Your Garden Companion

compensation: 19 - 22
employment type: employee's choice
job title: Crew Lead- Your Garden Companion
Landscape Steward Crew Leader

$19.00 – $22.00/hour starting wage depending on knowledge and experience

Part-time 15–20 hours or Full-time 35–40 hours (about 1 and a half days)/week

Seeking experienced person(s) to round out our professional landscape team who are committed to learning and implementing sustainable/ecological gardening practices. Entry-level landscape architects are encouraged to apply.


Lead crews at the job site to accomplish goals including pruning, raking, moving mulch, installing plants, managing weeds, and removing sod. Modeling safe tool use and regularly checking on crew members to ensure safe working conditions (i.e., hydration checks, rotating tasks). Completing daily work logs and notes on ecological health of property. Preparing tools and vehicles for scheduled activities.

Collecting and interpreting soil samples, preparing compost tea. Repairing irrigation problems, identifying and adjusting spray heads, installing dripline, can be learned on the job. Constructing rain gardens, garden beds and trails.

Desired Experience/Skills

Prior experience managing a crew conducting physical work in an outdoor setting.

Experience using machines, such as trenchers, sod cutters, saws, and garden tools

Knowledge of western native plants, soil health or permaculture techniques.

Maintaining a positive attitude while conducting physically strenuous work.

Knowledge and experience with Irrigation preferred

Working Conditions

Must have ability to do physical labor and other strenuous repetitive physical tasks; easily lift 40lbs, stand, stoop, kneel and material handling for extended time periods. Work occurs March through November in all types of weather; however, some part-time work is available during the winter, depending on crew and YGC needs.


After one year with the company full-time employees are eligible for sick days and paid vacation. Opportunities for growth include regular staff training and promotional potential. Employees also get snacks, occasional free produce, and flexible part-timework schedules. Must have a valid Oregon driver’s license, clean driving record, and pass a criminal history check. YGC is currently working on offering medical plans for full- time employees.

To Apply
Email a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to info@yourgardencompanion.com.

Position open until filled. Let us know your schedule and apply early. We look forward to meeting you and helping you grow!

Thank you for applying,

Yvonne Babb, Owner, Designer, Land Steward
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