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Nursery Shift Supervisor

Organization: Venture Out Nursery
City: Langley
Job Category: Retail Nursery
Job Type: Full-Time
Education Requirement: High School / GED
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Job Description

Venture Out Nursery on South Whidbey is seeking a full-time year-round Shift Supervisor who is a self-starter with high energy to join our diverse, professional and fun team. The ideal candidate will have one to three years work experience in agriculture/nursery and/or retail.  Nursery and horticulture experience or knowledge are a plus. We are offering competitive wages based on your experience. This position will report directly to the General Manager.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to explaining why you are qualified for the job or stop by to meet us with this information. Please be sure to include at least two work references and two personal references.

After our screening process, the interview process will include an in-person interview(s) with our management team.  This will be followed up by a working, hands-on interview to test the physical requirements of the position.


  • Shift Lead to include oversight of team and plant and customer care
  • Open and Close Nursery and till
  • Unload deliveries and stock merchandise
  • Maintain plant health with correct care
  • Assist customers with plant selection and improving nursery sales
  • Assist customers with loading plants, trees and soils and amendments as needed
  • Assist General Manager in organizing projects and managing daily tasks
  • Keep displays organized and tidy
  • Fill in on our Plant Install team if needed
  • Perform other tasks as requested by the GM

Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Horticultural or agricultural training, education, or work experience
  • Love of plants and working in a retail environment
  • Plant knowledge and/or nursery experience ideal
  • Leadership experience preferred but willing to train the right candidate
  • Experience or aptitude operating machinery such as loader, forklift, tractor, skid steer or similar equipment
  • Communicate well with employees and managers
  • Outgoing personality required to approach customers and assisting them with purchases
  • Sales experience a plus
  • Able to easily lift 50 lbs+ consistently
  • Able to work in inclement weather
  • Availability to work 4-5 full days per week including weekends and flexibility to switch days as needed
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-starter with high energy


  • Wages DOE
  • Employee discount on plants and merchandise
  • Paid vacation
  • SIMPLE IRA for full time after 6 months
  • Bi-annual cash bonus
  • Friendly and positive atmosphere
  • Permanent 12-month position

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to  Be sure to include professional and personal references.