This entry level horticultural position is geared towards green industry students, and early career plant enthusiasts looking to get their foot in the door. These employees create basic landscape designs for clients, assist retail clients with smaller landscape projects, and assist walk-in customers with superior customer service.

The ideal candidate is a green industry student or an individual with at least 1-3 years of direct green industry experience.

Position Details:

  • Full Time Seasonal or Part Time Seasonal (April 1 through October 31)
  • Hours: Flexible in spring, summer and fall, with heavier hours in April, May, and June. Some weekends and evening hours required
  • This is an entry level horticultural position. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with a respected leader in the Wisconsin Green Industry and learn about landscape plants, design and installation; tree, shrub, evergreen and perennial plant production; plant propagation.

Job Description:

  • Assist retail clients with landscape plant selection
  • Cash and carry sales
  • Lifting and loading plants
  • Customer service
  • Creating basic landscape designs
  • Answering phones, filing, light cleaning, other basic office tasks


  • General knowledge of landscape plants, design and landscaping
  • Basic computer skills
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Team player attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Ability to work outdoors
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Horticulture education preferred
  • Landscape design experience or education a major plus

Benefits & Compensation:

$12.00-$16.00 per hour

Johnson’s Nursery, Inc. offers competitive compensation with the following perks after completion of probationary period:

  • Plant material discounts, company logo apparel allowance
  • Room for professional development

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please continue on to the application and questionnaire.