• Horticulturalist/Outside Customer Service

    Posted: 01/03/2021

    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

    Qualifications:

    • 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:

    • 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

    Experience:

    • Customer Service: 2 years (Required)
    • Horticulture: 5 years (Required)

    Location:

    • Vernon, BC (Required)