As a wholesale propagation nursery located in Landenberg, Pennsylvania, North Creek Nurseries provides top quality starter plugs to retail & wholesale nurseries, garden centers, mail order companies and landscape professionals. We specialize in perennials, ornamental grasses, ferns and vines with an emphasis on Eastern US natives. Our nursery has one and a half acres of on-site display and trial gardens that fall under the care of the Research & Development and New Products Department.
More information about our company and products can be found at www.northcreeknurseries.com. We look forward to hearing from you!
The R&D Intern will work directly with the R&D Department and assist in garden and grounds maintenance. The Intern will perform assigned tasks to the best of their ability in support of the mission of the R&D Department. Daily responsibilities will include garden maintenance, plant evaluation, and general operational support of a wholesale perennial nursery. Opportunities to visit local nurseries and gardens may arise depending on the candidate's field of interest.
Fax resume to Anne Sharp, R&D Manager, at 610-255-4762 or email email@example.com.
|Maintain site-specific display and trial gardens in a multitude of unique environments; maintenance to include but not limited to planting, mulching, weeding, irrigating|
|Maintain Best Management Practices sites, including a 4-tier storm water management system, living walls, green roofs, side-by-side trials and meadows|
|Assist in the installation of new garden projects|
|Assist with herbicide applications|
|Assist the Integrated Pest Management Department with application of general farm sprays|
|Assist in data collection for plant trial evaluations|
|Assist with containerized, trial plant material in the R&D greenhouses|
|May assist other departments as needed|
Knowledge / Skills Required
|Willingness to learn and operate machinery, including but not limited to tractors and mowers|
|Ability to lift 50 pounds and to work in repetitive situations under varying weather conditions|
|Must have effective listening and communication skills|
|Ability to work 40 hours per week|
|Ability to work independently and/or with a crew; is a team player|
|Strong work ethic, initiative, and attention to detail|
|Approach work with a positive attitude, invests the time and effort to do a good job, and takes pride in accomplishments|
|Maintain a clean working area ("starts clean, works clean, finishes clean")|
|Work in a safe manner, reporting any unsafe conditions or safety incidents|
|Follow Lean Flow or Working Smarter program in day-to-day tasks|
|Current undergraduate student of horticulture or related field with a background and interest in garden maintenance|
|Should have general knowledge of perennial plant identification, local weeds, and have an interest in native plants and their culture|