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 new faces to join our team.

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

Below are our current job openings:

Merchandiser

Title: Retail Garden Center – Merchandiser

Position Profile:

Patuxent Nursery is looking to hire talented, enthusiastic and customer-service minded people to join our team!  We are a very busy garden center serving MD, DC and Northern Virginia.  We are looking for a Gift Shop Merchandise Manager/ Buyer that will be responsible for the creative vision throughout the store and for creating and organizing engaging displays that showcase our garden center.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain & replenish stock
  • Customer service and sales
  • Attention to detail
  • Work successfully in a fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently
  • Balance multiple tasks & prioritize tasks
  • Merchandising and display to maximize customer interest and sales
  • Communicate and develop strong relationships with key management leaders
  • Communicate and develop strong relationships with vendors and proactively sourcing new products
  • Ensure profitable margins & sell thru
  • Maintain garden center cleanliness

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2 years of basic merchandise experience.
  • Must be PC and software literate, be able to effectively manage priorities, provide outstanding customer service, and exhibit excellent communication and team skills.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to consistently push, pull, lift, and carry cartons, merchandise, and display fixtures up to 30 pounds throughout the work day and up to 50 pounds on occasion.
  • Able to stoop, squat, walk and stand throughout your work day.
  • Able to climb stairs and ladders.

This is a physically demanding job that can require a high level of energy and a sense of urgency.

For immediate consideration, please email resume to markjenkins at patuxentnursery.com .

 

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 - Trees & Shrubs

Title:  Salesperson
Reports to:  Manager of Trees & Shrubs 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!