Employment Opportunities at Patuxent Nursery

Patuxent Nursery is looking to hire talented, enthusiastic and customer-service minded people to join our team! Did you enjoy biology class?  Do you like spending time outdoors with your hands in the dirt? Patuxent Nursery is a busy garden center and plant nursery serving MD, DC and Northern Virginia, and we are looking for friendly sales staff and cashiers to start our new season. From azaleas to zinnias, we cover all things garden related and beyond!

Experience is preferred but we will train the right candidates.  All employees receive on-the-job training for their specific department to include plant knowledge, weeding, pruning, general plant care and year round maintenance of plants. Our starting wage is $10.75/hour.

If you are interested in applying for employment, simply follow the instructions below. We look forward to hearing from you!

**We are hiring Salespeople to help in our Trees & Shrubs Department. If you’re interested, review the ‘Salesperson’ job description below and follow the application submission instructions below. 

Below are our current job openings:

Cashier

Title: Cashier
Reports to:  Customer Service Manager, Manager on Duty
Responsible for: 

  • Providing a high level of customer service and accuracy in sales transactions                                   
  • Greeting customers and handles all aspects of cash, charge, check, and invoice sales transactions
  • Maintaining a high level of accuracy in data entry, mathematical, and financial transactions
  • Maintaining proper levels of supplies and change to enable sales transactions
  • Assist in loading of customer purchases into their vehicles as appropriate
  • Printing closing reports and settles the cash drawer at the end of the day
  • Answering phone according to established company policy
  • Assisting in all phases of customer service as needed
  • Performing other tasks as required and at the direction of the Customer Service Manager or Manager on Duty

Basic Work Schedule:

  • Part time (15-30 hours per week)
  • Full time (30-40+ hours per week)
  • Up to 40 hours during non-peak periods
  • As needed during peak season

*Hours are dictated based on employee availability. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends is highly desirable

Compensation:
Hourly position. Benefits as per Company Policies & Procedures

 

Customer Service Representative

Title:  Customer Service Representative
Reports to:  Customer Service Manager, Manager On Duty
Responsibilities:                             

  • Ensure that customer needs are fulfilled and that they experience a satisfying shopping experience
  • Greet customers and handle all aspects of cash, charge, check, and invoice sales transactions
  • Handle all return transactions and Planting Service sales
  • Maintain a high level of accuracy in data entry, mathematical, and financial transactions
  • Maintain proper levels of supplies and change to enable sales transactions
  • Assist in loading of customer purchases into their vehicles as appropriate
  • Print closing reports and settle the cash drawer at the end of the day
  • Answer phones according to established company policy
  • Assist in all phases of customer service as needed
  • Perform other tasks as required and at the direction of the Customer Service Manager or Manager on Duty
  • Perform data entry on new customers, as well as other clerical tasks as needed
  • Follow up on customer inquires via email and voicemail
  • Resolve customer issues in such a way that the customer is satisfied and retained

Basic Work Schedule:

  • Part time (15-30 hours per week)
  • Full time (30-40+ hours per week)
  • Up to 40 hours during non-peak periods
  • As needed during peak season*Hours are dictated based on employee availability. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends is highly desirable

Compensation:
Hourly position. Benefits as per company policies & procedures

 

Salesperson

Title:  Salesperson
Reports to:  Manager of assigned sales department, Manager on Duty
Responsible for:  Customer service to all customers shopping at Patuxent Nursery

  • Greeting and assisting all customers in assigned sales area
  • Answering questions customers have about their purchases
  • Coordinating loading of material for customers into their vehicles
  • Writing sales tickets or communicating customer purchases directly to a cashier
  • Maintaining appearance of assigned sales area by restocking or reblocking material as needed
  • Unloading trucks of new material as needed and directed by an area manager
  • Must be able to work outside in varying types of weather
  • Some departments may require heavy lifting up to 50 pounds

Basic Work Schedule:

  • Part time (15-30 hours per week)
  • Full time (30-40+ hours per week)
  • Up to 40 hours during non-peak periods
  • As needed during peak season*Hours are dictated based on employee availability. Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends is highly desirable

Compensation:
Hourly position. Benefits as per Company Policies & Procedures

 

If you are interested in applying for a job, there are two ways to submit your application:

1. Click here for our job application. Fill it out online and print it out. Turn in the completed application at Patuxent Nursery.

2. Stop by and pick up an application. Fill it out completely and turn it in at Patuxent Nursery.

If your qualifications match our needs, we will be in touch with you. Thank you for your interest in Patuxent Nursery!