Join Our Team

Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a beautiful setting with a great team? Russell Nursery has been in the retail nursery business for over 25 years and is proud to offer a large selection of quality plants and personalized customer service. Contact us if you’re interested!

We are currently looking for candidates for 2024 for the following positions:

If either position sounds like a good fit for you or if you have more questions, please send an email to Alternatively, you can phone the nursery at 250-656-0384 or feel free to stop by the nursery in person (Tuesday through Sunday).

Customer Service Associate

Russell Nursery is looking for a part- to full-time customer service associate who is available weekends and the occasional holiday to work in our retail shop.

You must have excellent customer service skills and a strong interest in plants and gardening. As our last, and often first, point of contact for customers you are friendly, approachable and customer oriented.

We offer a fast-paced, dynamic, fun, team-based work environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate point of sale system including handling cash, credit card and debit card transactions.
  • Answer the phone and emails.
  • Assist customers with gardening questions, plant care, identification & recommendations.
  • Advise customers on fertilizer and pesticide use, soils, and other gardening related products.
  • Maintain retail space: re-stock, organize, set up, and display retail materials in the shop.
  • Ensure the displays and retail space (including customer washroom) are dusted, swept, and kept clean.
  • Represent the nursery in a courteous and professional manner.


  • Knowledge of a variety of garden plants including basic plant care, quality issues, pest and disease identification is an asset, but not mandatory. We are willing to train the right candidate.
  • Minimum of 1+ year experience in retail or customer service setting.
  • Excellent communication skills required.
  • Available to work weekends and select holidays.

Who you are:

  • Reliable, punctual, organized, and detail oriented.
  • Someone who isn’t afraid to ask questions or ask for help! (Nobody knows everything)
  • You work well in a team setting and enjoy interacting with customers.
  • Have a good sense of humour and are easy to get along with.

What we offer:

  • A dynamic working environment in a beautiful natural setting
  • Competitive wages and benefits
  • Pay range $18-$21 per hour depending on experience
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Generous employee discount
  • Educational opportunities

Delivery Driver

Russell Nursery is looking for a person to deliver trees, plants, bagged soils, pots, etc., to our customers within the Greater Victoria area in our truck.

This is an ideal position for a semi-retired person or a landscape professional with a gap in their schedule to fill. Deliveries are scheduled consistently on one day per week (either Saturday or Sunday (your choice)).


  • Must have a clean, valid BC Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs/23 kg
  • Plant knowledge is an asset but not a requirement
  • Wage range $18-$22 an hour based on experience.