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Seasonal Job Opportunities

Longwood employs seasonal employees in all areas of the Gardens. Hours vary by position. All seasonal employees receive free access to the Gardens, a discount at the Gardens Shop, and a discount at the Terrace Restaurant cafeteria when working.

Please mail your resume or letter of interest with salary requirements to:
Longwood Gardens
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA  19348
 Fax (610) 388-5495
E-mail  jobs@longwoodgardens.org
Please indicate your position of preference in your letter. 

The GardenShop

Plant Sales - The seasonal Plant Sales candidate will be responsible for assisting the Plant Specialist in The GardenShop greenhouse. Duties will include assisting and educating guests with plant selection and care tips, processing plant shipments, maintaining and caring for plant material in The GardenShop. The preferred candidate will provide excellent customer service and commit to following Longwood’s Steps of Service as well as demonstrate superior communication and computer skills. The preferred candidate will have 2 years of garden retail and/or horticultural education experience. Applicants must be able to lift 30 pounds, pick up plants, push watering tanks and pull hoses. Hours will include evenings, weekends and holidays.  

Guest Services Associate (for Christmas)

The seasonal Guest Services Associate provides various duties related to guest relations and is a Host to guests of Longwood Gardens during our Christmas display season. Duties will include, but are not limited to, greeting guests throughout our Christmas display, assisting with operational needs, and providing crowd control during peak visitation times. We are looking for candidates who have exceptional customer service, communication and hospitality skills. This position requires walking outdoors, lifting light loads, and working in all weather conditions. Work schedules will primarily be evenings, weekends and holidays.

This seasonal position is for the period of November 1, 2015 through January 10, 2016.

Security Officer

The seasonal Security Officer will be responsible for ensuring the security and safety of guests, employees, and the properties at Longwood Gardens.  Individuals must have the personality and ability to deal well with the public and fellow employees.  Previous security experience preferred. This position requires the ability to work a flexible work schedule including weekends, evenings, and holidays.

Outdoor Display

Seasonal employees working in the Outdoor Display Division have the opportunity to work with staff gardeners in the various outdoor gardens areas, assisting with a variety of tasks. These may include planting, weeding, mulching, watering, pruning, deadheading and general garden maintenance.

Working as a seasonal employee in Outdoor Display is an excellent way to gain or improve your hands-on gardening knowledge and experience as you work with professional gardeners in an exceptional display garden. Applicants with prior horticultural knowledge or experience are preferred, but we will also train motivated individuals.

To operate vehicles and equipment, applicants must be at least eighteen years old with a valid driver’s license.

Floriculture

Seasonal employees working in Floriculture have the opportunity to work with staff in various locations throughout the Gardens. In this position, seasonals may work in Indoor Display, at our Nursery or in the Greenhouse Production Area. Seasonals in the Floriculture Division will perform a variety of tasks under the direction of our gardeners and growers, as part of a diverse team of staff, students and volunteers. The tasks include, but are not limited to: Moving, staking, tying, potting, watering, fertilizing, grooming, pinching, and pruning of containerized plants as they are prepared for display throughout the gardens. They will also work around and sometimes with pot filling machines, fork lifts, trucks, and utility vehicles. This work is performed in either the Conservatory, greenhouses or at the outdoor summer growing locations. Prior horticultural experience and/or knowledge is preferable.

The term for these positions vary. To operate vehicles and equipment, applicants must be at least eighteen years old with a valid driver’s license.


Employment at Longwood Gardens