Barton Springs Nursery

Job description

Barton Springs Nursery is dedicated to selling a wide variety of plants and trees in a welcoming and educational environment. Striving for each customer to have a memorable shopping experience, we expect our employees to offer not only top-tier customer service but to be a resource of plant knowledge, readily available.

Our retail associates are the first people our customers see when they come to the nursery. We need our team to be extremely friendly, highly knowledgeable, and ready to help.

Plant knowledge, and especially native Texas plant knowledge, is very important. Whether you're working with someone who has a lot of questions or someone who's in a hurry, we expect our retail associates to be able to quickly adapt to different situations and manage their time accordingly. They should be willing to go the extra mile to show customers that they are valued, without sacrificing the needs of other guests. Our retail associates need to be able to work under pressure, handling long lines and rushes with confidence and grace. You will also be responsible for unloading plants, putting them away, watering, and many other tasks related to the care of plants.

We are hiring both part-time and full-time positions for this role. For full-time positions, one weekend day will be required. For part-time positions, please let us know your availability.

Barton Springs Nursery has been running since 1986 but has been growing rapidly since it was bought by new owners in January 2021. We have a new and exciting vision as to where we see the nursery going, and we strongly encourage an opportunity to grow with us. If you are looking for something long-term, and career-based, we would be happy to chat further.

Position Responsibilities:

Be an accessible and extensive resource for any kind of plant inquiry

Have a comprehensive knowledge of the nursery layout and its inventory

Maintain a certain section, or sections of the plant stock and grounds with watering, tidying, and restocking as needed to always sport a professional and engaging presentation

Assist team in unloading, loading, moving, and labeling plants from shipments and deliveries

Set up new displays and plantings as seasons and inventories shift

Greet customers with friendly and informative personality, ready to answer questions, guide through the grounds, or address issues

Foster a healthy and communicative workplace that supports the mission of the nursery and its employees

Take direction, ask for help, empower teammates, and think about setting up the next shift for success

Ring up customers on a POS, sell retail goods and promote new items

Maintain a safe and secure workplace

Be able to stoop, kneel, bend over, or stand for long periods of time. Also, be able to work in all weather conditions including: wind, rain, cold or extreme heat. Near-constant physical activity required, including standing, walking, reaching, bending, lifting, climbing, and grasping

Must be able to lift 25 lbs. consistently and 70 lbs. occasionally

Necessary Skills & Qualifications:

Extensive knowledge of native Texas plants (ie. water and sun requirements, seasonal blooming, animal considerations, etc.)

Excellent attitude and customer service skills, superior verbal and written communication skills

Ability to make decisions in a fast-paced environment while remaining calm, pleasant, and helpful

Flexible schedule (availability to work weekends and holidays)

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:

Prior experience in retail sales and/or customer service

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time