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Full-Time Job Opportunities

For any full time position at Longwood Gardens, submit an application online or mail a letter addressing pertinent qualifications and interests, résumé, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:
Longwood Gardens, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Fax 610.388.5495 or e-mail jobs@longwoodgardens.org.

We offer excellent starting salaries and an outstanding benefits package. EOE.

Business Systems Analyst

Longwood Gardens, Inc., has an opening for a full time Business Systems Analyst. The Business Systems Analyst will plan, design, develop, and launch efficient business, financial and operations systems in support of core organizational functions while ensuring a high level of data quality. This individual will research and analyze BI software and systems, leading the technical and business process reengineering aspects of projects and end-user training efforts. This includes assisting in the design and support of databases and data warehouses to ensure interoperability with BI solutions. This individual will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to assist in the advancement of business growth through IT system investments.

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or another closely related field and have a minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience. This position requires proven experience with business and technical requirements analysis, business process modeling/mapping, methodology development and data modeling. Candidates should have working knowledge of IBM Cognos and expertise with Cognos tools. In addition, experience with MS SQL Server is strongly preferred. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must.

We offer an excellent starting salary and an outstanding benefits package. Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address at the top of this page. No agencies please. 

Equipment Operator – Soils and Compost

Longwood Gardens invites applicants for the position of full-time Soils and Composting Equipment Operator in the Horticulture Department. This position is responsible for production of compost, transfer of soils and feedstocks, and daily operations related to the soils and compost facility at Longwood Gardens. This individual will work closely with Longwood staff members by ensuring proper production of high quality soil mixes, delivery and removal of organic debris, and project support throughout the garden. The individual must demonstrate proficiency in the safe operation of equipment required for compost production and transfer, soil mixing and delivery, snow operations and top soil field management (loaders, tractors, plows, hook-lift truck, fork lifts, manure spreader, screener and other composting equipment). This includes retrieving, receiving, storing, stockpiling, measurement and recordkeeping for materials generated by the Gardens Staff or brought to the facility by outside vendors.

We are looking for someone who has a minimum of 3 years of experience working at a farm scale composting facility and is highly skilled at operating composting, farm and heavy equipment. Must have or be willing to obtain a valid CDL Class A driver’s license, a DOT medical card and a forklift operator’s license. This individual must have a solid understanding of soil science, in addition to possessing good organizational and communication skills and have the ability to multitask and prioritize. We offer an excellent starting salary and an outstanding benefits package. Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address at the top of this page. 

Senior Administrative Assistant

 Longwood Gardens is looking for a full-time Senior Administrative Assistant to provide highly skilled administrative and secretarial support to the Horticulture Director and others within the Horticulture Department. This individual will use administrative skills to: handle guest communications (internal and external); executive correspondence; presentation preparation; provide clerical support on projects; manage departmental special events; and other general clerical duties. Additionally this individual will be responsible for supervising several other direct reports. 

The ideal candidate will possess an Associates’ degree in Administration, or a related field and have a minimum of five years’ proven track record in executive administrative assistance, with supervisory experience; prior administrative experience in support of project management preferred. Baseline knowledge and skills for the position include, but are not limited to: excellent interpersonal and communication skills; advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office applications; the ability to type 60 wpm; advanced knowledge of and experience with technology preferred; strong planning and organizational skills.

For full consideration, send a letter addressing pertinent qualification and interest; resume; and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references by April 6, 2015 to address above.  

Gardener

 Longwood Gardens has an opening for a full-time Gardener in the Outdoor Display Division of the Horticulture Department. The open position will focus on the installation and maintenance of the seasonal and permanent displays in the Idea Garden and adjacent landscapes. Included in these responsibilities will be the vegetable and fruit production areas in the Idea Garden.

This individual must be able to perform a full range of gardening and horticultural duties, including the planting of woody and herbaceous plants, pruning and weed control. This person may be asked to provide training and mentoring to students and volunteers on the best management practices required to create outdoor displays with the high aesthetic level for which Longwood is known. Weekend, evening and holiday work is required.

The preferred candidate will have a two or four year degree in Horticulture or closely related field and experience working in the field of horticulture. Experience with ornamental vegetable and fruit production preferred. They will have good organizational 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 Applicators license.

Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address above. Deadline to Apply: April 30, 2015.

Public Safety & Security Assistant Manager

 Longwood Gardens has an opening for a full time Public Safety & Security Assistant Manager. We are looking for an individual who will assist in managing the daily security and safety operations of the gardens. Responsibilities will include hiring, managing and training staff as well as implementing work schedules and assignments. This individual will assist with the efficient and effective operation of Public Safety, Security and Mailroom services. In addition he/she will coordinate activities regarding the security and safety of Longwood Gardens’ guests, employees and properties. The schedule will vary but will include consistent evening and weekend work, as well as holidays and special events. The ideal candidate will have strong managerial skills which should include budget preparation, negotiation, collaboration, human resource management, project management and special events emergency operations planning. In addition this individual should have excellent communication, customer service and conflict resolution skills. An understanding of security and life-safety systems, technologies and central station operations is a must.

Candidates should possess a degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, Police Science, or similar major and have 5 years of experience in a managerial capacity, preferably in security, law enforcement or other customer service oriented establishment. In addition the individual must have excellent computer skills and be proficient in using a Microsoft office. Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address at the top of this page. 

Senior Greenhouse Grower – Seasonal Crops

 Longwood Gardens 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 position is located adjacent to our Nursery Production Site. This candidate will be responsible for growing a broad range of seasonal herbaceous crops to the highest standards. Responsibilities will include all aspects of floricultural crop production including: transplanting, potting, repotting, staking, tying, grooming plants, watering, and fertilizing. They will need to provide hands-on support as well as provide direction and training to students, seasonal employees, and volunteers on these practices. Knowledge of Integrated Pest Management is necessary, as this person will be responsible for monitoring and implementing pest control measures on the crops they grow as part of a comprehensive IPM program. This person must be able to work independently and as part of teams, receiving and delivering plants and similar activities. Periodic weekend, holiday, and evening duty are required. 

Minimum requirements include: BSc degree in horticulture with emphasis on floriculture plus 4 years experience showing: working knowledge of greenhouse production technology, environmental control systems and irrigation; and general greenhouse flowering crop production. Associates degree would be acceptable from candidates with greater years of experience. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, communication, and problem solving skills and experience indicating a level of mechanical aptitude. 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.

Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address at the top of this page. 
Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2015.

Greenhouse Grower

Longwood Gardens 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 where the grower’s primary responsibility will be assisting our Chrysanthemum Specialist in growing the largest Thousand Bloom Mum in North America, as well as growing several other types of specialty mums that are grown for Longwood’s Chrysanthemum Festival. This position will also assist other growers with all aspects of crop production including: transplanting, potting, repotting, staking, tying, grooming plants, watering, fertilizing , and receiving and delivering plant material. At times, they will move around within other areas of Greenhouse Production, enabling them to become well versed in all aspects of Longwood’s high standards for producing beautiful plants for our displays. They will also be required to cover for other full time growers in their absence. Periodic weekend, holiday, and evening duty is required. Minimum requirements include: Bachelor of Science Degree in Horticulture with emphasis on floriculture; working knowledge of greenhouse production, environmental control and irrigation; or an Associate’s degree with two years of experience in greenhouse production. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational, communication, and problem solving skills. They will need to be able to work within a team atmosphere to accomplish tasks as well as be able to work independently. At times this person will be required to supervise and mentor students, seasonal employees, and volunteers in proper greenhouse growing techniques. 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.

Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address above. Deadline to apply: May 31, 2015

Employment at Longwood Gardens