Floral Assistant Florist – U1534

Job title: Floral Assistant Florist – U1534
Posted on: March 22, 2024
Job Description:

Part Time Summer 2024
Mid July – Early September

Who We Are
The Sunflower Farm is Ontario’s first and only sunflower-shaped sunflower farm and a growing family agri-tourism business. Every summer, The Sunflower Farm welcomes visitors to share in the beauty of our farm. Our goal at The Sunflower Farm is to become Ontario’s most beloved sunflower farm that inspires through unique and educational agricultural experiences. We encourage visitors to support local businesses that supply socio-conscious and environmental products with the desire to connect back to nature. The Sunflower Farm Team is a group of inspired, innovative and engaged individuals who share our goal and know how to enjoy every working hour on the farm while taking pride in their work.

Who You Are
As an Assistant Florist, you will work closely with the main farm Florist to support the creation of stunning floral arrangements that are sold directly on the farm. Your role involves assisting with the cutting and sourcing flowers from our various gardens, preparation of flowers, organizing supplies, and providing general assistance to ensure the smooth operation of the floral
department.. This position requires a keen eye for detail, strong organizational skills, and a willingness to take direction from our farm florist, learn and grow within our floral department. You are able to work under pressure and deliver on tight deadlines, while still maintaining the highest standards of quality and professionalism. Overall, you are committed to ensuring that The Sunflower Farm floral department operates smoothly and efficiently.

– Assist the main Florist in creating floral arrangements and bouquets.
– Prepare flowers by stripping leaves, conditioning stems, and arranging them according to the main Florist’s instructions.
– Clean and maintain work areas, including flower preparation stations, storage areas, and display.
– Setup of floral displays and take-down, ensuring timely and professional service with no supervision.
– Take inventory of floral stock and supplies, alerting the main Florist when supplies need to be replenished.
– Assist Floral Workshops in evenings – set up and organize workshop space, including workstations, demonstration areas, and display tables. The main florist runs these workshops but there may be opportunities for you to lead a workshop depending on your skill-set.
– Provide friendly and helpful customer service, assisting clients with inquiries, orders, and special requests.
– Learn and apply our standard of floral design techniques under the guidance of the main Florist.
– Follow safety and sanitation guidelines when handling flowers, tools, and equipment.

– Previous experience working in a floral shop or similar environment is preferred but not required.
– Basic knowledge of flowers and floral design concepts is advantageous.
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to follow instructions accurately.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a friendly and approachable demeanor.
– Ability to work effectively as part of a team, collaborating with the main Florist and other farm team members.
– Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions – majority of the time it will be hot, humid outdoor working conditions.
– Willingness to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
– Enthusiasm for learning and developing skills in the floral design industry.
– Ability to work flexible hours during the planting season is an asset – ability to handle manual labour, weeding and maintaining our gardens throughout the growing season.
– Allergies: applicants must not be allergic to pollen.
– Taking Initiative – pride and ownership of your work.
– A Positive Attitude – no one wants to work with the Grinch! Your attitude is your choice.
– Give 110% – work hard with The Farm Team and you will enjoy your days at the farm.

The Fine Print
– Hours expectation: approximate 20-30 hours per week, including weekends. You will be expected to work weekends and 2 days during the long weekend.
– Applicants must be available from mid/late July until the September long weekend – this is approximate as open date and closing date will depend on the sunflower bloom.
– Please note the location of the farm before applying.
– Salary: $20-$25 based on experience

How to Apply
– Applicants should send their resume along with a short cover letter to: info@thesunflowerfarm.ca
– Cover Letter should include what top experience and characteristics you bring to the table, outlining why you would be the right fit as the Assistant Florist and at The Sunflower Farm.
– Please title your email subject line as Floral Assistant 2024

*Please note, only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and interviews will be conducted via an in-person or online video interview in April/May.

Employment Type: Part-time
Field of Work: Other
Required skills:

Company information

City: Beaverton
Email: info@thesunflowerfarm.ca
Prefered method of contact: Email