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19 Aug 2022

Full-Time Seasonal Integrated Pest Management Specialist

Plant Delights Nursery at Juniper Level Botanic Gardens – Posted by PDNsauls Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Juniper Level Botanic Garden is a world-class botanic garden that boasts a collection of more than 30,000 different plants. It is also the home of Plant Delights Nursery, Inc., a mail-order perennial plant nursery that offers unique, rare, well-grown and properly-named perennials to passionate gardeners around the world.

The Garden team at Juniper Level Botanic Garden is seeking a Seasonal Integrated Pest Management Assistant help the IPM Specialist manage the health and safety of the plants in the Garden here in south Raleigh, NC (up to 40 hours a week, from Monday – Friday).
Qualified candidates must be physically durable, have a tolerance for a wide range of outdoor weather (including the summer heat and winter chill of Raleigh, NC), have a good work ethic, a friendly personality, and be able to work well with others. Qualified candidates must also be able to lift 50 lbs. and pay attention to detail while working at a fast pace.

Preference will be given to applicants with horticultural or garden experience and a Valid NC Pesticide Applicators License, but a passion to learn and gain more experience in the field of horticulture is more than welcome. This person will work under the supervision of the IPM Specialist.


Compensation: Starting at $13 per hour


  • Taking appropriate and timely action to prevent damage to the Collections from weeds, insects and diseases
  • Scouting and treating for weeds, insects, and diseases in garden beds and lawns
  • Scouting, treating for and reporting stressed/declining plants to Garden Curator
  • Determining best treatment options for each pest situation, always opting for biological/less toxic options
  • Recording pesticide treatments, results, and monitor efficacy in Excel log sheet
  • Submitting pest samples to the Pest and Disease Clinic at N.C. State as needed
  • Administering the vole control program, including scouting and treating
  • Treating for fire ants throughout the property
  • Following all legal pesticide requirements, including posting of ‘Do Note Enter’ signs, record chemicals used, and use of proper PPE (at least boots, mask, and long gloves)
  • Assisting with Nematode Control Program
  • Monitoring turf for pest/disease pressure
  • Monitoring turf for overly dry/wet areas
  • Other duties as assigned by IPM Specialist and Garden Curator


We are looking for people who:

  • Communicate well
  • Think critically
  • Are responsible
  • Are respectful
  • Have an attention and respect for detail
  • Are excited to learn
  • Have experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Can work independently and are self-driven


Standard Business Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am – 5 pm

How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Horticulture/Agriculture.

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