Greenhouse Grower

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Longwood Gardens has an opening for a full-time greenhouse grower. They will join 11 other growers, producing almost 1400 unique floral crops, in 4.5 acres of greenhouses and container fields, used to create Longwood’s world-renown displays. Internationally recognized for innovative, and dynamic horticultural displays, our property consists of over 1100 acres, both public and non-public. In addition to the greenhouses, the public gardens consist of indoor and outdoor gardens and landscapes designed by Longwood’s Founder Pierre S. du Pont and some of the greatest landscape and garden designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Longwood also has considerable natural lands and perimeter properties. This is a unique hands-on position requiring attention to detail. The grower will be part of the team’s transition to a new, state-of-the-art growing complex where they will take responsibility for 10,500 square feet of crop production in the new facility. This individual will be involved in all aspects of crop production including: transplanting, potting, repotting, staking, tying, grooming, watering, fertilizing, pest management, setting environmental control parameters, and receiving and delivering plant material. Periodic weekend, holiday, and evening duty is required. Minimum requirements include a two-year or four-year post-secondary degree in Horticulture with emphasis on Floriculture. Ideal candidates will have strong organizational, communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills, as well as demonstrated experience of working proactively to meet deadlines. They will be equally effective working as part of a team and independently, and will supervise and mentor students, seasonal employees, and volunteers in proper greenhouse growing techniques on a regular basis. A valid driver’s license is required as is willingness to obtain a Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator’s license and a forklift operator’s training certificate. Salary is commensurate with education and experience for this full-time, permanent position. Incumbent will have the opportunity to participate in Longwood’s comprehensive and competitive benefit programs. For full consideration, please include with your application a resume, cover letter addressing pertinent qualifications, and contact information for three professional references.

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1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348
United States

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