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Visitor Services & Sales Assistant

Description: • Engage & inform visitors about Queens Farm, sharing relevant updates (i.e. daily activities, upcoming events) • Distribute information about Queens Farm programs (site rentals, volunteer program, membership, events) • Answer visitor questions and address concerns, directing visitors to proper outlets • Answer phone calls and take messages appropriately • Promote benefits of Membership program • Responsible for daily transactions and accuracy of cash register, daily sales, & inventory levels • Ensure that products, signage, and Queens Farm literature are updated and attractively displayed • Make recommendations for new products, specials or promotions to introduce • Communicate customer feedback to supervisor • Share information with customers regarding selection, care & propagation of plants • Package prepared snacks for sale • Responsible for washing and packaging farm eggs for sale • Maintain orderly appearance and cleanliness of store, product displays and work area • Fill and stock animal feed bags with alfalfa on a daily basis • Assist with seasonal greenhouse tasks including plant propagation and care, pricing, and checking in plant deliveries

Salary $13 Per Hour
Type of Opportunity Weekends, Seasonal
Location Floral Park, NY
Field of Study Any
Degree Wanted None Required
Special Skills & Requirements • Excellent interpersonal & customer service skills • Solid time management skills, detail-oriented, punctual and reliable • Open and willing to learn; interested in bringing new ideas to the organization • Demonstrated ability to work well with a team • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds • 2+ years of retail experience • Comfortable in high customer traffic situations • Greenhouse experience/knowledge of plant care preferred • Ability to stand on feet for 8 hours • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds • Ability to handle all types of plants • Saturdays & Sundays , 9:30am-5:30pm through end of October. • Evenings occasionally required.
Company Name Queens County Farm Museum
Contact: Sarah
Address: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway; Floral Park, NY 11004
Email: hr@queensfarm.org
Phone: 718-347-3276
Website: www.queensfarm.org
About the Company: The Queens County Farm Museum is a 47-acre working farm dating back to 1697. We are a public resource, visited by over 400,000 people each year. The site includes a landmark farmhouse, glass greenhouse, and restored barns which provide us with a glimpse into our agrarian past. Its rich glacial soil–which attracted European settlers in the 17th century–is cultivated today using sustainable practices, providing people with the freshest food. We are a New York City treasure where historic structures, productive fields, woodland, and livestock bring agricultural history to life.
How To Apply: Please send a cover letter explaining why you want to join the Queens Farm team along with a resume, to Sarah at: hr@queensfarm.org
Expiration Date:
(YYYY-MM-DD)
2017-07-07

 

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