We’re ambitiously creating an exciting future built on an enviable and outstanding past. We love what we do, and every single member of our team translates that passion into outstanding floral designs and memorable customer service.
We work hard, we care about the detail, we go the extra mile. We are McQueens Flowers, and if you’re talented and share our passion, we’d love to hear from you.
Job Title: Floral Designer
Location: New York City
The job-holder will be a valued member of the McQueens team, with responsibility for helping to produce exceptional floral designs and installations for our customers, and working as part of the US team led by our Lead Creative in NYC. Candidates need to demonstrate a high level of creativity and technical competence along with good communication, teamwork and organizational skills.
Our customers include some of the world’s most luxurious and demanding hotels, restaurants and event venues and organisers – all of whom expect a flawless execution of the services we have committed to provide to them. Our Florists play a vital role in making this happen, and need to be committed to going the extra mile when necessary – settling for nothing less than perfection and quality.
The role calls for a combination of passion, creativity, flexibility, team-working, interpersonal skills, organisation and planning, attention to detail, and staying calm under pressure. Most of the work we do is carried out when guests are asleep or venues are closed, so early morning starts are common and night shifts sometimes necessary.
Duties may include:
Working as part of a team led by a Lead Creative
Preparation of vases, materials and equipment in the workroom
Conditioning and preparation of flowers in the workroom
Styling displays and installation of agreed floral designs on and offsite
Loading and unloading of vans
Tidying up and removal of waste after installation
Break down and clearance of previous installation
Planned and unplanned maintenance of arrangements between installations
- Experience in designing and installing confident, imaginative and forward-thinking floral designs
- Creativity and passion
- Knowledge of flower varieties and floristry techniques
- A strong understanding of customer needs, delighting them and going the extra mile
- Good organization skills
- Highly motivated and able to work under pressure
- Minimum 3 years of experience working in the flower industry
- A commitment to continuing their professional development
- US drivers license a plus