Career Opportunities


Build your career with a dedicated group of landscape designers, garden designers, horticulturists, and plant enthusiasts in business that has served the NYC community for over 38 years. Full, part-time, and seasonal opportunities are available in a variety of roles and change throughout the year.

Check out our current openings below:

Center Sales Associate

Start Date: March 2024 Compensation: $20 -$23.

Position: Garden Center Sales

Established in 1984 Chelsea Garden Center operates two Brooklyn, NY garden centers. We specialize in the design, delivery, and installation, of both residential and commercial landscapes. We have a diversified portfolio of work from residential to large scale commercial projects of every description.

POSITION DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Help set up and open store daily which consists of rolling display carts and feature plant displays.
  • Interact with customers and help them with plant selections and gardening advise.
  • Our garden centers are shopper friendly retail environments; you must love working with people.
  • This position requires the ability to lift 60lbs, work outdoors in inclement weather occasionally.
  • Help in unloading fresh nursery and flower shipments, help load outgoing orders onto our trucks.
  • Help maintain bedding plants and nursery stock displays as required.
  • Pricing of new plant material as required.
  • Ensure that incoming plants are free of insects and disease and notify a manager of any issues.
  • Knowledge of our products including trees, shrubs, topicals, annuals and perennials a plus.
  • Assisting customers with all aspects of the garden center products, primarily the right plant fit.
  • If you have cashiering experience and strong customer service phone skills, please tell us.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in horticulture and or the garden center nursery environment.
  • Available to work weekend days in the height of the season, then alternating weekend schedule.
  • Knowledge of all types of trees, shrubs, perennials, and landscaping material.
  • Knowledge of plant disease and plant insect control.

BENEFITS

  • Employer covers 50% of offered health insurance plan after (90) day enrollment period is met.
  • Paid one (1) week vacation after six (6) months of continual employment.
  • Paid sick time & personal days after six (6) months continual employment.
  • Opportunity to enroll in 401K plan.
  • An opportunity to find a professional home with growth opportunities.

Send resume and cover letter to Alex@chelseagardencenter.com & david@chelseagardencenter.com

 

Social Media/Horticultural Sales Associate

Start Date: Immediate Compensation $22-$25.

Established in 1984 Chelsea Garden Center operates two (2) Brooklyn, NY garden centers. We specialize in the design, delivery, and installation, of both residential and commercial landscapes. We have a diversified portfolio of work from residential to large scale commercial projects of every description. Our retail garden centers, and online store are central to this role.

POSITION DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES

As Social Media Manager for our garden centers, you will play a crucial role in promoting our products and engaging with our online audience. Your responsibilities will encompass a range of tasks, from crafting compelling email newsletters to managing our online presence and responding to customer inquiries. This role requires a blend of marketing expertise, design skills, and a passion for plants and horticulture. This is a hybrid position and will consist of one (1) day working from home weekly. All other workdays will be in the nursery, working independently and cooperatively on both marketing and garden center tasks that arise. If you are passionate about plants, have a keen eye for design, and thrive in a dynamic environment, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity to contribute to the success of our brand.

Email Marketing:

  • Plan, create and execute engaging email newsletters using Mailchimp.
  • Regularly analyze email campaign performance and implement improvements.
  • Work closely daily with Leadership & Marketing Manager.
  • You must have a proven record of creating email campaigns.
  • Cross promotion of our weekly emails on Instagram & Tik Tok & Chelsea website.
  • Creative writing should be second nature to you.
  • Previous experience with Mailchimp & Shopify required.

Website Management:

  • Keep the Shopify website updated with the latest products, images, and quantities.
  • Ensure a seamless and user-friendly online shopping experience.
  • You must have experience with Shopify.
  • Adding new content to the website on a regular daily & weekly basis.
  • Work closely with webmaster to address website coding issues that may arise.

Customer Engagement:

  • Respond promptly to client emails related to online orders.
  • Manage and address customer inquiries and issues on Instagram and Facebook.

Design and Promotion:

  • Develop creative designs for promotional events and campaigns.
  • Collaborate with a team of retail staff and store managers on promotions.
  • Work in conjunction with Marketing Manager on monthly sales calendars.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of three (3) years of marketing experience.
  • Strong design skills and an eye for aesthetics.
  • Interest in plants, horticulture, and retail garden center nursery operations.
  • Proficiency with Shopify website software.
  • Proficiency in using Canva, Instagram Shop, Meta Business Suite, Shopify, Mailchimp, and Google Suite.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Organized and detail oriented.

NICE TO HAVE

  • Photography experience.
  • Enthusiasm for marketing.
  • Retail Garden Center & plant nursery experience.
  • Customer service or retail experience.
  • Enthusiastic about the gardening industry.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proactive problem solver.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Comfortable adapting to evolving responsibilities and tasks.

Send resume and cover letter to david@chelseagardencenter.com

Add any links and portfolio of your work; copy Alex@chelseagardencenter.com

Media Marketing Manager

Start Date: Immediate Compensation $28-$32.

Established in 1984 Chelsea Garden Center operates two (2) Brooklyn, NY garden centers. We specialize in the design, delivery, and installation, of both residential and commercial landscapes. We have a diversified portfolio of work from residential to large scale commercial projects of every description. Our retail garden centers, and online store are central to this role.

POSITION DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES

The below provides a roadmap to the position, it will morph expanding over time as you become a vested member of our team. It is my hope that this offering will eventually grow into you assuming a leadership position in Chelsea Garden Center.

Position overview: It is mutually understood these job roles will be melded together; your time roughly broken down as follows, 65% spent on marketing, website updates & social media, the remaining 35% of your time involved with nursery sales. The starting goal is for you to train in the garden center for a minimum of two to three months learning company means and methods, plant pallet options and our pricing operational structure that will aid in fulfilling you’re your marketing obligations. On the retail sales side, you will start in a supporting role responding to inquiries with a goal of providing a knowledgeable customer service experience. These customer interactions usually involve a series of standard gardening questions that need to be asked of both our walk-in and phone clientele. This formula may be reviewed after three months’ and adjusted accordingly.

Marketing: In conjunction with Chelsea leadership, develop and document a marketing plan and detailed strategy to implement and oversee the successful execution of the plan’s strategy. The plan should focus primarily on Chelsea’s two (2) retail locations, design-build division, and a pathway forward to increasing traffic to Chelsea’s Shopify online store along with driving walk in traffic to each store. As previously discussed, each store has their own shopping trends and stocking requirements. For the plans initial phase, you will be responsible for developing and writing content, scheduling and publishing posts and associated tasks. Chelsea has a marketing intern managing our Instagram, and Tik Tok. Under your guidance and mentorship, assume a leadership role creating content and following a regular posting schedule. In short, the expectation is that you will formulate a structured plan that will be executed under your trained eye.

Marketing Plan Review: To formulate a comprehensive marketing plan approach, conduct a thorough review of our current marketing which includes our website, Google analytics and all social media, with an eye on what can be improved and next steps to making these improvements where indicated. The goal is to formulate a fresh marketing approach and implement a new plan while providing guidance on how to optimize performance across all channels. Our website is built on the Shopify platform. It is expected that under the direction of our webmaster, you will continue to tweak and add content of all types to our website. As part of your media review, collaborate with leadership on regular daily & weekly website updates.

Review Chelsea’s Shopify: Daily & weekly monitoring of Shopify online sales taking special note of house plant sales. Review weekly analytics with management to determine needed marketing improvements. Given your knowledge base, passion, and expertise with houseplants and in collaboration with our foliage buyer, work on improving our online houseplant offerings and sales performance while concurrently working to improve online nursery and planter/dry goods sales. The expectation: over time and with attention to weekly numbers, we can craft improved online results.

As part of your daily responsibilities: Formulate documented guidelines and oversee our media intern delegating various media projects on a daily/weekly basis to ensure our marketing target planning is carried out as it relates to posting on Instagram, our website updates, and photographing of new products.

Daily nursery duties: Include but are not limited to the following tasks. Helping to open & close the store moving rolling flower display carts in and out, setting up front of house displays, working with customers on the sales floor, writing up and tracking your work orders so that if required, delivery and installation sales are communicated to our dispatcher for scheduling. You will be responsible for tagging all sold items and moving the smaller items into designated sold area holding beds. It is expected that you make certain that items needing to be ordered for future delivery meet the agreed time constraints mutually set. Collectively along with our operations manager and nursery buyer, you need to review any pending work orders which require Chelsea to buy-in additional plants. This process will be reviewed as part of your training. You must be able to lift 50lbs as you will be lifting heavy material from time to time during your normal workday. You will also be working under inclement weather conditions from time to time.

Nursery deliveries: Chelsea has developed a reputation for purveying only the highest quality green goods available in our industry, to that end, any undersized “not retail ready” plants should be rejected and returned to the vendor. From time to time, physically receiving and inspecting orders is an important part of your position. Company leadership along with your colleagues will work with you to identify Chelsea quality standards within each plant category. In short, we want you to be part of our team and help us cull any undersized or diseased material from any shipments that you are helping to receive and check in. On busy spring days with multiple deliveries, this responsibility is particularly important and is key in maintaining quality control. You are encouraged to keep an eye out for any substandard items and bring them to management’s attention.

Grooming & Maintenance: All plants need our attentive eye. We have employees who are specifically involved with display and plant watering and maintenance. During your day, keep an eye out for plants not properly cared for, it may be a splash of water or a trim, this falls under the daily routine along with helping to keep the nursery and store merchandised effectively, that shelves are fully stocked with required products and that our in-store displays are easy to access and inviting to shop.

Compensation – This is a full-time position. Your starting salary will be ($34) per hour with a five (5) day work week including one (1) weekend day. Store hours vary from 9-6 and 10-6 depending on the season. You will work remotely one (1) to two (2) of the five days. The goal, to lay down the framework for a rejuvenated marketing plan and to meet with management from time to time to review. After six (6) months of continual full-time employment, you will earn one (1) week or five (5) days of paid vacation which can be taken over the summer or fall months. Additionally, after continuous full-time employment of six (6) months you will have an additional five (5) paid days to use. A review of your compensation will take place during the month of December 2024. After ninety (90) days of continual employment Chelsea will pay fifty (50%) percent of our health insurance plan.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of five (5) years of senior marketing experience.
  • Strong design skills and an eye for aesthetics.
  • Interest in plants, horticulture, and retail garden center nursery operations.
  • Proficiency with Shopify website software.
  • Proficiency in Canva, Instagram Shop, Meta Business Suite, Shopify, Mailchimp, and Google Suite.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and meeting tight deadlines.
  • Organized and detail oriented.

Manager/Truck Dispatcher

Start Date: March 15, 2024, Compensation: $27-$32.

Established in 1984 Chelsea Garden Center operates two Brooklyn, NY garden centers. We specialize in the design, delivery, and installation, of both residential and commercial landscapes. We have a diversified portfolio of work from residential to large scale commercial projects of every description.

Position & QUALIFICATIONS

Ideally, you have logistics experience in dispatching and scheduling multiple trucks and crews. Chelsea Garden Center operates two retail garden centers in Brooklyn, providing delivery and installation services across Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. This position requires superior customer service skills, as you will be scheduling deliveries and installations for both our retail locations in addition to our commercial design-build portfolio. A background in the nursery industry would be helpful but is not essential. We are seeking only serious-minded, career-oriented candidates to join our management staff in this full-time position.

  • Arrange busy and ever-changing daily calendars to schedule truck crews.
  • You must be adept at fielding heavy phone call and email volume.
  • Provide superior customer service to meet and exceed customers’ expectations.
  • Liaison with managers and designers to keep team members up to date on scheduling.
  • Track sold items set and confirm that all orders are complete and ready for delivery.
  • Schedule delivery and installation services with clients using multiple trucks.
  • Schedule our in-house garden designers’ installations
  • Schedule movement of merchandise between stores to optimize transfer of goods.
  • Maintain work orders and receipts from deliveries and installations and update work orders on completion. Gather & submit daily work orders to our office weekly.
  • Maintain accurate electronic records of all scheduling and billing.
  • Set up tool and material inventory lists for each truck as a guideline for daily usage.
  • Set up a PM maintenance schedule so that our vehicles are regularly checked for safety and fluid levels.
  • You must be fluent in Excel, Word, Google Drive
  • Knowledge of NYC streets and traffic patterns
  • Strong general administrative and customer service skills
  • Set up and maintain weekly truck crew schedules for a staff of four to six (4-6)
  • Assist with store set up and receiving daily deliveries as time permits.
  • Ability to take initiative and exceed client expectations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced retail environment.
  • Punctuality & dependability are key requisites for this position.

BENEFITS

  • Employer paid health insurance after (90) day enrollment period is met.
  • Paid vacation after six (6) months of continual employment.
  • Paid sick time & personal days after six (6) months continual employment.
  • Opportunity to enroll in 401K plan.
  • An opportunity to find a professional home in an established company with growth opportunities.

CONTACT

Please submit your cover letter & resume to both david@chelseagardencenter.com & alex@chelseagardencenter.com

Landscape Laborer

Start Date: March 2024 Compensation: $18 - $22.

Established in 1984 Chelsea Garden Center operates two (2) Brooklyn, NY garden centers. We specialize in the design, delivery, and installation, of both residential and commercial landscapes. We have a diversified portfolio of work from residential to large scale commercial projects of every description.

POSITION DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Loading the days plants and materials at the start of each day onto your assigned truck.
  • Maintain your installation tools and equipment & make sure that you are equipped for the day.
  • Review work orders & job instructions with the garden designer and or your supervisor.
  • Take care to install all plantings as directed in an efficient and timely manner.
  • All planting installations must be watered after plantings.
  • Jobsites must be left broom clean, immaculate.
  • You will be responsible to return your paperwork for processing.
  • Company garments are always worn and provided.
  • You must be punctual and reliable to join our team.
  • This position requires the ability to lift 60lbs, work outdoors in inclement weather occasionally.
  • Experience in all types of planting, carpentry, irrigation, and masonry a plus.
  • A clean NYS driving record is a must if you are also applying to drive.
  • Our trucks range from light duty cube trucks to delivery vans and site trucks.
  • Past landscape experience and knowledge of trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in horticulture and or the garden center nursery environment.
  • Available to work a weekend day in the height of the season if necessary.
  • Knowledge of all types of trees, shrubs, perennials, and landscaping material.
  • Knowledge of plant disease and plant insect control.

BENEFITS

  • Employer pays 50% of offered health insurance after (90) day enrollment period is met.
  • Paid one (1) week vacation after six (6) months of continual employment.
  • Paid sick time & personal days after six (6) months continual employment.
  • Opportunity to enroll in 401K plan.
  • An opportunity to find a professional home with growth opportunities.

Send resume and cover letter to Alex@chelseagardencenter.com & david@chelseagardencenter.com

LANDSCAPE Designer/Salesperson

Start Date: March 15, 2024, Compensation: $50,000-$60,000.

Established in 1984 Chelsea Garden Center operates two Brooklyn, NY garden centers. We specialize in the design, delivery, and installation, of both residential and commercial landscapes. We have a diversified portfolio of work from residential to large scale commercial projects of every description.

Position

  • This is a full-time position for an individual with a landscape design/architecture background.
  • Sell landscape projects by closely working with clients to meet their goals & budget.
  • Provide inspirational landscape design from initial client contact through managed maintenance.
  • You will be responsible for the design & sale of landscapes and gardens including pavers, decking, planter boxes, plants, low voltage lighting, and irrigation systems in an urban setting.
  • Generate follow-up maintenance & planting service contracts to maintain your installed gardens.
  • You will be onsite to assist our gardening teams with your design implementation & plantings.
  • Create design drawings, specifications, and material lists to prepare and coordinate planting.
  • You will be the primary contact with the client overseeing your project from inception.
  • Help grow & promote your book of clients by prospecting & networking for new clients.
  • Network with management firms, real estate agents, developers & professionals to seek new clients. Build relationships with a range of key business contacts to fill your book of sales.
  • Prepare plant & materials lists for our buyers to coordinate assembling your design/installation.
  • Deliver high quality projects on time and on budget.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS/Experience

  • College degree in landscape design/architecture, engineering, or project management preferred.
  • Non degree candidates will be considered based on a minimum of 3-6 years’ experience.
  • You must be able to work independently & in conjunction with our installation teams.
  • A current NY Driver’s license with clean driving record is a plus.
  • It is essential that all site conditions, project concerns are clearly communicated to management.
  • Possess a working knowledge of mechanical, masonry, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.
  • You have experience with urban design/build, rooftop construction methods.
  • This position affords an opportunity to grow with Chelsea Garden Center. We are a family business that covets an individual’s willingness to contribute, who displays a high degree of integrity and appreciates an honest day of work.

BENEFITS

  • Employer paid health insurance after (90) day enrollment period is met.
  • Paid vacation after six (6) months of continual employment.
  • Paid sick time & personal days after six (6) months continual employment.
  • Opportunity to enroll in 401K plan.
  • An opportunity to find a professional home in an established company with growth opportunities.

CONTACT

Please submit your cover letter & resume to David@chelseagardencenter.com

    Gardener/Driver

    Start Date: March 2024 Compensation: $23-$25.

    Established in 1984 Chelsea Garden Center operates two Brooklyn, NY garden centers. We specialize in the design, delivery, and installation, of both residential and commercial landscapes. We have a diversified portfolio of work from residential to large scale commercial projects of every description.

    POSITION DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Loading the days plants and materials at the start of each day onto your assigned truck.
    • Maintain your installation tools and equipment & make sure that you are equipped for the day.
    • Review work orders & job instructions with the garden designer and or your supervisor.
    • Take care to install all plantings as directed in an efficient and timely manner.
    • All planting installations must be watered after plantings.
    • Jobsites must be left broom clean, immaculate.
    • You will be responsible to return your paperwork for processing.
    • Company garments are always worn and provided.
    • You must be punctual and reliable to join our team.
    • This position requires the ability to lift 60lbs, work outdoors in inclement weather occasionally.
    • Experience in all types of planting, carpentry, irrigation, and masonry a plus.
    • A clean NYS driving record is a must if you are also applying to drive.
    • Our trucks range from light duty cube trucks to delivery vans and site trucks.
    • Past landscape experience and knowledge of trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials required.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum 3 years’ experience in horticulture and or the garden center nursery environment.
    • Available to work a weekend day in the height of the season if necessary.
    • Knowledge of all types of trees, shrubs, perennials, and landscaping material.
    • Knowledge of plant disease and plant insect control.

    BENEFITS

    • Employer pays 50% of offered health insurance after (90) day enrollment period is met.
    • Paid one (1) week vacation after six (6) months of continual employment.
    • Paid sick time & personal days after six (6) months continual employment.
    • Opportunity to enroll in 401K plan.
    • An opportunity to find a professional home with growth opportunities.

    Send resume and cover letter to Alex@chelseagardencenter.com & david@chelseagardencenter.com

    LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION FOREMAN

    Start Date: March 15, 2024, Compensation: $32-34.

    Position: Installation Foreman to manage landscape renovations of new and existing gardens.

    Established in 1984 Chelsea Garden Center operates two Brooklyn, NY garden centers. We specialize in the design, delivery, and installation, of both residential and commercial landscapes. We have a diversified portfolio of work from residential to large scale commercial projects of every description.

    Position

    • Initially train under our senior Project Manager and Foreman to gain a working knowledge of Chelsea’s day to day operations. The goal, for you to independently run your own projects.
    • Oversee installation of landscapes and gardens including pavers, decking, planter boxes, plants, low voltage lighting, and irrigation systems.
    • Oversee maintenance & planting operations in both commercial & residential settings.
    • Oversee installation of varied plantings including annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, and bulbs.
    • Interpret drawings, specifications, and material lists to prepare and coordinate planting.
    • You will be the primarycontact with the client in conjunction with Chelsea’s designers.
    • You are expected to manage and function as a team leader to organize, and train crew.
    • Deliver high quality projects on time and on budget.

    QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS/Experience

    • College degree in landscape architecture, engineering, or project management preferred.
    • Non degree candidates will be considered based on a minimum of 3 years’ experience.
    • You must be able to motivate and manage a small crew.
    • Able to lift 60lb pounds regularly and the required physical labor of landscape installations.
    • Current NY Driver’s license with clean driving record
    • It is essential that all site conditions, project concerns are clearly communicated to management.
    • Possess a working knowledge of mechanical, masonry, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.
    • Experience with urban design/build, rooftop construction methods, and interpreting drawings.
    • This position affords an opportunity to grow with Chelsea Garden Center. We are a family business that covets an individual’s willingness to learn, integrity and an honest day of work.

    BENEFITS

    • Employer paid health insurance after (90) day enrollment period is met.
    • Paid vacation after six (6) months of continual employment.
    • Paid sick time & personal days after six (6) months continual employment.
    • Opportunity to enroll in 401K plan.
    • An opportunity to find a professional home with growth opportunities.

    CONTACT

    Please submit your cover letter & resume to David@chelseagardencenter.com
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