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Nursery Workers

CERES Community Environment Park
  • Casual role paying $23.10 per hour plus 25% loading ($28.88) plus weekend and other penalty rates
  • Diverse duties with daily variety to keep you busy
  • Opportunity to be part of a unique and dynamic not-for-profit enterprise


CERES Community Environment Park is an award‐winning, not-for‐profit, environment park and urban farm located by the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne. Once a landfill site and wasteland, today CERES is a thriving, vibrant community. With over 450,000 visitors a year, CERES is the most visited environmental centre in Australia.

About CERES Nursery

CERES Nursery opened in 1996, specialising in food plants, bushfoods, indigenous species, Australian natives and specialist plants. The nursery is very popular within the community and is setting a standard in providing an alternative to the mainstream nursery industry. The nursery is accredited with Sustainable Gardening Australia.

CERES Nursery has an emphasis on excellent customer service and horticultural integrity. CERES Nursery is committed to sustainable horticulture guided by the ethics and principles of Permaculture and organic gardening practices. During 2020 CERES Nursery transitioned to a click and collect model which has been popular with our community.

What we are looking for

We are seeking a customer service professional with horticulture and/or permaculture qualifications and a broad range of plant knowledge. If you are a natural collaborator with retail nursery experience and a demonstrated commitment to sustainable and organic horticultural practices, we want to hear from you.

What we offer

  • An excellent team of passionate and experienced individuals to work with.
  • A unique location with strong links to sustainability and community.
  • Staff discounts across all of the CERES enterprises.

Apply now!

A full position description is attached below.

Applications must be submitted via our website by clicking apply now and should include the following as one document:

  1. A brief cover letter addressed to Laurel Coad, CERES Permaculture and Bushfood Nursery Manager, to introduce yourself and outline your interest in the role
  2. A statement addressing the key selection criteria from the position description
  3. A current CV

CERES is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with disability and others who have diverse experiences of our world to apply for this opportunity. CERES believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

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