Family Flowers is looking for a friendly, detail oriented individual interested in learning about greenhouse operations.  This six month opportunity will run mid-March through October, with the possibility of extension and/or advancement. The successful trainee will have the knowledge and skills required to move into a coordinator position.


The trainee will rotate through all positions in the greenhouse to build a strong understanding of all facets of the business, and no two days will look the same. Responsibilities will include:

  • Production: take and plant cuttings; move plants; plant containers; learn and identify common pests that affect plants.
  • Customer Service: answer customer questions regarding plant care, conditions, and availability; move plants using a push cart to restock retail displays in greenhouse; clean and maintain plants as required
  • Cashier: quickly and accurately process cash, credit and debit transactions; balance till at end of shift
  • Administrative: learn systems for making signs and printing labels; assist in coordination of custom order pick up and drop off
  • Other duties as required

General Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Business background an asset
  • Ability to resolve conflicts with tact and diplomacy
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Flexible and adaptable to quickly changing requirements, as well as frequent interruptions
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Attention to detail and punctuality is essential
  • Must be able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to set priorities
  • Strong MS computer skills


  • Fast paced, physically demanding work environment that requires standing for long periods of time, as well as frequent lifting, carrying, and use of push carts
  • Wide range of temperatures depending on weather and work location
  • Saturdays and holidays are mandatory during peak seasons
  • Expect to work 6 days a week during peak seasons
  • Public transit is not available to this location, reliable means of transportation is necessary

Please apply in person between 9:30a-4:30p at Family Flowers (44329 Talbot Line St. Thomas ON) .  Please have a copy of your resume as well as a cover letter stating the position you are applying for as well as your daily, weekly and monthly availability.  While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.