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Gardens Manager

Location

Landenberg, Pennsylvania

About Us

North Creek is a wholesale propagation nursery that grows perennials, grasses, and ferns, with a large selection of North American natives. We are committed to offering the highest quality starter plants in the industry. But quality plants are only part of the equation. North Creek is devoted to being the number one source for perennial, grass and fern plugs by providing exceptional customer service, real-time availability, on-time delivery, the newest varieties plus time tested favorites and sustainable growing practices.

Position Summary

The Gardens Manager will be responsible for all phases of maintaining the company’s display gardens, trial beds, and Research and Development greenhouse.  The Gardens Manager will perform operational and supervisory duties that ensure the efficient working of the Research and Development Department at North Creek Nurseries.

Fax resume to Brigitte Crawford, at 610-255-4762 or email brigitte@northcreeknurseries.com.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Manage the planting and maintenance of the display and trial gardens & greenhouse plants
Supervise employee(s) in all phases of garden & greenhouse work and plant production research and development; train employees and interns on garden landscape techniques
Assist with plant & production research projects as needed
Purchase supplies and maintain proper inventory levels of materials used in day-to-day work
Assist in the inventory and labeling of the R&D plant collection
Work cooperatively with staff to develop and manage the department budget
Perform additional duties as required

Knowledge / Skills Required

Must have gardening and native plant knowledge; design and propagation knowledge desired
Must have basic computer skills -- Microsoft Office Suite
Must possess good time management and organizational skills
Must be able to direct others in the completion of gardening tasks
Must have effective listening and communication skills
Ability to lift 35 lbs.

Desired Skills

Is a good communicator; can organize thoughts well and express them in a clear manner
Invest the time and effort to do a good job, and take pride in accomplishments
Exercise initiative and leadership in daily duties; able to work without supervision
Communicate department's needs and issues
Is a team player and willing to help other departments when requested
Willing to work in all weather conditions and on tasks that are sometimes physically demanding
Maintain a clean working area ("start clean, work clean, finish clean")
Ensure that prescribed schedules, policies and procedures are followed by self and direct reports
Work in a safe manner, reporting any unsafe conditions or safety incidents
Follow Lean Flow or Working Smarter program in day-to-day tasks
Follow Systems Approach to Nursery Certification (SANC) practices in day-to-day tasks and strive for continual improvement of our facility practices and internal procedures

Education

Horticulture education or training preferred

Travel: occasional travel to Oxford farm

Compensation: Based on experience