Careers At Flora Grubb Gardens

Careers and Hiring at Flora Grubb Gardens

Want to spend your days surrounded by plants, collaborating with other creative, plant-obsessed people? Want to develop your skills, expertise, and vision in a beautiful garden environment?

At Flora Grubb Gardens, we’re always finding new ways to impart our love for gardens to our customers; practice our art in the medium of plants; and make our store an inspiring place to shop, learn, and enjoy nature. With so many passionate designers and gardeners among our staff and customers, our nursery has become a hub of creativity in the garden world. So many former employees have gone on to further exciting success, starting their own landscape companies and plant shops, publishing gorgeous books, and leaving their unique imprint on the Bay Area landscape.

If you’d really love to come work in our store, we want to hear from you! Check out the current opportunities listed below.

Work and Careers at Flora Grubb Gardens
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Sales Manager

Nursery Associate

Sales Associate

Sales Specialist

SALES MANAGER

40 hours a week

Ideal candidates will work at least one weekend shift

Email resumes to jobs@floragrubb.com

Right now we’re looking for a Sales Manager, someone to take the lead at the head of our Sales Team, the fabulous group that’s responsible for serving our customers every day. This includes assisting customers within our retail store and managing customer inquiries, sales, and orders. With the support of other FGG managers and leads, the Sales Manager monitors sales goals and outcomes, manages the team’s daily workflows, oversees training and professional development, works to optimize our customer relationships, and handles employee supervision within the team.

Our ideal candidate for this role has a thoughtful communication style and strong leadership skills. We’re looking for someone who can empower the team to reach its fullest potential and work with individuals to promote their professional development. You will need to be organized, approach work with a positive and problem-solving mentality, and take pride in providing a high level of guidance to your team. Bring your past team management experience with you to create and improve processes, promote a cohesive Sales Team culture, and collectively work with FGG leadership and staff to exceed goals & expectations.

We’d love to hear from you if you have previous experience in managing a sales team, ideally in a retail setting. If you have a lot of experience managing a team in another industry, that could also work. Nursery or garden experience isn’t strictly required for this job, but it’s a plus.


Nursery Associate

40 hours a week

Ideal candidates will work at least one weekend shift

Email resumes to jobs@floragrubb.com

Right now we’re looking for a friendly, strong, motivated person to join our nursery team, which is responsible for the physical work of keeping the store attractive, clean and organized. Nursery Associates spend their days in our lovely garden-like setting doing heavy work with plants and pots. They interact with customers every day, too, so you should love working with people as much as you love working with plants.

You’ll be expected to lift, carry, and move heavy items on a daily basis, sometimes all day long, so you’ll need to be strong and fit. You must be able to lift 75 pounds regularly. You’ll load sold merchandise into vehicles, clean the nursery, move large plants and pottery, haul plants around in our yard, and create displays with direction from more experienced staff members.

Customer service experience in any industry would be a major plus. You’ll be responsible for greeting customers and connecting them to a more experienced salesperson when necessary. You'll get a lot of questions about plants, so you’ll need to be able to admit quickly when you don't have the answer and find someone on staff who does.

If you have some plant and garden experience, a passion for horticulture, and a strong interest in garden design, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for someone who wants to learn! Nursery Associates are in a great position to gain knowledge and expertise from the skilled horticulturalists and garden designers who work and shop here.


Sales Associate

32 to 40 hours a week

Weekend shifts required

Email resumes to jobs@floragrubb.com

We’re looking for an experienced customer service pro to work at our cash register. You’ll spend your day in a beautiful, bright, open-air garden setting. You’ll ring people up, answer tons of questions, help connect our customers to the appropriate salespeople and/or services, answer the phone, keep our register station clean and well-organized, and spread good feelings to everyone you interact with.

The cashier at Flora Grubb Gardens is at the center of our customer experience. Our wonderful customers are the most important part of our business, and it will be your job to ensure that all your interactions with customers express how important they are to us.

We’ll count on you to be the champion of the processes we’ve developed, and to help us constantly improve them.

You’ll need to know a lot about plants and gardens. At the register, you’ll get a lot of practical questions about plant care, so you’ll need to be able to answer them authoritatively, and also admit quickly when you don’t have the answer and find someone else on staff who does. You won’t need to start out with advanced plant identification skills, but experience as a professional gardener or landscaper would be great.

Surrounded by plants and plant experts in our nursery, you’ll learn something new every day. Through formal training, conversation with knowledgeable coworkers, and lots of hands-on experience, our Sales Associates consistently improve their skills in plant ID and plant care. As Sales Associates acquire garden design skills and plant expertise, they are promoted to Sales Specialists and beyond. Many of our long-term staff working at every level of our business started here as Sales Associates. We are committed to the personal and professional growth of our staff members.


Sales Specialist

32 to 40 hours a week

Weekend shifts required

Email resumes to jobs@floragrubb.com

Our Sales Specialists are passionately interested in the study of horticulture, design and people. We’re looking for applicants who will collaborate with our customers to create beautiful and sustainable gardens all day, every day.

Sales Specialists spend most of their time outside in our garden-like nursery providing a warm welcome to all who enter the store. Our customers are happy to be here, and working with them is a pleasure. Our style is to be ready and available to them when needed and otherwise unobtrusive. We are passionate about plants, and it’s our mission to share our inspiration and enthusiasm with our customers. We’re experts in directing customers to the plants and other garden amenities that best match their hopes and dreams for their garden space.

In addition to designing gardens with our customers, Sales Specialists are responsible for communicating about all products and services offered by Flora Grubb Gardens. They help our customers through the whole FGG experience, from greeting to check-out, and also support customers on the phone and via email.

To be successful in this role, an applicant should be a lover of plants and gardens and an outstanding communicator who thrives in a busy retail environment and works well with others to achieve shared goals.

Candidates must have at least one year of professional experience working with plants in either a garden nursery setting or in garden design or maintenance. Some formal horticultural study is preferred. Professional experience with staff supervision will be highly valued as well.

Through formal training, camaraderie with other plant experts, and time spent surrounded by plants here at the nursery, Sales Specialists can expect to consistently improve their skills in garden design, plant identification, and plant care. We’re committed to the personal and professional growth of our staff members, and we encourage our teams to support one another by sharing their expertise.