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Greenhouse Assistant (Part-time)

George Washington's Mount Vernon
Mt Vernon, VA 22121

Greenhouse Assistant (Part-time) 



George Washingtons Mount Vernon is seeking a motivated part-time greenhouse assistant. This position will be responsible for assisting in the production of plant material for the estates historic gardens and landscape, as well as retail sales. Tasks include: seed sowing, transplanting, and general care and maintenance of greenhouse plants. This position requires weekend and holiday work and is a Thursday-Saturday work schedule.

  • Expected salary for this position is $12.00 - $14.00/hour, dependent on skills and experience

Position Specific Responsibilities

  • Responsible for watering, fertilizing, seed sowing and vegetative propagation, transplanting and general greenhouse care

  • Assists with pest control to include identifying and controlling insects, diseases, and weeds. Applies insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides safely and properly. Maintain proper pesticide records

  • Assists with seed collecting and cleaning

  • Helps stock and maintain seasonal retail sales area

  • Practices and maintains safety standards and procedures in all work areas

  • Maintains daily records of work activities

  • Performs other related duties as requested

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of greenhouse work experience

  • Basic plant identification skills and propagation experience desired

  • Experience and knowledge with pesticides and their proper application

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30 lbs. and spend extended amounts of time standing and bending

  • Good verbal and written communication skills; basic computer skills (MS Office, Excel, Outlook)

  • Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and possess effective organizational and time management skills

Mount Vernon is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment for all employeesAs an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to building and retaining a team that represents a variety of skills, experiences and perspectives.  All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, performance, and qualifications without regard to race, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, gender/sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or domestic partnership status, veteran and military status, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Mount Vernon will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.


Posted: 2021-03-13 Expires: 2021-04-12

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Greenhouse Assistant (Part-time)

George Washington's Mount Vernon
Mt Vernon, VA 22121

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