Pistils Nursery

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Retail Team Member - Multiple Locations

Portland, OR
Posted Jan 30, 2020

Pistils Nursery is seeking friendly, team-oriented, creative, retail team members who are equally passionate about plants, hard work and customer service. Retail team members must love connecting with like-minded plant enthusiasts, as well as patiently teaching folks new to plants about everything Pistils has to offer.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Meet monthly sales goals
  • Provide on point, brand standard customer service
  • Coordinate and execute daily tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Assist with inventory management for product & supplies restocks
  • Maintain a clean and orderly shop, assisting with displays and visual merchandising as needed
  • Works with a sense of urgency, always seeking to improve shop cleanliness, visuals, and plant health
  • Assists with other duties as needed

Requirements and Qualifications

  • 2 or more years working experience in a retail or service environment
  • 2 or more years working in a plant-related field, nursery or garden center OR 1 year working in a plant- related field and 1 year of plant-related education
  • Genuine passion and interest to learn more about indoor & outdoor plants
  • Enjoys and has experience working with people in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player with friendly disposition who is comfortable following instruction
  • Great communication skills; able to multi-task; attention to detail
  • Experience receiving and processing inventory and familiarity using a iPad POS system
  • Merchandising experience a plus, but not required
  • High School Diploma
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs; comfortable using a hand truck and moving large plants
  • Ability to work in all types of weather
  • Computer experience; comfortable with iPad POS system, Google Drive & Apps
  • Comfortable climbing ladders
  • If you have additional skills and experience in areas such as social media, blog writing, and events coordination, please let us know!


Please submit your current résumé and a cover letter with your application. In your cover letter, please answer the following questions.

  1. Why do you want to work at Pistils Nursery?
  2. What is your favorite plant and why?
  3. Share a memorable botanical experience, in the garden, on the street or otherwise.

Position Details

These positions are based at both our Flagship and Slabtown locations. These positions are part-time, starting at 21-25 hrs/week. Candidates must be available to work weekends.

Pistils Nursery is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all people. People of color and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply. Pistils Nursery does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law.