Poplar Point Studio is the premier horticulture and fine gardening service in the Finger Lakes Area. We are focused on making great gardening accessible – offering services from regular garden maintenance, garden coaching, plant design & selection, garden installations, annual & container plantings, holiday décor and garden workshops.
Working here means more than being part of a team – it is a family. We care deeply about our customers as well as those that we work with – directly on the team, or indirectly with vendors and suppliers. We are passionate about sharing our knowledge of horticultural practices, and strive for continuous learning in everything we do. At the core of PPS are driven horticulturists, creative problem solvers, and conscientious land stewards who are dedicated to providing expert green industry services.
Following your interview process, we will work with you to discuss which level we feel you are currently at and provide you with a career path to meet your professional goals. We compensate our team members with above-average pay but expect above average performance. You must work to earn and keep a spot on our team, and you can rest assured that you will be well compensated for your efforts!
Interns – $12-15/hr
Crew – $15-17.50/hr
Foreman/Crew Leader – $18-22/hr
Manager – $22-26+/hr
Medical, Dental & Vision
Poplar Point Studio offers medical and dental for all full-time employees, however the company does not contribute at this time. We have Blue Cross Blue Shield for health and dental; vision is through Eyemed Vision Care.
You can start contributing to your 401k on day 1. Poplar Point Studio will start contributing 1% after your first year with us.
Every professional team has a uniform and Poplar Point Studio is no different. You will be provided with professional hats, shirts, rain gear and a $50 gift certificate to get any other part of the uniform you need. For example: pants, shorts, or shoes
$100 Annual loyalty bonus for every year you work with us at the beginning of each season.
Phone & Mileage Reimbursement
We pay for part of your phone bill as a Foreman for using your phone to communicate with your Manager. If you are asked to use your vehicle, we also pay for the miles you put on it for the company.
Our focus on education and professionalism is what separates us from our competition. If you are willing to learn we are willing to sponsor you! We are happy to foot the bill for team members who are willing to give up their time to attend educational events and certification programs. Budget is based on your position with us.
Paid Time Off
We understand that our team members have lives outside of work. We also know that it’s nice to have some flexibility with your time for doctors appointments, picking up kids from the sitter, leaving a little early for a long weekend etc. We strive to be as flexible as possible with our scheduling, and as long as you and the crew you primarily work with aren’t affected, you can take unpaid time off to go do the things that are important to you too. Some advanced notice is appreciated, but we understand that emergencies happen, and we won’t ever penalize you for that
Therefore, if you need time off it will be granted if our team leaders have adequate notice. That being said, when it is time to work, we need you to bring your A game!
Starting your first month you are eligible to earn half a day a month. At the end of our season you could earn up to five days your first year. After two years you will start with five days and still be able to earn five days for the season.
We work very hard and therefore need to offset our labor with fun events to build upon our company culture. Some of these events include:
Company Field trips
Community Give Back
Our team has chosen a unique profession in that we can have a direct impact on the lives of people where we live. Helping with Habitat for humanity, or any way to make places more beautiful with flowers, our team members can hold their heads high knowing that they are bringing joy to members of our community! (we do pay for 1 full day of volunteering a season)
Do I have a future here?
This question is something we know everyone is curious about when you’re looking for a change in your career. Honestly – we aren’t a perfect fit for everyone. We are young, ambitious and constantly growing/expanding the business. While this can be exhilarating for some who like to be part of creating a future for themselves, it can also be tough adjusting to constant change. We have great big plans for the future of the business (which we typically share with you on your first chat with us), and hope that those big plans are something you’d like to be part of.
Ultimately we want each person who is on our team to love their job, love the team they work with, and feel like they are challenged to give their best gifts everyday. We are continuously working to build a long term sustainable, year-round business that we can all be proud of, and get a chance to try different areas of the company out. We know that the “right fit” for you, and us, matters, and we work very hard to make sure you have the tools you need to be successful here. If it’s not a good fit, we will professionally part ways, and then support you following your own passion with no hard feelings.
If you are passionate about plants and think that you would be a good fit for the team, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.