Horticulturalist/Outside Customer Service
At Nicholas Alexander Home & Garden, we are really excited and starting to think about our 2021 Spring season! Are you looking for a position in a fun, fast-paced environment as a Horticulturalist / Outside Customer Service at Vernon's NEW Garden Centre of choice?
Located in Vernon, BC, we are a destination garden centre selling beautiful plants, gardening merchandise, ladies fashion and so much more! If you have knowledge in Trees, Evergreens, Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Vines and Grasses and enjoy a creative and fast paced sales environment, then this job is for you.
This position is 40 hours a week with requirements to put in additional hours during our busy spring and Christmas seasons.You must be able to work weekends.
Reporting to the Manager/Owner, the Horticulturalist / Outside Customer Service responsibilities include:
- Provide assistance and knowledge to customers of outdoor plants for various situations (sunny, windy, shade, light levels, etc.)
- Provide excellent customer service and knowledge on all nursery stock
- Assist in creating compelling displays and point-of-purchase material
- Willing to ‘get their hands dirty’ to maintain the retail nursery area
- Keep the retail area stocked with plants for sale
- Ensure the Nursery area is clean, tidy and well-stocked
- Ensure plants are healthy and well cared for
- Keep current in gardening trends
- Assist in product ordering when necessary
- Minimum of 3 years working with trees, shrubs, fruit plants, roses, grasses and perennials and more
- Knowledge of plants including annuals, tropicals is not required but an asset
- Retail background an asset
- Ability to work quickly in support of multiple initiatives
- A great team player
- Ability to lift 50 pounds and be able to carry repeatedly through the length of the garden centre.
- Compensation will be based on experience.
- Health & Dental Benefits can be discussed after probation period is met
Nicholas Alexander Home & Garden is committed to providing a workplace that encourages, supports and acknowledges the performance and innovation of our people, which in turn helps us deliver an unparalleled experience to our customers & clients.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Application Deadline: 2021-02-28
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: $16.00-$20.00 per hour
- Customer Service: 2 years (Required)
- Horticulture: 5 years (Required)
- Vernon, BC (Required)