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Interested in Joining Our Team?

At Hoffman Nursery, Inc., we are proud of our reputation for unexcelled customer service and top quality plants. We can only maintain this reputation with good people—and we have them! We are always looking for additional qualified and enthusiastic individuals to join our team.

On this page, you’ll find information about employment opportunities and internships.

Employment Opportunities

Yes, we are growing our great grass, and we are growing as a business. We are expanding our all-star team of folks committed to respectful relationships, superb quality, and constant innovation and product improvement. Our team members say they like working in the “relaxed, family-type” and “safe environment” at Hoffman Nursery, Inc. “Everybody here has a desire to do their work well,” and team members are “professional, yet laid back.” Co-workers are “interesting, funny, and supportive.” And, people are impressed with the company’s “genuine appreciation for the team and their work.”

We believe Hoffman Nursery, Inc. is a special place to work. A family-owned company, we offer rewarding career opportunities in an appealing atmosphere. We offer a range of employment opportunities from greenhouse, production and field positions involving daily work with plants to sales, customer service and office management positions requiring business degrees and/or experience.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive wages
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Paid holidays and paid time off 
  • Retirement benefits

If you’re ready to work for a company that truly values its employees, offers top quality products, prizes safety, and is located in a pleasant and picturesque rural setting, this is the place for you!

How to Apply

To apply for a specific open position at Hoffman Nursery, please review the information about that position by clicking on the job title. Please read all the information on that page and follow the directions for the next steps in the process.

Current Openings:

Hoffman Nursery is always looking for skilled professionals who might be good members of our team. If you are interested in learning more about opportunities at Hoffman Nursery, please send a cover letter and resume to

Internship for Summer 2016

This full-time internship is intended to allow a self-motivated student or recent graduate to gain exposure to a wholesale nursery through studying and working with general nursery management of a wholesale ornamental and native grass nursery. The intern will work with our staff in most areas of the nursery to gain new knowledge and advance current skills, and to earn experience in the wholesale nursery industry. If an intern has specific learning interests that are compatible with our operational needs at the time, we may be able to accommodate those interests.

General Nursery Internship

This internship will help the participant understand how each part of our business works together to operate as a successful wholesale ornamental and native grass nursery. The intern will spend time with each section of the business including growing, shipping, sales, production, marketing, facilities, inventory, and more. If an intern has a strong interest in a particular section of the business, we may be able to accommodate that. This program will provide practical experience in running a nursery in today’s evolving industry. More details and qualifications are outlined below.

Some Internship Details

Desired Qualifications

  • A strong willingness to learn and a good work ethic.
  • Must have a passion for plants
  • Must be eager to learn about grasses
  • Must be a sophomore, junior, or senior currently enrolled in a 2- or 4-year studying horticulture, agricultural business, environmental sciences, or other closely related majors OR a recent graduate of same
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must provide own transportation

Compensation and incentives:

  • $10.00/hour
  • Housing or gas stipend may be available
  • Field trips may include a visit to a trade show, other nearby nurseries, professionally landscaped gardens, and professional networking opportunities

Dates and length: Beginning May 31 and ending July 29 (dates may be somewhat flexible)

Location: Southeastern US. Rougemont, NC, north of Durham, NC

Work week: 5 days a week, 40 hours per week with occasional weekend work

Application Deadline: March 1 (closed for 2016)

Notification by March 25

Want to know more about the internship?

For a detailed description read about the 2016 summer internship.

The application process is described in full on the application form.

Contact Info: Internships Hoffman Nursery, Inc. 5520 Bahama Rd. Rougemont, NC 27572 Phone: 919-479-6620 Email:

About Hoffman Nursery, Inc.

Hoffman Nursery, Inc. is a wholesale plant nursery specializing in ornamental and native grass liners. We are a small company with a national reputation for growing high-quality plants. In 1986, John and Jill Hoffman started Hoffman Nursery on 45 acres in northern Durham County, North Carolina. In addition to our stock beds, and our 60-plus cold frames and hot houses, we have a new growing and production facility coming on line in early 2016.

Our mission is to produce the highest quality plants, deliver unsurpassed customer service, and actively support environmental stewardship to promote a better life for our employees, our neighbors and the world. Our team members work closely together in fulfilling that mission.

Our core values:

  • Show Respect
  • Improve and Adapt
  • Live with Integrity
  • Empower through Learning
  • Strive for excellence
  • Celebrate Success
  • Be passionate and energetic

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