Here at Proteaflora our vision is "To make the world a better place through your garden" and we are always looking for like minded people to join our team.
Proteaflora sees gardens and greenspace as vital in making the world a better place – environmentally, socially and economically. Plants and gardens play a vital role in the urban landscape – they reduce heat, relieve stress, contribute to better water management, purify the air, give better health outcomes, are aesthetically pleasing and add value to real estate.
Our vision is of a world with healthy and happy people living in balance with Nature in their environment. That’s why we are in the “green industry”. Our aim is to bring joy and inspiration to budding gardeners by helping them create garden spaces that enrich their daily life.
We are a family business, owned and operated by David and Ilse Mathews with a professional team of horticulturists, marketers, creatives and people that help make things happen.
Shared Success – We are determined to succeed in creating great outcomes for us, our staff and our customers.
Excellence – We set high standards for our products and services and are always looking for better ways to do what we do. ‘Near enough’ is NEVER good enough’.
Inquisitiveness – We are always alert to what’s going on around us, questioning what is going on & why, and look for new opportunities and better solutions along the way.
Caring – We care about people and our environment - in our workplace, in our industry, in our community and in the world around us.
We regularly hire seasonal staff in late winter to help us out during the spring season. If you have some experience in nursery work are passionate about plants and would love an opportunity to work with us please fill out the application form below
Do you love being outdoors, love plants and nature? Here’s the chance to develop your career where you do this while you make the world a better place, one plant at a time. Join the team at Proteaflora Nursery as a Nursery Assistant and learn how we grow and nurture plants that look beautiful and help us all have healthier and happier lives.
Nursery Assistant Role:
The role of Nursery Assistant includes work in all areas of our nursery operation – looking after our Motherstock plants, creating new plants in our propagation season; potting up young plants into bigger pots and helping them grow into happy and healthy plants. As a member of our team, you will learn all about Protea plant health and care, including nutrition, watering and pruning, up to the point that they are ready for sale and shipping off to our customers.
You will be the pick of the crop if you…
• Are physically fit and love being active
• Are happy to work outdoors in all weather – rain, hail or shine
• Have a passion for nature and plants
• Care about people and work well in a team
• Have a positive outlook
• Have an eye for detail
• Are alert to what is going on around you
• Can create and develop new ideas
• Have good problem-solving skills
• Have a curiosity about the world around you
• Have a strong work ethic and are able to work independently once you are fully trained
• Have successfully completed Year 12 (or equivalent) and are able pick up new skills quickly
• Are computer literate and comfortable working with various types of software
• Have a current full driver’s licence
Work Hours and Remuneration:
Nursery operating hours are from 7:30am to 4pm, Mondays to Saturdays. Staff work on a 5-day roster basis.
Your pay and other entitlements are based on the Nursery Award and will depend on your qualifications and experience. Wages for qualified staff start at $40,200 p.a. plus superannuation.
We supply uniforms and protective clothing to all our staff.
Applications are due by close of business on Monday, 17th June 2019
Nursery Assistant Role 2019 (173 KB)