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.
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.
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.
Longwood Gardens is looking for seasonal staff to assist the Plant Specialist in the GardenShop greenhouse. Duties will include assisting guests, processing plant shipments, maintaining and selling plants for the shop. The preferred candidate will be friendly, have excellent communication skills with a background in horticulture and retail. Hours will include evenings, weekends and holidays.
Guest Services Representatives
Longwood Gardens has opportunities for spring seasonal employees starting in February and running through early May as Guest Services Representatives in our Visitor Center. These individuals will be responsible for selling tickets, greeting, crowd control, telephone customer service, scanning & rental services, and communicating information to Longwood’s guests on current displays, exhibits, shows and events. We are looking for candidates who have exceptional customer service, computer, communications and hospitality skills. Work schedules will include 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.