Garden Shop Assistant Manager

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Start Date: Immediate  Compensation: Compensation is discussed at time of interview and will be commensurate with applicant's experience. Hourly pay and bonus structure to be discussed.

The Shop Assistant Manager reports directly to the Shop Owner. This role is for the generalist at heart - someone who has both supervisory and operational experience who also obsesses over the customers’ experience as much as they obsess over plants. You will support the overall running of the Shop while growing the business. 


  • Maintain a customer-relationship-focused environment that is plant knowledge focused
  • Build and maintain relationships within our community, and generate/support new opportunities
  • Provide training, direction and feedback to Shop team to support the in-Shop experience
  • Perform Shop opening and closing procedures including counting register funds, preparing bank deposits, opening and closing register
  • Process deliveries, replenish Shop floor and Yard, maintain stock room
  • Maintain overall Shop cleanliness, organization and visual presentation
  • Support sales and payroll budgets by adjusting as necessary to meet the needs of the business
  • Participate in the interviewing and hiring of the Shop Team • Communicate business trends, product feedback, stock levels and customer requests to the Shop Owner and the Shop Team
  • Utilize and build a breadth of plant care abilities and knowledge


Skills Desired

  • Some gardening and houseplant experience
  • Positive attitude
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • An understanding of small business operating details
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills
  • Motivated to problem solve
  • Action oriented and energized by challenges and hard work
  • Able to work independently

Additional Requirements

  • Work schedule of 40 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule required, including evenings, weekends and select holidays
  • Prior supervisory experience in a retail environment preferred
  • Technological proficiency
  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Ability to safely lift boxes up to 40 pounds
  • Occasional outdoor work in inclement weather
  • Ability and comfortability to climb ladders

Additional Information

Tend Greenpoint is an urban garden shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We aim to help North Brooklyn’s small space gardeners - and aspiring gardeners - solve their planting needs. Our shop holds a large collection of houseplants. Our shelves are stocked with containers, soils, tools, supplies, and gifts. Our yard is brimming with just the right plants for our neighbors’ stoops, windowsills, balconies, patios, and terraces (and the rare yard too!). We love to talk plants. 

Contact Information

Tend Greenpoint
Contact Name: Joe
Phone: 718-383-5869
Website: Apply Online