Careers

 

Looking for a career in the horticulture industry? We are currently hiring for multiple positions within our nursery.

American Native Plants is a wholesale nursery that specializes in growing native plants of the mid-Atlantic region. We primarily serve the restoration industry, meaning that our plants contribute to ecological biodiversity, create sustainable wildlife habitat, and restore and replenish clean waterways. We also have a retail branch, Direct Native Plants, that supplies mail-order native plants to retail customers. We are located in Middle River (Baltimore County), MD, and are currently seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

 

Nursery Field Lead

This is a full-time year-round position, Monday- Friday 7:30am-3:30pm with some weekends needed. Overtime is offered.

Pay range: starts at $18 per hour, commensurate with experience

Responsibilities include:

  • Customer Orders:
    • Accurately identify plants to be pulled
    • Stage and organize orders using best practices.
    • Review any shortages or sizing issues with sales team and inventory manager.
    • Apply plant labels and/or customer ID labels as needed.
    • Partners with other nursery workers as needed.
  • Customer Pickup/Delivery Loading
    • Consult sales team and inventory manager for daily pickup and delivery schedule.
    • Partner with delivery supervisor, Greenwheels Transport, to organize delivery material.
    • Organize deliveries and pickups using best practices for all customer and delivery vehicles.
  • Inventory:
    • Perform inventory spot-checks as needed.
    • Utilize hand-held inventory management tools to update real-time inventory status while pulling orders.
    • Update inventory manager with potential spec. issues with upcoming sales orders.
  • Store Front/Fulfillment Partners
    • Oversee implementation of the store front concept.
    • Work with fulfillment barn team to ensure stock material is staged for fulfillment orders without delaying packaging.
  • Other Duties/Responsibilities
    • Monitor plant health and irrigation systems; report problems immediately.
    • Responsible for equipment, tools, and vehicles provided by American Native Plants
    • Supervision of assisting laborers.
    • Performing other duties as needed.

Qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of plant material and/or nursery experience required.
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather.
  • Requires English language speaking.
  • Can operate nursery machinery.
  • Can lift 50lbs.
  • Contributes to team; facilitates good customer interactions; exhibits professionalism with customers, fellow employees and others with whom there is contact.
  • Must have reliable transportation to work.

Benefits include:

  • Health Insurance (after 3 months)
  • Sick Time (up to 40 hours)
  • Paid Vacation (after 3 months)
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan Contribution (after 1 year)

**Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required**

Qualified candidates can submit their application and/or resume to careers@americannativeplants.com. Fax or mail (see application) is also accepted, but email is preferred if available.


Nursery Field Worker – Seasonal

This is a full-time, seasonal position, Monday- Friday 7:00am-3:00pm with some weekends needed. March 15 (or sooner) through June 15.

Pay range: starting at $15 per hour

Responsibilities include:

  • Potting and organizing plants
  • Moving plants around the nursery at the direction of the field manager
  • General upkeep, weeding and watering
  • Perform other duties as needed

Qualifications include:

  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather
  • Contributes to team; facilitates good customer interactions; exhibits professionalism with customers, fellow employees and others with whom there is contact.
  • Can lift 50lbs
  • Can operate nursery machinery
  • Must have reliable transportation to work

Benefits include:

  • Sick Time (accrued in accordance with the Maryland Healthy Working Families Act)

**Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required**

Qualified candidates can submit their application and/or resume to careers@americannativeplants.com. Fax or mail (see application) is also accepted, but email is preferred if available.


Irrigation Technician

This is a full-time year-round position, with weekend overtime in spring, summer, and fall.

Pay range: starting at $15 per hour, commensurate with experience

Responsibilities include:

  • Hand-watering irrigated beds
  • Monitor irrigation systems daily
  • Maintain general upkeep of irrigation plumbing
  • Repairing and adjusting plumbing as needed
  • Performing other duties as needed

Qualifications include:

  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather
  • Contributes to team; facilitates good customer interactions; exhibits professionalism with customers, fellow employees and others with whom there is contact.
  • Can lift 50lbs
  • Requires English language speaking
  • Can operate nursery machinery
  • Must have reliable transportation to work

Benefits include:

  • Health Insurance (after 3 months)
  • Sick Time (up to 40 hours)
  • Paid Vacation (after 3 months)
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Retirement Plan Contribution (after 1 year)

 

**Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required**

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