Operations Greenhouse Grower
White House Nursery
17422 Falls Road
Upperco, MD 21155
About the Position:
White House Nursery is seeking a Greenhouse Operations Grower to join our tight knit greenhouse team. This position will oversee the management of a small team. They will work with irrigation, pest and disease control, ordering, and overall care of crops along with lending help on other projects as needed. This position will coordinate with other teams, so a strong understanding of greenhouse needs, and clear communication is crucial. Prior greenhouse experience is required.
About White House Nursery:
White House Nursery is a family-owned farm that has existed for over a century. We are a 30-acre farm with 21 greenhouses located in beautiful, northern Baltimore County, Maryland. We also have a customer retail shop and an additional acre of outdoor growing space. Our nursery allows us to grow both traditional and unique plants with beauty and purpose. Our consumers consist of the local community and wholesale customers throughout Maryland.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee growing and management of greenhouse staff
Coordinate with the retail, office, and maintenance team
Coordinate and create the schedule of crops
Spring: annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, edibles, etc.
Easter crops: lilies, hyacinths, tulips, annuals, hydrangeas, etc.
Fall: mums, asters, marigolds, orn. peppers/ kale. cabbage, edibles, etc.
Holiday: poinsettias, cyclamen, Christmas cacti, calla, etc.
Measure, identify, and remedy crop health like disease, Ph levels, EC, moisture levels, nutrition, lighting, and pest management
This position will work on different duties based off need, this includes irrigation, production, and maintenance
Regarding maintenance, you must be able to repair water lines, greenhouse structures like plastic replacement, repair growing benches, and other repairs.
Ordering supplies as needed
Maintaining relationships with vendors
One-year prior experience working in a greenhouse with growing experience.
Must be able to walk through narrow walkways, crouch, bend, reach, lift and carry items weighing up to 75 pounds
This position is exposed to various weather conditions from rain to wind to cold and heat, must have the ability to work in these situations.
Reliable transportation, no public transportation available.
Working some weekends will be required during the busy seasons of April, May, September, and December
Working flexible hours depending on daylight availability and weather conditions
Desirable skills and experiences:
Experience managing a team as this position will work with different teams throughout the farm
Comfortability working with hand tools to maintain equipment
Computer skills as communication and record keeping will be through Google Workspace and Microsoft Office
Salary: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience based off of industry standards
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