Floral Designer - Container Design - Horticulturist - Part Time

Join Chalet in creating 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: 

  • Photos to demonstrate your artistic side - where you have integrated color, texture and space to create something - ideally flowers or plants - but that skill is transferrable.
  • 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. 
  • 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. 

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

This is a part-time, seasonal position. The schedule will vary with the time of the season, at least 2 shifts per week and up to 4 or 5 at the peak. 1 shift per week will be on a weekend day.  Benefits include sick time, 401K with match, and our employee discount. 

Salary Description
$15-$17 per hour