Assistant Propagation Manager

Location: West Olive, MI
Deadline: January 31, 2015

Immediate opening for:

Assistant Propagation Manager

Vans Pines Nursery is an approximately 100 acre nursery located 1.5 miles from the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan. We are located in West Olive, Michigan which is midway between the cities of Holland and Grand Haven both of which are known for their beautiful sandy beaches and the festivals they host. Ottawa County has many recreational activities including boating, hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, shopping, and many great restaurants. Grand Rapids is 35 minutes east and is the second largest city in Michigan.

Vans Pines Nursery is an 80 year old, third generation, family owned tree nursery. We are well- known and produce high quality liners for the Christmas tree and landscape nursery trade. We specialize in native and exotics from around the world. There is also potential growth in management responsibility for “the right person”.


If you consider yourself someone who has patience to listen, is ambitious, and has a true passion/pride for growing the best plant products possible…Apply now for this unique opportunity and receive a signing bonus.

Position Requirements:

Full-Time position


2-4 year college degree in nursery/landscape ornamental or greenhouse production

  • Preferably (5) years or more of experience in plant propagation
  • Prefer farm background with knowledge of farm equipment
  • Must be willing to work outside in all types of weather
  • Enjoy physical activity daily and be competent in record-keeping
  • Highly desirable- Bilingual in Spanish + some supervisory experience


Commensurate with education and experience; competitive salary Includes excellent health benefits, paid holidays, and vacation

General Job Description:

Assist Propagation Manager in daily management of plant propagation and plant maintenance of Evergreen and Deciduous nursery stock. Since we grow from seed, you will be involved with tree seed stratification, processing, storage, harvest, and good record-keeping of all phases of production.


Send Resume to: Gary Van Slooten, President
Email: / postal: 14731 Baldwin St. West Olive, MI 49460