Employment type: Full-Time
Job Location: Holland, MI
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017
Professional Greenhouse Grower
Location: Jonker’s Garden, Holland, Michigan
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Job type: Full-Time, Career-Focused
Compensation: Based on experience, lots of potential for growth
Jonker’s Garden is a 65+ year-old family-owned garden center currently managed by a third-generation family member. Located in beautiful West Michigan, we grow annuals, perennials and rose bushes in our 35,000-square foot of greenhouses and cold frames. These we sell retail in our indoor/outdoor garden center, along with lots more that we purchase from local growers, as well as nursery stock, tropical plants (year-round) and indoor and outdoor garden art and gifts. As Holland’s premier garden center, we enjoy a sterling reputation regionally for quality, value, selection and fun, thanks in large part to our many long-term employees. Click www.jonkersgarden.com for a tour of our Garden Center.
Job Description The qualified candidate will be trained by two 30+-year employees to:
Select and order varieties and numbers of perennials and annuals and schedule to grow in the greenhouses.
Propagate plants in the greenhouses.
Plant and grow these plants.
Identify and treat pests and disease on these plants.
Design and plant combination pots and hanging baskets.
Display and sell these plants in our retail garden center, as well as purchase more from local growers to meet our customer demand. The successful candidate will also:
Be able to communicate daily processes to individuals assisting in greenhouses. · Have an eagerness to learn and grow as an individual. · Bring innovation and ideas to share and collaborate on.
· Have the initiative to go above and beyond.
Function independently in a team environment.
1-3+ years greenhouse/growing experience
Be able to be on your feet for 8 hours per day
Be able to work in an indoor/outdoor environment
Be able to lift/move up to 40 lbs.
Be able/willing to some weekends and holiday hours seasonally
We offer: Paid vacation Health insurance plan IRA retirement match
This is an opportunity that has a lot of potential for growth for the right person. We offer a great work environment with lots of flexibility. If interested in job opportunity submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.