Plant Sale Crew (Temporary)

Openlands is seeking two to four people for its Plant Sale Crew to help with its Native Tree and Plant Sale in Libertyville, IL. Applicants should be available to work 11 days: May 7-9, May 14-19, and May 24-25, 2019. If you are interested in being a crew member please keep in mind that the entire event takes place in Lake County and crew members will need to have access to available transportation for this position.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with unloading and inspecting plant deliveries
  • Assist with organizing and caring for plants and retail space
  • Ring up sales and handle cash, checks and credit cards
  • Provide a positive experience for customers and volunteers

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Able to lift and carry 40 pounds repeatedly, push carts filled with trees and shrubs, pull hoses, and work outdoors in inclement weather
  • Able to learn and operate the computer program used for managing inventory and sales
  • Able to gently handle plants and follow directions for their watering and care
  • Able to read plant labels and order forms that rely on plants’ scientific/Latin names
  • Able to interact professionally with customers, co-workers, volunteers and growers
  • Able to follow directions with minimal supervision and communicate with supervisor when additional guidance is needed
  • Enthusiasm for native plants, nature, and connecting people to the natural world

Compensation: $15/hr

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter explaining why your skills and experience would complement this position to Please include “Plant Sale Crew” in the subject line.

Openlands is an equal opportunity employer.

About Openlands:

Openlands protects the natural and open spaces of northeastern Illinois and the surrounding region to ensure cleaner air and water, protect natural habitats and wildlife, and help balance and enrich our lives. Openlands’ vision for the region is a landscape that includes a vast network of land and water trails, tree-lined streets, and intimate public gardens within easy reach of every city dweller. It also includes parks and preserves big enough to provide natural habitat and to give visitors a sense of the vast prairies, woodlands, and wetlands that were here before the cities. In sum, Openlands believes that protected open space is critical for the quality of life of our region.