WHO WE ARE: Old House Gardens is the world’s only mail-order source devoted to antique flower bulbs. Since 1993 we’ve been tracking down rare bulbs around the world, researching their histories, growing some ourselves and recruiting small farmers to grow the others, and sharing them with gardeners through our catalog and website. Learn more.
WHEN WE NEED HELP: We’re hiring now for our spring shipping season which runs from March 26 through May 1, or so.
THE JOB: Shippers pack bulb orders in boxes, weighing and printing postal shipping labels. Pick by USPS and UPS is done daily and packages must be ready. Speed, attention to detail, and experience with computers are all important. This work is done in an unheated garage (bulbs like it cold). Shippers are on their feet all day. Light lifting is CONSTANT with intermittent requirements of up to 40 pounds.
Also VERY important is a positive spirit and the ability to work well with others in close quarters.
YOUR CO-WORKERS: Our crew is a fun, hard-working, friendly group. Most are gardeners, and all of them would tell you this is a fun place to work.
OUR LOCATION: We work out of the garage area of an old farm house on the property of the Washtenaw Food Hub, just north of downtown Ann Arbor.
PAY & HOURS: Starting pay is $10/hour, with a 25% team-discount on all bulbs. Our order shipper works Monday through Friday from 8:30-4:00.
THE NEXT STEP: Complete our application. You can either submit it online or print and mail it to us at 4175 Whitmore Lake Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105.