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Come Grow With Us

Thanks for your interest in employment. Johnson’s Nursery is a third-generation, family-owned business. We grow and supply the Midwest with high-quality plants. Although we hire reluctantly, it’s our philosophy to provide security and growth opportunities for all successful employees. Our goal is for employees to remain with us long-term. Much of our workforce began in entry-level positions and grew into roles they were passionate about. We’ve been growing plants—and people—since 1959.

If you don’t see an “open” position, don’t be discouraged. We encourage applications from all qualified people passionate about plants. We always have room to add the right candidate—with the understanding that they will grow with us.

Johnson’s Nursery is a third-generation, family-owned business. We focus on growing and providing high-quality, Wisconsin and Midwest-hardy plants. Although we hire reluctantly, Johnson’s Nursery’s philosophy is to provide security and growth opportunities for all successful employees.

It’s our goal for employees to remain with us long-term. Much of our workforce began in entry-level positions and grew into roles they were passionate about. We’ve been growing plants—and people—since 1959.

If you don’t see an “open” position, don’t be discouraged. We encourage applications from all qualified people passionate about plants. We always have room to add the right candidate—with the understanding that they will grow with us.

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In-Demand Jobs

Our workforce consists of a diverse group of hardworking individuals of all ages, and a mix of seasonal, summer, part-time and full-time staff. Our needs for staff change regularly. We’re able to accommodate various needs such as summer-only workers and full-time green industry professionals.

  • Based in Jackson, WI, this position helps manage plant production – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

    Based in Jackson, WI, this position helps manage plant production – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

  • Based in Jackson, WI, this position manages the overall health of all our plants – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

    Based in Jackson, WI, this position manages the overall health of all our plants – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

  • Work directly with new and existing customers for all inquiries, including quotes, orders, recommendations, and expert advice.

    Work directly with new and existing customers for all inquiries, including quotes, orders, recommendations, and expert advice.

  • Assist Propagators in planting, pruning, potting, watering, staking, cuttings, seed collecting, and weed control.

    Assist Propagators in planting, pruning, potting, watering, staking, cuttings, seed collecting, and weed control.

  • Work on the landscape crew to install plants for residential and commercial landscape projects.

    Work on the landscape crew to install plants for residential and commercial landscape projects.

  • Work alongside the Propagation Manager to grow nursery stock! Ideal for Horticulture graduates or have 3-5 years of experience.

    Work alongside the Propagation Manager to grow nursery stock! Ideal for Horticulture graduates or have 3-5 years of experience.

Landscape Crew

Landscape Crews are 3-6 strong, hardworking individuals who realize landscape designs, achieve customer expectations and provide a level of meticulous attention to detail in tune with our standard operating procedure. Landscape Crews work directly on residential and commercial sites to install plant material.

  • Work on the landscape crew to install plants for residential and commercial landscape projects.

    Work on the landscape crew to install plants for residential and commercial landscape projects.

  • Communicates and coordinates with Landscape Designers and customers. Lead residential and commercial landscape projects.

    Communicates and coordinates with Landscape Designers and customers. Lead residential and commercial landscape projects.

  • Assist the Landscape Foreperson to install plants for residential and commercial landscape projects.

    Assist the Landscape Foreperson to install plants for residential and commercial landscape projects.

  • An ideal job for college students who want to work hard, be active, get outside during the summer, and earn money.

    An ideal job for college students who want to work hard, be active, get outside during the summer, and earn money.

Nursery

These all-around nursery positions experience nearly all aspects of our core business – growing plants! These employees experience planting and harvesting at our farm in Jackson, WI, nursery management at our headquarters in Menomonee Falls, and in special circumstances lending a helping hand to our landscape crews.

  • Based in Jackson, WI, this position helps manage plant production – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

    Based in Jackson, WI, this position helps manage plant production – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

  • Based in Jackson, WI, this position manages the overall health of all our plants – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

    Based in Jackson, WI, this position manages the overall health of all our plants – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

  • Based in Jackson, WI, this position experiences and works in most aspects of our nursery production facility.

    Based in Jackson, WI, this position experiences and works in most aspects of our nursery production facility.

  • Assist the Inventory/Purchasing Manager and Yard Manager in incoming, storage, and outgoing inventory operations.

    Assist the Inventory/Purchasing Manager and Yard Manager in incoming, storage, and outgoing inventory operations.

Customer Experience

Growing and harvesting plants is only half the equation. Bringing our quality, expertly grown plants to market is the other half. These positions are perfect for charismatic communicators who are passionate about providing the outstanding client and customer service that Johnson’s Nursery is known for.

  • Work directly with new and existing customers for all inquiries, including quotes, orders, recommendations, and expert advice.

    Work directly with new and existing customers for all inquiries, including quotes, orders, recommendations, and expert advice.

  • Geared towards green industry students! Create basic landscape designs, and assist retail clients and walk-in customers.

    Geared towards green industry students! Create basic landscape designs, and assist retail clients and walk-in customers.

Propagation

Assist in activities related to growing hardy landscape plants, including trees, evergreens, shrubs, perennials, and more. These positions are for people who want to work hands-on with plants: seed collecting, plant health, cuttings, grafting, production, watering, and more!

  • Based in Jackson, WI, this position helps manage plant production – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

    Based in Jackson, WI, this position helps manage plant production – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

  • Based in Jackson, WI, this position manages the overall health of all our plants – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

    Based in Jackson, WI, this position manages the overall health of all our plants – container-grown and field-grown (B&B).

  • Assist Propagators in planting, pruning, potting, watering, staking, cuttings, seed collecting, and weed control.

    Assist Propagators in planting, pruning, potting, watering, staking, cuttings, seed collecting, and weed control.

  • Work alongside the Propagation Manager to grow nursery stock! Ideal for Horticulture graduates or have 3-5 years of experience.

    Work alongside the Propagation Manager to grow nursery stock! Ideal for Horticulture graduates or have 3-5 years of experience.

  • Assist the Propagator with activities related to planting, pruning, potting, watering, staking, cuttings, seed collecting, and weed control.

    Assist the Propagator with activities related to planting, pruning, potting, watering, staking, cuttings, seed collecting, and weed control.

Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. is committed to a policy of providing employment opportunities to all talented and qualified applicants regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.