Employment Opportunities

Native_CollectionNatureworks is a small, cutting edge, destination garden center, landscaping installation and maintenance business. We are leaders in organic growing methods and education is a key aspect of our business. Our team members are willing to work hard in all types of weather and provide excellent customer service. Our growth as a company is dependent on repeat customers who respond to our excellent service, quality products and plants.

 

 

APRIL 2017 UPDATE:

 At this time we are hiring Landscape Professionals to join our crews. 

 

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POSITION: Landscape Maintenance Professional

Unique Opportunity to Work for a Premium Organic Garden Company

Be part of something different. When Natureworkers describe their landscaping positions, they don’t talk about how they plow snow in the winter or work on a giant crew with mowers and projectile mulch.

Instead, Natureworks is the home of a talented group of experienced landscape specialists who install specialty plants, crush it with their organic growing practices and form bonds with their loyal, long- standing clients who share the same principles.

Landscapers work off of design plans made by our seasoned Design Team and Owner to help clients achieve the gardens of their dreams. We’re looking to expand our team of landscape professionals who want to gain real-life training from the best in the biz. Lack experience? We’re willing to train the right person with a great attitude and a knack for detail. If you’re willing to learn, we’re ready to train. We ask that you be able to spend long days outdoors and lift fifty pounds on a daily basis in all weather conditions. We also do everything as a team- every individual contributes to the success of our working community.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to be part of something truly special. Full-time positions are available. If hired now, you will work through November (possibly through December, depending on weather). Work then begins again in March of 2018.

We believe in taking care of our employees, which means we offer a benefits package comprised of sick days, vacation days, contribution to health insurance and a Simple IRA pension plan.

Please stop by our retail shop to fill out a printed application.  No online applications are available. Feel free to call 203-488-2748 with any questions.

 

WHAT WE EXPECT FROM OUR TEAM MEMBERS

As an employee of Natureworks:

  • Our image and reputation are very important to us. We wear clean clothing and Natureworks t-shirts are available for a small fee and preferred for the retail staff. Revealing or excessively baggy clothing is not acceptable. Good hygiene is a must.
  • Our employees are expected to show up for work on time consistently. At the end of each shift we expect our employees to ask us “Is there anything else that needs to be done before I go?”.
  • We encourage employees to ask a lot of questions, learn a lot and offer any ideas or suggestions that could help us be more efficient, service our customers better, or anything that could increase business.
  • We have a company handbook and we expect employees to take the time to read it and follow and respect our procedures.
  • A job at Natureworks is very physical. Employees work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather. Sun,heat, cold, rain-we work in it all. You will be on your feet all day and we expect you to be energetic and smiling. Loading plants, soil, mulch and fertilizer for our customers is an expected part of everyone’s job description.
  • We have a very social, caring, hardworking staff. It is important that you are able to get along and work well with other people to be a cohesive part of the team. We expect every employee to perform their responsibilities as best they can and we will teach and support you both personally and professionally.
  • As an employee of Natureworks you are expected to offer courteous, prompt, energetic service with a smile. We need you to anticipate customer’s needs before they ask and be patient when confronted with a challenge. We expect you to seek out information and learn about our plants and products every shift and share that with the customers you will help.

If this sounds like a place you would like to work, please come by to fill out an application. Please call to schedule an appointment, as we are not all here all of the time.

We look forward to meeting you!

TOP ASKED QUESTIONS

1. Can I fill out an application online?
No, we do not have our application available online. You will need to come to the store to fill out an application. Please call to schedule an appointment between now and mid-March, as we are not here all the time during the week.

2. Can I take the application home to fill out?
No, you will need to fill out the application at the store. Please be prepared to spend 30-45 minutes filling out the application.

3. Can I use a resume in place of the application?
No, but we encourage you to bring one with you.

4. Is this a year round job?
We hire for seasonal work. Retail season runs mid-March through the end of June. Landscaping season runs mid-March through November – December. (Depending on weather conditions). If we are staying busy, we may ask you to stay through the season.

5. Do you hire for part time and full time hours?
This depends on our returning team members.

6. Will there be training?
Yes, we will train you for the job you are performing.

7. Do I need to bring anything with me when I come to fill out the application?
Yes, please bring 3 written references-their names, addresses and phone numbers. Also bring work history (if applicable), the employer(s) name, address, phone number, and dates worked.

8. Should I call back to see if I am going to be interviewed?
After you fill out the application, please do not call the store. If we are interested, we will call you to set up the interview.

9. How much per hour do you pay?
This is negotiable based on experience.