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Do you love plants, landscaping, and working outdoors? Are you passionate about sustainability, and do you take pride in a job well done? We are looking for interested individuals to become part of our fun, hard working crew.

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Available Positions


Light Dark Landscape is a sustainable landscape company with an emphasis on using native plants to create habitat for critters and humans as well as visually beautiful spaces. Light Dark differs from other landscape companies by our devotion to reducing lawns, restoring shorelines, prairies and woodlands, using edibles, and creating water-smart solutions.

Our hardscape projects tend to be more natural – boulder placement, installation of gravel paths and patios, natural stepping stone, various edging material, dry creeks, and rain gardens.  Our focus is on plants and soft scape (creation of berms and swales)—all applicants must be familiar or willing to learn how to install these elements.

We are looking for team members that value our philosophy and find meaning in working within the field of ecological landscaping.  We are a small company and therefore appreciate employees that will fit in with fellow team members so that we can have a good time while we work!


The foreman/crew lead position will work under the Project Manager to ensure that our installs run smoothly and efficiently.  A Project Manager will complete most of the materials ordering and work with Foreman during site visits to outline the order-of-operations, it will be the Foreman’s job to supervise the install crew and make sure the install progresses in an orderly fashion in the absence of the Project Manager.  The Foreman will track and report materials and labor costs and supervise load in/load out each day.  The Foreman is also expected to communicate with clients and report any questions or concerns to the Project Manager.

Job Duties:

  • Supervise install crew in loading and unloading work vehicles each day, make sure install crew knows site address
  • Delegate dump runs and materials-loading to install crew members
  • Work with Project Manager to make decisions about daily goals
  • Supervise crew on-site and to ensure safe and timely completion of goals
  • Read plan sets and assist in layout of paths, plants, patios, etc
  • Operate and train install crew on equipment (tamper/plate compactor, power sod cutter, dump trailer, dingo)
  • Record and communicate hours and receipts on a daily basis 
  • Receive deliveries on-site: make decisions about where to best store job materials so they are out-of-the-way but accessible; direct drivers where to drop materials
  • Participate in client walk-throughs with Project Manager
  • Participate in crew reviews to ensure a competent and efficient install crew
  • Communicate with clients on-site as needed—relay information and questions to Project Manager
  • Report to Project Managers when change orders are necessary
  • Weekly check-ins with Project Manager


  • Minimum 2 years of industry experience with preferred knowledge of sustainable landscape practices
  • Clean driving record
  • Good communication skills—verbal and written
  • Work independently and problem solve
  • Have a positive attitude/motivate the crew
  • Be able to lift 50+ pounds, work outside in all kinds of weather
  • Experience operating a dingo and other small machinery
  • Good time management; dependability
  • Experience managing people 
  • Preferred some plant ID, ability to place according to plan
  • Wood construction experience a plus

This is a full time, seasonal position starting early April through early November.

Wage range: $27-$31 depending on prior experience.

Email resumes to: — put the name of the desired position in the subject line.

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