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Kennett Square, PA
Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Longwood Gardens, Inc., one of the world’s premier horticultural display gardens located in Kennett Square, PA, has an opening for a full-time Gardener in Outdoor Display Gardens of the Horticulture Department. The open position will focus on the installation and maintenance of the seasonal displays on the Flower Garden Walk and surrounding garden areas.
Candidate must be able to perform a full range of gardening and horticultural duties, including the planting of woody and herbaceous plants, pruning, weeding, deadheading, and staking. Candidate may be asked to provide training and mentoring to students and volunteers on the best management practices required to create outdoor displays with the high aesthetic level that Longwood is known for. Some weekend, evening and holiday work will be required.
Preferred candidate will have a two or four year degree in Horticulture or closely related field and experience working in a public garden. They will have good organizational skills, the ability to communicate and work effectively with a broad range of people, and complete work in a timely manner. Must have a valid driver’s license, equipment operation skills, and be willing to obtain a Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicators license.
We offer an excellent starting salary and an outstanding benefits package. Please mail your resume with salary requirements to Longwood Gardens, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 501, Kennett Square, PA 19348. FAX (610) 388-2079 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about job opportunities at Longwood please refer to our website, www.longwoodgardens.org EOE.
Deadline to Apply is April 19th, 2013.