Greenhouse & Nursery Technician

Hiring Organization: Beech Hollow Farm
Employment type: Part-Time
Job Location: Lexington, GA
Application Deadline: May 1, 2020

Entry level position with room for growth; Potential for growth to a full-time salaried position after a 6 month evaluation period.

Beech Hollow Farm’s mission is to produce high quality, locally sourced, plant material to restore the Georgia Piedmont. BHF is currently seeking an energetic person with practical nursery/greenhouse experience to meet the needs of a growing native plant nursery. BHF is a welcoming, equal opportunity employer, that seeks to promote employee education and community outreach.

Position Qualifications & Requirements:

● Must have Horticulture degree or relevant hands-on experience
● Prior experience with sustainable propagation and growing practices preferred
● Ability to identify pests and pathogens required
● Experience with greenhouse management
● Basic greenhouse maintenance experience (irrigation installation and
maintenance, basic hoop house set-up and maintenance, cleanliness and
sanitation, etc.)
● Experience in native plant identification preferred
● Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
● Must be willing and prepared to work in an outdoor environment
● Must have own transportation and valid GA drivers license
● Must have proof of US Citizenship or legal residency

Responsibilities:

● Must be self motivated, self starter
● Oversee inventory of plants
● Plan propagation calendar based on sales and seasonal requirements
● Keep detailed records for plant propagation and breeding records
● Provide supervision over greenhouse operations
● Prevent, identify, and treat plant diseases, infestations, and infections, that may
occur
● Perform harvest of plants or their fruits (seeds)
● Make recommendations on fertilizer and potting mediums
● Effectively manage greenhouse equipment and irrigation controls
● Explore ways to improve processes for more efficient growth and sell-able plant
stock
● Forecast demand to determine plant populations
● Ensure that operation is compliant with environmental regulations
● Seed processing operations (collection, storage, stratification, etc)
● Maintain cleanliness of greenhouse and proper sterilization of propagation areas
● Experience driving a tractor preferred

To Apply:

Please send resume to: accounts@beechhollowfarm.com