Plant Delights Nursery is looking for a Nursery Grower Assistant 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
Watering, Fertilizing, Pruning, Spacing, and other tasks associated with growing containerized plants
Scouting of crops in production
Communicate with lead grower and IPM specialist regarding scouting and crop health evaluation
Assist with supervision of seasonal nursery staff
Work with stocking specialist to ensure that only top quality plants are released for sale
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