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Principal Floral Designer & Plant Technician

Job Type

Part Time

EcoWilde Flower Co., Elgin Avenue, Forest Park, IL, USA

Pay Rate



Warm & respectful working environment that is highly collaborative yet relies on each individual to captain self-directed projects looking to hire a principal floral designer for luxury, eco-friendly weddings and events. 

Individual must have a strong background in: 

  • Efficiently making wedding floral: personal flowers including bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, crowns, centerpieces, etc.

  • Eco-friendly construction methods for floral arrangements and installations

  • Construction of on-site floral installations including arches, hanging arrangements, and bespoke pieces

  • Active problem solving for event specific challenges

  • Able to quickly prioritize activities and manage time for production

We are accepting applications for a team member who is comfortable taking leadership on tasks and projects, uses proactive communication, advocates for themselves and others, and values respect in the workplace. 

The new employee will be both creative and organized, be imaginative and able to execute on building/bringing ideas to life, and treats others kindly in the process. 

Our company is relationship based in the sense that we treat each other, other vendors, clients, and the environment reciprocally, and pay close attention to the quality of care we provide. 

We especially want someone who can bring the practical plant and florals skills, but also be an active part of our efforts to grow intersectional environmentalist practices in our industry & community. 

About the Position

This tasks involved in this position include assistance with:
- Floral pick up & processing
- Floral production 
- Personal floral delivery
- Event set up & strike 
- Event eco-resolution
- Weekly plant care

There will be opportunities for additional work if this person has skills in:
- Upcycling Crafts & Building
- Pottery
- Growing/Garden flowers/plants

We are offering a position with flexible hours averaging out to approximately 25 hours/week usually between Wed-Sun each week. The position is as an employee (not an independent contractor). Most work will be performed at our studio in Forest Park, IL (accessible by green & blue lines). Hauling decor up and down stairs is a normal part of the job, and this job will often include outdoor hours and manual labor. 

Working with flower and plants is beautiful & fun - but also hard work!

About the Company

We’re EcoWilde Flower Co., a queer-owned flower & plant design studio that focuses on making an environmental impact through our work. We also invest in social sustainability. Living wages, a healthy and safe work environment, and human-centered production are cornerstones of our business model and set us apart as a hub for creativity, connection, and social good. To learn more about us, visit or on ig @ecowildeflowerco.

We'd love to hear from you! Please send an introductory email, resume, & portfolio using the button below!
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