Twice a year, we offer one or two internship openings for eager, creative souls who are interested in learning about event floral design through immersion experience.
This brave intern will experience ten wedding weeks from beginning to end, starting with learning how to receive and process flowers, moving into creating arrangements, and then setting up and breaking down a wedding, as well as every other important detail in between. Other tasks will include general studio upkeep, gathering and sorting supplies, spray painting the occasional item, arts and crafts, and being flexible to fulfill a variety of roles that arise in a flower studio. Most of our interns are also interested in learning about the business side of florals and will sit in on client consultations and shadow some of our behind-the-scenes processes.
We are looking for someone who is kind, hungry to learn, tough, and willing to possibly rip a few pairs of pants along the way (it happens more than you know). Our ideal intern is able to work in a fast paced environment, problem solve with the best of them when in a pinch, provide excellent customer service that includes a lot of smiling, be as pleasant mannered/enthusiastic as possible about hard work and about flowers, and be able to work well independently as well as in a team.
This internship is a paid position with a four-week commitment from the week of April 1st through April 31st. Applicants must be able to commit to working at the studio at least two days a week throughout the internship, and a minimum of two weekend events for both setup and breakdown. Obvious perks of the job will include learning flower skills and gaining what we hope will be invaluable experience. Additional tidbits include an endless supply of coffee and a crew of new friends. Continue down to apply!
Q: What will my level of commitment be?
A: We are looking for someone who can work with us two full days a week and a minimum of 2 event weekends! We typically start our days at 10:00am and end before 5:00pm.
Q: Is this internship paid and how much?
A: Yes! We would never expect anyone to work for free! (What do you think we are? loco?!) We pay $13 per hour for studio hours during the week and during event weekends.
Q: If I apply will I automatically get an in-person interview?
A: Unfortunately, we can’t meet with every person who applies due to the typical volume of interest! If you receive a confirmation email asking about an interview, then we will meet with you in person at our floral studio as the next step in the application process.
Q: Will this internship lead to a job/ full-time position?
A: At this time our internships do NOT lead to a position in the company. But we love our interns and always keep them in mind as positions open up in the future within our company and typically everyone continues to pop in for weekend events and busy seasons as needed!
Q: If I don’t get chosen (or if I can’t commit to the required time) for the internship is there any way I can still be involved in Vella Nest Floral and learn some floral skills?
A: Yes! You’re in luck! We are always looking for eager creatives who want to learn on site by helping us at event set up and break downs. If you are interested in becoming a part of our creative team reach out to us via our website (scroll to the Creative Team section). We pay our creative team members $13 per hour for set up and $40 per hour for breaking down.
(Applications close on Friday, February 28th)
You’ll become another well-documented face joining.
our crew for the fall season and we can’t wait to meet you.