Flowers add a special touch to any occasion. But they would be considerably less special were it not for the floral designers who work at most retail florist shops. These are the people who combine their innate creativity and color sense with a knowledge of flowers and foliage to create pleasing arr ...
Sometimes, a standard nationally advertised design will be called for - but often designers listen carefully to a customer's needs, suggest possible approaches, and create custom arrangement.
Most individuals learn floral design on the job, or through training programs available from technical schools and junior colleges. It is not at all uncommon for successful floral designers to build up a clientele of satisfied customers and eventually open a florist shop of their own.
Design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
Critical decision making
Level of responsibilities
Job challenge and pressure to meet deadlines
Dealing and handling conflict
Competition for this position
Communication with others
Work closely with team members, clients etc.
Comfort of the work setting
Exposure to extreme environmental conditions
Exposure to job hazards
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Conduct classes or demonstrations, or train other workers.
Decorate or supervise the decoration of buildings, halls, churches, or other facilities for parties, weddings and other occasions.
Unpack stock as it comes into the shop.
Create and change in-store and window displays, designs, and looks to enhance a shop's image.
Order and purchase flowers and supplies from wholesalers and growers.
Perform office and retail service duties such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling giftware items and receiving payment.
Confer with clients regarding price and type of arrangement desired and the date, time, and place of delivery.
Perform general cleaning duties in the store to ensure the shop is clean and tidy.
Water plants, and cut, condition, and clean flowers and foliage for storage.
Plan arrangement according to client's requirements, utilizing knowledge of design and properties of materials, or select appropriate standard design pattern.
Select flora and foliage for arrangements, working with numerous combinations to synthesize and develop new creations.
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
Selling or Influencing Others
Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
Scheduling Work and Activities
Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE
Customer and Personal Service
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
Sales and Marketing
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Administration and Management
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Production and Processing
Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
Education and Training
Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Visual Color Discrimination
The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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