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Greenhouse Intern Job Description

Position Type: $10/hr , Monday-Friday with some weekends required

About Kingwood Center Gardens:

Join our horticulture team as we embark on our grand expansion with a new visitor center, a wide assortment of new gardens, and a whole new visitor experience. The 47-acre Kingwood estate was built in 1926 by Charles Kelly King. He established a trust to operate it as a public garden following his death in 1952. Kingwood Center is a cultural and educational center with a mission to create exemplary gardens for enjoyment, education, and inspiration, and we are currently in the midst of our largest expansion in our history. 

Description:

This position reports directly to the Greenhouse Supervisor.  The Greenhouse Intern

 will learn about transplanting, water control, pest control, and many other aspects of working in a greenhouse facility. The intern will also work in the Garden Shop, gaining experience in a retail setting including merchandising, using a POS system, and working with customers.

 Responsibilities:

  • Watering, propagating, weeding, planting, deadheading in greenhouse
  • Process sales using POS system in retail shop
  • Aid Greenhouse Supervisor in production and display greenhouses
  • Planting, watering, weeding and other garden tasks in display areas
  • Monitor for pests with guidance of Greenhouse Supervisor
  • Operate necessary equipment including utility vehicles.
  • Utilize garden tools and perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions.
  • Regularly lift 35 pounds and occasionally lift to 50 pounds.
  • Rapidly perform required tasks with accuracy.
  • Work independently while being productive and making efficient use of time.
  • Always work with gardening safety and best practices in mind.
  • Willingness to interact with the public in an informal way answering general questions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in Horticulture program preferred, not required
  • Formal or informal knowledge of garden plants
  • Interest in learning more about Gardens, Greenhouse Production and Garden Shop management
  • Sufficiently physically fit to perform required tasks in extreme temperatures
  • Ability to understand and follow directions.
  • Positive attitude to foster a productive and welcoming environment for staff and guests.

 To apply:

Email cover letter, resume, and references to Laura Mast, Greenhouse Supervisor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.