Horticulturist- Brighton

Brighton, MA Full-time

 

The business of Mahoney's Garden Centers is distinctly influenced by seasons of the year. The major peak is spring (March-June). In all cases, each store location has its own unique needs relative to these seasons. The job description duties 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 thorough understanding and quickly become familiarized with product categories and services offered, and have 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 position is generally intended to understand and advise employees and customers about the horticultural practices and gardening techniques necessary to maintain and grow inventory in a high volume urban garden center.

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

  • Be aware of price changes, special sales.

  • Seek opportunities to [up]sell merchandise or services.

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

  • Move, replace and improve the presentation of inventory.

  • Water, deadhead and maintain live inventory.

Competencies

  • The minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in horticulture, agriculture or related field or foreign degree equivalent

  • One year of experience in high volume horticultural growing; and specialized knowledge of plant inspection techniques.

  • Possess broad horticulture experience (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, etc)

  • Able to interact pleasantly and courteously with customers

  • Willing to promote sales at any opportunity

  • Requires frequent and consistent, moderate to heavy, lifting (up to 50 lbs)

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

  • Flexible as to shift, hours or employment duration

Work Environment

This job operates in an indoor and outdoor retail business environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones. 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 up to 50 pounds. 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 full-time or part-time position. Days and hours of work vary by schedule. Weekend shifts are required as schedule demands.

AP/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.