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Posted Date

08-01-19

Location

Southington, CT

Department

Garden Center

If
you enjoy caring for plants or like to give gardening advice to those who ask,
then you will enjoy working at Winterberry Gardens. Working at our nursery
offers many opportunities for those who enjoy selling, working with the general
public, care of nursery stock and creating a welcoming, warm community type of
atmosphere.

Our nursery and garden
center focuses on the sale of plants and horticultural products to the public.
In addition, Winterberry offers additional services to residential and commercial
clients. Many of our customers look to our nursery for tips on how to nurture
their plants, as well as product suggestions. This position is for a Grower Associate  and will be for the upcoming Spring 2019 Season.

 

The
ideal candidate should be a friendly, people-oriented person, and have a
customer-focused mindset at all times.  Essential skills include: superior people skills, time management,
multi-tasking in a busy environment, good listening skills, computer skills,
professional phone skills, and a consistently positive attitude. Must have a reliable
vehicle for transportation to and from work. Must be able to stand for long
periods, and should be able to lift at least 30 lbs.

 

Job
Requirements

  • Customer Service First Attitude; greeting and welcoming clients.
  • Must be familiar with growing annuals, vegetables, and perennials.
  • Managing all growing team members.
  • Purchasing of all plan materials, soils and pots.
  • Familiar with Inventory management including maintaining inventory in POS program.
  • Receive and manage orders, costs and operating budget.
  • General Greenhouse operations knowledge is a MUST.
  • Maintain optimum growing temperatures, operating flood bench system, proper fertilization and timing of pruning.

More
about the job

  • Availability on weekends.
  • Able to lift up to fifty lbs.
  • Plant watering and maintenance.
  • Stocking plants and materials in and around the garden center. 
  • Full Time & Part Time positions available.
  • Knowledge of annuals, tropicals, perennials, and trees and shrubs is a plus.
  • This is a seasonal position.