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How would you like to have a great experience working in a unique retail environment surrounded by fresh air and sunshine? (Due to our Northwest location, sunshine is sometimes replaced by rain.) Shorty's Garden & Home is looking for people who are energetic, friendly, and reliable. While plant knowledge is a plus for some positions, we place an emphasis on excellent customer service and a good attitude. There are a variety of full and part time positions available. Check below for those positions we are currently accepting applications for.

Skills we are looking for:

  • People oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with the team

Spring at Shorty's is fun, fast paced and rewarding, but it can be a lot of work. The job can be physically demanding with lifting, walking, and standing all day. If you would like to join our team, download an application and return it to our Vancouver location at 10006 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd or our Ridgefield location at 705 N.E. 199th St. 

Please, no phone calls.

Download an application here


Shorty's Garden and Home is accepting applications for the following positions:

Annual/Perennial Buyer 


Purchaser – Annual/Perennial Department 

Shorty’s is currently seeking a fast, friendly, outgoing, bright, multi-tasking individual to join our team in the role of Department Purchaser. 

 What will you be doing?

As part of our team, you will be responsible for purchasing a public offering of Annuals and Perennials that is consistent with Shorty’s prescribed retail principles, financial best practices, and the mission, vision, and values of the Company, through effective and diligent purchasing, pricing and merchandising.  You will lead multiple teams to create and maintain an outstanding customer service experience for our customers and company.  Additionally, your excellence in communication will be utilized in ongoing training of sales staff, interactions with the community, and across all levels of the company.

What are we looking for?

Four years progressively responsible retail, garden center industry or related experience, including one year of supervisory experience.  Ability to create and monitor training and development for team members at multiple locations; Ability to address and resolve concerns from customers, associates, industry peers and vendors;  Ability to demonstrate integrity and respect at all levels of the organization. Create, monitor, and enforce a standard of excellence that reflects the Shorty’s brand; Passion for our brand and product; Experience thriving in a semi-autonomous environment.


Exceptional sales and operational skills in a customer-service environment; Strong leadership skills with the ability to coach and mentor team partners; Strong interpersonal and team-building skills;  Strong problem solving skills; Organization and planning skills including ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously;  Knowledge of customer service and sales techniques;  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;  Capability to effectively handle and manage confidential and sensitive information; Familiarity with computer programs such as Word, Excel, and Outlook; Must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

What is in it for you?

Shorty’s Garden and Home recognizes its employees are among its most valued assets.  Salaries for our associates are competitive and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please print the application and bring in to either Shorty’s location with a cover letter and resume. 

We look forward to hearing from you.





10006 Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA    360.892.7880      |      705 NE 199th St., Ridgefield, WA    360.887.3936

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