242 Pleasant Street ⋅ Paxton, MA ⋅ 01612

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Garden Center Manager- Full Time Position

Pleasant View Nursery is seeking a full time staff member to join our family business to facilitate and manage everyday operations. This position requires extensive plant knowledge and experience in the horticulture and garden center industry. Job responsibilities as follows:

  • Researching, ordering and tracking plant inventory, contacting growers, coordinating deliveries, unloading plant material, tagging new arrivals
  • Coordinating plant orders for special landscaping projects
  • Plan and execute nursery sale events
  • Display set-up for gift shop and plant displays
  • Customer sales including both retail and wholesale, tracking of wholesale landscaper accounts, coordinating special orders, answering phone and email requests, taking and sending in-stock plant material photos to send to customers
  • Ability to recommend solutions to customers for plants, fertilizers, and soils
  • Daily Plant Care
  • Designing, creating, and planting container arrangements
  • Able to lift 50 lbs
  • Operate tractor and other special equipment as needed
  • Driver’s license mandatory
  • Able and willing to photograph displays and post new information on website and social media
  • Development of social media marketing strategy to increase retail sales
  • Travel to trade shows and purchase material as needed
  • Basic computer skills required for emailing and Microsoft word documents
  • Prior experience with Quickbooks, photo-editing, and point of sale systems highly desirable

Successful candidates must be able to manage multiple assignments, be great with customers, a team player, able to operate while proactively reaching out to find solutions, have excellent attention to detail, and maintain a level of professionalism while giving our customers the small business family experience.

This is a 40+ hours a week full-time position from April thru end of December with some support through winter months. We are open to discussing exact hours and schedule with the right candidate but anticipate weekends will be part of required schedule. For consideration, please call 508-752-5967 to speak with Diane and forward a letter of interest including resume, contact information for 3 references to We are looking to fill this position immediately for remainder of 2019 year

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS:

  •  Pay commensurate with experience

Pleasant View Nursery ( www.pvnpaxton.com ) is a small family owned garden center and landscape installation company in Paxton, MA owned and operated by Hank Kennen for over 40 years servicing both retail and wholesale customers.  We are located in central Massachusetts, just outside of Worcester. We provide both landscaping and design services with as staff of about 10 employees. Please visit our website for more information about the company.

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