Student Intern- Nursery/Garden Center, & Greenhouse

internship - part time, paid

South Seattle Community College
Seattle, WA
Closed
Posted 54 Days ago
South Seattle Community College
Seattle, WA
internship - part time, paid
Posted 54 Days ago
Closed

Description

Student Intern--Nursery/Garden Center, & Greenhouse Salary $16.00 Hourly Location Seattle, WA Job Type Temporary Part-Time College South Seattle College Job Number 2019-00154 Closing 6/5/2019 5:00 PM Pacific Position Summary Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of plant materials and facilities. Position is 12 hours ( three, four-hour days a week ) with some flexibility. Adherence to an agreed upon schedule is required . Intended as a year-long (spring through summer) practicum for SSC Landscape horticulture students or recent graduates of the LHO program. Minimum of six months commitment is preferred. Required to staff retail nursery open dates, including 7 to 8 Saturdays and Thursdays in Spring. The retail sales Saturdays are required . Maintain the Garden Center @ South social media presence. Ability to self-direct and work independently desired. Work with, students, volunteers and other interns. Work with Nursery/Garden Center/Greenhouse Coordinator (nursery coordinator) and LHO instructors to facilitate use of the greenhouse/nursery for the LHO program Essential Functions Oversee and/or work to ensure the continued good health, growth and development of all the plants, which includes but is not limited to: watering, weeding, propagating, planting, pruning and moving (to protect plants from environmental extremes and display them for sale). All activities involved with promotion, presentation, display, signage and transfer of goods to customers. Maintain clean and safe nursery/garden center/ greenhouse, which includes, but is not limited to, raking, sweeping, weeding, mulching, laying gravel and cleaning up litter or potential hazards. This includes aesthetics, safety, and cleanliness. Perform plant care activities in accordance with Landscape Horticulture Program IPM policy and EnviroStar goals . This is a pesticide free facility. Develop and implement effective strategies to achieve marketing, merchandising, sales and plant production priorities. Maintain the Garden Center @ South social media presence. Plan, set up, prepare for, and implement retail Garden Center open dates (sales). This position is required to staff retail nursery open dates, including 7 to 8 Saturdays and Thursdays in Spring. Garden Center is open 10 am to 3 pm. Retail sales Saturdays are required . Work with nursery/garden center /greenhouse staff to complete tasks and duties. Recruit and supervise volunteers, interns, and students to ensure safe, accurate completion of tasks. Maintain records for associated with plant production and retail sales. Inventory & maintain tools, equipment and other nursery & greenhouse supplies. Assist Nursery Coordinator in assessing needs; ordering and stocking of plant material and supplies. Communicate with and support LHO instructors regarding classes' use nursery, greenhouse and garden center areas. Communicate with and support SSC administration, security, facilities, and instructional departments' use of the nursery/garden center/greenhouse. Take prompt action to resolve any potential safety hazards to visitors or volunteers and advise Nursery Coordinator and LHO Dean of any recommended repairs, improvements or policies and implement decisions quickly. Interact with visitors and respond to questions about the nursery/garden center/greenhouse and horticulture, the role of individual plants and other questions about the nursery production and sales areas. Keep records of work accomplished, including legally required records for pesticide & fertilizer use. Other duties as assigned. Required Education, Experience & Abilities Currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from the Landscape Horticulture Program. Preferred, but not required, completion of, or enrollment in, the following courses (or equivalent work/volunteer experience): Soils, Horticulture Science, Pruning, Greenhouse Operations, Production & Marketing, Plant ID, IPM/IWM, and Propagation. Possess excellent people skills. Be a team player. Self-motivated (self-starter) Good organizational skills. Willing and able to work in all types of weather. Willing to gain experience in overseeing individuals, groups and volunteers. Interest in developing an understanding of nursery/garden center/greenhouse management Previous supervision experience is a plus. Ability to self-direct and work independently desired. Preferred Qualifications ______________________________________________________ Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants: � Ability to operate office equipment � Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials � Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person Any Temporary Hourly employee, who works a total of 480 hours or more for six (6) consecutive months, with at least 8 hours worked in each calendar month, becomes eligible for Medical/Dental, Life and Long Term Disability Insurance benefits on the first day of the seventh (7th) consecutive month. The employee may choose to waive the Medical benefit at that time and opt to enroll only in one of the employer paid Dental plans, basic Life Insurance and basic Long Term Disability plans. If the employee waives the medical benefit then no monthly premiums charges are deducted from their pay. If the employee later decides that he/she wishes to enroll in a Medical plan they may do so during Annual Open Enrollment which occurs from mid-October through November each year or if a life event prompts a special circumstance Open Enrollment at anytime during the calendar year. A Benefit Specialist will determine whether the life event meet the criteria for a special open enrollment. Once an employee is enrolled in the medical and dental plans, that person maintains employer paid benefits in any month with 8 hours in pay status. *Student worker positions are not eligible for benefits. Health Benefits Retirement Options Supplemental Retirement Options: ) Popular Optional Benefits available only with enrollment in a Consumer Directed Health Plan (CDHP) Credit Union Enrollment: Inspirus Credit Union Agency Seattle Colleges Address 1500 Harvard Ave Seattle, Washington, 98122 Phone 206-934-5428 206-934-4100 Website

Skills

social media, organization, horticulture, marketing, event management, science, merchandising, interpersonal communication, greenhouse, pruning, self-motivated, motivated self-starter, responsible, teamwork, microsoft powerpoint

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