Greenhouse Intern

Greenhouse Intern

Department: Horticulture

Job Overview: 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 merchandizing, using a POS system, and working with customers.

Duties and 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.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in college degree program required, preferably Horticulture
  • Formal or informal knowledge of garden plants
  • Interest in learning more about Gardens, Greenhouse Production and Garden Shop management

Schedule:

8:00AM – 4:30PM Monday-Friday, some weekends required

 Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@kingwoodcenter.org