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Nursery Production Manager – Bristol, WI

Posted by on Apr 11, 2018 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Chalet Farm – Bristol, WI

Nursery Production Manager 

Chalet Farms is a 183-acre multi-purpose property in Bristol, Wisconsin.   One hundred acres are dedicated to the production of high-quality plant material – both field and container.  We have an opportunity for a Nursery Production Manager to join our team.  (more…)

Native Plant Technician – Temp

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Job Postings | 0 comments

TEMPORARY: Native Plant Technician (03918-TEMP)


DEPARTMENT: Tallgrass Prairie Center

LOCATION: 2412 W. 27th Street, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

CONTACT: Laura Jackson – Phone: 319-273-2705


HOURLY WAGE: $12.00 – $15.00
Number of Positions: 1

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; some variable hours on weekends checking on greenhouse plants.
Hours Per Week: 35 hours

SHIFT: First
Anticipated Start Date: 5/1/2018
Anticipated Length of Appointment: 4 months

Additional Information:

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Performs greenhouse propagation of native plants from seed, including watering and greenhouse operation on weekend; prepares beds for tansplanting including operation of tractor-mounted implements; transplants and establishes native seed production nurseries; performs weeding and mowing; maintains equipment; performs record-keeping; manages plants in irrigated root pots; and performs other related duties as assigned.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma; experience in greenhouse and horticulture production, operations and maintenance of equipment; ability to perform outdoor physical labor; and ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s degree preferred.
Submit completed applications to: Laura L. Jackson
University of Northern Iowa
Tallgrass Prairie Center 2
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018.

03918-TEMP Native Prairie Center (1)

Seasonal Landscape Installers

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Vic Scott Landscaping in Ankeny, Iowa is looking for landscape installers for this season.

  • Experience is a plus but will train.
  • Planting, hardscape and landscape maintenance would be the main focus.
  • Must be at least 18 years old and prefer that you have a valid drivers license.

If interested, please contact, Vic Scott at 515-289-1070 or at

Seasonal Sales Position Available

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Miller Nursery is looking for part time seasonal sales help starting in Spring, 2018. Please call Jim Poulson 515-276-7505.

Nursery Manager Opening

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Miller Nursery is looking for a full time Nursery Manager. Candidate must have strong knowledge of plant material, communication skills and work well under pressure.  Miller Nursery offers competitive pay, health care, paid vacation and sick leave and a Simple IRA match after one year of employment. Please send resume’ to Jim Poulson

Iowa Dept of Ag & Land Stewardship – Entomologist

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Position: Entomologist

Location: Wallace Building, DSM

Job Description: This position conducts inspections of plants and plant products to ensure compliance with export regulations from or through Iowa.

IDALS is offering a unique career opportunity for an experienced applicant. Duties include export program (phytosanitary certificate issuance) support work, Seed Control Official tasks, Weed Commissioner leadership, Novel Crop coordination/regulatory implementation if it is approved by the legislature (industrial hemp, for example) and provide inspections support to the Iowa nursery stock grower and dealer inspection program as time permits. A background in entomology, horticulture, plant pathology, biology, biotechnology, botany, forestry or agronomy is preferred.

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Assistant Garden Center Manager

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Ted Lare Design+Build is looking for a motivated, energetic, assistant garden center manager! Ideal candidate should be a self-motivated, team player with management experience in garden center/nursery operations that has a passion for inspiring people to grow. We are looking for an individual who is customer service focused, extroverted and loves meeting new people. The ideal candidate will enjoy selling a product or service, motivating others to do the same, working hard and supporting others on their team. They will love a fast paced work environment and to get their hands dirty. They will also have a thorough knowledge of plants that grow in Iowa.

  • This position reports directly to the garden center manager and nursery manager. The main responsibility is to assist with sales operations, customer service and staff.
  • Assists with opening or closing and cashiering functions.
  • Use of point of sale software, cash register and credit card machine purchases for individual sales.
  • Help customers with plant or product selections, obtaining special requested materials, payments, loading and preparing products for delivery.
  • Identifies and rectifies customer complaints and service suggestions.
  • Answering phone calls and emails on general plant or product questions.
  • Assists with pricing of plants and hard goods and creating signage for products.
  • Assists with creating marketing, sales and promotions for the store to drive customer traffic.
  • Work with vendors for delivery schedules, credit, and returns.
General requirements
  • At least 2 years horticultural management experience.
  • Bachelor in horticulture preferred.
  • Someone who loves to inspire their team to grow and leads & manages well.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be fast paced on a computer and able to work Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. and to work in an outdoor atmosphere regardless of the weather.
  • Flexible hours and ability to adapt to changing schedule, we are retail and weekends are a must.
  • Valid drivers license.

Year round salaried position, pay negotiable with experience. Uniforms provided, health insurance available, paid holidays, employee discounts and approximately 8 weeks paid vacation. The opportunity to work with a family run business, to work in a beautiful environment and a great management staff who also cares about you. Opportunity for advancement and raises.


Apply online here or print application here.

Landscape Designer at Miller Nursery, Inc.

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Applicants for this position should have a strong knowledge of plant material and hardscape design. Candidates must have good communication skills, be creative, client focused, organized and be able to work independently and with crew members.

The successful candidate will meet with clients, designing and estimating projects. He or she will also coordinate scheduling, supervise installations and follow up with clients.

Miller Nursery offers competitive pay, health care, paid vacation and sick leave, and a Simple IRA match after one year of employment.

Please send resume to Jim Poulson at

Miller Nursery
5155 NW 57th Ave.
Johnston, Iowa 50131

Employment Opportunities at Stony Creek Landscapes, Inc.

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Stony Creek Landscapes in Webster City is looking to fill:

  • Year-Round Landscape Technicians (2 Positions)
  • Year-Round Landscape Crew Leader/Foreman
  • Landscape Architect Intern/Landscape Installation Intern
  • Horticulture Intern/ Turf Management Intern

To apply for positions download employment application, complete, and return to Stony Creek Landscapes by mail or email to

Please click here for all the positions and descriptions. 

Landscape Design & Sales Intern

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Greg’s Lawn and Landscaping is seeking an Intern to assist with Design and Sales in the Landscaping department. This position will be hourly, non-exempt, approximately 40-50 hours per week.

The Intern will provide support for the Landscaping team by:

  • Complete requests for landscaping estimates by taking initial request from client, complete the design per the clients specifications using Dynascape software, assemble the bid and deliver completed bid to client, follow-up to complete the sale
  • Assist the Landscape Designer and Landscape Manager with any other tasks as needed

Desired qualifications

  • Education in landscape design software will be helpful
  • Prior sales experience is a plus
  • Horticulture and hardscaping experience also a plus


  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • Excellent communication and follow-up skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a diverse group of office personnel
  • Show professionalism and a customer service attitude


Greg’s Lawn & Landscaping, 1200 Continental Pl NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Email resume today to