Foxfield Flowers is looking for a Full Time Garden Assistant
Posted: Thu, June 23, 2022
$16-$18/hr Phoenixville, PA job
Do you have a passion for sustainable and organic gardening practices?
Do you have an eye for detail and design and love working with flowers and plants? Are you a problem solver who loves working with garden machinery and wants to learn more about organic and biodynamic garden practices?
Foxfield Flowers is looking to hire a full-time gardening assistant for our fresh cut flower business located in Phoenixville, PA. Foxfield Flowers is a commercial venture of The Camphill School Transition Program at Beaver Farm. Here, students with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain valuable work readiness skills at our fresh cut flower farm. Working at Foxfield Flowers means that you will be working alongside our students and vocational instructors as they plant seeds, care for our garden, harvest & process flowers, and arrange bouquets for sale. This is a 12-month position with much of the work being outdoors rain or shine.
Able to lift 50lbs
Able to push a wheelbarrow
Able to work a full day in PA heat & sun as well as freezing winter conditions
Able to work as part of a team as well as independently
Good communication skills
Able to keep a tidy and organized workspace
1 year of experience in horticulture or related field
PA State Police, PA Child Abuse History, Arrest/Conviction Report, Commonwealth of PA Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release, FBI Fingerprinting and TB clearance required
Planting & transplanting
Gardening tasks e.g. Watering, laying drip irrigation, hand raking, staking, weeding, etc.
Operating garden machinery such as a rototiller
Assembling bouquets for sale Interacting with customers at flower pickups
Interacting with customers at flower pick-ups
General repair and maintenance skills
Understanding of social media
$16-18/hr dependent on experience
Health savings account
Paid time off
40 hours/week Tuesday-Saturday (hours may shift slightly throughout year due to weather)
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $16.00 – $18.00 per hour
Paid time off