RIGHT NOW WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FRIENDLY, STRONG, MOTIVATED PERSON TO JOIN OUR NURSERY TEAM, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PHYSICAL WORK OF KEEPING THE STORE CLEAN, BEAUTIFUL AND WELL-STOCKED. NURSERY ASSOCIATES SPEND THEIR DAYS OUTDOORS IN OUR GARDEN STORE DOING HEAVY WORK.
You’ll be expected to lift, carry, and move heavy items on a daily basis, sometimes all day long, so you’ll need to be strong and fit. You must be able to lift 75 pounds regularly. You’ll move lots of large plants and pottery, load sold merchandise into vehicles, clean the nursery and take care of plants.
If you have experience working on landscapes or farms, in a warehouse or working construction, we encourage you to apply. Customer service experience in any industry would be a plus. You’ll be responsible for greeting customers and connecting them to a more experienced salesperson.
We’re looking for someone who wants to learn! Nursery Associates are in a great position to gain knowledge and expertise from the skilled horticulturalists and landscape professionals who work and shop here. Many of the Nursery Associates who got their start here have gone on to start their own landscape companies. Working as a Nursery Associate at Flora Grubb Gardens is an excellent way to learn the nursery and landscape business. We’re committed to our staff’s professional growth and success.
24 to 40 hours per week
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We are looking for someone who takes great joy in making things beautiful and loves working with plants. You will work with a small team that takes all of the merchandise that arrives at our door and turns it into the wonderland that is Flora Grubb Gardens. You will move a lot of heavy merchandise around all day, both indoors and outside. You will interact with our customers, make sure they feel welcome, and connect them to a more experienced salesperson when necessary.
Part of the magic of Flora Grubb Gardens is in the beauty of how everything is displayed. Your job will be to make that magic happen, over and over again. Because the media we work with are garden plants, pottery, and furniture, you’ll need to be strong, fit, and enthusiastic about working on your feet much of the time.
It would be great if you have experience building displays in any retail environment. You’ll need to have had some plant and garden experience and a passion for gaining more. We’re looking for someone who wants to learn!
Many people have excelled in this job who have a background in design or art. It would be a huge plus if you have a passion of horticulture and a strong interest in garden design. You’ll be in a great position to learn from the skilled horticulturalists and garden designers who work here.
We are the new (2 years old now!) Marin County location of the well known Berkeley Cactus Jungle.
Spring is coming, the days are getting longer, and we’re looking for additional customer service specialists to help us make this year our best yet. We’re a local retail nursery featuring succulents, cactus, bamboo, drought-tolerant perennials, and so much more!
Our focus is customer service and that means we actively engage with our customers, every day, all day. We ask lots of questions to help determine what plants will best fit their specific needs because we want our customers to be successful plant enthusiasts. We assist them in selecting plants and we give easy-to-follow plant care instructions that include how to repot, when to water and fertilize, and what plants work well together.
Our most successful team members are friendly, outgoing, inquisitive people who enjoy sharing their passion for plants with our customers. They are plant nerds that delight in getting their hands dirty while teaching others about the plants we grow and sell. This passion and level of customer service is what our customers have come to expect from us.
Have you worked at a nursery, taken horticulture classes, or volunteered at a Botanic Garden? If so, and if you value sharing that experience, you’ll find this position rewarding. If your education or experience is in engaging and educational customer service, you’ll also revel in this opportunity. We can teach you what you need to know about the plants!
This job can be physically demanding- we're on our feet all day and must be able to lift at least 40lbs. Weekends are required. Currently looking for part time, but we can discuss full time options. Benefits offered. Competitive wages based on experience. Must be able to occasionally work at our Berkeley location and provide your own transportation.
If you enjoy actively engaging with the public, plants, and a fun team, please submit your resume AND cover letter. Tell us about you! Please do not drop your resume off or call the nursery.
Creative and Resourceful K-8 Garden Educator and Gardener To Teach-Ecology-Gardening-MultiArts-Literacy-Nutrition AVAILBLE NOW !!!
employment type: part-time or full time - year round
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Dynamic Teacher / Gardener For Middle School, plus K-5 Students: Organic Gardening / California Natives / Ecology / Multi- Arts / Technology / Literacy / Nutrition Teacher (part-time)
The dynamic, inspired, and cheerful, outdoor educator and expert gardener will be leading groups of K-8 students and teachers, some PreK, in hands-on learning and doing, in: organic and native gardening and tree planting, multi-arts including digital media, literacy and nutrition projects, as well as leading students in researching local ecology, history, watersheds, and existing local community, including its natural, multicultural, and built resources. You will be doing some student outreach and recruitment, attracting students for hands-on, learning programs, and leading gardening, related landscape, and arts activities as standards-based learning processes. You will be communicating about sustainability, ecological systems and native landscapes as well as performing community outreach activities with children and adults in ways that are fun, educational, and relevant. You will also help with some administration of program.
• The exceptional candidate must have at least a B.A. and knowledge of science, organic gardening, California native species, and the arts; digital media a plus ! MUST ALSO BE A GOOD GARDENER !
• Must have extensive experience teaching with excellent classroom management skills, including Elementary, Middle School and some High School students - working creatively and artistically with all learners with knowledge of Common Core Standards and Next Generation Science Standards
• Must be excellent and have ease in managing and leading groups of students with good classroom management skills in an outdoor setting
• Must have a dynamic, outgoing personality and ability to attract middle school youth's participation in hands-on afterschool and summer program and captivate and hold young students' attention
• Must be an excellent organic gardener, tree planter, and landscaper with knowledge of science including botany, cycles of life, insects, natural pest management, companion planting, California Native species, plant communities, nutrition and health
• Knowledge about San Francisco ecology and watershed systems very important !
• Must have excellent communication, writing, research skills & experience with curriculum development; knowledge of state standards a plus
• Must have an evolved aesthetic/design sensibility; ability to draw well is fantastic and able to make attractive digital flyers a real win; carpentry skills are desired; digital media, video & other art skills a real plus!
• Bilingual Spanish, Tagalog, Cantonese, or Mandarin, a real plus !!!
• Must be creative, hard-working, strong with a can-do attitude, a self-starter, resourceful, flexible, team player, good team teacher, and able to also take direction from the Director
• Ability & willingness to do some administrative work and social media !
• Must be able to do physical gardening work and be able to lift 40 lbs
This year-round position is a unique opportunity to work with a leading-edge, creative, environmental and educational nonprofit, Life Frames, Inc., dedicated to integrating community resources and creating transformative ecological and multicultural learning landscapes. Called A Living Library and Think Park, this program works with local schools and other community resources, to build on-site educational organic gardens and content-rich landscapes interlaced with other ecological elements, including the arts and digital technologies. A Living Library is linked to the curricula of the schools and animates all subjects through real-world experience. Students, together with adults, are involved in all aspects of the research, planning, design, implementation, use, maintenance, management and communications of the transformed learning environments and integrated community programs.
(Life Frames, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to establishing a team of staff and volunteers who reflect the multicultural and linguistic diversity of the communities that we serve.)
To find out more about A Living Library:
please visit our blog: www.alivinglibrary.org
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This is a small, East Bay located design/install company with residential clients.
We perform garden renovation as well as quarterly maintenance
-General horticultural knowledge
-General plant care for existing gardens
-Aesthetic pruning-trees under 15' and shrubs
-Hardscape-flagstone patio and rock wall installation
-Irrigation installation-timers, valves, pop-up, drip systems
-Irrigation troubleshooting and repair
-Light outdoor construction-arbors, fences
-Outdoor lighting installation-low voltage (optional)
-Proficiency with power tools-hedgers, chainsaw, etc.
Some proficiency in English
Good client presentation
Work well independently without supervision