about us

Niche is a woman-owned business with six years of serving our customers, and continuing to grow. We opened in 2013 in Boston’s South End to address the need for a local plant shop catering to folks living in the city. Our mission is to develop a selection of plants that excite and inspire our customers, but also meet the practical needs of urban living (hello, low light!). To complement our curated selection of tropicals, succulents, and airplants, we carry unique planters and hand-made ceramics, including our new custom lines. 

There are currently two locations serving Boston and Cambridge, as well as a newly opened distribution center and studio in Norwood, MA. We have been honored to receive a number of Best of Boston and Improper Bostonian awards, but want to continue evolving and offering our customers the best possible experience. Our team is responsible for keeping our plants and customers happy, informed, and for contributing to our overall goal of helping people choose and understand the care for their plants! We are looking for individuals who care deeply about plants and connecting plants to people.

Send resumes and letter of interest to info@nicheplantshop.com.


Studio coordinator

Studio Coordinator Overview:
The Studio Coordinator is based in our beautiful Norwood location. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for maintaining studio organization and plant care, receiving and unpacking plant shipments and managing inventory. This position works closely with the Owner and Store Directors to ensure smooth day to day operations. This position requires excellent verbal communication, a positive attitude, hyper organization, a passion for power cleaning, a working knowledge of Google docs and spreadsheets, and knowledge of tropical plant maintenance.

This position has a lot of potential for growth and as such we are looking for someone who is interested in learning more about our company and will take the initiative to learn new skills and collaborate on ideas and projects.

Job Description:
The Studio Coordinator will be working in the studio, and transporting plants in the company van. Strong organizational skills are essential as well as an ability to communicate with the team to ensure plant shipments are received and distribution is completed effectively. The duties of this role include, but are not limited to:

Communication
-Communicate with Store Directors on plant inventory
-Assist in responding to plant-related customer issues
-Share relevant new items with staff via written info and photos
-Keep plant label and care information updated
-Occasionally share plant and studio updates and photos for social media

Inventory Management
-Maintain plant inventory in Google docs
- Update system with new plants and information
-Create plant labels and tag prior to delivery to stores

Receiving
-Coordinate with freight company to receive shipments
-Unpack plants as necessary inspect for any damage
-Perform plant care in studio by watering/pruning/moving plants/re-potting
-Receive and stock additional items sent to studio including pottery and supplies

Distribution
-Ensure plants are wrapped and properly contained for departure
-Deliver plants to both locations from studio
-Assist in collecting compost and recycling from stores and distributing to proper facilities for disposal weekly as needed

Qualifications and Experience:
-Work experience in horticulture, retail sales, or distribution
-Able to follow orders and work with minimal supervision
-Possess a interest and knowledge of tropical plants
-Have a positive attitude and lots of energy
-Able to bend, lift, and move heavy items up to 50lbs. in tight spaces
-Comfortable driving a van through metro areas
-Clean drivers license
-Must be able to work between 25-30 hours per week. Mondays and Tuesday required, with occasional Saturday shift.

Compensation:
-Hourly wage starting at $15.50 - $20.00, commensurate with experience
-Health and dental benefits available
-Flexible work schedule
-Employee discount