native plant salesperson position

posted March 11, 2013

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Seasonal Native Plant Sales – Nasami Farm Nursery
New England Wild Flower Society seeks a full time/part time Seasonal Native Plant Salesperson for our retail sales area at Nasami Farm Nursery in Whately, MA.  Responsibilities include plant and merchandise sales and care, managing plant orders, and providing excellent customer service. This position offers the additional opportunity to learn about native plant propagation, participate in educational classes and gain practical gardening experience.

Skills
The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills, work well independently,  have a strong desire to learn, and enjoy working with customers.  The candidate must have botanical interest and understanding and a basic familiarity with horticultural practices. Knowledge of native plants is a strong plus.

Details
Seasonal Plant Sales: Part to full time position that starts in early April 2013 and ends in the end of October 2013.  Weekend work is required.  This associate reports to the Retail Manager.
Responsibilities include:

  • Perform opening and closing point of sale procedures
  • Assist customers, ring up sales, answer plant questions, assist walk-ins and pre-arranged weekday sales
  • Water/groom/maintain retail plants, assist with nursery watering
  • Restock plants, set up and refresh plant displays
  • Help with initial retail setup in spring, breakdown in fall and inventory
  • Responsible for labeling/signage and keeping track of inventory
  • Maintain display beds around building and on property, coordinate volunteer help.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Society
  • Occasionally help with driving truck to make plant deliveries and pickups

To apply
Email or fax a resume, cover letter, and list of three references to:
Noni Macon, Retail Manager
New England Wild Flower Society
nmacon@newenglandwild.org
Fax: 508-877-3658