Date Posted: September 3, 2021
Deadline: March 4, 2022
Organization: Longwood Gardens
City: Kennett Square, PA
Website: View Website
Job Type: Full Time
Wages/Salary: Benefits Free furnished housing on the grounds of Longwood Gardens. Further details of the houses are below. This is a taxable benefit; all utilities are included except cable television. Students can purchase cable television and pay for it individually if desired. All houses on The Row have central air conditioning. Interns receive a taxable stipend of $11.33 per hour, with a typical work week of 40 hours. Weekly learning activities, including field trips, hands-on workshops, and lectures.
The Greenhouse Production Intern learns the systems and horticultural skills needed to manage a state-of-the-art container production greenhouse through hands-on involvement in the daily operations of a production facility.
The Greenhouse Production Intern learns the systems and horticultural skills needed to manage a state-of-the-art container production greenhouse through hands-on involvement in the daily operations of a production facility. Interns will propagate plants by seed and vegetative means and will learn to mix various types of growing media. The Greenhouse Production Intern works collaboratively with the production team to ensure the highest quality crops are grown efficiently and consistently. Responsibilities include assisting in the upkeep and cleanliness of the greenhouse and other work areas, and performing primary plant care in the absence of full-time staff. Other tasks include transplanting, potting, repotting, staking, tying, grooming, watering and fertilizing with automated systems, transporting potted plants to and from growing areas, and assisting with installations of large displays and garden-wide projects. This experience is perfect for someone who intends to grow plants for a display garden or for commercial purposes. Willingness to work independently, willingness to work some weekends, and the ability to lift 50 lbs are required.
This is a 3- or 12-month internship. Apply by February 1 for a spring start date.
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.