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Interested in a Career in Horticulture?
There are many rewarding career opportunities available in the field of Horticulture. Just a few of the options are education, research, landscape design and maintenance, production management, public service, sales & marketing, and writing & communications. We suggest you check with your local university to see what programs are available to get you started, or to further your education in horticulture. Following these job listings are some useful links to organizations that may be of help, including available industry scholarships.

 OPEN POSITIONS

23 AUG 2017

Project Manager
 
  • Specifically, you will supervise and perform high end residential landscape projects from start to finish
  • Coordinate job activities and materials
  • Ensure sound horticultural procedures and company policies are followed through the entire job, and drive/maintain our work trucks. 
  • You'll prioritize daily work lists
  • Train and oversee the crew, and ensure the completion of daily time sheets and weekly reports.
  • Applicants must be experienced in all facets of planting, grading, seeding, sodding, running a bobcat and excavator, irrigation adjustments and either experience with hardscape or ability to work with hardscape crews.

Please send resume to daviscapes.bham@gmail.com


 

23 AUG 2017

Landscape Construction Field Leader
  Daviscapes, Inc, located in Leeds, AL is looking for an experienced Crew Field Leader for High end residential installation . Applicant must have a minimum of 5 years landscape installation experience including equipment operation, irrigation and reading landscape plans. we are looking for someone that is self motivated and has strong communication skills. Valid drivers license is required. Please send resume to daviscapes.bham@gmail.com

   

08 AUG 2017


Horticulture Production and Nursery Manager
Plant Delights Nursery

  Reporting directly to the business owners, the ideal candidate will be a friendly, efficient, a positive problem solver, and a people person. Must be very detail and results oriented and open to change. This position has six direct reports and also hires, trains, supervises, and optimizes the entire nursery department's resources to ensure a consistent supply of the highest quality plant material for shipment.

PDN offers a casual dress code, a diverse staff, and a friendly working environment. Non-supervisory staff hours are 8-5 Monday-Friday + eight open nursery and garden sales weekends each year. Management hours are as needed above that threshold.

Responsibilities include:
  • Ensuring the grower team follows set production and irrigation protocols to maintain the highest quality plant material.
  • Working with plant health care specialist to ensure proper scouting and the most effective/least toxic treatments for pests and diseases are applied in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Scheduling production crew to ensure plant production and propagation keep up with needs.
  • Overseeing stocking supervisor to ensure accurate and prompt movement of inventory.
  • Making sure facilities specialist keeps greenhouses and other facilities in good working order.
  • Working with inventory control specialist to make sure inventory is accurate and plant ordering and production scheduling keep up with demand.
  • Hiring, training, reviewing, coaching and disciplining nursery staff.
  • Providing weekly, monthly reporting to analyze efficiency and implement changes.
  • Monitoring order scheduling to ensure order fulfillment in coordination with the customer service and shipping manager.
  • Coordinating with garden supervisor, research and facilities manager, and owner on joint projects and plants for propagation.
Requirements:
  • College degree in Horticulture or related field.
  • At least 5 years of supervisory experience in a plant nursery environment.
  • Excellent technology skills: Office 365 – Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Google Docs.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective delegation skills.
  • Exceptional time management skills.

Qualified candidates only are invited to email the following to admin@plantdelights.com:

  1. cover letter
  2. resume with detailed work history
  3. professional references

   
 
08 AUG 2017

Maintenance and Facilities Specialist
Plant Delights Nursery
  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 & resume with a detailed description of work history along with 3 professional references to admin@plantdelights.com.

   
 
08 AUG 2017

Grounds and Garden Assistant
Plant Delights Nursery

  Plant Delights Nursery is seeking seasonal garden and grounds assistants to work Monday–Friday.  Applicants must be available to work 20-40 hours per week from March-August for Juniper Level Botanic Garden, effective by March 15th, 2017.  Qualified candidates must be physically durable, 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 be able to pay acute attention to detail while working at a fast pace. Preference will be given to applicants with horticultural or botanic garden experience. We are seeking team players who enjoy working in a friendly and fast paced environment. Send resumes with cover letters of interest with reasons why you are the ideal candidate to admin@plantdelights.com.

Position Classification: Hourly (Non-Exempt) Seasonal, $8 / hour

Job Description:

  • Perform horticultural maintenance in the display and research gardens including weeding, raking, and planting
  • Assist with grounds maintenance, including surface water control
  • Other duties as assigned

   

 22 JUN 2017

Nursery / Greenhouse Grower
Plant Delights Nursery
  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 Nursery / Greenhouse Grower.

The grower is in charge of all containerized plant production at Plant Delights Nursery from the time plants arrive on the property until they leave. This is a detail oriented position that requires excellent communication and task prioritization skills, and a thorough understanding of growing and watering of a wide array of containerized plants. The ideal candidate will have excellent problem solving skills and a strong aptitude for greenhouse plant production. The candidate must be familiar with products and techniques used to maintain plant health as well as understand and adhere to label directives on each product. They must also possess a North Carolina Pesticide Applicator License or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire date. Successful candidates must have a four year horticulture or related degree or a 2 year horticulture degree with at least 2 years of grower experience. They must have strong problem solving skills, be inquisitive, self-motivated and be able to efficiently supervise staff.

Compensation:  $34,000 - $36,000 annually

Employment type:  Full-time

Job Description:

  • Prioritize all aspects of growing operation with direction from nursery manager and efficiently supervise nursery assistants.
  • Oversee all aspects of greenhouse watering (automatic and hand watering) including supervision of waterers.
  • Regularly scout greenhouses (including propagation and specialty areas) and address issues found in a timely manner.
  • Manage crop nutrition (including nursery wide fertilization) and monitor with routine pH/salts monitoring program.
  • Schedule crop production times and plant cutbacks so as not to interfere with shipping and open house days.
  • Correctly use plant growth regulators to improve plant quality and reduce number of cutbacks.
  • Coordinate with plant healthcare specialist and assist as needed with pesticide applications.
  • Advise stocking supervisor, inventory control specialist and production supervisor regarding crop availability and / or plant problems.
  • Communicate with industry and academic experts as needed to solve or prevent problems.
  • Alert nursery manager of all issues related to crop availability and plant problems.
  • Monitor greenhouse environmental conditions and alert maintenance and facilities specialist and nursery manager of any abnormal conditions.
  • Maintain accurate written records and schedules of duties performed.

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


       
     
    22 JUN 2017

    Assistant Manager of Nutrient Management & Plant Health Care Professional
    Abby-Farms

    Abby-Farms (Tree Farm/Nursery) a division of Denison Landscaping, Inc. located in Accokeek, Maryland is looking for an Assistant Manager that will control a wide variety of pest utilizing integrated pest management (IPM) strategies. Control methods will include but will not be limited to the following: Control methods include trapping, beneficial insects, and none chemical applications of organic products, proven to discourage insects. Abby-Farms practices sustainable horticulture we are chemically free on 300 acres of plant material for the last 4+ years. This individual must have a horticulture and or pest control background with 3 years’ experience or a Horticulture or Agronomic degree. Abby-Farms will provide training to the right person if they are not versed in sustainable horticulture. The ability to speak Spanish is a plus however not required. Must possess a valid Driver’s License along with maintaining a clean driving record, basic computer skills, good communications skills and the ability to monitor, supervise and manage assigned crews. Please submit your resume to lhockett@denisonlandscaping.com or fax it to 301-839-4228 for consideration.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

       
     22 JUN 2017
    Installation Supervisor
    Ed Castro Landscape, Roswell, GA

      The Installation Supervisor ensures all load lists for the next days work are completed at the end of every day. Keeps an accurate inventory of onsite and facility materials. Inputs into work habits of crews and how to increase productivity. Has product knowledge and assists Project Manager/ Designer with submitting and winning awards over and above industry standards. For job description, qualification and contact information CLICK HERE.

       
    22 JUN 2017

    Enhancement Manager
    Ed Castro Landscape, Roswell, GA

      The Enhancement Manager position provides our Company with a sales representative who will establish a sales technique to provide our existing clients with suggestions on how to improve their landscape with the responsibility of expanding our existing client base. The Enhancement Manager will prepare sketches, preliminary and full plans, specifications, cost estimates, contract documents and obtain all required site permissions from local authorities necessary for development. This Enhancement Manager is responsible for the sales, design, estimating, and management of projects ranging from $500-$15000. For job description, qualification and contact information CLICK HERE.

       
       
    22 JUN 2017 Field Engineer/Project Manager
    Ed Castro Landscape, Roswell, GA

      Ed Castro Landscape, located in Roswell, GA, is an award winning design/build firm seeking a mid-level career Landscape Designer to join an expanding team for large custom residential design. Ed Castro Landscape has been nationally recognized for its outstanding design and construction. As a tool for producing award winning work, Ed Castro Landscape provides a wonderful work environment with a talented and supportive staff. For job description, qualification and contact information CLICK HERE.

       

    22 JUN 2017

    Landscape Designer/Architect
    Ed Castro Landscape, Roswell, GA

      Ed Castro Landscape, located in Roswell, GA, is an award winning design/build firm seeking a mid-level career Landscape Designer to join an expanding team for large custom residential design.  Ed Castro Landscape has been nationally recognized for its outstanding design and construction. As a tool for producing award winning work, Ed Castro Landscape provides a wonderful work environment with a talented and supportive staff. For job description, qualification and contact information CLICK HERE.
       

    22 JUN 2017
     
    Director of Landscape Installation Services
    Ed Castro Landscape, Roswell, GA


    The Director of Landscape Installation Services position holds the responsibilities for the total management of project objectives, standards, schedules, and budgets, controlling of the entire process. This position is accountable for contract budgets, schedules, accuracy and production and provides Ed Castro Landscape with a representative to provide guidance, quality control and communication with all ECL staff and Executive Team members. For job description, qualification and contact information CLICK HERE.

       

    22 JUN 2017

    Nursery Container Grower
    Denison Landscaping
      Denison Landscaping, a full service landscaping company in the Washington, D.C. Mid-Atlantic region is seeking for a Nursery Container Grower at our Accokeek location. Incumbent must have a horticulture back ground with at least 2 years of growing experience in small container shrub production and some propagation experience is desired. Responsibilities to include but may not be limited to all aspects of the growing operation which consist of 400,000 plants. We are looking for a highly motivated, take charge person that needs very little supervision. Strong verbal communication skills are required, along with excellent training and scheduling skills. This is a fast pace environment that is expanding to meet our quality conscious customers. Please submit your resume to lhockett@denisonlandscaping.com or fax it to 301-839-4228.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

       

    22 JUN 2017

    Horticulture Inventory Control Manager
    Denison Landscaping
     

    Denison Landscaping, Inc. operating in the Mid-Atlantic with offices in Maryland, Pittsburgh and Delaware has an opening for an “Horticulture Inventory Control Manager”. This individual must possess and solid horticulture background with a preference of an A.S. Degree along with plant identification.  This individual will be working with multiple managers with varying degrees of demands in a fast pace environment.   A team player that possesses excellent communication skills both verbally and written, computer literate,  ability to solve problems independently and detail oriented.  

    Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to maintaining accurate and acceptable inventory levels of live plant material, familiar with inventory principals and possess the ability to write and streamline procedures to ensure accurate and timely inventory reporting.  Perform physical product audits, spot checks and trouble shoot areas in question to ensure an ongoing effective inventory system.  Tracking will recognize shortages, overages and all inventory levels monthly so areas of replenishment are acknowledged.  This process ensures continued operations and avoids product and inventory shortages.  

    Accurate records of inventory levels and location for easy retrieval is critical in keeping the department organized and efficient.  The Inventory Control Manager is responsible for communicating with all department managers and purchasing on inventory levels and locations in addtion to maintaining records of all transfers and/or disposals is a must.                                       

    This individual must be physically able to perform physical counts of product to ensure the accuracy of inventory in accordance to company policy and procedures.  Reconcilement of the inventory counts to the internal records must match to protect against inventory misuse and theft.  Must become an expert in utilizing the inventory computer program along with being a resource for all users of the system.

    Please submit your resume to lhockett@denisonlandscaping.com or fax it to 301-839-4228.

    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

       

    22 JUN 2016

    Business Development Rep
    Garick
      Identify leads and work your pipeline from prospect to establishing long term relationships with customers within your assigned territory. Business development leads to grow our business and sales within the assigned territory. Customers will be market specific but may include one or several of these market segments: independent garden centers, professional turf and landscape, retailers, golf courses, nurseries, and growers. Developing and presenting sales presentations that are market segment specific introducing Garick’s value propositions. Understanding and experience in the market segment that you will be competing in is a plus. Local travel within an assigned territory. (Approx. 5-50 mile radius). Please visit www.garick.com for more information and please contactcareers@garick.com for more information on positions and/or apply for the position.

       

    22 JUN 2016

    Independent Sales Representative or Companies
    Garick
      Garick, a leading organics producer and marketer of Lawn, Garden, Landscape and Construction materials is looking for Experienced Independent Rep(s) and/or Independent Distributor/Rep companies to represent our company and products. We are looking for individuals or sales companies that already have green industry experiences and as well as sale experiences. They will help us market our products to one or more of these market segments: cities, parks, landscape contractors and architects, bulk wholesales, growers, nurseries, green house, garden centers, golf courses, and property management companies. Please visit www.garick.com for more information and please contact careers@garick.com for more information on positions and/or apply for the position.

       

    22 JUN 2016

    Avant Gardener Landscape
      Our high end, cutting edge, Atlanta based garden and landscape design company is seeking an exterior flower maintenance team member. Interior plant knowledge and experience a plus. For job description, requirements and contact info CLICK HERE.

       

    22 JUN 2016

    Manufacturers Rep – Independent Sales Representative
      Exclusive territories available in the Southeast to representatives selling to nurseries, garden centers, and landscape contractors. Ours is a proven product line, almost 20 years in the making, that offers unexcelled speed, safety, and ease of handling plant material ranging from 1 gallon to 100 gallon sizes and up to 54 inch b&b. Submit letter of interest to info@heritageoakfarm.com or call 888.288.5308.

       

    22 JUN 2016


    Landscape/Maintenance Manager – Manager Trainee
    Gardens South Landscape & Design, Athens, GA

     

    Are you seeking a career with a reputable landscape design and maintenance company that has room for future ownership? Gardens South Landscape & Design, Inc. in Athens, Georgia is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual to fill the role of landscape/maintenance manager. The ideal candidate will have some prior experience in the landscaping industry or be highly trainable. This person should be proficient in performing all tasks related to landscape installation and maintenance. The owner of the company is a 40-year veteran in the landscaping and maintenance industry. He is extremely hands-on and desires someone who can learn quickly and take on increasing levels of responsibility.

    Gardens South is a custom landscape design and installation company. We specialize in creating horticulturally correct landscapes for both residential and commercial properties. We also take pride in the high quality maintenance services we provide.  This is a small company so the right person for this position will have the ability to wear many different hats. Some of the services we provide include custom landscape design, hardscape installation, irrigation installation and repair. Our landscapes are created from a very diversified plant palette.

    The company specializes in functional, durable, creative landscape designs.  This position offers the opportunity to work with an individual who has many years of experience in the industry.  If you possess the ambition and drive to work for a company that will give you the knowledge and tools to become successful in this industry, please apply!

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • This person will be the go between with the company owner and the head person in charge of the landscape or  maintenance crews.
    • Determine and calculate required materials based on each job site.
    • Develop and coordinate plans for the efficient use of personnel and resources.
    • Possess knowledge of standard pieces of equipment and how to maintain them.
    • Make sure all jobs are completed in a timely and efficient manner. 
    • Speak with customers in regards to concerns they have with their accounts. 
    • Effectively communicate and coordinate customer’s needs with the owner.
    • Ensure each job is completed in the appropriate timeframe with an emphasis on quality.

      Please email resume to:  gardenssouth1@gmail.com.

         
       
      Check back often for additional job listings.

         


      CAREERS IN HORTICULTURE - USEFUL LINKS

      American Society for Horticulture Science

      North Carolina State University – Department of Horticulture Science

      University of Kentucky College of Agriculture - Cooperative Extension Service

      Southeastern Universities with Horticulture Departments

      This list is a partial list only of land-grant universities within the SNA region.

      Alabama Auburn University
      Auburn, GA
      Arkansas University of Arkansas
      Fayetteville, AR
      Florida University of Florida
      Gainesville, FL
      Georgia University of Georgia Athens, GA
      Kentucky University of Kentucky Louisville, KY
      Louisiana Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
      Mississippi Mississippi State University
      Starkville, MS
      Missouri University of Missouri
      Columbia, MO
      North Carolina North Carolina State University
      Raleigh, NC
      Oklahoma
      Oklahoma State University
      Stillwater, OK
      South Carolina Clemson University
      Clemson, SC
      Tennessee University of Tennessee
      Knoxville, TN
      Texas Texas A&M University
      College Station, TX
      Virginia Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
      Blacksburg, VA
      West Virginia West Virginia University
      Morgantown, WV
           


      CAREERS IN HORTICULTURE - SCHOLARHIPS

      Sidney B. Meadows Scholarship Endowment Fund

      Horticultural Research Institute

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