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Sales Associate
Category: Horticulture

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
West Los Angeles, CA

Posted: Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Title: Sales Associate

Department: Horticulture

Status: Full-Time-Hourly

Reports to: Retail Nursery Manager


Position Overview

Grow native Nursery is seeking an energetic and  creative native plant enthusiast.  The ideal candidate will have great interpersonal skills and an infectious personality backed by horticultural knowledge and the ability to sell plants. The Sales Associate will work at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden’s retail nursery Grow Native Nursery in the Veterans Garden located on the VA campus in West Los Angeles.


Duties and Responsibilities

The position will work closely with the Nursery manager to place plant orders and take a monthly inventory of nursery stock. In addition to plant sales, the Sales Associate will be expected to attend meetings, or special events at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Claremont, California. The Sales Associate is primarily responsible for customer service which includes, but is not limited to, assisting customers with plant selections, placing special orders, informing customers of specials, and upcoming events, responding to customer emails, diagnosing plant disease, identifying plant material, and trouble shooting design problems. The Sales Associate is responsible for keeping the nursery fully stocked of plant material, hard goods, and general supplies. The sales associate will coordinate with the Retail Nursery Manager to create and maintain nursery displays, and ensure that all nursery material is properly signed and priced.


-Provides excellent customer service (answer questions about plant selections, design, care and maintenance as well as product information)

-Works closely with and helps to supervise part-time veteran employees participating in job-training program

-Nursery work (watering, labeling, pruning, weeding, cleaning, organizing sales benches,  creating sales displays, maintaining nursery signage, general clean-up)

-Grounds maintenance (watering, planting, pruning, pest control, general clean-up)

-Assists manager with taking and posting monthly inventory



-Bachelors level degree in horticulture or in another plant science and/or demonstrated hands on experience, nursery experience is preferred

-Must have knowledge of California native plants and their horticultural requirements

-Must have retail sales experience. Merchandising experience is a plus

-Must have good organizational, communication, and basic math skills necessary

-Must have good attendance record

-Must be available to work weekends and holidays

Physical Demands

-Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and walk long distances to various outdoor locations

-Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs

-Must be willing to work outside in inclement weather conditions


RSABG offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package


Send resume to;

Scott Lafleur, Director of Horticulture

1500 North College Ave.

Claremont, CA 91711

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