Senior Florist | Retail Services

Merivale is back and we want YOU to join us, for an exciting summer like no other. We are growing, with new venues and fresh opportunities - and this is YOUR chance to be a part of it. Come join the fun, further your career, work with the best. It’s time to celebrate Sydney!


The Company

At Merivale, we aim to bring a little magic into the everyday. We are driven to deliver unique and memorable experiences to every person who steps into one of our venues. Guest experience is at the core of what we do and with a growing portfolio of 80+ venues across Sydney & surrounds we have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional and people focused individual to work in our high-end flower shop creating world class guest experiences!


The Role

We are seeking a talented Senior Florist to join our growing Palings Flowers retail team.


We are looking for someone who has a passion for customer service and experience working in a high-end retail setting. Dark and sumptuous, Palings Flowers feels as though you’ve stepped into a floral apothecary; an unexpected sanctuary in the heart of the city. Our store is an experience within itself, made even better with exceptional service, product knowledge and a genuine desire to go above and beyond for our clientele. You will have technical skills, valuable knowledge in seasonal varieties, and the creative flair to make stunning arrangements at commercial speed.


In this role your focus will be around:


  • Customer service and building natural rapport
  • Taking orders, organising couriers and handling payments
  • Creating bespoke arrangements in the Palings Flowers style
  • Care, conditioning and processing of flowers, foliage and potted plants
  • Merchandising and visual presentation of the store
  • Keeping the store clean, tidy, organised and well stocked
  • Creating weekly arrangements and delivering to our corporate clientele in the CBD
  • Assisting the Palings Flowers events team when additional hands are required
  • Communicating with wholesalers to order flowers and floral products
  • Going to the Sydney Flower Market to choose and buy flowers
  • Coding supplier invoices and allocating retail product


About you:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in the floristry industry
  • Advanced knowledge of cut flower varieties, pricing, life spans and handling techniques
  • Design techniques suited to bouquets and vase arrangements
  • Have a keen eye for design/visual styling
  • Full drivers licence & confidence driving a florist van in the CBD
  • Prepared for heavy lifting, cleaning, manual labour and long days on your feet
  • Flower market and pre-ordering experience favourable
  • Event experience favourable
  • Approachable, patient, and forthcoming attitude
  • Excellent verbal communication skills

Regular hours are Tuesday to Saturday, with a once weekly market shift that starts at 5am. Flexibility to occasionally start early or work evenings to assist with events is helpful.

We are a small retail team so this role is based on taking hands on ownership of the space you work in and sharing accountability for retail operations. Reporting to the Florist Manager, you will work in an incredible environment with the best quality flowers and products, alongside a brilliant team of florists who focus on venues and events.


The Reward

As part of our Merivale Family you’ll be joining a team where individuality means everything – we want you to bring your authentic self to work. In return, you will be provided with fantastic personal development opportunities, a strong and supportive team environment and incredibly generous discounts and benefits. 


If you are passionate about retail floristry and looking for a role that matches your experience, please apply today by submitting your CV and small portfolio for review and we will be in touch.


Merivale is looking forward to a strong and bright future, this includes being a registered ‘COVIDsafe organisation. Keeping the health & safety of our guests and employees is at the forefront of how we operate, and under the directive of the Government, we will continue to maintain a COVIDSAFE environment for all. 


(Please note only suitable applicants’ that have unlimited working rights in Australia will be contacted.) 

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