Greenhouse Grower (Grade 16/18, #12611)
Salary: depends on qualifications
Senior Greenhouse Technician, Grade H16 ($42,112-$58,347-$74,582)
Principal Greenhouse Technician, Grade H18 ($47,692-$66,078-$84,463)
Brookside Gardens is seeking a motivated, highly organized, and professional Greenhouse Grower to perform a broad range of Greenhouse work at our public garden in Wheaton, Maryland. The potential candidate should be a highly collaborative team member that will put Brookside Gardens’ mission first and help to deliver remarkable experiences to our guests. The Greenhouse Grower is responsible for producing high quality annuals, perennials, tropical and woody plants to support the display gardens, conservatories, landscapes, education programs and gift shops. Our growing facilities include a new 11,000 square foot greenhouse, an older 6,000 square foot greenhouse, plus several outdoor growing areas. This position reports directly to the Greenhouse Production Supervisor.
Very competitive and flexible benefits programs available!
This position is eligible for an employment sign-on bonus!
What the job will involve -
Coordinate a complex schedule of crop production for conservatory displays, special events, outdoor seasonal displays, and gift shops.
Produce all seasonal annuals, perennials, and tropical plants used throughout the gardens.
Maintain healthy stock plants and rotating greenhouse collections.
Monitor greenhouse temperatures, humidity, and moisture levels.
Receive seeds, plugs, herbaceous and woody plant material for production.
Receive and stock materials and supplies to support production operations.
Maintain accurate records, files and inventories for plant propagation, plant labels, grow lights, and crop production.
Use IPM practices to identify, monitor and manage pests, diseases, and weeds
Implement and coordinate a biological control program
Senior Greenhouse Technician, Grade H16
Associate of Arts Degree in Horticulture or related area and one year of progressive greenhouse. nursery experience in horticultural support work, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Principal Greenhouse Technician, Grade H18
Associate of Arts Degree in Horticulture or related area plus three years of progressively responsible gardening and greenhouse/horticultural/nursery experience, or
an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience in horticultural, greenhouse or nursery work.
Valid driver's license in accordance with both State and Commission rules and regulations.
Maryland Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator’s certification and/or the ability to acquire one within six months of appointment
Pass Commission medical examination.
Apply online at Montgomeryparks.org