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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.

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. 

Employment at Longwood Gardens