Nursery Care Associate

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Start Date: 3/8/2020

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.
Job Summary: The Nursery Associate supports the overall customer experience while maintaining our collection of living plants. This role requires extensive knowledge of plant species/care.


  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Share deep knowledge of both plant species and care
  • Care for in-stock plants - both houseplants and annuals/perennials in the Shop Yard
  • Monitor pest-management and plant nutrient needs
  • Communication of plant-care plans and progress with Shop Team, Managers and Owner
  • Occasional off-premises plant-care
  • Multitask, while making the customer the priority
  • Process deliveries, replenish Shop floor, back stock
  • Maintain overall Shop/Yard cleanliness and organization
  • Execute daily task list


Skills Required

  • Deep knowledge of plants and their care
  • Both gardening and houseplant experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to manage time; to complete tasks and support customers’ needs simultaneously
  • Action oriented and enjoys working hard
  • Able to work independently

Additional Requirements

  • Part time hours
  • Flexible schedule required, including evenings, weekends and select holidays
  • Prior experience in a plant-care focused role or commensurate education
  • Prior experience in a retail environment is a plus
  • 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

Contact Information

Tend Greenpoint
Contact Name: Joe
Website: Apply Online