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Garden Center Nursery Operations Associate

Wildwood Nursery & Garden Center | East Greenwich, RI

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Wildwood Nursery & Garden Center, a retail and re-wholesale garden center located in East Greenwich, RI, is currently seeking candidates for a Nursery Operations Associate for full or part time positions. Wildwood specializes in the sale and service of high quality plant material.  We sell annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetables, shrubs and trees.  We also offer select statuary, pottery, soil amendments, plant care products and garden décor.  For more information about our company please visit our website at


  1. Starting Hourly Pay:  $13 - $15+ per hour (dependent on qualifications and experience)

Job Description

We are searching for a hard working, motivated individual who shares a love of plants and horticulture. Candidate is expected to be able to load and unload merchandise, price and tag merchandise, stock merchandise and routinely water and maintain healthy nursery stock.  Helpful and friendly customer service is required.  Candidate should be able to work well in a team environment and be willing to learn more about plants, garden products and services.  Candidate will be trained to assist and perform outgoing deliveries to customer homes.  Previous retail and nursery experience are preferred, however, we are willing to train the right candidate.  Must be willing to work one day on weekends.

General Responsibilities

  • Engaging and assisting customers
  • Having a positive, friendly and helpful attitude and show excellent respect to all customers, guests and staff
  • Effectively communicating and working well with customers and staff as a team member
  • Unloading and stocking merchandise and supplies
  • Pricing and tagging merchandise
  • Assisting with receiving orders and staging of materials
  • Assisting with custom plant and gift requests
  • Assisting with outgoing deliveries to customer homes
  • Watering and caring for plants routinely and properly
  • Loading and unloading merchandise to and from vehicles and carts
  • Packing and unpacking material and supplies
  • Potting containers and planters
  • Maintaining a clean and organized garden center
  • Maintaining healthy nursery stock
  • Willing to learn, demonstrate and communicate a general understanding and knowledge of the nursery’s inventory, product mix, product performance and product objectives
  • Willing and able to work weekends and holidays as necessary during peak seasons
  • A stellar driving record and driving performance is required
  • Willing to accept assignments in various roles as needed by owner, managers and staff

Educational Requirements

  • Basic knowledge of computers, computer software and tablets
  • A high school education or high school equivalency diploma

Physical Requirements

  • Lifting 40 or more pounds
  • Standing and walking for 75% or more of work day
  • Kneeling, squatting, bending, carrying, pushing and lifting frequently
  • Moving product on and off of ground, benches, equipment and vehicles
  • Using string & twine
  • Using basic indoor and outdoor tools such as trowels, rakes and pruners
  • Operating a golf cart or equivalent
  • Using hand carts
  • Reading, writing, speaking and understanding the English language
  • Ability to use basic computer software, efficiently use the internet, and the ability to send and receive emails
  • Ability to work outside in inclement weather, including heat, humidity, cold, rain, ice and snow
  • Moving up to 200 or more pounds with the aid of tools, equipment and staff
  • Using equipment, power tools and hand tools, such as wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes and pruners
  • Using larger plant carriers
  • Willingness to learn and to operate larger equipment including a tractor with a bucket and forklift attachments
  • Willingness to learn and to operate dump trucks and trucks with a liftgate


If you are interested in this position please send email and resume to or fax to 401-886-4509.


Thank you for your consideration,




David Bosco, President


Wildwood Nurseries, Inc.

659 Frenchtown Road

East Greenwich, RI 02818

Posted On: 2019-02-06 15:08:02
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Telecommute: No
Categories: Retail, Sales
Job Type: Regular
Job Status: Full Time
Travel: No Traveling
Career Level: Mid Level (2-10 years experience)
Minimum Degree: High School or Equivalent
Pay Type: Hourly Wage
Wage: $10 - $15
Similar Jobs: Within 25 miles of 02818, Retail, Sales

Additional Contact Info

659 Frenchtown Road
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818