Contrary to popular belief, working in a Garden Centre and Nursery is not like puttering around in your back garden. Working at a Garden Centre involves long hours and lots of hard work.
At Richmond Nursery, we're an incredibly diverse company. Staff are required to participate in nearly all aspects of the business. Staff may work in the greenhouse moving plants around, or working in the strawberry field setting out irrigation pipes, or even lugging pumpkins out of a muddy field. We believe in providing full-time seasonal employment and we hope to see our staff returning year after year. Some part-time positions and summer positions are also available.
All staff must be willing to work holidays and weekends, especially the Victoria Day weekend in May and the Canada Day weekend in June/July. Staff must be in good physical condition and must be willing and able to lift heavy weights, even greenhouse and sales staff. Staff must arrange their own transportation and hours will vary from week to week. We also require than any student looking for work apply themselves - applications or inqueries by parents is discouraged.
To work at Richmond Nursery, you need passion and must love your work. We pride ourselves on having a crew of people who love what they do and treat each other like family. Many of our staff return year after year so positions are quite limited each year.
If you are interested in joining our team, send us your resume either by mail, e-mail, or in person.
Sales Staff - Sales staff primarily work with retail sales in the Garden Centre. They also help unload transports when they arrive, water plants regularly, give customer advice, and also work with the cash register. Summer students are welcome.
Greenhouse Positions - These positions are somewhat more specialized where staff work with the growing and maintenance of plants. Even our Greenhouse staff are required to help out when transports arrive and may also be asked to work in the fields when the season slows.
Strawberry Field - Some additional help is often required during the strawberry harvest. Typically these positions are open to High School students. They are short-term posisions lasting from 4-8 weeks in June and July.
Transplanters - A limited number of transplanters are needing for March Break and over the weekends in the early spring. This position is more suited to High School students. All transplanting work is piece-work so everybody is treated completely equal.