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Gardens Intern

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.

More information about our company and products can be found at www.northcreeknurseries.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Position Summary

The Gardens Intern will assist the Gardens Department at North Creek Nurseries in maintaining the display gardens, stormwater management systems, trial beds, new plant collections, and grounds.  They will perform various functions to ensure the effective operation of the Gardens Department by adhering to prescribed schedules, policies and procedures.

Email resume or North Creek application (found on our website) to Kathy McGinty, HR Manager at employment@northcreeknurseries.com.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Maintain site-specific display and trial gardens, including, but not limited to planting, mulching, weeding, and irrigating
Assist in the maintenance of Best Management Practices (BMPs) including a 4-tier stormwater management system, living walls, green roof, and meadows
General turf and grounds maintenance including mowing, raking, string trimming, and herbicide applications
Assist with containerized trial plant maintenance
Install new garden projects as needed
Perform additional duties as required

Knowledge / Skills Required

Willingness to learn and operate machinery, including but not limited to tractors and mowers
Ability to work in all weather conditions; tackle tasks that are sometimes physically demanding
Must have effective listening and communication skills

Desired 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, invest the time and effort to do a good job, and take pride in accomplishments
Maintain a clean working area ("start clean, work clean, finish 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

Education

Current undergraduate student of horticulture or related field with a strong interest in gardening
General knowledge of perennial plant and weed identification, and has an interest in native plants and their culture

Travel: not required

Compensation: Based on experience

Relocation

housing not provided; we will assist in locating housing for you