Employment

Document Date
Hanson's Garden Village Employment Application 2/1/2022


If interested in applying for a job at Hanson's Garden Village, please print and fill out our job application or use our online job application form found here: https://forms.gle/fyLRLygZvSDvTkFz5. Applications are also available at the garden center. Applications can be mailed, faxed, emailed or dropped off in person. 
Attn: Beth Hanson Wallschlaeger
Hanson's Garden Village
2660 County Hwy G
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone Number: 715-365-2929
Fax Number: 715-365-3644
Email: info@hansonsgardenvillage.com
We are always looking to add great people to our awesome crew! We work hard and take pride in our family business and we love to share our passion for plants with our employees and customers. All jobs have some degree of physicality needed to fulfill tasks. 

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. Tasks change with the season from growing the plants to selling the plants and cleaning up for next year. 

Store hours during peak season are usually Monday-Friday 8:00am-7:00pm, Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm. We are open Memorial Day 8:00am-4:00pm and closed on the 4th of July and Labor Day.


In 2024, we are looking for a multifaceted individual that could potentially help us in both office and retail operations. This could include some office work like answering phones, handling wholesale customer accounts and other general office tasks as well as being the main retail employee and/or retail manager that would oversee retail operations along with the owners. There would also be potential to work in the retail greenhouses in early spring and maintain plants for sale during the sales season. This would be a full time position (with overtime in April/May) as the individual would need to know the daily happenings at the garden center. Some weekends are required as well as part of Memorial Day weekend. Do you think you could be the right fit?! We would love to meet you! Fill out an application and email us at info@hansonsgardenvillage.com.

Retail Manager

Responsibilities:
-Work closely with owners and store manager to effectively manage store operations
-Creating a welcoming environment for customers by greeting and assisting, as well as quickly responding to customer inquiries and needs; Identify and investigate customer complaints and service suggestions; Set the standard for customer service
-Maintain quality service by establishing and enforcing company standards, policies and procedures (including staff appearance, health, safety and security) with self and among retail staff; Maintain a safe and clean store environment at all times
-Operate POS system and answer phone calls as well as effectively documenting them and returning calls with accurate information or getting messages to the corrects staff members
-Provide strong leadership presence and control in store, while ensuring that all customers receive good service and quality merchandise and that the retail team is motivated and inspired to achieve store goals
-Ensure the individual and collective skills of the team are utilized effectively, and both the staff and customer experience is positive; Leverage individual staff strengths; Deliver consistent, in the moment, feedback and coaching
-Train/mentor garden center associates regarding cashiering, customer service, product knowledge and selling techniques
-Demonstrate desired behaviors for staff including driving sales, handling difficult and/or complicated sales, cash management, inventory, and follow-up with customers
-Effectively handle any disciplinary situations when employees do not abide by company rules and policies
-Prioritize, plan, and adjust work or break schedules as necessary to maximize customer satisfaction and ensure seamless store operation
-Work shifts for late or absent employees or find a replacement crew member
-Ensure the garden center is appropriately stocked and merchandised at all times
-Ensure all pricing, signage, and displays are correct at all times
-Receive regular vendor deliveries and stock sales floor in a timely manner
-Attract customers by originating display ideas and following display suggestions from management; Ensure that store is always looking its best to customers
-Promote sales by demonstrating merchandise and products to customers and share accurate knowledge of all plants and products
-Responsible for controlling inventory stock levels and alert owners when products need to be reordered; Anticipate customer demand for products
-Manage and control shrink; This is mainly accomplished by accurately caring for plant material to reduce losses
-Evaluate competition by visiting competing stores; gather information such as style, quality, and prices of competitive merchandise
-Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications
-Performs all duties as directed by supervisor and contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed and stay until the work is accomplished


Requirements:
-Managerial skills to run department and lead other workers
-Knowledge of the operation of POS systems, cash registers and credit card machines
-Ability to accurately complete financial transactions and solve any financial problems at check outs
-Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others especially customers, as well as owners and other employees
-Quick learning and efficient working in a fast paced environment
-Knowledge about plants, preferably in the form of past employment
-Scheduling flexibility that allows working some weekends and holidays
-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
-Dependability and reliable transportation to the garden center

Training will be provided.
Months: February to October
Hours: 40 hours per week depending upon requirements.
Pay Rate: Based on experience, employee discount, overtime available

Nursery Department Manager

Responsibilities:
-Work with owners to oversee and manage tree and shrub operations
-Work independently to organize and oversee work for themselves and other department workers based on needs in the department
-General greenhouse plant operations including: pruning plants, potting plantings, moving plants, tagging flats, weeding, picking and filling 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 pots, 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 areas 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 working with vendors to order plants in
-Participating in some off-site planting/landscaping 

Requirements:
-In depth knowledge about trees and shrubs, 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 nursery department workers
-Must have the ability to work independently
-Scheduling flexibility that allows working some weekends and holidays
-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
-Dependability and reliable transportation to the garden center

Positives:
-Extensive 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: Based on experience, employee discount, overtime available

Garden Center Worker

Responsibilities:
-General greenhouse plant operations including: sowing seeds, taking and planting cuttings, pruning plants, moving plants, tagging flats, 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 and other physical labor
-Ability to work neatly, keep a clean workspace and organize/straighten benches for retail shopping
-Awareness of plant locations, availabilities, varieties and types to ensure accurate order picking and customer assistance
-Help pick wholesale orders and load trucks for transport
-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

Requirements:
-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 20 lbs. frequently and more weight occasionally
-Ability to work in inclement weather
-Must be available to work weekends
-Must have the ability to work independently when necessary
-Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others including customers
-Basic mathematics and accurate record keeping
-Reliable transportation to the garden center

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

Training will be provided.
Months: March to July. Exceptional employees may continue on.
Hours: Approximately 25 to 40 hours per week depending upon requirements.
Pay Rate: Based on experience, employee discount

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

Perennial Department Worker

Responsibilities:
-General greenhouse plant operations including: sowing seeds, taking and planting cuttings, pruning plants, moving plants, tagging flats, 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 and other physical labor
-Ability to work neatly, keep a clean workspace and organize/straighten benches for retail shopping
-Awareness of plant locations, availabilities, 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

Requirements:
-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 20 lbs. frequently and more weight occasionally
-Ability to work in inclement weather
-Must be available to work weekends
-Must have the ability to work independently when necessary
-Strong communication skills and ability to work well with others including customers and perennial manager
-Basic mathematics and accurate record keeping
-Reliable transportation to the garden center

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

Training will be provided.
Months: March to October
Hours: Approximately 25 to 40 hours per week depending upon requirements.
Pay Rate: Based on experience, employee discount

Nursery Department Worker

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: 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: Based on experience, employee discount



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