Assistant Designer for Indoor Planters

Posting closes March 31, 2019

Assistant Designer for Indoor Planters – The Studio

At West Coast Gardens, we are thinking about our spring season and reaching out to all of those looking for a position for an assistant designer for indoor planters  for our retail store.  

Located in South Surrey, we are a destination garden centre / nursery growing and selling beautiful plants and planters.  If you are an experienced designer with a floral background who enjoys a creative and fast paced work environment, then this job is for you.   

This position is a 30 hours a week position with requirements to put in additional hours during our busy spring and Christmas seasons.  You must be able to work weekends.  

Reporting to the Lead Designer, the Assistant Designer responsibilities include:

  • Assist Lead Designer in creating planters, using annuals, succulents, tropicals and other greens 
  • Gather product and follow design concepts for containers, hanging baskets and customer orders 
  • Keep the retail store stocked with Planters for sale in-store 
  • Ensure The Studio and Custom Design area is clean, tidy and well-stocked
  • Ensure plants are healthy and well cared for
  • Be available to provide assistance and  knowledge to customers of indoor flowering plants, tropicals and planters for  various situations (sunny, shade, light levels, etc.)
  • Ensure the delivery of outstanding service to customers
  • Keep current in trends/plants in order to maintain up-to-date planter designs and be a source of knowledge about new trends/plants to staff & customers
  • Plan and lead 2 – 4 workshops/demonstrations per year 
  • Lead special group events and our Studio drop-in program

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years working with floral designs with a portfolio of work that demonstrates your hands-on capabilities
  • Knowledge of plants including annuals, succulents, tropicals, perennials
  • Retail background an asset
  • Ability to work quickly in support of multiple initiatives
  • A great team player
  • Ability to lift 30- 40 pounds and be able to carry 10 – 15 pounds 

Compensation:

  • Compensation will be in the range of $14.00 – $16.00/hour based on experience
  • This position may evolve into a full-time (40 hours a week) position with benefits

Please send your resume and portfolio to margaret@westcoastgardens.ca.