319 S. Prairie Ave. • Waukesha, WI262-542-8152 • 800-825-8152jane@waukeshafloral.comMon.-Sat. 8am-5pm

Put down roots with Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse

Our family-owned business has been “fresh, fun and fabulous” for more than 110 years. We specialize in providing amazing arrangements, perfect plants and exceptional event designs. We also pride ourselves on our continuous tradition of awesome customer service and excellence in execution. We are looking for the “select of the bunch” to join our team.

Are you mad about flowers and can’t wait for spring each year? Are you detail-oriented, organized and passionate? Are you bursting with enthusiasm and enjoy talking to customers? Then we are hoping you consider Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse as a place to put down roots and grow with our company. We have won numerous awards and that has helped us to greatly expand our business. At the same time, we don’t want to rest on our laurels, so that’s why we need talented candidates to join us!

Why join our growing team?

We help our team members succeed, so we offer training reimbursements and advancement opportunities to qualified associates. We want to discover your strengths and then let you shine in the appropriate position or specialty.

At Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse, we work hard, but we also play hard—with fun events like a bocce ball team, “Souper” Bowl lunch celebrations, company picnics, holiday parties, dinner outings and more.

We also offer a great benefits package* that may include:

  • Paid vacation
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Generous employee discount
  • Overtime compensation

Positions available

Clerk/Floral Designer

This position is the face of Waukesha Floral and requires strong customer service skills as well as knowledge about the care and maintenance of indoor and outdoor flowers and plants. We are looking for an individual with the ability to arrange and display flowers and plants, design pleasing floral arrangements, create dish gardens and terrariums, arrange and wrap plants and bouquets and learn more about unusual or new plants and flowers.

We offer both full-time or part-time availabilities. Part-time team members who work 24-30 hours per week are eligible for part-time vacation pay after one year.

Requirements:

  • Willingness to learn all aspects of floral design.
  • Adapting to schedule changes according to customer needs and seasonal conditions.
  • Ability to multi-task, using the computer and phone to aid in order taking. Keyboarding and computer skills are essential; we will train the right person on our computer system.
  • Cash register and credit card processing knowledge required.
  • Ability to handle and lift items up to 40 pounds.

Applicants should be aware that you will be on your feet for at least four hours per day and may need to assist with some of the larger arrangements, which may require you to climb a ladder.

Floral Designer

We’re looking for floral artists who can create a variety of arrangements—from quick bouquets to complex wedding arrangements. Excellent communication and customer service skills are crucial as clients often need advice about floral selection, colors, costs and delivery dates. Tasks include assisting customers in person and on the phone with ordering, decorating or supervising the decoration of buildings, halls and other venues for weddings, holidays and parties. Seasonal work may lead to longer hours as we go the extra mile to accommodate our customers. Previous floral experience or education is highly preferred.

Requirements:

  • A friendly, positive attitude with a desire to answer questions clients might have regarding their flowers or plants.
  • Ability to conduct classes, demonstrations and present “fun, fresh and fabulous” designs in our seasonal open houses.
  • Ability to handle and lift items up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to multi-task, using the computer and phone to aid in order taking. Keyboarding and computer skills are essential; we will train the right person on our computer system.
  • Cash register and credit card processing knowledge required.

This is an active position as you will be standing for most of the day and may need to climb ladders to create some of the larger arrangements.

Assistant Floral Design Manager

Are you able to work well with both plants and people? Do you consider yourself part super-hero with the ability to handle many tasks efficiently and effectively? Then we have the position for you. Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse needs a flexible designer that can work with provided recipes for certain projects as well as the creativity to freestyle design, and make one of a kind floral designs for weddings and special events that meet the customer’s specific requirements. Accuracy and attention to detail are essential, as you will be managing people in the design room and ensuring orders are accurately filled. You will advise and instruct designers about efficient floral design mechanics and methods, so we can provide the best value to customers.

Another one of your missions will be to work with brides and corporate customers to plan weddings and special events. This includes many tasks such as providing initial project estimates to executing exquisite final designs, combined with comprehensive follow-through and on-time delivery.

In this position, you are also the liaison for Teleflora and FTD, so accurate computer skills are needed. Previous floral experience or education is highly preferred.

Requirements:

  • Previous design experience in a retail environment.
  • Keyboarding and computer skills (MS Word and Excel plus Windows-based programs) is essential. We will provide training on our point of sale computer system.
  • Previous experience working with floral wholesalers on a personal basis, as well as placing and handling orders via the Internet including flowers and hard goods.
  • Good knowledge of indoor green and blooming plants, and ability to quote short-term plant rentals.
  • Daily management of the floral cooler to ensure seasonal displays showcase our unique design talents and varieties of flowers.
  • Keeping up with the latest floral design trends and a willingness to attend ongoing educational classes.
  • A fun and welcoming attitude so you can answer questions clients might have regarding their flowers or plants.
  • Exceptional management skills that allow you to coach team members and inspire them to work with customers to generate upsells, while at the same time having the capacity to discipline when needed.
  • Ability to handle and lift items up to 40 pounds.

This is an active position as you are on your feet for most of the day and may need to climb ladders for some of the larger arrangements.

Tropical Plant Maintenance

This individual will provide care for indoor tropical plants on assigned customer accounts. Duties will include watering, dusting, cleaning, fertilizing and diagnosing plant problems. A pesticide applicator license is preferred but is not mandatory. Experience or a working knowledge of tropical plants is a plus but is not a requirement as we will train the right person. This can be a full-time or part-time position.

Requirements:

  • Ability to answer questions clients might have regarding their tropical flowers or plants, and other common care issues.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and a willingness to adapt to schedule changes for customers’ ever-changing needs.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • A self-starter who can work independently and, through your actions and communication, be an outstanding professional representative of our plant rental division to all our clients.
  • Positive attitude and excellent customer service skills are a must.

This is a dynamic position as you will be standing, bending and lifting. You should be able to lift items up to 40 pounds.

Floral Delivery Driver

Our drivers are the “faces” for Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse, as many customers only see you when they receive their fresh flower arrangements and plants. We need friendly and engaging team members who enjoy making people happy. As a driver, you are also responsible for delivering complex wedding and funeral orders, and you will act as the final accuracy check before each delivery. If you are crazy about flowers, it’s a bonus, but not a requirement.

We will provide the delivery vehicle and offer full-time and part-time positions, but they both include some weekend availability.

Requirements:

  • Energetic, flexible and positive attitude.
  • GPS or computer skills that allow you to determine the most efficient routes for delivery.
  • Ability to answer basic questions clients might have regarding their flowers or plants and how to provide proper care.
  • Willingness to assist with general store upkeep and maintenance.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Customer service skills and the ability to “think on your feet” are essential skills in this important job!

Some wedding and funeral arrangements are very large, so you need to be able to lift up to 40 pounds for deliveries.

Apply now to get started on your growing career!

If you wish to upload a cover letter, please include:

  • Previous experience in the floral/greenhouse industry.
  • Why you think you would be a good fit at Waukesha Floral & Greenhouse.
  • How you can meet our clients’ needs through the beauty and inspiration of flowers.
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*Benefits vary based on experience, position and whether the job is full-time or part-time.

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