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Job Opportunities

Seasonal Garden Staff

Juniper Level Botanic Garden is a world-class botanic garden that boasts a collection of more than 30,000 different plants in its collections. It is also the home of Plant Delights Nursery, Inc., a mail-order perennial plant nursery that offers unique, rare, well-grown and properly-named perennials to passionate gardeners around the world.

The Garden team at Juniper Level Botanic Garden is seeking a Seasonal Garden Staff member to help care for a remarkably interesting world-class garden right here in Raleigh, NC (up to 40 hours a week, from Monday

Job Description

Learn how to:

● Perform horticultural maintenance, including weeding, raking, watering, fertilizing and mulching
● Identify plants
● Assist with installing new plants in the Garden
● Collect plant material for propagation
● Assist with grounds maintenance, including creating and repairing new planting beds, grading, and construction projects
● Repair irrigation

Qualifications

Qualified candidates must be physically durable, have a tolerance for a wide range of outdoor weather (including the summer heat and winter chill of Raleigh, NC), have a good work ethic, a friendly personality, and be able to work well with others. Qualified candidates must also be 18 years of age or older, able to lift 50 lbs. and pay attention to detail while working at a fast pace.

Preference will be given to applicants with horticultural or garden experience, but a passion to learn and gain more experience in the field of horticulture are more than welcome.

Employee Classification: Hourly Seasonal Full Time
Compensation: Starting at $10.00 per hour
Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year

Please email us with a brief introduction and an attached resume to Jobs@PlantDelights.com


Botanic Curatorial Assistant

Botanic Curatorial Assistant will support the Garden Curator in maintaining Juniper Level Botanic Gardens collections' integrity, and in facilitating the collecting and sharing of germplasm. This is accomplished by timely, accurate, and thorough collection and processing of seed produced at JLBG, updating the Access database with collection information, liaising with JLBG/PDN about seeds, as well as working with seasonal garden staff to maintain and update garden areas.

Job Description

Seed Collection

  • Collect JLBG seed for propagation and dissemination
  • Remove seedheads of Plants on "Discard" list to prevent unwanted dispersal
  • Collect and enter seed data into the Access Database
  • Gather, process, store and ship pollen, as needed
  • Organize and coordinate seed cleaning with volunteers and staff, assisting as needed
  • Maintain seed storage fridge and its inventory in the Access Database
  • Gather, process, store, and ship pollen, as needed
  • Stock supplies for Seed Room
  • Work with Production Manager and Production Supervisor (Nursery) to make sure seeds and propagules are properly processed and passed on to the nursery

Qualifications


Qualified candidates must be physically durable, able to lift 50lbs, have a tolerance for a wide range of outdoor weather (including summer heat), have a good work ethic, a friendly personality, and be able to work well with others. Qualified candidates must also be able to pay attention to detail while working at a fast pace, exhibit critical thinking skills, and can think through complex processes. Those with a passion for plants are encouraged to apply. Candidates with a Bachelors in a Plant-related field preferred.

Employee Classification: Hourly Permanent Full Time
Compensation: $13.00 per hour
Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year

Please send resume with a detailed description of work history and 3 professional references to jobs@plantdelights.com


Seasonal Shipper/Stocker

Are you interested in learning about plants and meeting new people? Come join our team! We are looking for bright, enthusiastic and energetic people, such as yourself to help populate the world with our unique plants.

Plant Delights Nursery/Juniper Level Botanic Garden, a perennial plant nursery established in Raleigh in 1988, 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 have 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.

We offer a casual dress code, a diverse staff, and a friendly working environment.

Job Description

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.

Employee Classification: Hourly, Seasonal Full-Time

Qualifications

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

**SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY**

Employee Classification: Hourly Seasonal Full Time
Compensation: $10 - $11 per hour based on experience
Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year

Please send resume with a detailed description of work history and 3 professional references to Jobs@PlantDelights.com


Horticultural Field Production and Research Assistant

Job Description

Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanic Garden is seeking a seasonal Horticultural Assistant to work Monday - Friday. Applicant must be available to work 20 - 40 hours per week from April - September, effective immediately. Hours are flexible. Qualified candidates must be physically durable, have a tolerance for a wide range of outdoor weather including summer heat, have a good work ethic, and be able to work well with others. Qualified candidates must be able to pay acute attention to detail while working at a fast pace. This is an amazing learning opportunity! Preference will be given to hard working applicants with a passion for horticulture.

Qualifications

Perform horticultural maintenance in the outdoor production and research gardens including weeding, mulching, raking, planting, digging, seed collection

Other duties as assigned

Employee Classification: Hourly Seasonal Full Time
Compensation: Starting at $10.00 per hour
Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year

Please send your resume with cover letter of interest with reasons why you are the ideal candidate for this position to jobs@plantdelights.com


Seasonal Nursery Position / Waterer

* Do you enjoy plants and the outdoors?
* Do you have a sunny disposition and a great work ethic?
* Are you energetic, flexible, and outgoing?
* Not afraid of physical work or getting dirty?

Job Description

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. is looking for a SEASONAL NURSERY WORKER
Seasonal positions are short-term positions that last anywhere from four to nine months - this one is expected to be ASAP - October, full-time.


The position is responsible for watering containerized perennials in a greenhouse setting.
Duties will also include some production and maintenance of plant material.
The position is physically demanding and requires the ability to walk on uneven surfaces, bend, kneel and occasionally lift heavy items.

Qualifications

Qualified applicants must be able to be outside for extended periods of time in varying weather, including summer heat and humidity and have a good aptitude for nursery work. Qualified applicants must also have the ability to think and work independently, as well as cooperatively with others.

Employee Classification: Hourly Seasonal Full Time
Compensation: TBD
Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year

Please email us with a brief introduction and an attached resume to jobs@plantdelights.com