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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 are some useful links to organizations that may be of help.

 OPEN POSITIONS


22 JUN 2017

Nursery / Greenhouse Grower

Plant Delights Nursery, Inc.


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 (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, 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.


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22 JUN 2017

Horticulture Inventory Control Manager

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

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 contact careers@garick.com for more information on positions and/or apply for the position.


 

22 JUN 2016

Independent Sales Representative or Companies

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
     


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