Seasonal Labor- Osterville

Osterville, Massachusetts, United States Part-time



The business of Mahoney's Garden Centers is distinctly influenced by seasons of the year. The major peak is spring (March-July). In all cases, each store location has its own unique needs relative to these seasons. To meet these needs, the company hires seasonal staff. The job description duties of seasonal staff are uniquely tailored to be highly flexible and available upon demand and shifts can be added, reduced or modified with little or no notice. The preferred candidate should have a basic understanding or quickly become familiarized of product categories and services offered through basic training, and has the ability to share this knowledge with our clients by suggesting products and merchandise that will meet the client’s needs.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The Labor position is generally intended to support all tasks related to receiving goods, cost control and inventory maintenance. Assisting customers is expected.

  • Pro-actively support movement of inventory and communicating information related to price changes, special sales, etc.

  • Move, replace and improve the presentation of inventory.

  • Prepare property for incoming stock.

  • Support offloading of delivery trucks.

  • Check and validate POs, Goods Received, invoices, packing slips, or similar related to the documentation, processing or control of inventory.

  • Be knowledgeable about product and its location on the property.

  • Water, deadhead and maintain live inventory.

  • General maintenance (sweep, shovel, dust, clean- includes bathrooms).

  • Engage and assist customers.

  • Accept any assignment on the general floor (any location or department).


  • Pro-actively increase knowledge about (all) products, locations and procedures related to inventory management.

  • Requires frequent and consistent heavy lifting (60 lbs-100 lbs)

  • Willing and able to serve in any weather condition, out of doors

  • Housekeeping and maintenance

  • Flexible as to shift, hours or employment duration

  • Able to interact pleasantly and courteously with customers

  • Willing to promote sales at any opportunity

Work Environment

This job operates in an indoor and outdoor retail business environment. You must be willing and able to serve in any weather condition, out of doors. No travel required.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing repetitively throughout the entire shift. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items that weigh 60 lbs to 100 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a seasonal part-time position, starting in March for training and continuing through the end of the year.  Days and hours of work vary by schedule, availability required between 8-5pm.  Weekends and holiday shifts are mandatory for seasonal positions. 

AAP/EEO Statement

At Mahoney’s Garden Center we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Mahoney’s Garden Center hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the position to be filled.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.