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Founded  over 75 years ago, McDonald Garden Center is a family-owned and operated garden center and landscape company. We offer a wide selection of high-quality products and services. This multifaceted business includes two year-round garden centers, seasonal garden markets, and a landscape division. We are looking for dedicated and motivated team members to continue our tradition of excellence.

Sales Associate

The Sales Associate position will serve as the product knowledge expert for a wide variety of plants, trees and shrubs and lawn and garden products for sale to our customers.  This position will answer questions and provide technical expertise to lawn and garden enthusiasts.  As a member of the McDonald Garden Center team, you will assist in the staging, display and sale of merchandise, ensuring the proper signage and product information of all merchandise.  The Sales Associate will offer suggestions and demonstrate the use and care of products for the customer. The self-motivated, engaged sales associate will promote gardening success through merchandising, sales, training, customer education, and service. 

The ideal candidate will have a passion for gardening, be customer service focused with previous retail sales and strong customer service skills. One-year prior retail sales and proven garden knowledge skills is preferred. 

Opportunities for this part-time position are available at both our Independence Boulevard and Great Neck Road retail operations.



McDonald Garden Center cashiers will provide friendly customer focused service at all times.  This position will be responsible for greeting customers at check-out and process POS sales transactions in accordance with company policy and procedures.  The Cashier will assist customers with loading their purchases onto carts and coordinate customer lot assistance, as necessary.  Must be detail focused and organized in assisting customer needs.   The positions will be responsible for answering and directing incoming phone calls to departments and providing direction to customers, as needed. The position will also assist with pricing of merchandise for sale.  

To qualify for this position, you should embrace a customer service first attitude.  Preferably, the ideal candidate will have at least 6 months experience in a similar position with the ability to operate POS registers and scanners.  Lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds is an essential requirement of this position.

Opportunities for this part-time position are available at our Great Neck Road retail operations.


Receiving Associate

Working in our retail stores in Virginia Beach, Va., this seasonal position is open to both full-time and part-time consideration. The Receiving Associate is responsible for the receiving, tagging, and disbursement for display of our plant and garden merchandise.  Using various material handling devices, this position will receive, warehouse, distribute, and provide the proper care and maintenance of our products for sale to our customers.  

The ideal candidate should have at least one year’s experience with similar responsibilities, preferably in a retail garden center.  Should have experience in the operation of a mechanical pallet jack and similar material handling devices.  Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, be dependable and able to work some weekends, as needed.

Opportunities for this part-time position are available at our Independence Boulevard retail operations.


Receiving Manager

McDonald Garden Center has an immediate opening for an experienced Receiving Manager at its Independence Blvd. location.  The position is full time, M-F, with some weekend work.  Hours vary from 8 am – 4 pm to 10 am – 6 pm depending on weekly scheduled delivery times.  This position reports directly to the Store Manager. 

Job Duties

  • Supervise and schedule a staff of up to 12 receiving clerks
  • Unload store inventory from vendor and company trucks
  • Compare goods received to goods ordered with PO’s and packing slips
  • Note any damage or shortages on deliveries
  • Maintain an efficient receiving system
  • Responsible for store Customer Pickups
  • Other duties as requested from Store Manager

Job Requirements

  • 3 years prior experience as a Receiving Manager
  • Excellent people/management skills
  • Certification for operating a forklift desired 
  • General knowledge of workplace health and safety standards
  • Math and recording abilities
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Great communication, presentation and interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.


  • Health Coverage
  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off


Landscape Installation Crew Member

The members of the McDonald Garden Center landscaping team will be responsible for the preparation and installation of landscaping designs selected by our valued customers. The ideal candidate will be skilled in the use of various power and hand tools used in leveling and sloping of lawn and garden topography to ensure the safe and aesthetic design is accomplished. They will also be responsible for the placement, arrangement and planting of various plants, shrubs, trees and lawn ornaments requested by the customer. All transportation is provided to the worksite by the company.
To qualify for this position, you should be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. This position is exposed to extreme weather conditions, working predominantly in an outdoor environment.


Now Hiring

McDonald Garden Center has opportunities open for you to grow your career with the passion of your love for plants! We are currently recruiting for the following positions throughout our operations. To be considered for any of these positions, please download and complete our employment application and submit to

McDonald Garden Center is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.


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