Plant Delights Nursery is looking for a Nursery Production Specialist to be a part of our plant growing team. This is a fast-paced job for a passionate plant nerd, working with the growing of nearly 2000 different plant taxa.
We are Plant Delights Nursery/Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a perennial plant nursery established in Raleigh in 1986, offering unique, rare, well grown and properly named perennials to passionate gardeners around the world. We have one of the most extensive perennial trialing programs in the country. Our concern goes far beyond selling plants! Despite being best known as a nursery, we actually exist for our work as a private 28-acre botanical garden and plant research facility focusing on ex-situ plant conservation, plant exploration, breeding, and propagation. We are a family owned company with a mission to support research, education and the exploration of plants through the sales of unique perennial plants.
Our nursery and garden provide an opportunity to work indoors and outdoors year-round, so we have a casual dress code, a diverse staff, and a friendly working environment.
*Preference given to those with a degree in Horticulture or Botany
*Passion for learning about plants
*In depth of knowledge and understanding of plants and plant growth
*Good understanding of plant nomenclature
*Self-motivated and able to work at a fast pace
*Climatically durable and able to lift 25-50 lbs and be active on your feet for 8 consecutive hours
Propagation of plants by seed, spores, divisions, and cuttings
Plant production tasks including: potting, fertilizing, watering, etc.
Plant procurement and delivery to and from on-site greenhouses
Receive incoming shipments from offsite vendors
Operate equipment associated with above duties (skid steer, tractor, flat filler)
Compute data entry, tag printing, etc.
Other duties as needed
Record computer data regarding plants as needed
Employee Classification: Hourly (non-exempt) Permanent Full Time
Compensation: $38,000 to $40,000 Annually based on experience
Benefits: We offer an extensive benefits plan that includes Health, Dental & Vision Insurance, Life Insurance & a company matching Simple IRA. We also have paid Public Holidays, PTO & Vacation days.
Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year