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Horticulture Technology Instructor

Alamance Community College, Graham, NC

Full Time, 9-month

Start date: 8/12/2019

Provide effective instruction to students in the classroom by preparing for each learning experience, providing supplemental materials to enhance lessons, using effective evaluation methods to evaluate student performance.

Support student learning outside of the classroom by holding regular office hours, providing information about additional resources outside of class, and responding to emails and phone calls in a timely manner so as to promote student success.

Support curriculum development by participating in the creation and evaluation of courses, curriculum, and programs, participating in program advisory committees, attending departmental meetings, and serving as backup for other faculty members.

Promote the success of the college by participating in standing committees and following college professional and ethical guidelines.

Maintain teaching and work environment by maintaining equipment and supplies, ensuring overall cleanliness, functionality, and conformance to OSHA standards to provide a safe work environment.

Stay current in chosen field and teaching methodology by meeting or exceeding all institutional professional development guidelines, participating in professional development workshops and seminars, and participating in professional organizations and reading journals in the teaching and field of Horticulture.

Maintain accurate records such as attendance, grades, information for accreditation, and other important data and submit reports according to college policies.

Example of Duties:

  • Create and carry out lesson plans to ensure industry relevant content in courses. 

  • Assess student learning outcomes

  • Assist the Department head in maintaining an accurate inventory of program supplies.

  • Teach according to department lesson plans and maintain proper record keeping.

  • Classes may include:  Plant Materials; Equipment Operations; Applied Plant Science; Plant Propagation; and Landscape Irrigation, among others.

  • Recruitment and advising of students

  • Assisting in student club activities

  • Successful candidate must have the ability to operate equipment associated with the horticulture department

  • Maintenance of classroom and laboratory areas (including greenhouses, nursery and outdoor areas occasionally requiring weekend and holiday maintenance)

  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:


  • Associate's degree in Horticulture or related field

  • Minimum of two years' work experience in a horticulture related job such as:

  • Landscape design/installation, Landscape management, Nursery operations, Greenhouse operations, Arboriculture. 

  • Applicants should be expect to demonstrate skills needed to teach program courses.


  • Bachelor's degree in Horticulture or related field

  • Teaching Experience

  • Industry Recognized Credentials (ex. North Carolina Pesticide License, Certified Plant Professional, Registered Landscape Contractor, Certified Arborist, Landscape Industry Certified, etc.) 

Learn more and apply here:


Panther Creek Nursery Delivery Driver Position

Panther Creek is a family owned wholesale nursery in Willow Spring NC.  The delivery driver is a full time (45 hours per week) position and includes, but is not limited to, the following.

Duties and Responsibilities

-Flexible schedule - Early morning and overnight drive times are a must

-Must be willing to perform other outdoor nursery duties when not on a scheduled delivery

Qualifications and Skills

-Enjoys driving 24-26’ Box Trucks 

-Good driving record 

The ideal candidate for this position must be willing to work and follow directions dependably.

Please send resume to or call 919-552-8353 for more information.

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Sales and Marketing Representative

American Native Plants has been growing native plants for the restoration industry since 1998. We are located in Middle River, Maryland and are currently searching for an energetic person to fill this new opportunity. We expect this position to be full time, but are open to a schedule that will work for the company as well as the employee. We currently operate year round with about 20 full-time employees and have strong Spring and Fall selling seasons. Our primary customers are in the mid-Atlantic region, but we have others in New England, the Southeast, and some in the Upper Midwest. We handle 13 states for some of the National Arbor Day Foundation’s programs and recently launched an e-commerce site, Direct Native Plants.

What you could expect to be doing:

Responding to inquiries, RFQ’s (requests for quotes), by phone, fax and email.

Staffing booths at trade shows and related events.

Gleaning market information from contacts regarding pricing and trends in the industry.

Provide input to production and inventory staff regarding pending sales for upcoming projects.

Provide ideas for updating website.

Meet and tour with customers at the nursery as well as their locations, including jobsites.

Assist in coordinating delivery logistics.

Create regular contacts via email concerning availabilites, specials, etc.

Provide regular sales reports.

Who we’re looking for:

A person with a degree in Sales or Marketing with any horticultural connection a plus (or the equivalent in work experience).

A motivated self-starter with lots of energy and an outgoing personality.

A person who loves nature.

A person who is eager to learn.

A computer-savvy person with basic office programs, especially Quickbooks.

A person comfortable with using social media.

And the salary for all this is:

Negotiable depending on your qualifications.

What to do if this sounds like it might be just what you’re looking for:

Submit your resume. Include any references and expected salary range. Email to:

We’ll be waiting for it!


Landscape contractor in Pittsboro has immediate opening for full-time delivery driver/crew person.

$15-$16 per hour. Benefits available.

Duties include plant pickups, mowing and maintenance duties, and other landscaping services.

Valid Drivers License required, tobacco and drug free.

2+ years experience a plus

Great chance for a long-term employment with established award-winning company.

Email/send resume if interested to


Living Landscapes is currently looking for a hardscape crew member. We are looking for a person with experience in the construction of outdoor living spaces including patios, walkways, retaining walls, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and fireplaces. You will be working with pavers, segmented retaining walls as well as natural stone. Please email a resume to P.D. Ross at or call him at 336-693-2979 to set up an interview. We offer very competitive pay, paid vacation and holidays as well as personal days, a 401K match and reward benefits for furthering education and certifications. 

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Position Open:   Nursery Worker March - April, 2019

Mellow Marsh Farm has a full time permanent position open for a nursery worker. MMF is a wholesale propagation nursery in Chatham County, NC. We grow 200 species of native plants for water quality and conservation purposes. We are looking for a hard-working, energetic person with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in horticulture, landscaping, or farming.  

 Position Description

Work is varied and includes repotting plant material, pulling orders, mowing and weed-eating, loading and unloading trucks, interface with customers, and irrigation maintenance and repair. We work outside year-round in all weather. Great opportunity to learn about native plants and their cultivation.  Visit our web site at:  


A minimum of 2 years’ experience in horticulture, landscaping, or farming is required. Ability to do hard physical labor, all day, in all weather required. Familiarity with handling plant material preferred. English is a plus. Pay rate depends on experience; benefits available.

To Apply

Please send an e-mail expressing interest, including work history and relevant experience, to:  Please put “nursery position” in the subject line.

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Plant Delights Nursery & Juniper Level Botanic Garden is seeking a seasonal Horticultural assistant to work Monday–Friday.  Applicant must be available to work 30-40 hours per week from May-September, effective immediately. Hours, including clock in and clock out times, are flexible.  Qualified candidates must be physically durable, have a tolerance for a wide range of outdoor weather including summer heat, have a good work ethic, and be able to work well with others. Qualified candidates must be able to pay acute attention to detail while working at a fast pace. This is an amazing learning opportunity!  Preference will be given to hard working applicants with a passion for horticulture. Send resumes with cover letters of interest with reasons why you are the ideal candidate to

Position Classification: Hourly (Non-Exempt) Seasonal

Job Description:

  • Perform horticultural maintenance in the outdoor production and research gardens including weeding, mulching, raking, planting, digging, seed collection

  • Occasionally assist with grounds maintenance, including shovel work

  • Other duties as assigned

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New Garden has openings in our Greensboro and Winston-Salem locations for:

  • Landscape Installation Foreman/Foreman in Training

  • Landscape Installation Crew

  • Landscape Maintenance Foreman/Foreman in Training

  • Landscape Maintenance Crew

  • Irrigation Service Technicians

  • Store Facility Maintenance (retail location)

  • Planting Crew (retail location)

Our most valuable asset is our employees, with many administrative and field staff at or beyond two decades of service. This creates a culture of continuity and teaching that lets us provide top-quality service and customer care. Serving and satisfying clients for over 40 years has led to many second-generation clients and countless client referrals.

Our Services

  • Full-Service Landscape Design & Install

  • Residential & Commercial Landscape Maintenance

  • Garden Enhancement & Horticultural Services

  • Irrigation & Landscape Lighting Design, Installation & Maintenance

  • New Garden Gazebo, retail garden center

Employment Requirements

  • Qualified applicants will be punctual, have an excellent work ethic, great communication and customer service skills and be a team-oriented person.

  • Horticultural or landscape industry experience preferred but we're willing to train a strong candidate. Additional job-specific experience is required for foreman/supervisory level positions.

  • These are physical jobs and applicants must be able to lift 50+ lbs. repeatedly and work outdoors in many types of weather.

  • Previous experience in a particular job category is a plus

  • Must have valid NC Driver’s License and reliable transportation to work

  • Clean background check and drug screen required before hiring is finalized


  • Competitive Pay

  • Affordable Health/Dental/Vision Insurance

  • 401(k)

  • Paid Holiday/Sick time

  • Employee Referral Bonus

  • Company-Provided Work Gear

  • Fun, family-like work environment

How to Apply

Interested? You can apply any of the following ways:


Charlotte area E-Commerce Nursery actively seeking an entry level Spray Tech to join our IPM Department. Successful candidate will be required to perform the following tasks: 

- Apply pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers

- Maintain spray equipment through daily safety checks, general maintenance, and daily cleanliness of equipment.

- Must be able to work a flexible schedule. Based on weather, some weekends and or evenings may be mandatory as needed.

- MUST be able to work in all types of weather conditions.

- Valid drivers license.

- Mechanically inclined a big plus.

- Current NC/SC pesticide license or ability to obtain one within 6 months.

- High school diploma/GED

- MUST be able to follow instructions, willing to learn, and do simple math. We will train the right candidate.

This is a Full Time position. We offer Medical, Dental, Paid Time Off, paid training, and overtime after 40 hrs per week. Experience with spray equipment preferred but not necessary. Starting rate $13.00 - $14.00 per hour based on experience. Interested applicants should respond to