Working at Earl May

Earl May Garden Centers provide a full service, one-stop nursery and garden center shopping experience, and you could be a part of it! From full-time to part-time and seasonal positions, there are many opportunities to grow.

Available Opportunities

Earl May has 28 retail garden centers throughout Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people to join our team. Stop by your local garden center to ask about available opportunities and apply today! You can either email your resume to or apply online. If applying by email, be sure to indicate the position and location you are applying for in your email.


Full time positions include a competitive benefits package. Benefits include the following:

- flexible schedule
- discount up to 40% off
- sales & bonus incentives
- enjoy working outdoors
- health, dental and vision insurance; 401k
- sell locally grown plants for a family-owned business


"I enjoy working here because I'm around different people every day, helping in different ways. I enjoy being outside working, so this job is perfect for me." - Chad D.

"I love working with the customers in finding solutions to their needs and wants. I also really like working for a company with such a long history. I remember my family shopping at Earl May when I was a kid." - Traci M.

Manager Trainee Program

Earl May's Manager Trainee Program offers opportunity for progressive advancement in the management ranks.

This is an accelerated program to become a Garden Center Manager within 24 months or less. Your ability and drive will determine the time required. Flexibility in relocating can enhance your opportunities.

You will be placed in the program based on your qualifications and skills, and will train with an experienced manager.