Job Openings

Build your career with a dedicated group of plant enthusiasts in business for over thirty years. We operate two retail garden centers in Brooklyn, along with providing design build installation services. Check out our current openings below:



Horticultural Buyer/Manager

  • Purchasing and pricing of all houseplants for two (2) retail locations, in house garden designers and our design/build division
  • Purchasing and pricing of annuals for two (2) retail locations, in house garden designers and our design/build division
  • Purchasing and pricing of seeds, bulbs, pumpkins, poinsettias and holiday greens for two (2) retail locations
  • Purchasing for and monitoring of the Chelsea online Shopify storer


Assist in managing our Williamsburg Garden Center

  • Daily opening and closing of the garden center.
  • Responsible for compiling and emailing weekly payroll reports to our main office.
  • Overseeing a staff of eight to ten (8–10) and delegating projects on a daily basis to ensure that all plant materials, inside and out are properly cared for, garden center is merchandised, shelves
    are fully stocked with required product and overall appearance is easy and enjoyable to shop.
  • Receiving and helping to unload daily deliveries, ensuring that all materials are priced and properly merchandised/displayed/stored.
  • Work closely with our salespeople and operations manager to ensure that all scheduled deliveries and installations for the following day are in order and ready to be loaded onto our trucks in the morning.


Once – twice yearly travel to trade shows and nursery tours


Health insurance-401K-benefits


Salary will be based on experience


If interested, kindly email your resumes to david@chelseagardencenter.com

 



Social Media and Marketing Manager

Chelsea Garden Center is looking to hire a passionate plant lover with experience in Social Media Content creation and Digital Marketing. Candidates will be responsible for maintaining, cultivating and growing Chelsea Garden Center’s current social media audience of over 28k, with the ultimate goal of converting those followers into paying plant customers in-store/online.


Priority Responsibilities include:

  • Planning & Creating Social Media Content for Chelsea Garden Center’s Facebook, Instagram & Twitter Profiles
  • Planning & Creating Email Blasts through MailChimp


Secondary Responsibilities include
:

  • Planning & Creating Google, Facebook & Instagram Ad Campaigns
  • Planning & Creating Instagram Stories
  • Updating WordPress Website with Seasonal Content
  • Responding to Customer Questions/Comments from Social Media Profiles & Contact Forms


Tertiary Responsibilities include:

  • Assisting Retail Staff with helping customers, answering phones, maintaining plants, etc.


Skills Needed:

  • A passion to learn about plants & urban gardening
  • Familiarity with photo editing software
  • Comfort with Hootsuite or another similar Social Media planning tool
  • Comfort/familiarity with MailChimp
  • Comfort photographing social content using a smartphone or digital camera


Not Required, but a plus:

  • Background in Graphic Design, Marketing, Social Media or Copywriting
  • Prior Plant Experience
  • Familiarity with Photography
  • Familiarity with HTML programming
  • Familiarity with WordPress
  • Familiarity with Shopify


If interested, kindly email your resumes to
david@chelseagardencenter.com

 



Garden Center Manager

Green industry leader seeks Garden Center Manager with a minimum of three years of experience.
Consider building your career with Chelsea Garden Center, in business since 1984. We are a dedicated group of plant enthusiasts in business over thirty years. We operate two retail garden centers in Brooklyn, along with providing design build installation services. This position will only be filled by a candidate who has had green industry management experience. We offer our employees growth opportunities through diligence and consistent work ethic.


This key position is responsible for overseeing the day to day operation of a busy urban garden center
. Candidate will be responsible for opening and closing, setting employee scheduling, oversight of shipping & receiving, coordination of displays with staff, liaison with designers and dispatcher to prepare orders for planting crew pick up; In addition, you will submit daily and weekly sales and employee reports to management.


Company
:
Chelsea Garden Center East, Inc.


Office Location
:
365 Bridge Street Brooklyn, N.Y.


Required Skills
:

  • At least 3 years green industry management.
  • Strong sales and customer relations (written and verbal communication skills).
  • Mature decision-making skills, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability to profitably manage employee hours.
  • Must have excellent plant background and have thorough knowledge of nursery stock.
  • Paperwork flow/handling of purchase orders, change orders, and work orders.
  • Computer skills are essential. (MS Word and Excel and beyond).
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to exceed the customer’s expectations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


If interested, kindly email your resumes to david@chelseagardencenter.com

 



GARDEN DESIGNER

Chelsea is expanding its design sales team. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in landscape design and urban plantings. A minimum of three years experience in garden design/sales is preferred along with a proficiency in computer generated design. The successful candidate will follow their designs from inception through installation. A portfolio of your work and resume can be forwarded to the underwriter. Salary and commission rate are commensurate with your experience.


Company
:
Chelsea Garden Center East, Inc.


Office Location
:
365 Bridge street Brooklyn, NY 11201


Kindly email your resumes to david@chelseagardencenter.com

 



GARDENER

Chelsea Garden Center seeks experienced, professional, motivated, responsible individuals to perform urban landscape planting projects. Candidate must have knowledge of landscape practices and plant materials, be able to lift 50 pounds, work in all weather conditions, and have good organizational skills. This person must be able to work a project from start to finish while working as a team player. Candidate must have a valid driver’s license with the ability to drive a standard van or manual light duty truck. Knowledge of spoken and written English is required.


If interested, kindly email your resumes to Vince@chelseagardencenter.com

 



Horticultural Sales Associate:

Chelsea Garden Center is seeking knowledgeable, professional and friendly sales staff for our Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and Red Hook, Brooklyn locations. Our garden centers are stocked with a broad selection of top quality nursery stock, trees/shrubs, tropical plants, containers, and a full array of dry goods for the urban gardener. Candidates must be able to lift 50 lbs, have strong communication skills and horticultural knowledge. Retail experience is a plus.


If interested, kindly email your resumes to jordan@chelseagardencenter.com

 



Landscape Gardener with carpentry and masonry experience:

This position requires an experienced, skilled landscape installer with both carpentry, and stone setting skills to work with our design build crews installing decks, patios and other garden structures throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.


Company
:
Chelsea Garden Center East, Inc.


Office Location
:
365 Bridge Street Brooklyn, N.Y. 718-643-1101


Required Skills

  • You must have a minimum of three (3) years experience installing garden hardscape
  • A minimum of three (3) years experience with garden carpentry and masonry
  • Compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

Please send resume along with references to david@chelseagardencenter.com

 



Estimator/Project Manager

This key position is responsible for bidding, estimating, sales and project management. Candidate will be responsible for scheduling, equipment, materials, work crews required for the installation of commercial and residential landscape projects of all sizes. The successful candidate will attend site and client meetings; liaison with architects and construction managers. Successful candidate must track job costs, submit monthly requisitions, certified payrolls, write proposals and follow multiple projects through to completion and final billing.


Company
:
Chelsea Garden Center East, Inc.


Office Location
:
365 Bridge street Brooklyn, NY 11201


Required Skills
:

  • At least 3 years cost estimating, project construction/management & job costing.
  • 2-5 years experience installing softscapes and hardscapes.
  • Strong sales and customer relations (written and verbal communication skills).
  • Experience reading plans are necessary, design experience is not.
  • At least 2 years scheduling and managing multiple crews and subcontractors efficiently.
  • Mature decision-making skills, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability to profitably manage job hours.
  • Knowledgeable in hardscape and plant materials.
  • Paperwork flow/handling of purchase orders, change orders, and work orders.
  • Computer skills are essential. (MS Word and Excel and beyond).
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to exceed the customer’s expectations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Valid driver’s license.


If interested, kindly email your resumes to david@chelseagardencenter.com