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Your opportunity to work in a clean, green, vibrant, workplace! Located inside Wellington’s biggest garden centre, our cafe offers a unique working environment. Joining the California team with over 50 years of garden centre and cafe business, which is owned and run by the original family.

Benefits of working with the California family:

  • Staff discounts at the Garden Centre and Cafe.

  • Flexible work environment.

If you are interested in joining a friendly team environment with a hands-on approach, email your C.V and cover letter to Cafe@californiagarden.co.nz

Front of House/Barista - Weekend / Casual position

Our cafe is a bustling place with high volume dine in and takeaway coffee. Staff culture and company ethos is extremely important to us. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals with a passion for great Coffee and exceptional Customer Service to join our team!  

Experienced staff preferred, but on the job training would be available for people with the right attitude and personality.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Must be available to work on weekends.

  • Barista experience essential.

  • 2 years hospitality experience preferable.

  • The ability to maintain speed while serving a high standards to every customer.

  • The ability to stay calm and focused under pressure.

  • Love customer service and thrive on the bustling cafe atmosphere.

  • Be reliable, punctual and well presented.

  • NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Retail nursery person - Full-time position

We are looking for someone to join our team in our green area. This position covers a range duties so if you’re looking for something that is challenging and you have a passion for plants this could be for you.

We want someone who has design flair when it comes to merchandising, someone who takes pride in their work environment.

  • Reliable and trustworthy

  • Customer focused, friendly and outgoing

  • Merchandise and manage stock

  • Team player assist in other departments as required

  • Physically fit, heavy lifting/pulling will be required

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A knowledge of gardening, plants and fertilisers is ideal.

  • Must work one rostered weekend day – extra days can be available during busy seasons

You will be responsible for ensuring our green area is tidy and plants are displayed in an attractive manner.

If you are interested in joining a friendly team environment with a hands-on approach, email your C.V and cover letter to manager@californiagarden.co.nz