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Garden Center Student Intern

Company: Bartlett's Ocean View Farm
Location: Nantucket
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Job Description:


Garden Center Student Intern is a seasonal hourly position structured to

provide an educational experience exposing the Intern to all aspects of garden

center operations in conformance with established Farm policies, strategies,

and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities:

Performs any functions necessary, within scope of

authority and expertise, to provide the highest level of customer service and

responsiveness to the needs of individuals, families, businesses, and

organizations served by the Farm.

1) Receives exposure to all aspects of garden center

operations through hands-on experience and training with responsibility for customer

service and plant maintenance for a large variety of annuals, perennials,

foliage, herb, and vegetable plants.

2) Develops strong communication skills by responding to

customer questions concerning plant care and culture, and diagnosing plant

problems. Advises customers on all

aspects of garden design, including but not limited to; garden design and

construction, window box and container design and care, vegetable garden

planting and care, fertilization, tree and shrub care and design, insect and

disease identification and water requirements for all plant material. Provides

information and makes suggestions on greenhouse and garden center products to

ensure customer satisfaction. Reports any customer complaints to the Garden

Center Manager for a timely resolution.

3) Assists in all areas of plant maintenance such as watering,

potting, container filling, and weeding.

Learns crop protection techniques and the ability to recognize,

diagnose, and properly treat plants. Distributes

biological insects. Receives pesticide

training and may mix and apply chemicals and fertilizers, as needed, under the Garden

Center Manager's supervision. Learns how to maintain greenhouse environmental

controls through venting, temperature control, heating, irrigation and shading.

4) Trains in garden center merchandising, assisting with

plant and hard good displays, inventorying, stocking, signage, pricing, and

receiving. Keeps Garden

Center Manager apprised

of customer product requests and make recommendations.

5) Works with other garden center staff to maintain the

cleanliness of the garden center display and surrounding areas. This includes recycling, sweeping, trash

removal, and any other activity necessary to maintain a tidy, clean


6) Supervises and trains other seasonal garden center

crew in the above tasks during peak season.

7) May assist garden center staff on purchasing trips for

resale products.

Other Responsibilities:


Assists the

Greenhouse Operations Manager, as requested.



greenhouse or field crew, as needed.

The above is a description of the ordinary duties of

the position. It should be expected that

from time to time, other duties both related and unrelated to the above may be

assigned, and therefore, required.


Center Intern, continued

Position Requirements:

Pursuit of Associates Degree or Bachelors Degree in

Horticulture or related field. Previous

horticultural or agricultural experience is preferred. Must be self-motivated, well organized and possess

strong communication skills. Must be

physically fit, able to lift 50lb, and stand for extended periods. This position involves both inside and

outside work in both hot and cold weather.

Work requirements necessitate overtime hours and weekend work; normal

work-week is 5-- days and time overtime pay of time and a half is paid for hours

worked over 40 and on Sunday. Position

requires carrying a two-way radio at all time while on duty. Valid driver's license may be required.

Keywords: Bartlett's Ocean View Farm, Nantucket, Garden Center Student Intern, Other, Nantucket, Massachusetts

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