Seasonal Job Opportunities
Longwood employs seasonal employees in all areas of the Gardens beginning as early as March for the Spring and Summer season. 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.
Guest Services Seasonal Positions
For all positions work schedules may vary but could include weekends, evenings and holidays.
Please mail your resume or letter of interest with salary requirements to:
Attn: Human Resources
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Fax (610) 388-5495
Please indicate your position of preference in your letter.
The seasonal custodial worker will perform various duties to ensure the cleanliness and excellent physical appearance of both buildings and grounds. Selected applicants will also work with various departments to assist in the setup of functions and events. We are looking for candidates who have exceptional customer service, communication and hospitality skills. Work schedules will include weekends, evenings and holidays.
Guest Services Associate
The seasonal Guest Services Associate will provide various duties related to guest relations and being a Host at Longwood Gardens. Duties will include, but are not limited to, greeting guests, assisting with set-up of programs and daily operational needs, and providing crowd control during peak visitation and special events. 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 include weekends, holidays, and evenings.
Seasonal Guest Admissions Representatives
The seasonal Guest Admissions Representatives will be responsible for selling daily admission tickets, memberships, and special event tickets along with greeting and communicating pertinent Longwood information to our guests regarding current displays, exhibit, shows and events. We are looking for candidates who have exceptional customer service, communication and hospitality skills. Candidates must have experience with Microsoft Applications, as well as Point of Sale systems. Candidates should have excellent phone etiquette and be willing to work in a call center environment. Job requires the ability to work standing or sitting for long periods time, and the ability to work in all different weather environments at multiple different onsite ticketing venues. Longwood Gardens is open 365 days a year. The work schedule include weekends, days, evenings and holidays.
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.
Horticulture Seasonal Positions
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.
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.
Seasonal employees working in the Research Division will perform numerous manual tasks and work under the direction of the several greenhouse and nursery gardeners. The tasks include, but are not limited to: watering, fertilizing, and maintenance of plants, laboratory work, plant breeding, tissue culture, mulching and various research activities. This work is performed in either greenhouses, labs 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.
Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Seasonal employees in IPM are responsible for activities associated with insects, disease and other biological issues across the conservatories, greenhouses and outdoor areas of Longwood Gardens. The work includes: scouting for insects and disease, removing algae and invasive species from lakes and ponds, laboratory work and other pest management activities. Ability to work in the diverse weather and environmental conditions are required. To operate vehicles and equipment, applicants must be at least eighteen years old with a valid driver’s license. PA Pesticide Applicator’s license is a plus.
Information Technology Seasonal Position
The seasonal worker in the Information Technology division must have a good work ethic and a willingness to perform day-to-day support of end users’ computer equipment and software. The applicant will assist other IT staff on software and hardware support in addition to various projects including the configuration and operation of networking equipment, E-mail, enterprise applications, virus protection, and security issues related to the computing environment. Knowledge of Microsoft products is preferred.