Annie Wright is seeking a Landscape Technician to begin immediately. This is a part time, non benefited staff position that reports directly to the Operations Coordinator. This position is a 9-months-on (March 1 - November 1), 3-months-off opportunity averaging 16 - 20 hours per week. The hours are very flexible with the potential to increase over time.
Annie Wright’s strong community cultivates individual learners to become well-educated, creative and responsible citizens for a global society.
Tradition meets innovation at Annie Wright Schools, where we honor our rich history and traditions, embrace the present, and continue always to move forward. Founded in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. The Lower and Middle Schools offer co-ed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for boys and girls offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12, welcoming students from Tacoma and around the world. We are proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School, delivering IB programs in every division.
The Landscape Technician is a core member of the Annie Wright staff and is responsible for maintaining our campus grounds to ensure a safe and attractive outdoor environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Landscape Technician will be working outdoors in all types of weather.
The Landscape Technician has previous experience in landscaping, is hardworking and organized, and takes pride in their work. The Landscape Technician is a self-sufficient, detail-oriented team player that contributes to the overall success and efficiency of the Schools. As a member of a school community, the Landscape Technician is comfortable around children of all ages, working around school needs, and brings a positive attitude to their daily work.
Position overview: duties & responsibilities
The Landscape Technician:
Plants shrubs and flowers;
Maintains the ornamental container plantings;
Walks through the bed area daily and monitor water needs;
Maintains all landscape beds by pruning, weeding and replacing, if needed;
Maintains a pristine property including leaf blowing, power washing, sweeping and limb clean-up;
Identifies opportunities for improved landscape operation, making recommendations to the Operations Coordinator of ways in which the school can be beautified;
Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Operations Coordinator;
Landscape Technician shifts are flexible provided 16 - 20 hours are dedicated during the week - Monday - Sunday.
The Landscape Technician will demonstrate key elements of the listed expertise and experiences. This is an aspirational list and Annie Wright Schools encourages candidates to apply who may not currently possess, but are working on building, all of these qualities. The Landscape Technician:
Is reliable, proactive, and has a solution-oriented mindset;
Has excellent planning, organization and time management skills;
Practices cultural humility in personal interactions;
Has the ability to contribute to a team environment and interface well with varied constituencies;
Has the ability to handle multiple projects/tasks with great attention to detail to meet deadlines in an environment with interruptions;
And, is eligible to work in the United States. Note: Under our current employment policies, we are unable to sponsor work visas and do not offer positions to candidates who are not yet eligible to work in the United States.
Must be able to transport up to 50 pounds at times.
Must be able to stand, walk, bend, stretch, push, pull, climb ladders, kneel and/or sit on the ground for prolonged periods of time.
Must be physically able to operate power equipment.
Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions.
Must be able to ascend stairs in the building as needed.
Salary & benefits
This position offers an hourly rate of $22.00. Paid sick leave is available to employees in compliance with the applicable state paid sick leave law.
Annie Wright Schools remain firmly committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. Annie Wright shall hire, promote, transfer, terminate, and make all other employment related decisions without regard to an employee’s race, color, creed, sex, religion, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, political ideology, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. Annie Wright Schools are actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and accordingly, applicants of color and underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, email and telephone contact information for 3-5 professional references, and this completed and signed application
, all in PDF format, to Mrs. Erin Gann, Executive Assistant to the Head of Schools, at firstname.lastname@example.org
. In accordance with Annie Wright Schools’ strategic focus on issues related to social justice, candidates should anticipate being asked to address how their past work, as well as future contributions, might serve to advance Annie Wright’s commitment to a more diverse and inclusive community. Applications for this position will be accepted until the position is filled.