Florists prepare floral arrangements such as bouquets, sprays, wreaths and vases of flowers. They also organise the storage, sale and delivery of floral arrangements.
Duties & Tasks
Florists may perform the following tasks:design appropriate floral arrangements based on discussions with clients about their requirements, taking into consideration the type of occasion and budgetselect flowers and greenery, taking into account their expected lifespans, and trim flowers to a suitable length, strengthening them with wire if necessaryarrange flowers and greenery in vases, or secure them to a wire or plastic base, and finish the arrangement with ribbons or other trimmingsensure flowers remain in good condition by taking into account the temperature, watering requirements and storage needsarrange local delivery of flowers, and relay interstate and overseas ordersarrange dried, paper, silk or latex flowers and fruits, and other materialsdecorate churches and other venues for weddings and other special occasionsrotate inventory and manage stock for in-store displays, pre-orders and daily salestake part in management and administration, such as working out costs and pricing of floral arrangements, maintaining financial records and supervising staff.
Florists may need to attend flower markets early in the morning. They have a high level of contact with the public.
- enjoy artistic and creative activities a good sense of colour, texture and design an appreciation of different varieties of flowers good communication skills sound business skills (if interested in operating a business) an appreciation of the importance of discretion and confidentiality.