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Careers


Come grow with us!

If you love gardening, plants, or working in a fast-paced environment, and if you get excited by nature, seasons, people, and beautiful plants, you’ll love working at MVG. We offer diverse career opportunities in many departments. Whether you’re looking for a seasonal position or a longer-term career, we have room for motivated, dependable team players who enjoy helping others.

Premier Garden Center

Meadow View Growers (MVG) is a premier destination garden center near New Carlisle, OH, serving gardeners in the greater Dayton and Springfield areas.

With 38 years of history and an excellent reputation, MVG produces ornamentals for both retail and wholesale markets.

Our team is full of passionate and dedicated gardeners and growers who love plants and who love supporting the gardening industry.

EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE

MVG Teams

Garden Center Annuals Associates: Helping customers with annual plants, handling plants, watering, and unloading shipments of annuals.

Garden Center Perennials Associates: Helping customer with perennials plants, handling plants, watering, and unloading shipments of perennials.

Garden Center Tree & Shrub Associate: Daily activities could include potting container plants, pruning, staking, weeding, watering, assisting customers, and much more. Must be a team player but also capable of thoroughly finishing tasks independently.

Landscape Department: Flexible in daily activities: from general carpentry, to assisting with landscape plants and projects, to dressing for work according to the environment.

Maintenance: Flexible in daily activities from general carpentry, plumbing and HVAC, to assisting team members with plant products.

Cashier/Customer Service Garden Center & Gift Shop: Greeting customers, answering phone calls, operating cash register, and restocking inside the store.

Delivery & Installation: Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and have a professional appearance. The position requires physical work and heavy lifting outdoors.

Careers Wholesale

Quality Benefits

Meadow View is a drug-free workplace, Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Additional information may be required to supplement the application process
prior to employment, including a background check.

All potential hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug screening test.

Benefits: Medical, Life, Dental, Vision Insurance, 401k, accrued vacation and sick time, and employee discounts.

Positions & Application Form

MVG Application Form

WE ARE NOW HIRING FOR SEASONAL AND PERMANENT WORK POSITIONS, BOTH FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME.

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE FRIDAY & SATURDAYS

(IF FULL-TIME, AN ADDITIONAL DAY OFF DURING THE WEEK IS GIVEN SO THAT TOTAL DAYS WORKED PER WEEK = 5 DAYS).

Applicants must be at least 16 years old. The State of Ohio’s Minor Labor Laws require applicants 16-17 years old must complete both an Application for a Minor Work Permit “Print Here” and a Parent or Guardian Consent Form “Print Here”.

Essential functions of all Meadow View staff members are standing for extended periods of time, bending, stooping, reaching, stretching, pushing, pulling, the ability to lift up to 45 lbs., must be aware of environmental allergens, comfortable working in adverse climate conditions, and the ability to pass a pre-screening drug test.


OPEN POSITIONS

PHYSICAL FACILITIES MANAGER

Requirements:

Knowledge and experience in basic maintenance of greenhouse buildings and structures, including pulling and installing plastic, maintaining irrigation fans, heaters, boilers, window, and roof motors. Maintenance and repair of basic supply lines of businesses including gas, electricity and water, to manage short circuits, leaks, cutoffs, etc. Landscaping including weed control, bed planting irrigations. Team oriented. Ability to stand, lift and bend in an indoor/outdoor environment. Coordinate training of personnel on basic machinery including tractors, forklifts, cushman/golfcarts, and skid loaders. Coordinate projects with external service providers including contacts, scheduling paperwork, and verification of work completed.

  • Knowledge and experience in basic maintenance of greenhouse buildings and structures, including pulling and installing plastic, maintaining irrigation fans, heaters, boilers, window, and roof motors
  • Maintenance and repair of basic supply lines of businesses including gas, electricity, and water, to manage short circuits, leaks, cutoffs, etc
  • Landscaping including weed control, bed planting, irrigations
  • Coordinate projects with external service providers including contacts, scheduling paperwork, and verification of work completed
  • Ability to stand, lift and bend in an indoor/outdoor environment

Position: Full-Time Permanent

Salary: $35,000 – $50,000 per year

Benefits: Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance; 401k; Vacation and Sick Benefits; Employee discounts

 


 

JANITOR

Reports to: Physical Facility Manager

Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, bend, lift, carry, and stretch for extended durations of time in a greenhouse or outdoor environment
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Willingness to adhere to the MVG Dress Code as outlined in the Employee Handbook
    (uniform shirt will be provided)
  • Punctuality and excellent attendance, and a willingness to work on Saturdays
  • Physical agility, manual dexterity, and experience assisting with maintenance projects preferred

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist personnel in Maintenance/Physical Facilities with areas of a particular skill or heavy load
  • Knowledge of all greenhouse locations and buildings on the property
  • Ensure that all trash and plant dumping bins are cleaned out regularly
  • Ensure the cleanliness of spaces across the property
  • Ability to drive a golf cart when needed

Position: Full-Time Permanent

Salary: $11-$13 per hour

Benefits: Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance; 401k; Vacation and Sick Benefits; Employee discounts


 

PHONE RECEPTIONIST / GUEST SERVICES

Reports to: Marketing Manager

Requirements: 

  • One year of work experience interacting with the public in a customer service environment
  • Cash register experience, at least one year; experience in Counterpoint a plus
  • Phone etiquette experience a must and able to operate a multi-line system, at least one year
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills both verbal and written
  • Email (outlook and/or google mail) experience, at least one year
  • Computer experience with basic knowledge of spreadsheets (Google sheets and/or Excel)
  • Ability to learn new software with ease and effectiveness
  • High-energy team player with flexibility and a positive attitude
  • Efficient time management in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work, stand, lift, and bend in an indoor/outdoor environment
  • Ability to work independently and in teams
  • Key Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Answering multiple-key set phone system, assist and direct customer and vendor questions, taking detailed messages as needed
  • Must have an excellent track record regarding customer relations and problem resolution
  • Follow up with guests regarding their purchase experience and invite future loyalty reward program
  • Administrative support to marketing, merchandising, and other departments as needed
  • Serves as backup cashier support
  • Serves as backup support for events
  • Sorts mail and routes to appropriate staff
  • Point of Sale administration

Position: Full-Time Permanent

Salary: $12-$14 per hour

Benefits: Health, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance; 401k; Vacation and Sick Benefits; Employee discounts


 

SEASONAL FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME RETAIL GREENHOUSE ASSOCIATES:

Reports to: Annuals Manager

Requirements:

  • Ability to stand, bend, lift, carry, and stretch for an extended duration of time in a greenhouse or outdoor environment; must be able to lift 40 lbs.
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Willingness to adhere to the MVG Dress Code as outlined in the Employee Handbook (uniform shirt will be provided)
  • Punctuality and excellent attendance; willingness to work on Saturdays

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provide a friendly greeting to and assist Guests with purchasing decisions including answering questions, and lifting heavy plants to their carts.
  • Maintain plants in healthy condition including watering, spacing, pruning or trimming, and removing damaged plants from the retail floor.
  • Assist in maintaining shelves stocked as new product arrives.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations, ensuring to keep safety first while using hand tools, hoses, and ensure floors and benches are clear of debris, and empty compost containers.
  • Contributes to team efforts, works in various areas of our garden center as needed, and ensures to follow and execute directions from the manager.

Position: Seasonal, Full-time, or Part-time

Salary: $11-$13/hr


 

SEASONAL FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME CASHIERS

Requirements:

  • Friendly demeanor to receive and complete Guest purchases
  • Ability to do basic mathematics and handle/count cash, and run a cash register
  • Ability to stand, bend, lift, carry, and stretch for extended durations of time in a greenhouse or outdoor environment
  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Willingness to adhere to the MVG Dress Code as outlined in the Employee Handbook (uniform shirt will be provided)
  • Punctuality and excellent attendance; willingness to work on Saturdays

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Excellent customer service skills; approachable, able to provide a friendly greeting to all guests, and willing to assist guests in finding a specific item
  • Willingness to find answers to customer inquiries regarding our various plants and products, as well as provide the guest helpful information regarding MVG promotions
  • Accept various payment methods, handle the cash drawer, and wrap plants and products appropriately for customer ease
  • Handle or assist with exchanges, refunds (with clear knowledge of the MVG guarantee), credits, and gift cards
  • Resolve customer issues and recognize when to get management involved
  • Maintain a safe and clean working and shopping environment
  • Willingness to familiarize self with the wide variety of products MVG offers
  • Contribute to team efforts and work cooperatively in various areas of our garden center as assigned by management
  • Possess high levels of honesty, integrity, and respect for superiors

Position: Seasonal, Full-time or Part-time

Salary: $11-$13/hr


 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/HUMAN RESOURCES

Reports to: HR Business Office Manager

Requirements:

  • High school diploma, GED, or equivalent required
  • At least 2 years of related office experience, preferably in human resources
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • High-energy team player with flexibility in time management and positive attitude
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel a must)
  • Experience with ADP a plus
  • Must possess integrity and confidentiality

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Supports the HR Office Manager in day-to-day administrative operations
    Assists with employee onboarding, including creating new employee files and tracking of government documents, and prescreening paperwork
  • Maintains checklists and sign-in sheets for all safety and policy training
  • Data entry for processing bi-weekly payroll and excel tracking for vacation and sick time
  • Runs various reports regarding payroll management
  • Proactively maintains a consistent stream of candidates through internet job advertisements on career pages and tracking received resumes, including prescreening phone interviews, background checks, and interview scheduling
  • Liaison for benefits and retirement options
  • Participates in planning and coordinating Company events, employee engagement activities, and other workforce fun initiatives
  • Coordinates in-house monthly postings of employee-specific dates and manages the upkeep
  • Orders office and in-house production supplies for the entire Company

Position: Full-time or Part-time Permanent

Benefits: Medical, Life, Vision, and Dental Insurance; 401k; Vacation and Sick Benefits; Employee discounts

Salary: $12-$14/hr

 





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