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Nursery Associate

Job Details

Austin Garden House - Austin, TX


Thompson + Hanson is home to designers and architects, curators and gardenerscreatives at heart grateful for the privilege of shaping and inspiring beautiful spaces across Houston and Austin for the last 40 years. We delight in the work that we do, and we attribute our continued growth to the vibrant, motivated, and caring individuals that make up our Thompson + Hanson family.

A quiet sophistication permeates every Thompson + Hanson environment. You’ll find that within the walls of our shops, on the pages of our online shop, and the meandering paths of our nurseries, we are creatives at heart who enjoy the opportunity to bring something fresh to the table, always with an eye to shaping tranquil spaces that people love to inhabit. Whether wandering through rows of flowers and fragrance, browsing carefully curated pieces in the shops, or online, or simply savoring the view in the shade of an oak tree, our hope is to provide an experience that puts you at ease, surrounds you with beauty, and leaves you inspired.

Essential Tasks or Responsibilities of the Job:

  • Christmas tree preparation (use chainsaw, baler, and tie trees to customer cars)
  • Customer service
  • Watering plants and Christmas trees
  • Unloading trucks, loading customer cars
  • Recycle and trash removal
  • Keeping plant tables stocked and notifying management if inventory is lacking
  • Writing purchase tickets for customers


Essential Skills and Qualifications to Perform Job:

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Flexible hours
  • Nursery experience preferred but not required
  • Customer service experience

Physical requirements of the job:

  • Bending or twisting the body
  • Standing, walking and/or running
  • Kneeling, crouching, and squatting
  • Pushing or pulling objects
  • Bending/stooping
  • Move/lift objects up to 50 pounds
  • Load, unload, or stack containers, materials, or products
  • Using hands to control, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls

Environmental Elements of the job:

  • Work outdoors in extreme heat or cold
  • Sounds, noise levels that are distracting and uncomfortable
  • Exposed to bright or inadequate lighting

Tools, equipment, and technology utilized for job:

  • Rakes
  • Power Saws: chain, pruning
  • Use hand or power tools
  • Wheelbarrows/wagons
  • Truck lift gates
  • Balers
  • Payroll system