Greenhouse Assistant
Full-time – Seasonal – Long-term
Reports to: Greenhouse Manager
Pay Range: $14-$17/hour

The Greenhouse Assistant will learn the proper way to seed, transplant, water, and cultivate many varieties of annual flowers, herbs, and vegetables in Horsford’s glass greenhouses. They will develop an understanding of watering techniques and demands for all types of annual, vegetable, and herb plants. The greenhouses are pesticide-free so the Greenhouse Assistant will also participate in the nursery’s integrated pest management program and the use of beneficial insects.

An interest in growing plants and some experience working in a greenhouse would be an asset. However, good communication skills, the ability to work with a supervisor, and the ability to learn and properly implement tasks are just as important.

The Greenhouse Assistant will also be stocking annual displays and helping customers select plants for their gardens and container plantings. A friendly, approachable person with some sales experience is ideal.

Work Conditions
-Ability to work in sun, heat, and humidity in a greenhouse setting
-Ability to work in a fast-paced, outdoor environment in Vermont’s ever-changing weather
-Must be able to lift 30 pounds
-Each member of our staff works a five-day, 40-hour work week, which includes working one weekend day

Benefits
-Retirement Plan – Immediate SIMPLE IRA with 3% match
-Paid holidays during active employment
-Paid time off accrued with active employment
-Generous employee discount

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Charlie Proutt at charlie@horsfordnursery.com.