If you are learning floral arrangement at a floral design school and have earned a reasonable level of flower arranging skills, it is quite worthwhile to experience actual field work at a floral shop as an internship or volunteer so that you can be familiar with actual operation of florist and also what and how you should do as a floral designer.
Although many people join floral school and take lessons of flower arrangement so that they will be floral designer, taking a next step of action is very important. Namely after you have earned a reasonable level of floral design skills, you need to have opportunities of utilizing your skill and having your skill evaluated by a third party. Concretely speaking you had better work for a florist even with no compensation at all. Some florists are looking for interns or volunteers who can work for free (often with some inventive plan).
Through this kind of project, win-win situation can be established. Namely floral shop can depend on wage free “employee” AND at the same time interns or volunteer can learn actual job at a florist through a field experience.
Especially during a busy season such as Thanksgiving day, Christmas or Valentine’s day etc., many shops are quite busy. They tentatively need extra workers and floral designers in order to take care of rush of orders.
Some florists contact flower schools in order to request a school to send or introduce their students as a volunteer. Sometimes some florists pay hourly wage to qualified workers depending on their floral designing skill, job performance and experience as well.
If you believe you have already earned a reasonable level of floral designing skill and would like to have experience of working at a floral shop, why not contact a local florist or a floral school you belong to asking for information of temporary job as an internship or volunteer. If the timing and mutual needs allow, you may be “hired” as a floral designer OR just a helper during a busy season.
For those who are planning to have their own classes for teaching floral design after learning at a school, it is highly recommended to have actual practice or experience of teaching at a classroom as an assistant instructor. School might offer special classes to qualified students for giving the opportunity for them to have teaching experiences at a classroom. Why not ask a school about such lesson if you would like to have actual class experience as a flower arranging “teacher”. School might accept an intern or volunteer.
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