Profession Floral arranger

Floral arranger

Florists design and make up floral arrangements for sale to the public.

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Personality Type

Tasks floral arranger

  • Order and purchase flowers and other floristry items from wholesalers or growers.
  • Display flowers, plants and ready-made flower arrangements.
  • Water plants, and cut, condition and clean flowers and foliage for storage.
  • Confer with customers, e.g. regarding the price and type of the arrangement desired, to suggest suitable flowers, and to fix the date, time and place of delivery.
  • Plan floral arrangements according to customers' requirements or for general sale, e.g. utilising knowledge of design and properties of materials.
  • Arrange, trim and secure bouquets, wreaths and other items using trimmers, wire, floral tape, foam, etc., following own plans or standard design patterns.
  • Wrap and price completed floral arrangements, and arrange for delivery if necessary.
  • Decorate or supervise the decoration of buildings, halls, churches or other facilities for parties, weddings and other occasions.
  • Inform customers about the care, maintenance and handling of flowers, plants, foliage and other items.
  • Perform office and retail service duties, such as keeping financial records, serving customers, answering telephones, selling flowers, plants and giftware items, and receiving payments.
  • Plan and manage a budget, and hire and supervise staff.

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Source: Sisyphus ODB