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