Part-time Retail Assistant and Freelance Designer
We are looking for a few people to join our team for the 2018 retail and wedding/event season. Ideal candidates possess working knowledge of art, design, and flowers, as well as the willingness to do the necessary and less glamorous work behind the scenes that makes working with flowers as a profession look so good. Must have strong aesthetic sensibilities, and eagerness to be an integral part of a small, hard working team.
ABOUT US: Established in 2013, Field & Florist is a Chicago-based flower farm and florist. We offer floral arrangement and styling for weddings and special events, as well as wholesale flowers for the floral industry. In 2017 we opened a small retail shop inside our design studio in Wicker Park (1908 W Division), where we sell our flowers to the public alongside a curated selection of home goods and gift items.
-Be over 21
-Possess driver’s license with clean driving record, and be comfortable driving large van.
-Have strong interest in flowers (floral design experience preferred), and some familiarity with flower varieties/willingness to learn more.
-Have at least 2 available weekends per month (Sat-Sun).
-Strong communication skills, customer service/retail experience preferred.
-Attentive to detail, punctual, with a positive, willing attitude.
-Fit and able to carry 50 lbs.
-Be polished and presentable with good hygiene.
TASKS: Working the F&F shop (opening or closing and the set up/clean up involved), communicating with customers about our business and the retail items for sale, making/selling bouquets. Processing flowers, washing and preparing vessels/buckets, and assisting in designing and setting up/cleaning up weddings/events. Occasionally buying flowers from the wholesaler when necessary, and running errands for the shop. Hours will vary depending on event schedule.
PAY: $13/hour; additional pay increase commensurate with experience.
Serious applicants please tell us about yourself and send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with any photos of related work. Thank you for your interest in joining our team!