Seasonal Greenhouse Technician

Department: Horticulture

Reports to: Production Supervisor

Classification: Hourly, Non-exempt, Part-time, Seasonal

Job Overview: The Seasonal Greenhouse Technician assists with transplanting, water control, pest control, to support the production of plants for the gardens, retail shop, and display greenhouses. The Technician will take a supporting role in growing and maintaining our collections in the Display greenhouses.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Watering, propagating, weeding, planting, deadheading in greenhouse
  • Planting, watering, weeding and other garden tasks in display areas
  • Monitor for pests
  • 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.
  • All other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of continuous standing, sitting, or walking along with occasional stooping, bending, reaching, crouching
  • Sufficiently physically fit to perform required tasks in extreme temperatures
  • Must be able to move around garden in all weather conditions
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Positive attitude to foster a productive and welcoming environment for staff and guests
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds occasionally
  • Must be goal-oriented, flexible, and adaptable to potential unanticipated opportunities
  • Ability to prioritize work amongst competing set of tasks
  • Ability to related to, work with, and manage people of all ages, diverse backgrounds, skills and abilities

Qualifications:

  • Horticultural knowledge and hands-on experience with plants is preferred
  • Formal/informal plant care experience preferred
  • Must have a valid Ohio Driver’s License
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must pass drug test

 Send resume and cover letter to humanresources@kingwoodcenter.org