Specialty Chrysanthemum Grower

Location: Kennett Square, PA
Deadline: August 31, 2017

Longwood Gardens, Inc., one of the world’s premier horticultural display gardens located in Kennett Square, PA, has an opening for a full-time greenhouse grower. They will join 11 other 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 great attention to detail, and is part of the Specialty Chrysanthemum Team responsible for applying techniques developed in Japan and China to grow chrysanthemums in unique forms not seen outside of Asia.  This is a critical part of Longwood’s nationally and internationally renowned Chrysanthemum Festival.  The Grower will also be responsible for additional crops as assigned by the Section Leader, and will be involved in all aspects of crop production including transplanting, potting, repotting, staking, tying, grooming, watering, fertilizing, receiving and delivering plant material.  At times, this individual will work in other areas of Greenhouse Production in order to become well versed in all aspects of Longwood’s high standards for producing beautiful display plants.  The Grower will supervise and mentor students, seasonal employees, and volunteers in proper greenhouse growing techniques. 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, and problem-solving skills, and be effective working as part of a team as well as independently.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to obtain a Pennsylvania Pesticide Applicator’s license and a forklift operator’s training certificate.

We offer an excellent starting salary and an outstanding benefits package.  Please email your resume with salary requirements to jobs@longwoodgardens.org or mail to: Longwood Gardens, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 501, Kennett Square, PA  19348.  FAX (610) 388-5495 To find out more about job opportunities at Longwood please refer to our website, www.longwoodgardens.org