We are looking for individuals who have a positive self-motivating attitude and willingness to work hard in our fast paced outdoor environment. We are a team-orientated company and successful candidates will be willing to work in alternative positions/perform different tasks as requested by upper management. The ideal candidate is dependable, not scared to get dirty and friendly.
Responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:
To perform work tasks in all types of weather outdoors
Provide excellent customer service by finding solutions/answers for questions and concerns
Plant sales including proper education on plant care and choice for the customers unique garden needs
Stocking the sales yard, and merchandising
Plant care and maintenance including watering and pruning
Assisting with loading of both small and large items in customer or company vehicles
Assisting with organizing customer orders
Providing phone call or email plant consultations
Keep the greenhouse and yard in a clean and orderly manner ensuring areas are maintaining with AODA standards
- and other tasks as assigned by upper management.
Qualification and skills
Past experience working in a greenhouse, garden centre, nursery or for a landscaping company is an asset.
Capable of lifting up to 25-50 pounds, bending, twisting, walking and standing for long periods of times
Experience and licensed using a forklift, front end loader is an asset
Dependable to work efficiently independently
Able to work as team on group tasks efficiently
Willingness to learn and help where they can
Capable of working long shifts
Candidates should have strong knowledge or willingness to continuously learn about different plants (annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees) & gardening trends.
Ability to provide sound horticulture consultation with respect to plant selection and plant care specific to customer needs is an asset
Ability to provide specific gardening advice to customers, for example on soils, fertilization, pest control, irrigation and use of garden equipment is an asset
Experience with planting large trees according to Landscape Ontario best practice standards is an asset
Benefits of working at Tree Valley Garden Centre
++ hours available
Past college and university students were able to save enough money for the entire school year
Potential to be invited to work back next season
Potential benefit package in the future