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Brookside Gardens – Weekend Greenhouse Worker/Waterer – Seasonal

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Montgomery Parks- Horticulture Forestry and Environmental Education Division is currently seeking a Greenhouse Worker/Waterer to perform a broad range of Greenhouse work for Brookside Gardens, a horticulture display garden located in Wheaton, Maryland. The potential candidate should be a highly collaborative team member that will put Brookside Gardens’ mission first and help to deliver remarkable experiences to our guests. The Greenhouse Worker/Waterer will help produce high quality annuals, perennials, tropical and woody plants to support the display gardens, conservatories, landscapes, education programs and gift shops. Our growing facilities include a new 11,000 square foot greenhouse, an older 6,000 square foot greenhouse, plus several outdoor growing areas. This position reports directly to the Greenhouse Production Supervisor.

Throughout the year, Brookside Gardens hosts more than 1,000,000 visitors, many at engaging programs and events for children and adults, including the summer live butterfly exhibit and winter light display. We welcome applicants who reflect the diversity of our community and can help us become a more inclusive garden for staff and visitors. Go to our website to learn more about Brookside Gardens.

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is a six-time National Recreational and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner. Montgomery Parks has a career staff complement of nearly 800 employees, and we serve a diverse population of more than one million residents in the Washington, DC area. We manage 424 parks on over 37,000 acres of parkland.

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Position is located in: Wheaton, MD.

Important Skills and Characteristics:
Knowledge of or willingness to learn plant identification, greenhouse control systems, plant cultural requirements, and disease/pest recognition.
Ability to perform strenuous work in all weather conditions. Working in extreme high and low temperatures, apply pesticides, operate equipment, interact with visitors in a formal/informal setting, stoop, bend, stretch, pull, and lift up to 50 pounds.

Examples of Important Duties
What the job will involve:

Waters all Greenhouse plants on all weekends and holidays
Greenhouse Worker can also work two weekdays a week. Flexible on weekday hours.
Helps Growers maintain healthy stock plants and rotating greenhouse collections
Helps Growers keep greenhouse space clean and tidy

Minimum Qualifications
Must be able to bend, stoop, stretch, and lift up to 50 pounds.

Supplemental Information
Preferred Qualifications: Previous greenhouse experience.

This position is not eligible for benefits
A background investigation will be completed prior to hire
Person(s) hired for this position must provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (with limited religious or medical exceptions).

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate a workplace culture of diversity, equity and inclusion without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other non-merit factor. We will do what we can to provide reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 301-495-4525 to request accommodation.