Interested in designing and managing the construction of sustainable landscaping projects? 

Arterra is looking for a motivated and ambitious assistant landscape designer to help the landscape designer/owner design and manage the construction of projects including rain gardens, bayscaping and hardscaping at residential properties throughout the DC metro area. 

This position requires a motivated candidate with strong communication and interpersonal skills, impeccable attention to detail, and interest in plants/landscape design/entrepreneurship. 

Sense of humor and intellectual curiosity are key to success in this role. A candidate who is flexible, thinks strategically and is highly collaborative will thrive in this position. The assistant will work closely with other team members, partners, vendors and clients. 

Excellent opportunity for a motivated candidate to expand their knowledge and skills in the landscape design/build and environmental industry. Blend of office and field position with crash course in sustainable landscaping practices. 


Job Responsibilities

Assist landscape designer with landscape design of rain gardens, bayscaping, hardscaping, stormwater systems

Source high quality materials including trees, shrubs, perennial plants and stone from multiple vendors

Communicate with clients via email, phone and in person 

Manage production schedule for projects

Coordinate with foreman of in house crew and subcontractors

Create social media postings

Help estimate, track and run projects

Field work includes laying out designs on installation days and assisting with installation



2 – 5 Years of Experience 

Excellent written, verbal and graphic communication skills

Attention to detail, sense of humor and positive energy

Reliable transportation, clean driving record

Intellectual curiosity and eagerness to learn

Landscape design skills


Strongly desired


Hand rendering skills

Experience with landscape design, social media, business, construction and/or horticulture

Degree in landscape design/architecture, business, environmental science, etc. 

Photography/Videography skills


Application instructions

Interested candidates please send resume, cover letter and available start date to