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Job Opportunities

Maintenance and Facilities Specialist

Ideal candidates will have at least 5 years of experience in facilities and maintenance work.  Preferably in a nursery/greenhouse setting. 

Qualified candidates MUST:

  • Demonstrate skill and proficiency with carpentry, electrical, irrigation, plumbing, basic equipment maintenance and small engine repair.
  • Perform and/or oversee all construction projects and all company repairs, both interior and exterior.
  • Be able to maintain all nursery greenhouses and facilities in optimal working order.
  • Maintain the nursery and garden irrigation system, wells and pumps.
  • Be able to assess, troubleshoot and make necessary repairs in a timely, cost effective manner.
  • Have a working knowledge of computer spreadsheets for tracking and prioritizing all open projects.
  • Have good communication skills with the ability to work well with others as well as independently.
  • Possess good manual dexterity, be able to walk, bend, kneel, occasionally lift heavy items and be outside for extended periods of time in varying weather including heat and cold.
  • Have a valid driver’s license. 

Send cover letter and resume with a detailed description of work history along with 3 professional references to admin@plantdelights.com 


Plant Healthcare Specialist / Safety Officer

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc., a perennial plant nursery established in Raleigh in 1988, offering unique, rare, well grown and properly named perennials to passionate gardeners around the world has an open position for a permanent full-time Plant Healthcare Specialist / Safety Officer.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to correctly diagnose insect and disease problems and to perform all functions of the integrated pest management (IPM) and plant health care program.  The candidate must be familiar with products and techniques used to maintain plant health and must understand and adhere to label directives on each product.

Successful candidates must have a four year horticulture or related degree or a 2 year horticulture degree with at least 2 years of IPM experience. He or she must also possess a North Carolina Pesticide Applicator License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire date. He or she must have strong problem solving skills, be inquisitive, self-motivated and be able to pay acute attention to detail.  Excellent task prioritization, communication and supervisory skills needed.  

Salary Range: $32,000 - $35,000

Full-Time: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Job Description: 

Plant Healthcare Specialist

  • Advise and assist nursery grower, garden supervisor and research horticulturist in all aspects of disease and pest control
  • Monitor and sample incoming plants for potential pest problems including foliar nematodes
  • Submit samples and reports to state and university diagnostic clinics
  • Apply appropriate control measures as needed to prevent or eliminate pests
  • Scout for and correctly identify pests on plants and soil (insects, fungal or bacterial diseases, nematodes, weeds) and take appropriate measures in a timely manner

Safety Officer

  • Conduct pesticide safety training for all new employees and volunteers and maintain proper documentation as required by the State of North Carolina
  • Log all work related accidents
  • Conduct periodic safety meetings
  • Ensure that all company policies regarding the safe handling and storage of chemicals and pesticides are adhered to

Send cover letter & resume with a detailed description of work history along with 3 professional references to admin@plantdelights.com.


Seasonal Garden Support

Employment Type:  Seasonal Full-Time

Compensation: $8.00 per hour

Juniper Level Botanic Gardens is seeking a seasonal staff member to help care for an eminently interesting world-class garden right here in Raleigh, NC. 

JLBG's aim is to be the most unique botanic garden in the world. In the quest for new plants, JLBG has initiated over 80 botanical expeditions both domestic and international, since 1994. JLBG also works closely with the top plant explorers and breeders around the world to grow and evaluate the best in new ornamental plants. The garden currently has over 22,000 taxa - an incredible array of plant diversity. 

As a seasonal staff member you may work between 32-40 hours a week. 

No experience is necessary, however gardeners, retirees, students, and really just about anybody with a passion for the outdoors, and doesn't mind getting a little dirty is encouraged to apply; and as long as you are willing to learn we are willing to teach you. 

Learn how to:

● Assist with horticultural maintenance in the display gardens, including weeding, raking, watering, fertilizing and mulching.
● Assist with installing new plant cultivars in the display gardens. 
● Assist with grounds maintenance, including creating new planting beds and repairing existing ones

Email admin@plantdelights.com with a brief introduction and an attached resume.

Seasonal Shippers

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. at Juniper Level Botanic Garden has open positions for seasonal employees to work in our Shipping Department in a high energy, fast paced, team environment.  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.

Seasonal positions are short-term positions that last anywhere from four to nine months. Occasional week-end work is required. 

CompensationEntry Level

Qualifications:
• Enjoy physical and often dirty work in all types of weather
• Enjoy working with an energetic, flexible, and outgoing team
• Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces, bend, kneel and often carry heavy items

  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Work various hours of 25 - 40 hours per week based on the business needs
  • Flexibility to work some weekends, as needed, is a plus
  • Plant knowledge is helpful, but not required
  • Ability to pay acute attention to detail
  • Punctual and have a great work ethic
Duties may include but are not limited to:
  • Stocking, pulling, and packing plant orders
  • Care and upkeep of containerized perennial plants
  • Retail sales and customer service
  • Must be open to assist other departments should the need arise.
  • Occasional weekend work required may include assisting with; Tours, Open Houses or Education Center classes.

Standard Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Send resume with work history to admin@plantdelights.com.


Seasonal Customer Service Representative

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. at Juniper Level Botanic Garden has an open position for a Seasonal Customer Service Representative in a high energy, fast paced, team. 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.

Employee Classification: Hourly, Seasonal Full Time

CompensationEntry Level

Seasonal positions are short-term positions that last anywhere from four to nine months. Occasional week-end work is required.

Qualified candidates must be MS office proficient, have familiarity with web-based applications, possess strong communications and problem-solving skills, and a strong work ethic. Qualified candidates must also have the ability to work at a fast pace while maintaining a high degree of accuracy and a positive attitude. Must be a team player who enjoys talking and learning about plants and has pleasant phone etiquette to ensure excellent customer service experiences. Must be open to assist other departments should the need arise. Occasional weekend work required including; Tours, Open Houses or Education Center classes. 

Responsibilities: 
• Answering telephones 
• Processing orders 
• Addressing customer needs
• Customer email correspondence
• Assisting on-site customers 
• Communicating data integrity issues 
• Additional data entry and tasks as required
• Assist with fulfilling Orders

Requirements:
• Excellent technology skills: Office 365 -- Word, Excel, Outlook, web-based ordering platforms, Google Docs
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Exceptional time management skills and a strong work ethic

Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

Send resume with detailed work history along with cover letter and 3 professional references to admin@plantdelights.com.