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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

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

Human Resources Manager

Longwood Gardens has an opening for a full-time Human Resources Manager. We are looking for a professional to assist the HR Administrator in the implementation and execution of HR practices, procedures and organizational policies. The incumbent will be involved in all aspects of HR coordination, including professional and leadership development programs, recruitment and retention, as well as in providing support for compliance, benefits, wellness and other areas. This individual must effectively interact with staff at all levels of the organization, in addition to candidates, consultants and vendors. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, assisting with coordinating, managing and participating in recruitment and selection focused on attracting top talent. In addition, he/she will assist in the creation, implementation and delivery of various training and development programs. A particular focus of the next five years will be to advance the organization's leadership development and online initiatives in relation to staff development, training and communication.

The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in HR, Business or a related field and have at least eight years of relevant experience. We are looking for someone who has excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of federal and state labor and employment laws is required. Experience in designing and delivering professional and leadership development programs, particularly in an on-line environment, is desired.

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. 

Fleet and Equipment Mechanic

Longwood Gardens has an opening for a full time, Fleet and Equipment Mechanic. This individual will be performing repairs and preventative maintenance on all Longwood fleet vehicles and equipment. We are looking for someone to perform skilled mechanical duties, which include diagnosing and repairing, in addition to performing preventative maintenance on a wide variety of vehicles and equipment (500+ units). Size of equipment ranges from small engine work on landscape equipment all the way to 33,000 lbs. GVW diesel trucks. This individual will also be involved with ordering parts and maintaining inventory, working with local parts vendors. Expertise in operating various “tools of the trade” such as ODB II scan tool, electronic wheel balancer, tire changing machine, air tools, vehicle lifts, multimeter, brake lathe, charging system tester, emission computer, etc. Individual will perform state safety and emissions inspections on fleet vehicles. Individual will also be required to train staff on pre-usage equipment inspection and general operation. Ability to operate a rollback truck to provide on-property recovery of vehicles required. This position also requires participation on off-hours snow operations mechanic on-duty coverage when required.

Preferred candidate will have a two year degree from a technical school and a minimum of 5 years of job related experience. They will have good communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a broad range of people. In addition applicants must be able to use a computer to enter repair orders, external dealer work, research equipment and use email. Flexibility to work after hours as necessary for fleet upkeep required. Must have a valid CDL Class A driver’s license, a DOT medical card, a forklift operator’s license, and PA State safety and emission inspection licenses. Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address above.

Night Gardener - 3rd Shift

Longwood Gardens has an opening for a full-time 3rd shift Night Gardener. The Night Gardener has primary responsibility for providing 24 hour environmental control, horticulture oversight, and physical plant monitoring for the entire property when other Horticulture and Facilities staff are not present. Coordinates and communicates environmental control and other physical plant needs for events between Guest Services and Horticulture/Facilities Team Members. This position is critical to Longwood Gardens as it ensures constant oversight – safeguarding the Conservatories, greenhouse growing facilities, and critical pieces of the display and the entire grounds.

Must have a minimum of a High School diploma or equivalent. Preferred experience of two years combined employment in at least two of the following: hands-on experience in greenhouse management and control systems, environmental monitoring systems, automated and non-automated security monitoring, or a mechanical trade. Good written and oral communication skills and knowledge of Microsoft office products are critical. Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to get a DOT physical qualification card and fork lift certification. Weekend and holiday work is required.

Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address above. Deadline to apply: July 17, 2015. 

Operational Services Manager

Longwood Gardens is seeking an Operational Services Manager. This individual will manage a team of 35 full, part-time and seasonal staff to perform custodial duties and be responsible for the overall quality and cleanliness of all Longwood Gardens facilities. This individual will also coordinate event setups for educational classes, special functions, meeting needs, and collaborate with Special Events and Performing Arts for venue setups. In addition, this individual will facilitate staff training.

We are looking for a highly organized candidate who has 5-10 years management experience. The preferred candidate will have experience in budget management, hospitality and customer service. Proficiency with Microsoft Word or Excel is a must. Candidate must be flexible and able to work nights, holidays and weekends. A valid driver’s license is required.

Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address above. 

Associate Director of Facilities and Information Technology

Longwood Gardens is searching for an Associate Director of Facilities and Information Technology (highest IT leadership role for the organization), who will lead the team responsible for strategy, implementation and support of our core technology infrastructure in alignment with Longwood’s strategic direction. The incumbent in this position must have broad and solid technical knowledge while being able to demonstrate success in providing IT direction that meets the business needs of the organization. He/she will participate and contribute to overall business technology planning, bringing current knowledge and future vision of technology and systems to business processes to ensure a robust technology structure.

In addition to strong leadership, this individual must be able to provide hands-on expertise with enterprise communications, network and software development and support to ensure the security, stability and proper functioning of IT systems. Strong understanding of structured development methodologies, quality assurance, and production support in a Microsoft centric environment focused in .Net, IIS, SQL Server, Oracle, POS systems and other leading edge technologies on a primarily Dell hardware platform.

The preferred candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT Management, Business Administration or a related field, in addition to seven to ten years of progressive experience in leadership roles in developing enterprise software and hardware solutions. Technical certifications are a plus. This individual must have excellent communication and customer services skills, and the ability to interpret and deliver enterprise solutions in support of developing organizational needs.

Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address above. 

Mason/Equipment Operator

Longwood Gardens has an opening for a Mason/Equipment Operator in the Facilities Department. This individual will be responsible for various masonry duties to build, maintain, and repair masonry structures throughout the gardens, either of a permanent or temporary nature. This individual will also operate many types of equipment and provide manual labor in a civil engineering role throughout the gardens, such as grading and drainage, planting and utility excavations, trenching, paving, foundation repairs, manual lifting, lay stone/brick, etc. Types of equipment this individual will be operating include, but are not limited to, backhoes, excavators, dump trucks, track loaders, road sweepers, concrete mixer, salt spreaders, forklifts, plate tampers and plow trucks. In addition to these responsibilities, this individual will provide labor to assist in all general Civil Division duties such as programming display setups, winter snow plowing and hauling, fireworks event setup, fountain cleaning, site work, in varying weather conditions.

Applicant must be able to work after hours, weekends, and holidays when needed. This applicant must also be must be able to work alone or in a team, self-organize and manage assigned workload, learn new skills and adapt to changing jobs. PC skills, such as simple editing of word and excel documents, e-mail, work order entry and navigation, are required. High school diploma required with relevant trade school degree preferred. Applicant must have a DOT medical card, CDL A driver’s license, and forklift operator’s license, or must be able to obtain these licenses upon first year of employment.

Please mail your resume with salary requirements to the address above.  

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