Installation & Maintenance Foreperson

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Start Date: ASAP  Compensation: $25-$32

The Old Yew Plant Shop seeks an experienced foreperson to head our installation & maintenance program. 

The Old Yew is a quickly growing small business centered around connecting people with plants. The core of our business is our retail plant shop on Horatio Street, where we stock a wide variety of plants sourced directly from growers around the country. We also work with homeowners and interior designers style & place statement plants. Additionally, we offer full-service landscape design and installation throughout the boroughs and beyond. From expert selection of the finest specimens to white glove delivery and installation, we bring homes, offices, and outdoor spaces to glorious, green life.


  • Provide a premium quality of service to our customers on all projects.
  • Take care to install all interior and exterior plants, planters and other plantings as directed in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ensure successful, safe, clean, and efficient indoor and outdoor installations.  
  • Manage and direct crew on project worksite. Assist in training new employees.
  • Oversee the loading of the day’s plants, planters and other materials.
  • Maintain installation tools and equipment & make sure the team is equipped for the day.
  • Review work order & job installation instructions.
  • Job sites must be left better than broom clean – immaculate.
  • Maintain polite, professional and respectful demeanor to clients.
  • Assist at retail shops as necessary, including unloading incoming material deliveries. 
  • Recordkeeping, note-taking, research, and help with ordering materials and supplies.
  • Ongoing and open communication. 


  • Time management and efficiency is critical to bringing home each project successfully.
  • Job site interaction with clients as required, problem solving, and critical thinking is a must.
  • Nearly every project will throw a curveball at you. The expectation is that you will adjust your swing.
  • You must be punctual and reliable and record your time properly. Willing to work late if the job requires. 
  • Maintaining a clean driving record is a must. Report any tickets/fines as they arise.
  • Strong leadership, delegation and employee management skills
  • Have a working knowledge of common houseplants and houseplant care
  • Ability to lift / carry large plants, planters, and soil 60lbs+
  • Ability to work on occasional weekends

Contact Information

The Old Yew Plant Shop