Background and Mission
Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (the Preserve) was founded in 1934 with a mission to increase the knowledge and use of native plants by serving as an educational resource and destination that inspires conservation action. It is a member-supported nonprofit organization that has come to be recognized as a local treasure, a state resource and a national institution. Known regionally for its community-based programming, it is considered a statewide source for wildflowers and is the only accredited museum in the nation focused exclusively on native flora.
The Nursery Crew Member is an important part of the Native Plant Nursery staff, providing critical physical and logistical support for all aspects of nursery operations, sales activities and customer service. The ideal candidate has a passion for ecology and an interest in native plants. This position provides a unique opportunity to learn about native plants and nursery production from a renowned team of industry experts. The Nursery Crew Member reports to the Nursery Manager.
- Provide hands-on assistance with all aspects of Nursery operations with an opportunity to participate in propagation, seed collecting/cleaning, irrigation, fertilization, IPM, inventory, and maintenance of greenhouses, hoop houses and other propagation areas
- Support Nursery retail activities including, but not limited to, interacting with customers in a professional manner, assisting in plant sales and providing accurate plant information to customers, and operating the cash handling and POS system
- Load and unload trucks and move plants, plant trays and heavy/bulky items on a regular basis
- Work with and support the efforts of Nursery volunteers
- Other duties as assigned
- Valid driver’s license with clean driving record
- Ability to lift 50 lbs. and to perform strenuous physical tasks in all weather and temperature conditions
- High attention to detail
- Adept at taking direction
- Passion for ecology and conservation
- Interest and experience in horticulture and familiarity with southeastern PA native plants
This is a part-time, seasonal position at 24 hours/week starting in early March and ending in early-November (36 weeks) with a flexible schedule that requires working weekends.