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Nursery Sales & Merchandise Assistant at Cloud Mountain Farm Center - 11460

Job Title: 
Nursery Sales & Merchandise Assistant
Cloud Mountain Farm Center
6906 Goodwin Rd
98247 Everson , WA
US
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Part-Time
Job Description: 

Organization: Sustainable Connections
Title: Nursery Sales and Merchandise Assistant
Location: Cloud Mountain Farm Center, Everson, WA
Term: Full to Part-time, hourly, introductory employee (90 day period before becoming regular employee), non-exempt. One weekend day required.
Reports to: Nursery Manager
Application Deadline: Position open until filled
Desired start date: February 2021

Summary
Join the Cloud Mountain Farm Center retail nursery team! We are looking for an energetic and knowledgeable plant expert to support our unique nursery. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has good communication skills, isn’t afraid to ask questions, and enjoys working with a small team. Our sales approach is through education. If you are a plant person and love working retail, we encourage you to apply.
Cloud Mountain Farm Center is a non-profit farm and education center, dedicated to providing hands-on learning opportunities to new and experienced farmers as well as home gardeners.

Working Conditions
This position works routinely outdoors in all weather, as the nursery & backstock areas are outdoors in uncovered areas. There are indoor bathrooms and breakroom spaces available, cubbies for personal belongings, refrigerator/microwave etc.

Working Hours
5 days a week, about 8 hours a day, including one weekend day. Minimum of 32 hours per week. Full time hours (up to 40 per week) seasonally.

Required Skills & Qualifications:
• Knowledge of at least some groups of ornamental, native and fruit plants, ability to answer basic gardening queries
• Experience operating a cash register and POS (point-of-sale)
• Familiarity and ability to use Microsoft Suite Programs
• Ability to lift 25 lbs. repeatedly
• Ability to work outdoors in all weather

Preferred Skills & Qualifications:
• Landscaping, light equipment, construction, or tractor experience preferred but not required
• Orchard experience

Primary Responsibilities:
Sales:
• Engaging with the public as a sales staff and as an educator
• Collaborating with the nursery team to design attractive & functional nursery areas
• Building plant displays
• Ringing up customers using the point-of-sales (POS) system.

Inventory organization & management:
• Stocking plants
• Maintaining inventory organization in retail and backstock areas

Nursery growing:
• Weeding, potting, pruning, staking, irrigation and fertilization of both container production and field stock.

Compensation:
This is a part-time (32 hrs minimum, with possibility for full-time up to 40hrs a week seasonally), non-exempt position, introductory position, to be compensated $14-$16 hourly depending on qualifications and experience. First year, regular full-time employees (working 40hrs/week) accrue 16 days per year of paid time off, and an individual benefit of $350 per month. Part-time employees receive benefits on a pro-rated basis. The organization offers up to a 3% match SIMPLE IRA non-designated retirement plan.
To apply:
Email a cover letter and resume with three professional references to maryt@sustainableconnections.org.

Sustainable Connections complies with all federal, state, and local laws which prohibit discrimination in employment. Sustainable Connections is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

Sustainable Connections is an equal opportunity employer that believes it is the responsibility of the company and all its employees to ensure there is no discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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Horticulture/Gardening