Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens – Gardenshop Inventory Team Member

Gardenshop Inventory Team Member

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is hiring Gardenshop Inventory Team Members!

Are you looking for a summer job that offers competitive pay, a beautiful work environment, and awesome co-workers? We’re looking for Gardenshop Inventory Team Members who are excited about inspiring meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature in one of the most beautiful settings in Maine. See the full list of opportunities on our website:

The Gardenshop supports the mission by extending our reach beyond the physical bounds of the campus and into the larger world. We provide our guests with a thoughtfully curated collection of ethically sourced and sustainably produced goods which, whenever possible, uplift our vibrant community of local makers, especially those most impacted by inequity. The Inventory Team Member helps us to articulate messages from our horticultural, educational, and plant science initiatives by keeping our vehicle for those messages−our products−moving through the shop. They are responsible for helping with the efficient and accurate receipt, ticketing, and disposition of merchandise; they assist with stocking the shop floor; and they keep the loading dock and backstock spaces clean and organized. This effort results in transformational retail experiences which enrich a guest’s visit while generating meaningful financial support for the Gardens and our community.

Part-time hours available.

Our regular season runs May through October. We can be flexible with start and end dates.

Starting pay $17.00 – 18.00 per hour.

Seasonal staff receive paid time off, holiday pay, discounts in Culinary and Gardenshop, and a Garden membership!

· Some work history, life experience, and/or coursework related to the management of inventory or product; guest service and retail experience a bonus.
· An organized mindset, the ability to appreciate complexity, and patience for fine details are all good character traits for this work.
· Must like people, be adaptable, and have excellent communication skills; we work in a fast-paced environment, but this position is also good for someone who can work alone.
· Commitment to working across the organization to support the integration of IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility) principles into CMBG’s internal operations and its relationships with visitors and guests.

Primary Functions:
· Assist with the accurate receipt of goods and the ticketing of incoming product.
· Keep backstock areas organized and clean to facilitate quick and easy restocking of the sales floor; communicate important changes in stock levels or locations to the shop team.
· Help maintain the shop to the Gardens’ high standards, visually and environmentally; provide an excellent guest experience while also keeping the floor properly stocked and working to prevent loss.
· Remain informed of ongoing changes to the merchandise assortment, including categories, vendors, retail and cost pricing, and rate of turn.
· Ensure the sustainability of Gardenshop’s work by helping to establish and maintain a documented system of standard operating principles and procedures that are scalable and repeatable.
· Support the team on the sales floor operationally as needed.
· Participate in Gardens-wide initiatives including Gardens Aglow assignments.