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Prairie Restorations Employment Opportunities - Six Locations Throughout Minnesota

Interested in joining the region’s leader in the growing business of native plant community restoration?

Prairie Restorations, Inc. (PRI) was founded in 1977, one of the first companies, nationally, devoted exclusively to designing, restoring and managing native prairie plant communities. In three decades we’ve grown from three employees in a single location to a full-time staff of 45 in six locations throughout Minnesota.

Our mission: “to produce and provide the highest quality, most ecologically appropriate products and services possible to restore and manage native plant communities.”

2017 Job Announcements

Position: Seasonal Retail Sales Associate

Location: Princeton, MN

Description: Retail sales associates are responsible for providing customers with information about native plant communities and helping customers in store and by phone or email in selecting and purchasing native seed, plants, trees, and gift merchandise. You will help perform daily plant maintenance such as watering, weeding, and the ID and treatment of plant pests.

This position requires the occasional pick-up and delivery of plant orders with a truck and trailer and working with other departments as needed and as part of training. Weekends are also required.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to pass a pre-employment drug test. For this location, we ask that candidates possess a certificate or 2 year degree in a horticulture related field or be working towards a degree or certificate. If hired you will be required to work outdoors, sometimes under inclement weather conditions, in a fast pace often physically demanding environment. Must be able to safely lift 50lbs. Computer skills such as keyboarding, Microsoft Office, and the ability to use email and navigate the internet are also required for this position.

Ideal candidates will have a strong interest and/or knowledge of native plants and common landscape practices and exhibit an eagerness to learn more about native plants and our company practices. Previous retail or customer service experience is helpful.

Send resume to Heidi at

Position: Greenhouse Assistant, Prairie Restorations, Inc.

Description: This is a full time, seasonal position starting April 10th. The primary responsibilities include transplanting, weeding and watering containerized native plants, and fulfilling orders. Other responsibilities may include seed collection and maintenance of plots. Some weekend hours (2 to 4 hours each day, one or two weekends per month) may be required to water greenhouses.

Qualifications: Applicants should have a sincere interest in raising and tending plants, a tolerance of working outside in occasionally adverse conditions and basic physical fitness. Education in relevant fields such as Horticulture or Botany and/or greenhouse experience is helpful.

Location: Princeton, MN

How to Apply: Either mail, email or fax a resume to:

Prairie Restorations, Inc.
c/o Raina Kujawa
31646 128th Street
Princeton, MN 55371

Fax: (763) 631-9455


Position open until filled

Position: Services Crew Member

Description: Summer seasonal positions with a potential for permanent positions are available in our services department at one or more of our six Minnesota offices. The service department is split into two primary work groups, install and land management. Primary duties for install staff are site preparation, seeding/planting, and applying erosion control blankets or mulching when necessary. Land management staff control invasive species, promote establishment of new installs, and perform prescribed burns. Although job duties are often split, there are typically ample opportunities for crossover experiences.

Location: Princeton, Scandia, Watertown, Northfield, Duluth, Hawley

Required Qualifications: An interest in nature/habitats and willingness to work occasionally long/unpredictable hours outside in sometimes adverse conditions. Ability to work as part of a team and comfortable handling herbicides and small power equipment such as weed whips. Must have valid driver’s license, an ability to lift 50 lbs. frequently, obtain MnDOT Health Card and pass pre-employment drug test.

Desired Qualifications: Some coursework or degree in biological studies with some knowledge/experience with plant identification. Experience with large power equipment such as tractor/ATV/skid loader/chain saw and prescribed burns.

How to Apply: Send resume to Please indicate if there is a location preference. Please also indicate when you’re available to start, if your availability is limited to just the summer, and when you need to be finished if returning to school in the fall.

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Prairie Restorations Inc.
Princeton Headquarters
31646 128th Street,
Princeton, MN 55371

Ph: 763-389-4342