Conserve Lake County is an award-winning nonprofit that works on behalf of clean water, healthy land and connected communities of people and nature. The professional staff is housed at beautiful Almond Marsh in Grayslake, where, for several weeks each year, progressive customers can shop for native trees, shrubs and other plants to fulfill their properties’ conservation-friendly visions, goals, needs and budgets.
The successful applicant will learn about and help to manage all phases of Garden Center operations for the organization’s Native Plant Sale, a growing social enterprise whose proceeds support conservation-friendly programming. With support from our Director of Ecological Services and Sustainable Landscapes Manager, this intern will work with growers to manage inventories and deliveries; marketing and sales; customer service; plant care and display; and bookkeeping and reporting.
Builds from 6 hrs per week (Jan-Mar) to 15+ hrs per week (Apr-Jun)
Flexible hours; start and end dates negotiable
$700 stipend plus development of professional skills and network
Applicants must have a passion for plants, people and service-oriented
business, and be enrolled in or recently graduated from a program of coursework in horticulture, landscape design, botany, natural resources or similar field. Must be able to carry forty pounds and work outdoors in inclement weather. Requires willingness to learn and ask questions in a team environment, attention to detail, ability to manage time effectively, proficiency with Microsoft Office Word and Excel, customer service skills, professional appearance and cheerful demeanor.
Resume and cover letter OR the below application to firstname.lastname@example.org or 32492 N. Almond Rd, Grayslake, IL 60030. No phone calls please.
December 28, 2016