Employment

Document Date
Hanson's Garden Village Employment Application 01/16/2018


If interested in applying for a job at Hanson's Garden Village, please print and fill out our job application. Applications are also available at the garden center. Applications can be mailed, faxed, emailed or dropped off in person. Use the information below:

Attn: Beth Hanson Wallschlaeger
Hanson's Garden Village
2660 Co. Hwy G
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone Number: 715-365-2929
Fax Number: 715-365-3644
Email: info@hansonsgardenvillage.com

Any questions please call Beth at 715-365-2929


We begin hiring new employees in February and March when we start growing our plants for spring sales. 
Retail sales begin in late April, peak in May, slow down after June, but continue through October.
Store hours during peak season are Monday-Friday 8:00am-7:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm. We are open Memorial Day 8:00am-4:00pm and closed on the 4th of July and Labor Day.

Retail Clerk

Responsibilities: 
-Provide knowledgeable and friendly service regarding all plants and products for sale
-Help customers choose and locate the most suitable plants, answer plant questions and give any handouts pertaining to their purchases to ensure the highest level of success with our plants and products 
-Awareness of plant locations, availabilities, varieties and types to assist customers efficiently
-Check out customers and operate POS computer system accurately
-Help customers in loading their purchases
-Answer phone calls professionally and timely
-Know about events, specials and other activities going on at Hanson's
-General plant care including: making sure the plants are accurately watered, protected against pests and looking their best
-Ability to work neatly and keep a clean workspace
-Help clean, maintain and organize displays, retail spaces and plant benches
-May include other general tasks
-May combine this job with greenhouse worker position

Requirements: 
-Quick learning and efficient working in a face paced environment
-Ability to exhibit a professional image
-Basic knowledge of the operation of cash register and credit card machines
-Basic mathematics and ability to accurately complete financial transactions 
-Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others especially customers
-Ability to exert well-paced mobility for periods of up to 4 hours in length
-Ability to stand, bend and perform other physical activity for extended periods during the majority of the workday
-Must be able to lift 20 lbs. frequently and more weight occasionally
-Must have the ability to work independently when necessary
-Ability to work in inclement weather
-Must be available to work weekends and some early evenings
-Reliable transportation to the garden center

Positives:
-Plant knowledge 
-Previous cashiering experience
-Sales skills
-Previous experience in a professional greenhouse setting
-Customer service background

Training will be provided.
Months: Our sales season is short! Mid March to mid July. Exceptional clerks may continue on through October.
Hours: Approximately 25 to 40 hours per week depending upon requirements.
Pay Rate: Based on experience, employee discount

Native Perennial Department Manager

Responsibilities:
-Work with owners to oversee and manage wholesale and retail native perennial operation
-Work independently to organize and oversee work for themselves and other department workers based on needs in the department
-General greenhouse plant operations including: sowing seeds, taking and planting cuttings, pruning plants, potting plantings, moving plants, tagging flats, weeding, picking and filling retail and wholesale orders, keeping precise records of work done and making sure the plants are accurately watered, fertilized, protected against pests and looking their best for retail and wholesale purchases
-Other greenhouse operations including: making and filling flats, moving soil bags, operating carts, wheelbarrows, vehicles and other equipment and other physical labor
-Ability to work neatly, keep a clean workspace and organize/straighten benches for retail shopping
-Ability to keep accurate retail signage and pricing
-Awareness of plant locations, availabilities, varieties and types to ensure accurate order picking and customer assistance and ability to keep an up to date inventory
-Help customers choose and locate the most suitable plants and answer plant questions to ensure the highest level of success with our plants and products
-Provide fast, friendly and knowledgeable service by actively seeking out customers to assess their needs and provide assistance regarding all plants and products for sale
-Provide knowledge and information about events, specials and other activities going on at Hanson's
-Ability to keep items in stock by collecting and sowing seeds as available, dividing plants, taking cuttings, collecting plants from approved areas or working with vendors to order plants in.
-Participating in designing as well as off-site planting, landscaping and restoration work including

Requirements:
-In depth knowledge about native perennials, preferably in the form of past employment
-Managerial skills to run department and lead other workers
-Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others including customers, owners, other managers and especially other perennial department workers
-Must have the ability to work independently
-Scheduling flexibility that allows working some weekends and holidays
-Dependability
-Quick learning and efficient working in a fast paced environment
-Ability to exhibit a professional image
-Ability to exert well-paced mobility for periods of up to 4 hours in length
-Ability to stand, bend and perform other physical activity for extended periods during the majority of the workday
-Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs. frequently and more weight occasionally
-Ability to work in inclement weather
-Basic mathematics and accurate record keeping
-Reliable transportation to the garden center

Positives:
-Extensive perennial plant knowledge
-Previous experience in a professional greenhouse setting
-Customer service background
-Valid driver's license and ability to be covered by our insurance

Training will be provided.
Months: February to October
Hours: 40 hours per week depending upon requirements.
Pay Rate: Starting $10/hour or based on experience, employee discount, overtime available

Nursery Department Worker/Landscape Crew Member

Responsibilities:
-Ability to work in the nursery department and follow instructions from the Nursery Manager and owners
-General greenhouse plant operations including: sowing seeds, taking and planting cuttings, pruning plants, moving plants, potting trees and shrubs, setting up retail areas in spring and putting away plants for the winter, tagging flats and pots, weeding, keeping precise records of work done and making sure the plants are accurately watered, fertilized, protected against pests and looking their best for retail and wholesale purchases
-Other greenhouse operations including: making and filling flats, moving soil bags, operating carts and wheelbarrows, general repair on equipment and property, operating of company vehicles and equipment, loading and unloading of vehicles and other physical labor
-Ability to work neatly, keep a clean workspace and organize/straighten areas for retail shopping
-Awareness of plant locations, availabilities, accurate prices, varieties and types to ensure accurate order picking and customer assistance
-Help customers choose and locate the most suitable plants and answer plant questions to ensure the highest level of success with our plants and products
-Provide fast, friendly and knowledgeable service by actively seeking out customers to assess their needs and provide assistance regarding all plants and products for sale
-Provide knowledge and information about events, specials and other activities going on at Hanson's
-Participating in off-site planting, landscaping and restoration work including: working well with other crew and manager, caring for all materials and equipment (including safely operating equipment when applicable), accurately completing all jobs to owners' and customer's satisfaction
-If applicable: Completing deliveries or driving company vehicles to work sites in a safe and undistracted manner

Requirements: 
-Dependability
-Quick learning and efficient working in a fast paced environment
-Ability to exhibit a professional image
-Ability to exert well-paced mobility for periods of up to 4 hours in length
-Ability to stand, bend and perform other physical activity for extended periods during the majority of the workday
-Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs. frequently and 60 lbs. occasionally
-Ability to work in inclement weather and on off-site jobs
-Scheduling flexibility that allows working some weekends and holidays
-Must have the ability to work independently when necessary
-Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others including customers, owners and nursery manager
-Basic mathematics and accurate record keeping
-Reliable transportation to the garden center

Positives:
-Plant knowledge
-Previous experience in a professional greenhouse/nursery/landscape setting
-Customer service background
-Valid drivers license and ability to be covered under our insurance

Training will be provided.
Months: March to October
Hours: Approximately 25 to 40 hours per week depending upon requirements.
Pay Rate: Starts at $10/hour or based on experience, employee discount

Repair and Maintenance Laborer

Responsibilities:
-Ability to maintain and repair when necessary many types of equipment used at the garden center as well as general maintenance on buildings, plumbing and other small construction/maintenance tasks
-Ability to follow instructions from owner in order to prioritize, manage and complete tasks/workload independently
-Ability to work neatly, keep a clean workspace and organize/straighten areas especially the workshop and other areas pertaining to specific tasks
-General labor tasks including: operating carts and wheelbarrows, general repair on equipment and property, operating of company vehicles and equipment, operating power tools and equipment, loading and unloading of vehicles and other physical labor
-General greenhouse plant operations (when necessary) including: making and filling flats, moving soil bags, sowing seeds, taking and planting cuttings, pruning plants, moving plants, potting trees and shrubs, setting up retail areas in spring and putting away plants for the winter, tagging flats and pots, weeding, keeping precise records of work done and making sure the plants are accurately watered, fertilized, protected against pests and looking their best for retail and wholesale purchases
-Awareness of general plant locations to ensure helpful customer assistance
-Provide fast, friendly and knowledgeable service by actively seeking out customers to assess their needs and provide assistance regarding all plants and products for sale
-Provide knowledge and information about events, specials and other activities going on at Hanson's
-Participating in off-site planting, landscaping and restoration work including: working well with other crew and manager, caring for all materials and equipment (including safely operating equipment when applicable), accurately completing all jobs to owners' and customer's satisfaction
-If applicable: Completing deliveries, driving company vehicles to work sites, and/or performing errands and picking up supplies using company vehicles in a safe and undistracted manner

Requirements: 
-Dependability
-Quick learning and efficient working in a fast paced environment
-Ability to exhibit a professional image
-Ability to exert well-paced mobility for periods of up to 4 hours in length
-Ability to stand, bend and perform strenuous physical activity for extended periods during the majority of the workday
-Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. frequently and 80 lbs. occasionally
-Ability to work in inclement weather and on off-site jobs
-Scheduling flexibility that allows working some weekends and holidays
-Must have the ability to work independently when necessary
-Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others
-Basic mathematics and accurate record keeping
-Reliable transportation to the garden center

Positives:
-Plant knowledge
-Previous experience in a professional greenhouse/nursery setting
-Valid drivers license and ability to be covered under our insurance

Training will be provided.
Months: March to October
Hours: Approximately 25 to 40 hours per week depending upon requirements.
Pay Rate: Starts at $10/hour or based on experience, employee discount



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2660 Co. Hwy G
Rhinelander, WI
715-365-2929


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