Looking to work for a startup environmental landscaping company that specializes in the construction of sustainable landscaping projects? 

Arterra is seeking an awesome assistant 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 is 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 motivated candidates to expand their knowledge and skills in the landscape design/build and environmental industry. Blend of office and field position with a crash course in sustainable landscaping practices. 

Job Responsibilities

Assist landscape designer with the 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

Create social media postings

Fieldwork includes laying out designs on installation days and assisting with installation


1+ Year 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


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

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

Photography/Videography skills

Landscape design skills

Application instructions

Interested candidates send resume, cover letter and available start date to team@arterralandscapes.com