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Nursery Propagation and Retail Associate

Organization: Salish Trees Nursery
City: Poulsbo
Job Category: Retail Nursery
Job Type: Part-Time
Education Requirement: High School / GED
Experience Requirement: < 1 year
Pay range: $18.00 hourly

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an entry-level, part-time Nursery Propagation and Retail Associate at Salish Trees Native Plant Nursery.  If you have a passion for native plants of the Pacific Northwest and would like to join a new nursery that is looking to rapidly grow, we are interested in hearing from you!

Salish Trees Native Plant Nursery

Based in Kingston, Washington, Salish Trees Nursery is a family owned nursery which was founded on the Kitsap Peninsula in 2022 to grow and supply native trees, shrubs and perennials. Most of our native plant species derive from plant stock from the southern Salish Sea region (aka Puget Sound) with a number of these coming from plants here in Kitsap. Homeowners, landscapers, businesses and restoration specialists can incorporate beautiful and coveted native plant species of the Pacific Northwest into their landscapes, creating high-functioning ecosystems. We strive to provide a fun, inclusive and engaging environment for our customers, where we openly share our knowledge and insights and also learn from others.

Nursery Propagation and Retail Associate roles and responsibilities:  This is a part time position of up to 20 hrs/week with a pay rate of $18/hour, and includes working on most Saturdays.

  • Engaging with retail customers, determining their needs and addressing any questions they may have

  • Checking out customers (operating a Point of Sale system) and transporting plants to customers’ vehicles if needed

  • General care of plants

Required skills

  • Welcoming and engaging with all customers – we are a welcoming and inclusive small business and appreciate everyone that visits us!

  • Willing to work outside and in greenhouses in a range of weather conditions

  • Comfortable working with hands

  • Safety first approach to work

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

  • Passion for WA native plants!

Additional skills that would be helpful

  • Some customer service experience: a friendly, engaging demeanor is a must

  • Basic knowledge of botany and our native plant species

How to Apply

If interested in contributing to our growing native plant nursery, please send your resume to:

Mike Winningham, hiring manager and owner

(607) 259-9794