Native Plant Nursery Manager

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Address:

Santa Ana, CA
United States

Job Category:

Job

Job Type:

Full-time

Job Description:

Duties include:

  • Caring for plants in the Nursery. Watering plants in containers and grounds. Weeding, pruning, and maintaining grounds within the Nursery. Recognizing and managing pests.
  • Maintain optimal inventory by propagating native plants and ordering additional plants when necessary from wholesale native plant nurseries. Keep inventory updated and plants correctly labeled.
  • Keeping Nursery neat and orderly. Keep barns, office and grounds (including greenhouses and shade houses) organized and accessible, and clear of trash, detritus and debris
  • Customer Service. Assisting and educating customers about gardening with native plants. Work with customers in the sales area and via phone and email to answer questions and write up sales orders/receipts.
  • Promoting classes, sales, membership, and events to visitors. May be asked to participate in programs, classes, and events, and help with communications and funds development.
  • Obsession with sanitization. Keep tools and equipment (including vehicles) maintained and sanitized to prevent the spread of pathogens (weed seed/fungal or bacterial vectors). Maintaining sanitizing stations at the entrance to the Nursery to prevent pathogens from entering Nursery grounds.
  • Maintain, repair and install irrigation systems.
  • Maintain, repair and install shade screen for greenhouse and shade structures.
  • Supervising volunteers, interns and staff in assisting with the above duties. Ensure they have information necessary to provide quality customer service, Train them to properly maintain plants and grounds.
  • Landscape maintenance (or other duties) as required, to help fund the position.

Experience:                       

  • Management/leadership skills and experience is key!
  • Nursery sales or comparable retail experience.
  • Horticultural background preferred.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to lift 35 lbs on a regular basis (50 lbs occasionally).
  • Ability to work outdoors, even in inclement weather (heat, cold, or rain).
  • Should be energetic and personable.
  • Knowledge of irrigation systems highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of nursery production practices and CA native plants highly desirable

Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, 8AM to 4:30PM. Additional days and hours as required. Must be able to work overtime during busy seasons. The position begins in October 2016.

How to Apply:

Apply: online at backtonatives.org – questions? Contact info@backtonatives.org

Job Compensation:

Salary