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Container Designer - Horticulturist - Florist - Garden Designer

Chalet Wilmette ,IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: 401k, dental, life_insurance, medical, vision
Job Description

 Chalet has an opportunity for a Container Designer to join our team, reporting to our Director of Chalet Signature, working at our Wilmette campus.  Chalet Signature is a newly formed business unit that specializes in the creation of handcrafted planter arrangements curated with indoor and outdoor plants: succulents, tropicals, annuals, perennials, natives, vegetables, herbs, evergreens, other plant material, and mixed mediums.  Chalet Signature brings a combination of unparalleled horticultural expertise and artistry to homes on Chicago’s Northshore - both indoors and outdoors.  Arrangements can be made to order, selected in store, or installed on customers’ properties. 

Responsibilities of a Container Designer: 

·        Design and assemble indoor and outdoor planter arrangements.  Arrangements can be custom (per very specific and individual customer requests), select (per Chalet Signature recipes/kits), or cash and carry.

·        Utilize the full plant pallet in your designs from our expansive inventory of indoor and outdoor plants: succulents, tropicals, annuals, perennials, natives, vegetables, herbs, evergreens, seasonal and other plant material. 

·        Listen to individual client needs and recommend design solutions. 

·        Collaborate with other designers to create trend-setting, profitable containers that exceed client expectations and meet all brand standards. 

·        Take ownership of the client relationship throughout the sales process. 

We are looking for a creative, inspired, receptive, trend-setting, client-focused, team player with the following qualifications:

·        A portfolio that demonstrates the breadth and depth of custom arrangements – potted, stems, and mixed mediums.

·        Previous experience creating custom potted planters preferred.  Alternatively, related experience from the floral industry, staging, tablescaping, interior design, and/or event planning could provide the necessary experience. 

·        Sales and relationship building experience where you have expertly provided client service and met sales goals. 

·        An outgoing and kind personality, who is a good listener, and able to professionally give and receive design critiques per our design standards.

·        Ability to stand on your feet, lift/push/pull up to 40 pounds, and adaptable to indoor and outdoor environments.

·        A two or four year degree in horticulture or landscape design would be a plus. 

·        Our interview process will include creating an arrangement pursuant to a specific design aesthetic.

This is a full-time, year-round position, working 5 days per week (which includes one weekend day).  During the 14 weeks of the height of our seasons, your schedule will shift to a 6 day work week.  Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances, paid time off, holidays, product discounts, and 401(k) with match.  

Company Description
Chalet is the premier source to landscape people's lives. Whether its through our landscape services, at our retail store, or with the plants that we locally grow ourselves. Chalet is family owned, and has been for 103 years! We grow plants, but more importantly, we grow people and relationships. Please consider joining the best!

Chalet

Why Work Here?

If you work with us at Chalet, you'll have the chance to beautify our customers lives and work alongside great people!

Chalet is the premier source to landscape people's lives. Whether its through our landscape services, at our retail store, or with the plants that we locally grow ourselves. Chalet is family owned, and has been for 103 years! We grow plants, but more importantly, we grow people and relationships. Please consider joining the best!

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3132 Lake Ave
Wilmette, IL
USA

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