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(Junior) Horticulturalist 

We are a small retail nursery in the Oakland Hills, catering primarily to the local neighborhood. We have a full scale selection of nursery plants (bedding, shrubs, trees, drought tolerant plants, shade plants) as well as a great selection of indoor plants. Our specialties are unique succulent designs, houseplants (hand-picked every week) and indoor pottery, orchid arrangements, and other plant gifts. We maintain a high service level, are customer centric and happily offer our expertise. 

We are looking for a (junior) horticulturalist who is eager to grow their talents and our business. We prefer someone who is also artistic and creative, since the job involves designing with plants. 

You will be part of a sales team of 5-7 employees, and your main task will be customer service, but there will be plenty of tasks where your horticultural expertise can grow. You will practice plant care and diagnostics, provide expertise on our outdoor selection, and be introduced to the process of buying plants from wholesalers.

We are looking for a full time employee who can work 32-40 hours a week. 

Pay will depend on your level of expertise and experience, starting at $18. 

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We are a full scale plant nursery and houseplant shop situated in the Oakland hills/Upper Rockridge. 

The work at our nursery/plant shop is varied and centered around excellent customer service and plant care. We are design focused throughout, and you will be creating unique succulent arrangements and other designs for our sophisticated clientele. It gets busy on the weekend; you will have to be able to keep a clear head and enjoy a fast pace environment. 

We are an established Oakland business, having been around since 1986. Recently the business has been passed on to the next generation, and we are working to modernize. We have a loyal customer base and cater to the local neighborhood. At the same time we are becoming a destination for houseplants and succulents ++, and we see customers coming from the wider Bay Area to shop here. We handpick our houseplants every week, source our outdoor plants from trusted local suppliers who care about our environment, and we pride ourselves with offering only the highest quality plants and service. We care deeply about sustainability and are constantly working to improve our processes and prioritize the environment where possible. 

Along with customer service, you will be expected to perform regular nursery duties such as watering and general plant care. The physicality of the job is such that you must be able to lift 50lbs, as you will be responsible for receiving, processing, and stocking orders –live plant material, dry goods, and containers, as well as helping our clients load bags of soil etc. into their vehicles. 

We are looking for someone who is especially: 

*Interested in and has knowledge of indoor and outdoor plants 

*Experienced in retail 

*Has an aesthetic sense 

*Friendly and motivated to develop and modernize our business 

*Efficient and a team player

Prior knowledge of horticulture is a plus, and an interest in outdoor plants is required. Please contact Kristine (owner) for questions

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Estate Gardener  Job ID 46933 

Apply on or before 1/28/2020 

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Responsibilities · Responsible for performing groundskeeping and landscaping maintenance duties.   · Maintains tree, plants, shrubs, flowers and grass as directed through pruning, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, leaf blowing, raking and mulching. Drives motorized vehicles to traverse campus.    · Monitors for disease and insect damage and weeds. Reports problems to supervisor and then treats as directed. Fertilizes plants, shrubs, trees and grass on a seasonal basis.    · Plants and transplants plants, trees, shrubs and flowers. Monitors irrigation needs, waters as directed and reports problems to supervisor.   · Operates equipment such as string trimmers, hedge trimmers, mowers, edgers, sod cutters, and chainsaws.    · Reports maintenance needs to supervisor. Provides information about the plants to visitors and responds to questions.   

Qualifications · Completion of 9th grade education.   · Possession of a valid Florida driver's license or the ability to obtain prior to hire.   · Ability to perform groundskeeping work to include the transplanting, cultivation, pruning, and trimming of plants, shrubs, and trees.   · Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.   · Ability to lift 50 pounds, walk long distances, and work in extreme weather conditions.   · Ability to prioritize, organize and perform multiple work assignments accurately in a detail oriented environment.   · Within the first twelve months in the position, the incumbent must have completed all required training as provided by The Ringling, to include: Limited Lawn & Ornamental Pesticide License and Best Management Practices - Fertilizer.   

Preferred · At least two years of relevant general work experience.    · Knowledge of and ability to identify safety hazards and necessary safety precautions to establish a safe work environment.   · Knowledge of and ability to safely operate machinery, tools, equipment and materials used in groundskeeping and landscaping.   · Skill in safely operating various types of motorized vehicles including but not limited to tractors, forklifts, pallet trucks, front-end loaders, and golf-carts.   

Anticipated Salary Range $24,000 annually + Florida state benefits available.   To learn more about all the benefits and perks offered for this role (including vacation, sick, holiday, retirement, etc.) please visit   

Schedule While the primary working hours for this position are Tuesday through Saturday between 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, the incumbent may be required to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, special events, and holidays.   

Criminal Background Check This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.   

Contact Info For more information, or for technical assistance, please contact Ringling Human Resources at 941-359-5700 ext. 2605 or    

How To Apply If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.   Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.   

Veterans' Preference Certain service members and veterans, and the spouses and family members of the service members and veterans, will receive preference and priority in employment and are encouraged to apply for the positions being filled. For information on who may be eligible for Veterans' Preference, go to, or call FSU Human Resources at (850) 644-6034.   IMPORTANT: In order to claim Veterans' Preference, applicants must upload a DD-214 (and other documentation, as applicable) with their online application prior to the closing date of the job opening.   

Pay Plan This is an USPS (University Support Personnel System) position.   

About the Ringling The Ringling is a preeminent center for the arts, history, performance, and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling's campus in Sarasota, Florida--which includes the Museum of Art, Circus Museum, a historic home, an 18th-century theater, and bayfront gardens--is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars and lifelong learners of every age across the region, country, and around the world. For more information, please visit   

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