Garden Centre Worker

Avon Valley Floral

Job Summary: We are a Maritime based greenhouse company that supplies hanging baskets, bedding plants, and vegetable planters to Costco in Halifax and Dartmouth, NS and Fredericton and Moncton, NB. We are looking for several people to work in these garden centre locations. This is an opportunity to be part of the excitement of offering Atlantic Canada’s best value and highest quality hanging baskets and planters and to see the look on people’s faces as they realize the value of our products. 

We are offering:

  • Full time (30+ hours/week) summer student positions (must be between the ages of 15-30 years old), approximately 8-16 weeks
  •  Full and part-time positions available (including day, afternoon, and weekend shifts) for 8 weeks to anyone eligible to work in Canada.
  •  Training will be provided.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Rolling flower racks to various positions in the warehouse
  • Ensuring that plants are well displayed and looking their best.
  • Watering and refilling empty display racks throughout the day.
  • Dead heading plants and ensuring only the best-looking product is being presented to customers.
  • Providing excellent customer service; acknowledging customers, answering customer questions regarding plant material, prompt service at checkout.
  • Working collaboratively with Costco store staff and management
  • Participating in scheduled calls and/or meetings with supervisor 

Knowledge, Ability and Skill Requirements

  • Ability to stay well organized and engaged
  • Ability to multi task and work well under pressure
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 15 kg on a regular basis
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Have an overwhelming passion to satisfy the customer
  • Enjoys working with others and has a team oriented personality
  • Candidate must be reliable and punctual to arrive for scheduled shifts
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor in front of customers and store management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Retail experience would be considered an asset
  • Reliable transportation to and from Costco

Avon Valley promotes a respectful work environment.  The ideal candidate consistently demonstrates a positive and respectful attitude.  The ideal candidate will be friendly and engaged with customers, enjoys working outside and with the public.  Some plant knowledge would be considered an asset.

Number of Vacancies: 6
How to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter to: Laurie Morin,