Nursery Sales Assistant

Posting closes March 31, 2019

Nursery Sales Assistant

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

Located in South Surrey, we are a destination garden centre / nursery growing and selling beautiful plants and planters.  If you have knowledge in Trees, Shrubs, Perennials and Grasses and enjoys a creative and fast paced sales 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 Nursery Stock Lead, the Sales Assistant responsibilities include:

  • Provide assistance and knowledge to customers of outdoor plants and planters 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 store 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 trends 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1 year  working with trees, shrubs and perennials
  • Knowledge of plants including annuals, tropicals and perennials
  • Retail background an asset
  • Ability to work quickly in support of multiple initiatives
  • A great team player
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds and be able to carry 10 – 15 pounds repeatedly through the length of the garden centre

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.