We're hiring!

Field Assistant

Ed’s Buckthorn Control

Minnetonka, MN


Start Date: ASAP

Do you love to be outdoors, in the woods, interacting with nature? We are seeking help from people who want to save the forest as much as we do!

Hours: Flexible week day work hours, depending on weather and sunrise/sunset

Pay: Starting $15-20/hr, depending on experience

General Duties

We’re seeking temporary, seasonal, or part-time field assistants to work in locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area, primarily based in the west metro, working on large- and small- scale buckthorn removal projects. Work includes assisting with control of invasive species and maintaining natural plant habitat areas on residential properties, including: pulling weeds, cutting and treating stumps with herbicide, piling and moving brush into trailers or chippers, operating a chipper, planting and caging trees and shrubs, and spot-treating stumps with herbicide. W2 basis, paid every other week. Potential for hire full time, year-round.


Required Qualifications

Must care about saving native plants

Must be eligible to work in the United States

Must be able to work outdoors during varying weather conditions (heat/cold/rain)

Must be able to work in a wide range of field conditions (steep terrain, insects, mud, thorns)

Must be able to carry moderate amounts of weight (40 lbs)

Must be willing to learn new skills

Must have attention to detail in repetitive work

Must be able to lift and carry brush repeatedly

Must be able to work on hands and knees, and stand/kneel repeatedly

Must have flexibility and access to reliable transportation to get job sites

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must have sturdy work boots, gloves, tough pants and shirts for thorny woods


Desired Qualifications

Basic knowledge of common Minnesota native plants and weeds

General natural resources knowledge

Experience working in native habitat restoration, horticulture, tree care, or landscaping

Ability to identify different native and non-native tree species

Interest in invasive species management and native landscape restoration

Experience operating chain saws safely and effectively

Experience driving a pickup truck and trailer, especially in reverse



Minnetonka, MN USA 55345

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