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Thank you for your interest in joining Team Floret. Our current openings are listed below.

Fall Seed Launch Team

Employment type 

Temporary, full-time, 32–40 hours weekly, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., onsite in Mount Vernon, Washington

General description

We are looking for some great folks to help with order fulfillment during our Fall Seed Sale. Members of the launch team will pick and pack seed orders starting September 12 through early- to mid-October. 

This temporary position is fast-paced, detail-oriented, repetitive in nature, and requires being on your feet all day on concrete. Must live within driving distance of Mount Vernon, Washington. 

To apply

For more information, email [email protected]. 

Shop Lead

Employment type

Full-time, 40 hours weekly, onsite in Mount Vernon, Washington

General description

The shop lead will help to support Floret’s online shop and seed company using Shopify, Shipstation, and email. This position will ensure that all of the orders leaving the Floret Shop are fulfilled with the highest level of accuracy, detail, and care. The shop lead will manage customer service and order-related emails (including returns, complaints, order delays, etc), and help direct customers to our many growing-related resources. 

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent judgment who is able to set their own priorities while also working through an established set of tasks each day. They enjoy working independently and are comfortable reaching out for help or clarity when needed. This position will require being able to work on multiple projects at a time, switching focus as priorities change and issues arise. A calm demeanor and solution-oriented attitude are a must. 

Job responsibilities

  • Respond to customer emails in a timely and professional manner 
  • Manage order returns, corrections, and replacements
  • Order, receive, and inventory supply shipments 
  • Conduct regular seed and supply inventory checks 
  • Pack and ship a wide range of product orders on a daily basis  
  • Coordinate daily pickups with mail carriers (USPS, DHL, etc.)
  • Audit outgoing orders for accuracy and quality 
  • Assist in the organization, set up, and oversight of order fulfillment during busy shipping times
  • Maintain a clean and organized warehouse to ensure maximum efficiency 
  • Coordinate claims for lost packages with shipping carriers
  • Support detail-oriented seasonal projects as they arise 

Required qualifications

  • Must be efficient, detail-oriented, and fast-paced 
  • Clear, concise, and responsive communication skills 
  • A good grasp of the English language particularly grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects at one time
  • Must be dependable and able to work in person in a warehouse/farm environment
  • Ability to take critical feedback and have a high level of personal responsibility and follow-through 
  • Ability to be on your feet all day and lift 50 lbs. 
  • Must be open-minded and inclusive of all walks of life

Preferred qualifications

  • Customer service email experience
  • Shopify experience
  • Shipstation experience
  • Google Suite experience
  • Basic gardening knowledge

To apply 

  1. Before you begin, have your cover letter and resume ready to upload. Please make sure your cover letter and resume are in one of these accepted formats: DOC, DOCX, PDF, or Plain Text. 
  2. Follow this link to complete our workplace survey. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and helps to determine your work-related needs with the requirements of the position. 
  3. Upload your cover letter and resume. 
  4. After uploading your materials, you will be prompted to answer five basic questions.
  5. When you click “Next page” you will receive the message: “Thank you! Your materials have been submitted.” This indicates that your application has been successfully submitted. You will not receive a separate confirmation email. 

Review process

  1. Our team will start reviewing applications on May 25, 2022 and contact applicants who meet both our qualifications and who clearly identify with the mission of Floret.  
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted via email to complete the next steps in our application process.
  3. We hope to fill this position by June 30, 2022. The position will remain posted until filled. 

Acknowledgments 

EOE Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Research Assistant

Employment type 

Full-time, 32–40 hours weekly, onsite in Mount Vernon, Washington

General description

The research assistant will help to support Floret’s educational programs and ongoing research projects using Adobe Lightroom, Google sheets, and an SQL-based database. This position will ensure that all plant and farm records are organized, accurate, and up to date. This person will need to be able to organize a vast amount of information in an efficient manner. 

The ideal candidate will have a strong working knowledge of plants, be an expert in databases and spreadsheets, love turning chaos into order, and fine-tuning everything they come across. The job will require handling a lot of moving parts at a quick pace, being comfortable working outdoors in all types of weather, and being able to sit and do work at the computer for long stretches of time. An extremely high level of detail and a strong sense of personal responsibility are a must. 

Job responsibilities

  • Record and organize plant data (historical and current)
  • Catalog and keyword photos (historical and current)
  • Transcribe handwritten field notes
  • Research plant data and fact check information across multiple sources
  • Assist with plant inventory and keeping varieties and quantities current and up to date
  • Prepare and organize records in advance of large planting projects
  • On-farm tasks such as identifying and labeling plants, measuring plant height, recording flowering/fruiting times, etc.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Required qualifications

  • Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets expert 
  • Background in horticulture or a strong working knowledge of plants and scientific names; ability to identify plants and record specific data
  • Technically proficient
  • Strong writing/proofreading skills
  • Must be dependable and able to work in person on the farm
  • Able to take direction and critical feedback, learn new systems, and see all tasks through to completion 
  • Able to work independently and with strong follow-through
  • Able to complete monotonous tasks; not easily bored
  • Must be a positive, open-minded, yes-first team player
  • Efficient, detail-oriented, and fast-paced 

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working on a farm or in an agriculture-related field
  • Experience working in Adobe Lightroom
  • Experience working in a SQL-based database 

To apply 

  1. Before you begin, have your cover letter and resume ready to upload. Please make sure your cover letter and resume are in one of these accepted formats: DOC, DOCX, PDF, or Plain Text. 
  2. Follow this link to complete our workplace survey. This survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and helps to determine your work-related needs with the requirements of the position. 
  3. Upload your cover letter and resume. 
  4. After uploading your materials, you will be prompted to answer five basic questions.
  5. When you click “Next page” you will receive the message: “Thank you! Your materials have been submitted.” This indicates that your application has been successfully submitted. You will not receive a separate confirmation email. 

Review process

  1. Our team will start reviewing applications on May 25, 2022 and contact applicants who meet both our qualifications and who clearly identify with the mission of Floret.  
  2. Qualified applicants will be contacted via email to complete the next steps in our application process.
  3. We hope to fill this position by June 30, 2022. The position will remain posted until filled. 

Acknowledgments 

EOE Statement: We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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