Garden Attendant

Seeking energetic and motivated garden attendants to add to our customer service team. Duties include watering and plant care, nursery and greenhouse plant maintenance, pond and fish care, unloading of nursery stock, and assisting customers with purchases and education. 
Garden club membership, CPH certification, horticultural education, or retail nursery experience preferred.

Position is part-time and seasonal.

About Us:

Airport Garden Center is a family owned and operated garden center started in 1977. Our store offers top quality plants, soils, fertilizers and a large selection of garden, pet and farm supplies. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is dedicated to providing our customers with a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Our goal is to provide our customers with the knowledge needed to make the best choices in products, and to be successful gardeners and pet owners.

 

Skills We Are Looking For:

  • Attention to detail, organization and accuracy.

  • Ability to lift and carry plants and products to customers vehicles.

  • Friendly and confident customer service skills.

  • Basic knowledge of plant names, watering, and plant care.

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.
     

Personality We Are Looking For:

  • A friendly, confident individual who is very happy to talk to complete strangers all day.

  • Someone who loves to find the correct answer to customers questions, and who is never willing to just say “I don’t know”.

  • Someone who loves being outside all day, and does not mind getting dirty!

  • A person who works well in a very fast paced environment, and who can multitask even when things are hectic.

  • Someone who can follow a list of tasks or to-dos without supervision.

  • A person willing to take on any tasks assigned with a positive attitude.

  • A teamwork driven person, who enjoys working together with other staff to deliver customers the best possible shopping experience.

  • Someone who is willing to work in all weather conditions, and in all areas of our store when needed. This includes working with and cleaning up after animals, plants and people on a daily basis.
     

This Is Not the Right Job for You If:

  • You prefer a quiet and slow paced work environment. Our gardeners are often helping multiple customers, filling water trays, carrying out products and researching questions all at the same time.

  • If you are not able to commit to a work schedule that includes all weekends and some after-hours training, and requires being here on time for every shift. We are not able to accommodate vacation time during our spring season.

  • You are not willing to work without personal use of your cell phone except during scheduled breaks.

  • If you have no interest in learning about plants and gardening. Our staff is learning from each other every day and retaining information and product knowledge to better help our customers. The desire to learn about the products we sell is a must!

  • If you are looking for a job that has insurance benefits. Our seasonal positions do not include health or dental benefits.

 

If this sounds like a job that fits your personality and professional goals, please click the button on the bottom if this page to continue the application process.

Please also submit a current résumé to us at 2200 W. Edgewood Drive, Port Angeles, Washington or via email to kaitlyn@airportgarden.biz.

 We look forward to learning more about what you have to offer our team!

If this does not sound like a good match for you, or anything in this job posting has changed your mind about applying to our company, we thank you for your interest and wish you the best in your job search.

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