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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 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: $9.00 per hour
Standard Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year

Send resume Jobs@PlantDelights.com


Grounds Technician and Equipment Operator

Plant Delights Nursery @ Juniper Level Botanic Garden is seeking a full time 40hr/week grounds technician/ small equipment operator starting immediately. This is a permanent, benefited position. Primary responsibilities include equipment operation and manual landscape related tasks. Qualified applicants must be safety-conscious, physically durable in any outdoor situation, have a good work ethic, follow directions, and work well with others.

Opening in 1988, Plant Delights Nursery @ Juniper Level Botanic Garden has become world renowned for its mail-order plant sales and is recognized for its extensive botanical collections displayed in a garden setting.

Job Description

  • Operate the following equipment safely and efficiently
    • Skid Steer: Caterpillar 236b
    • Tractor: John Deere 855
    • Lawn Tractor: John Deere X300 48"
    • Rental equipment
    • Hand tools
  • Responsible for all grounds maintenance tasks including but not limited to:
    • Mowing
    • Excavation
    • Build and turn compost
    • Earth moving
    • Materials loading/staging
    • Road maintenance
    • Maintain extensive storm water management system
    • Equipment fueling and preventative maintenance
  • Assist in landscape construction projects
    • Irrigation installation
    • Storm water management installation
    • Stonework
    • Garden bed construction
  • Assist general facilities maintenance projects as needed
    • Basic carpentry
    • Basic machine maintenance and repair
    • Irrigation system wiring and troubleshooting
  • Other duties as assigned
    • Assist garden and research crews as needed
    • Ensure large and small fuel tanks are filled and mixed properly

Qualifications

Qualified applicants must be safety-conscious, physically durable in any outdoor situation, have a good work ethic, follow directions, and work well with others.

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

Send resumes with cover letters of interest with reasons why you are the ideal candidate to Jobs@PlantDelights.com