Now hiring for 2023
Farmgate Garden Centre Opportunities 2023:
Passionate about plants, helping people and enjoy learning?
Enjoy working outdoors while keeping your mind and body active, get lots
of Vitamin D and exercise, while improving your overall wellbeing?
Like working in a peaceful environment with flexible hours?
If interested in this business, then join our fun-loving sales, nursery and operations team at Farmgate Gardens, the largest independently owned garden centre in the Quinte region. We pride ourselves in providing the best products at fair prices, building and nurturing client relationships over the decades, while doing our best to ensure they have an exceptional experience.
If you are dependable, honest, energetic, happy, friendly and personable with good communication skills please apply.
We are looking for: Sales Associates,
full and part-time, capable of unloading trucks, stocking, creating attractive visual displays to promote product, actively complete and organize orders and paperwork for deliveries, plant and garden centre maintenance and assisting customers loading their vehicles properly once you've assisted them in solving their garden related challenges. Other duties as required ie. watering, inventory, weeding, dead-heading, pruning...
No previous experience is necessary, but sales experience, horticultural, plant or landscape design knowledge and or education are definite assets.
Continuous learning is expected as well as physical ability (walking, standing, bending, squatting, and lifting will be a regular part of your day).
As the season progresses, the job may vary.
Sales Associates and Cashiers: Ability to operate POS cash system accurately, answer telephone professionally, organize orders, create beautiful displays and sales.
Grounds Keeper/Labour, Operations positions: focus on unloading trucks, positioning of heavier plant material, fountains and statuary, string trimming and mowing. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
All positions: 3-6 days/wk; 5-8 hr. shifts available; part-time (15-30 hrs./wk) and full-time (40+ hrs/wk).
We are open 7 days a week in the spring and 6 days a week in summer and fall, including statutory holidays.
Must have: ability to get to Farmgate Gardens; pleasant professional attitude; strong work ethic; attention to details is important; good listening skills; work well independently and in a team and a high level of customer service skills.
We do train for retail success.
Steel-toed safety work boots and appropriate outdoor clothing required.
Apply by February 22,2023 as we'll begin setting up the garden centre in March.
Please forward resume and cover letter to "email@example.com" or John Gibson at Farmgate Gardens, 525 Frankford Rd., Foxboro, Ont.
Industry competitive wages: $15.50 and up, commensurate with knowledge, education, related experience and performance at Farmgate Gardens.
Benefits: Company golf shirts and/apron provided,
exclusive employee discounts,
team gathering/company events,
possibility to return yearly for employment (March to November)
opportunity to advance, and
Farmgate Gardens is family owned and operated (you are not just
a number here)!
Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please do not apply if you cannot be bonded.
Thank you for your interest.