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Kennett Square, PA
Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
CARETAKER—NATURAL AREAS – Full Time
Longwood Gardens, Inc. one of the world’s premier horticultural display gardens located in Kennett Square, PA, has an opening for a full-time Caretaker working in its Natural Lands Division of the Horticulture Department, helping to maintain Longwood’s natural resources in an ecologically sound manner.
Candidates must have a passion for natural land stewardship, and must be able to perform a full range of natural land management duties in a variety of terrain and weather conditions, including the planting of native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants; managing invasive species using hand, equipment and herbicide techniques; using large equipment such as tractors, field mowers, skid steers, fork lifts and sprayers. Candidates may be asked to provide training and mentoring to students and volunteers on the best management practices required to maintain Longwood’s natural resources as outlined in Longwood’s Land Management Plan. Some weekend, evening and holiday work may be required.
Preferred candidates will have a two or four year degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife and/or Natural Resource Management, Horticulture, or related discipline. They will have good organizational and computer 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 Applicator’s license, and Pennsylvania Class “A” Commercial Driver’s 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) 388-5495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out about more job opportunities at Longwood, please refer to our website, www.longwoodgardens.org EOE.
Deadline to Apply: May 18, 2013