Garden Center Student Intern
Company: Bartlett's Ocean View Farm
Posted on: July 13, 2018
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,
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
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
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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