The Yard Inventory Assistant supports the Inventory/Purchasing Manager and Yard Manager in receiving plants (including unloading semis), storing and maintaining plants, and assembling plant material orders. This is a great opportunity to learn the inner workings of a successful, large-scale nursery with the added bonus of gaining hands-on plant knowledge. If you like continuously learning and developing your skills, this is the position for you.

Position Details

  • Full-time, seasonal employment
  • (March-November), 8-10 hours per day plus Saturdays in Spring
  • Saturdays are scheduled as needed

Job Description

  • Assist the Inventory/Purchasing Manager
  • Receive and store plant material, including unloading semis and storing material in holding yards
  • Maintaining plants in the holding yard, including plant labeling, pruning, fertilizing, weeding, and watering/irrigation setup
  • Assemble orders for landscape, retail and wholesale departments as needed
  • Assist other departments as requested


  • A horticulture degree is a plus, but not required. We will train you.
  • Experience with ornamental plants is a must
  • Candidates must be reliable team players with a strong work ethic, and be attentive to detail and quality.
  • A strong interest in plants and the green industry.
  • Required to be a productive, self-motivated worker
  • Capable of fast-paced repetitive work
  • Ability to safely lift 50 pounds


$19.00-$22.00 per hour, depending on experience

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

  • 401k after completion of a probationary period, with discretionary company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays for qualified employees
  • Health and dental insurance for qualified employees
  • Flexible hours, depending on workload and projects
  • 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.