Garden Center Sales Associate

Disclaimer: Churchill’s Garden Center employee demands vary from season to season. Peak time is Spring (April-June). Shifts can be added, reduced or modified with little or no notice. Days and hours of work vary by schedule. Weekend work required as schedule demands.

Core Responsibilities: 

  • Assist customers with product questions and purchases 
  • Provides information to customers and co-workers about product usage, availability and application 
  • Adjust to customer flow by always being on the move and available to provide assistance to customers and co-workers 
  • Ability to learn and share expertise of products to fit customers’ needs 
  • Maintain an awareness of all product knowledge and current or upcoming promotions 
  • Be knowledgeable about product and its location on the property 
  • Maintains inventory and displays within assigned area to merchandising standards 
  • Builds and maintains customer relationships 
  • Maintains standard of cleanliness and organization 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Essential Skills & Experience: 

  • Desired: B.S. or A.S. in Horticulture, Floriculture, Biology, or related field  
  • 1–5 years of experience in a garden center or nursery 
  • Current Pesticide ApplicatorLicense or willingness to obtain after hire 
  • Ability to execute tasks with minimal instructions 
  • Ability to maintain positive and get it done attitude 
  • Ability to take direction from various managers depending on task assigned 
  • Knowledge of annuals selection, watering, disease prevention, and growing conditions 
  • Knowledge of trees and shrub selection, watering, disease prevention, and growing conditions 
  • Knowledge of perennials selection, watering, disease prevention, and growing conditions 
  • Excellent customer service attitude and constant willingness to communicate with customers and coworkers 
  • Eagerness to stay up to date on trends and products in garden center or nursery industry 
  • Ability to stand, walk, climb ladders, and move products throughout the entire work shift 
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly 
  • Willingness to work in all weather conditions 
  • Comfort working with a computer, point-of-sale system, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook 
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes weekends, holidays, and overtime, as necessary

Reports to:  Operations Manager 

Salary:  Hourly pay commensurate with experience. Wages paid weekly. Range ($12-$18) 

Benefits:  Health insurance, 401k retirement plan, and employee discount 

Schedule:  Seasonal Part-time or Full-time, non-exempt, 9 a.m.—5 p.m., 5 days per week, April through December. Working one weekend day is mandatory during peak season. 

Location:  All work must be performed onsite at Churchill’s Garden Center in Exeter, NH. Remote work is not an option.