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Kiosk/Sales Host
Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery

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Kiosk/Sales Host

Ruth Bancroft Garden & Nursery
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Job Summary

$16 per hour
Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 30 days ago
Job Role
Nursery Staff
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Job Description


Sales Host – Part time

This is a part-time position with hours possible Tuesday – Sunday 10am-5pm. 

Reports to:  Nursery Sales Manager Classification:  Non-exempt 

The Ruth Bancroft Garden, a public garden and a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, is a nationally significant collection and display of drought tolerant plants from arid regions of the world which Ruth Bancroft found can thrive in the inland coastal region of California.

Job FunctionThe Sales Host’s main responsibility is to welcome visitors, sell Garden memberships, and support daily plant sales.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Support daily sales in nursery and kiosk:
    1. Greet all customers as they enter the nursery sales area. Answer customer questions and provide an exceptional customer experience.
    2. Generate membership sales by selling the many values and benefits; be well acquainted with our membership options
    3. Assist nursery staff in stocking, staging and pricing nursery plants and merchandise.
    4. Process payments using POS system
    5. Process deliveries
    6. Assist with opening and closing the Garden on occasion. The Garden is open to the public from 10-4 Tuesday through Thursday and 10-5pm Friday through Sunday.
    7. Stay informed of events, workshops, and services offered.
    8. Build sustainable relationships and trust with customers through open and interactive communication.
    9. Follow procedures, guidelines and policies outlined by the Garden.
  2. Plant maintenance and care duties:
    1. Assist nursery staff with watering, plant care, labeling and pricing, and filling soil bags.
  3. Support for Major Promotions/Events
    1. Work RBG major events. These are generally during the evening on weekends.
    2. Assist with organizing of sale areas before the events and restocking during events.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidate must be a great salesperson-friendly, outgoing.
  • Excellent sales and customer service skills.
  • Sales and customer service experience, in an area such a as retail, is preferred.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs and remain on feet for extended periods of time.
  • A working knowledge of the plants featured in the Garden and in the sales area is preferred.
  • Must be able to take direction and work independently
  • Customer oriented and the ability to adapt/respond to different types of characters.
  • High level of self-motivation.
  • Willingness to learn about the Garden and answer basic questions from the public.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • High school degree.

EEO Statement The Ruth Bancroft Garden, Inc is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.  

Business Overview

Our Story

 The Ruth Bancroft Garden, is a public garden and a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization in Walnut Creek, California. The Garden is a 3 ½ acre internationally significant collection and unique display of plants from arid regions of the world that Ruth Bancroft originally selected for their ability to thrive in the inland East San Francisco Bay region.  

Why Work With Us?

A world-renowned 3.5-acre garden, housing a collection of succulents, both unique and beloved, as well as drought-tolerant plants from around the world. The Garden’s founder, Ruth Bancroft, lived to be 109 and was a pioneer in drought-tolerant garden

Team Size

11-50 team members


Culture & Perks

Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Retirement Benefits
Casual Dress
Parking Provided
Pet Friendly
Community Oriented
Work-life Balance
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