Nursery Production Assistant

Oxbow Farm & Conservatory

Carnation , Washington


  • Perform duties around crop production, including: sowing, thinning, transplanting, pruning, pest and disease management, re-organizing nursery stock, weeding, irrigation, seed collection and cleaning, and inventory practices
  • Assist in putting together plant orders, loading delivery vehicles
  • Maintaining organization and cleanliness of the nursery and equipment
  • Assist with nursery research projects: maintenance and data collection
  • Participate in site preparation, maintenance and native planting activities on site


  • Strong background in botany, environmental science, horticulture, or related field (nursery experience and/or higher education in the field preferred)
  • Experience in gardening, plant propagation, or restoration activities, and a strong desire to learn more
  • Consistent attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction, ask for help/clarity when necessary, and accept constructive feedback on work and technique
  • Clear, consistent communication
  • Ability to work: standing, sitting, bending over or kneeling; to lift heavy & awkward objects, up to 50 lbs.; perform physical work such as digging or planting; and in inclement weather
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Positive leadership skills
  • Flexible, creative, and able to perform well in diverse conditions and under pressure
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is a plus
  • Ability to work independently and within a team

Additional desired qualities include: environmentally conscious, detail oriented, self-motivated, energetic, and professional.

The Oxbow Native Plant Nursery is part of a larger non-profit organization. A commitment to Oxbow’s overall mission and working as part of a team is critical.

This is a seasonal, full-time position, paying $11.50-$13.50 per hour, DOE, with some paid time-off and access to food from the fields.


Please apply @ with cover letter and resume.

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