Employment TypeJob (Full-time)
Longwood Gardens is seeking a full-time Greenhouse Grower to join our team of growers, producing over 1000 unique florist crops, in 4.5 acres of greenhouses and container fields, used to create Longwood’s world-renown displays. This is a unique hands-on position requiring attention to detail.
As one of the great gardens of the world located just 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens is rooted in a steadfast mission of bringing joy and inspiration to everyone through the beauty of nature, conservation, and learning. Across our many departments, each and every staff member creates the magic that makes our Gardens distinctive. Our team of dynamic professionals is what sets us apart, and our spirit of legacy, innovation, and opportunity is what guides us. While beauty is our heart, our people are our soul.
Duties & Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities include:
•Leading all aspects of IPM management in assigned area.
•Supporting all aspects of crop production including transplanting, potting, repotting, staking, tying, grooming, watering, fertilizing and pest management.
•Setting environmental control parameters
•Receiving and delivering plant material
•Working with other areas of Greenhouse Production, enabling them to become well versed in all aspects of Longwood’s high standards for producing beautiful display plants.
•Supervising and mentoring students, seasonal employees, and volunteers in proper greenhouse growing techniques.
Periodic weekend, holiday, and evening duty is required.
Education and Experience
We are looking for a team player with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience working in a greenhouse production setting. Ideal candidates will have:
•Strong organizational, communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills
•Demonstrated experience working proactively to meet deadlines
•Experience working as part of a team as well and independently
•A valid driver’s license
•Willingness to obtain a Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator’s license within six months of their hire date
•Willingness to obtain a forklift operator’s training certificate
Longwood Gardens is committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment that celebrates the complexities and differences of all living things. We welcome and respect diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. Diversity creates a more beautiful world, sparks innovation, and unites us.
Please apply through the company website listed below: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=181b5b63-e5e7-4ecf-8085-a1618c3e9975&ccId=19000101_000001&lang=en_US&jobId=484016