Brigid Finn Fine Gardening is Hiring!

Brigid Finn Fine Gardening is Hiring!

Brigid Finn Fine Gardening is an Aquidneck Island based gardening company offering landscape design, installation, and maintenance services for private estates and local businesses. We create beautiful and sustainable design solutions to meet our clients’ unique needs and preferences. We specialize in seasonal container plantings for many of Downtown Newport’s hotels, restaurants, and storefronts as well as carefully curated holiday décor. Our work on private estates focuses on functional, environmentally friendly flower gardens as well as more specialized and delicate landscape maintenance practices.

Brigid Finn Fine Gardening is also a partner in the Farm and Flora Collective with Wild Season Florals and Little State Flower Company. Farm and Flora is a collective of 3 women-owned businesses serving the green industry in Rhode Island. A unique cohort of gardeners, florists and flower farmers, Farm and Flora serves as our production growing home, studio, office headquarters and as a retail shop for the public. With a love of plants, unique gifts, flowers and everything natural in between, our mission is to share this deep appreciation for nature with the community; our retail shop offers customers an opportunity to engage with flowers and plants in a way that is educational, inspiring and grounded in environmental principles. Our floral services include weekly arrangements, floral deliveries for special occasions and 100% locally-grown flowers for weddings and events. Additionally, we are in partnership with the James L. Maher Center, which allows us to provide educational opportunities and trainings for people with developmental disabilities.

Brigid Finn Fine Gardening is seeking full and part time gardeners for the 2021 season. This job posting is specifically for Brigid Finn Fine Gardening, though work with our partners may arise for interested candidates.

Jobs Available 2021
Seeking 4 to 5 Seasonal Gardeners (Full Time, Part Time, and Seasonal)
We are seeking 4 to 5 professional and passionate Seasonal Garden Crew Members to work full/part time from April through October with some additional work in November and December for the right candidate. Hours and schedule are somewhat flexible but would generally be 3 to 5 days a week between the hours of 7am and 5pm depending on the shift/time of year. There are also some weekend shifts during June, July, and August. (Note: there may be extra hours available to you during our Spring, Fall and Winter installations).

Responsibilities:

At our Shop:

  1. 1.) Watering and plant care in our greenhouses and storage yard
  2. 2.) Loading and unloading plant deliveries
  3. 3.) General shop and truck maintenance (unloading/cleaning trucks, sorting pots, dumpruns, cleaning bathrooms, weeding gravel, keeping garage and all indoor and outdoor shop space clean and organized, etc)

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4.) Occasional weekend watering

On Properties
1.) Spring and Fall garden clean ups
2.) Large seasonal plant installations
3.) Weeding, Watering, and Plant Maintenance in the gardens and containers 4.) Digging, Transplanting, and light mulching
5.) Pruning and Fertilizing
6.) Occasional weekend watering

Requirements:

  1. A passion for plants and gardening, as well as a dedication to work. You must have good attention to detail and the ability and willingness to hustle.

  2. A positive, can do attitude and a willingness to stay late sometimes until the job is done.

  3. An ability to identify big picture priorities under stressful conditions and adaptaccordingly to changes to the schedule.

  4. Be able to follow directions and also keep busy until clear direction is given.

  5. Must have excellent stamina for tedious tasks and be able to change course quickly asneeded

  6. Be able to work independently and as a part of a team. Be able to receive instructionfrom various crew leaders.

  7. You must be able to lift up to 50lbs, sometimes repeatedly

  8. You must be able to kneel, squat, bend, and lift for extended periods, as well as climb inand out of the back of a truck quickly. Have an ability to traverse uneven surfaces, grasphand tools, carry full buckets, shovel, dig, and rake.

  9. Must be willing and able to work in extreme weather conditions (heat, full sun, cold, wind, and rain) in various locations (private homes, downtown businesses, construction site, etc.)

  10. Must have a valid drivers’ license, a clean driving record, and your own vehicle!!

  11. Must have a reliable functioning smart phone to download our time keeping app

  12. Must be comfortable around dogs! There are many at our shop and on our properties!

  13. No specific gardening experience is necessary, though it is preferred. We are happy to teach the appropriate skills to the right candidate.

Pay
Pay is hourly and dependent on experience and availability. Beginning rates start at $18/hour.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected]