Assistant Nursery Manager

We currently have an opening for a Full Time Assistant Nursery Manager for our Tree Farm located in North Hamilton-Near African Lion Safari.

Responsibilities include assisting the Nursery Manager with the following:

  • Maintaining the care of plants, flowers, and trees
  • Supervise people and resources to ensure the production of healthy and beautiful flowers, plants, and trees that will be sold to the public or wholesale retailers
  • Direct nursery staff to cultivate and harvest trees, flowers, shrubs and other plants
  • Provide training to the nursery staff
  • Protect nursery plants from diseases, weeds, insects and pests
  • Implement the best standards in nursery management issues
  • Must maintain clean work areas
  • Able to work either outdoors or indoors – indoors might be at a desk completing paperwork or on the phone, outdoors involves hand-on, physical exertion
  • Able to handle a fast-paced, high pressure environment during peak season especially
  • Able to work with a diverse workforce
  • Able to handle changes in temperature and humidity
  • Ensure all operating procedures are followed

Requirements:

  • Degree in horticulture or a related field is required
  • Two years of experience as a nursery/greenhouse worker
  • Willingness to learn and apply that knowledge
  • Ability to supervise others
  • Valid G driver’s license with a clean abstract, must provide own transportation
  • Fluent English required
  • Ability to speak Spanish an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of plant propagation and cultivation
  • Experienced in greenhouse growing techniques
  • Familiarity with pesticides, insecticides, fertilizers, and watering and planting procedures
  • Knowledge of various plants and plant names
  • Must be professional, dependable, organized and have attention to detail
  • Must have a great work ethic, be a team-player and have an entrepreneurial drive
  • Must be able to handle repetitive tasks such as bending, sitting, crouching and standing for long periods.
  • Ability to work extended hours as required including weekends
  • Able to use Microsoft office software such as Outlook, Word and Excel

 

 

Job Type: Full Time

Apply for this position

Allowed Type(s): .pdf, .doc, .docx