INTERESTED APPLICANTS:  Contact Jaime Manlove at

Position:  AG Exempt

Reports To:  Marketing Manager

Position Type / Hours:
The average work week is 40 hours. Candidate must be willing to
work additional hours as the need arises and must be prepared to
work in all weather conditions
The Gardens Intern will assist the Research & Development Department at North Creek
Nurseries in maintaining the display gardens, stormwater management systems, trial beds, new plant
collections and grounds. They will perform various functions to ensure the effective operation of the
R&D Department by adhering to prescribed schedules, policies and procedures.
• Maintain site-specific display and trial gardens, including, but not limited to planting,
mulching, weeding, and irrigating
• Assist in the maintenance of Best Management Practices (BMPs) including a 4-tier stormwater
management system, living walls, green roof, and meadows
• General turf and grounds maintenance including mowing, raking, string trimming, and
herbicide applications
• Assist with containerized trial plant maintenance in the R&D greenhouses
• Install new garden projects as needed
• Perform additional duties as required
Job Success Factors:
• Is reliable and consistent in attendance and punctuality
• Is a team player
• Maintain a clean working area (“starts clean, works clean, finishes clean”)
• Work in a safe manner, reporting any unsafe conditions or safety incidents
• Follow and sustain LEAN Flow or Working Smarter program in day-to-day tasks
• Follow Systems Approach to Nursery Certification (SANC) practices in day-to-day tasks and
strive for continual improvement of our facility practices and internal procedures
Skills / Qualifications:
• Ability to work 40 hours per week
• Current undergraduate student of horticulture or related field with a strong interest in gardening
• General knowledge of perennial plant and weed identification, and has an interest in native
plants and their culture
• Willingness to operate and/or learn to operate machinery, including but not limited to tractors,
mowers, small engine tools
• Ability to work in all weather conditions; tackle tasks that are sometimes physically demanding
• Ability to lift 35 pounds and to work in repetitive situations
• Must have effective listening and communication skills