Employment Opportunities

Get to know Homestead Gardens & learn more about joining our team!

Homestead Gardens is always seeking enthusiastic team members who enjoy retail, love plants, have excellent customer service/ organizational skills and love to smile!  Homestead Gardens is recognized as one of the most progressive green industry businesses in the United States and is committed to excellence in every phase of its operation.  We strive to maintain a highly professional staff who understands and responds to our customers’ needs in a friendly, knowledgeable and personal manner.  Homestead Gardens provides an opportunity for education, growth and use of the newest technology.  

We are seeking team-oriented Associates who enjoy working at a fast pace, who are committed to develop and maintain an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence, with a willingness to learn!   

How about joining our team!  We look forward to hearing from you!  

Hiring All Positions

STORE ASSOCIATES 

Bulk Loaders, Cashiers, Customer Service Reps, Class A Delivery Drivers, Loaders, Sales, Stockers, Waterers

LANDSCAPE DIVISION

Landscape Foreman, Landscape Installation, Landscape Maintenance, Grounds Maintenance, Fertilizer Technicians, Pesticide & Disease Technicians, Equipment Operators, Masons

HORTICULTURAL SUPPLY

Nursery Production Support, Sales


Specific opportunities are listed below.  Please click on the position to expand the job description and hiring details.  However, if you are interested in an opportunity not listed, please state your area of interest on the Employment Application.  As opportunities arise, you may be considered.   

General Manager - Davidsonville

Homestead Gardens is looking for a full-time retail store General Manager.  If you are a strong retail manager with years of success in a high volume business who is skilled at managing, motivating and empowering Associates in a fast-paced environment, we would like to hear from you.

The ideal candidate ensures results by building a team, mentoring, delegating, giving feedback, planning, monitoring and reinforcing performance standards. They achieve financial objectives by increasing sales, controlling expenditures, executing loss prevention and safety protocols and initiating corrective actions. They identify current and future customer trends by establishing rapport, maintaining inventories, evaluating merchandising strategies, evaluating sales promotions and customer events. 

Required Experience:  

  • Retail Store Management – Minimum Experience:  5 years

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Annuals / Greenhouse Manager - Davidsonville

Homestead Gardens has an immediate job opportunity for a Manager of its Annuals / Greenhouse Department in the Davidsonville, MD retail garden center.  This individual is responsible for running and supervising the daily operations of the Annuals / Greenhouse Department and its staff, including preparation of work schedules, mentoring and opening and closing the Store as required.  This individual works closely with the Annuals / Houseplant Buyer, as well as manages and monitors overall quality control and product maintenance, creating outstanding color displays to promote annuals, tropicals, indoor plants and foliage on a seasonal basis. This position requires the availability to work a flexible schedule, as business cycle requires, including weekends.

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Essential Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day leadership, always representing our mission and core values, being a Mentor to your team members
  • Work closely with the Annuals / Houseplant Buyer to identify sources to purchase top quality plant material and make decisions regarding material to buy
  • Analyze selling trends in the Department to recommend what products to sell
  • Oversee pruning, fertilization, watering, insect and disease prevention and weed control of the Annuals/Houseplant inventory
  • Responsible for overseeing vendor deliveries
  • Oversee the receiving of plant material and directs the placement of plant material on the sales floor, while working with the Annuals / Houseplant Buyer
  • Attend weekly Retail team meetings
  • Develop and administer Department payroll budget
  • Schedule Department personnel to maximize coverage and minimize overtime
  • Responsible for opening and closing the Retail Store as scheduled
  • Stay abreast of current trends in the industry by reading industry-related publications, visiting garden centers, and attending trade shows when budget permits.  Applies acquired knowledge to enhance products sold.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to supervise and monitor overall product quality control and product maintenance
  • Annuals/Houseplant plant care knowledge
  • Ability to work in a team environment as a leader and a member of the team
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings during busy periods
  • Experience in budgetary management, developing and meeting annual sales goals
  • Highly organized with good analytical skills
  • Attention to detail with the ability to think creatively and operate with some flexibility
  • Good computer/technology skills, with a willingness to grow
  • Great customer service skills and communication skills
  • A Bachelor’s degree in an Agricultural discipline or minimum of three years equivalent work experience in a horticultural environment are required.  Knowledge of all aspects of annuals and indoor plants is a must.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

STORE ASSOCIATES (Part-time & Full-time): Cashiers, Customer Service Reps, Loaders and Sales Associates - Davidsonville

Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville is now recruiting part-time and full-time Store Associates for Spring in the following areas:

  • Annuals / Greenhouse
  • Customer Service / Cashiers
  • Deco / Patio / Homestyles
  • Farm & Pet
  • Garden Supply Sales
  • Loaders (daytime, evening and weekends)
  • Merchandising Support Associate
  • Nursery Sales
  • Perennials Sales

If you enjoy retail, love plants and have excellent customer service skills, or maybe you have always wanted to work at Homestead Gardens, we want to hear from you!  Day, evening and weekend hours available. Flexibility is a plus.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Merchandising Support Associate - Davidsonville

Homestead Gardens is now recruiting for a full-time Merchandising Support Associate in the Deco/Patio/Homestyles Department.   This position provides merchandising support for the Department Manager and the Visual Merchandising Team including:  assembly and merchandising of patio furniture; overseeing merchandising and setup of pottery and fountain displays; maintaining standards of housekeeping within the Department; willingness to operate a forklift and all equipment in a safe manner and per Company policies and procedures; monitoring and maintaining inventory to ensure a safe and pleasing shopping environment and minimize shrink; and communicating clearly and pleasantly with customers and team members.  Must be available to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Bulk Loader - Davidsonville

Homestead Gardens has an immediate opening for a Bulk Loader at our Davidsonville retail store.  The Bulk Loader uses a front-end loader to move products to and from the Warehouse to the Store, to the load line and moves product into trucks and vehicles.   This individual must be over 18 years of age and have a valid driver’s license.  You must be available to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings. Experience preferred, but we will train.  If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.

Custodian - Davidsonville

Homestead Gardens has an immediate opening for a Custodian/Janitor who will be responsible for keeping the facilities clean at all times. Responsibilities include vacuuming, cleaning restroom facilities, mopping, trash removal — keeping our facility spotless and in tip-top condition. This candidate must be dependable and willing and able to perform the physical aspects of this job, which includes prolonged standing and lifting items up to 50 lbs. Hours are currently 7 a.m.-4:00 p.m., five days a week, including weekends.

Job Type: Full-time

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist We look forward to hearing from you.

CDL A Driver/Delivery Drivers - Davidsonville

Homestead Garden is hiring a full-time CDL A Driver.  Driver must be 21 years of age and able to comply with all CDL requirements, including Medical Examiner’s Certificate. This position includes manual labor (loading and unloading trucks). Applicant must be reliable and have an insurable driving record.  This position at busy times includes some weekends.

We are also hiring seasonal, part-time delivery drivers.  This position includes manual labor.  Applicant must be reliable and have an insurable driving record.  This position during busy times does include some weekends.

If you are qualified and interested in either position, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist and send your resume to [email protected] We look forward to hearing from you.

Facilities Maintenance Crew Member - Davidsonville

Homestead Gardens has an immediate opening for a full-time Facilities Maintenance Crew Member. Previous experience and/or knowledge of repair and maintenance of irrigation equipment and pumping stations, pipe and control systems repair related to irrigation, greenhouse heating systems, minor electrical systems and plumbing skills is preferred. This position does require physical labor. 

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

STORE ASSOCIATES (Part-time & Full-time): Cashiers, Customer Service Reps, Loaders and Sales Associates - Severna Park

Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville is now recruiting part-time and full-time Store Associates for Spring in the following areas:

  • Annuals / Greenhouse
  • Customer Service / Cashiers
  • Deco / Patio / Homestyles
  • Farm & Pet
  • Garden Supply Sales
  • Loaders (daytime, evening and weekends)
  • Merchandising Support Associate
  • Nursery Sales
  • Perennials Sales

If you enjoy retail, love plants and have excellent customer service skills, or maybe you have always wanted to work at Homestead Gardens, we want to hear from you!  Day, evening and weekend hours available. Flexibility is a plus.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Nursery Production Support - Horticultural Supply Division

This full-time position is in our Nursery Production Department at Homestead’s Horticultural Supply Division.  This individual will work with a small team to ensure the high-quality standards of our container nursery stock are met.

Description:

  • prune shrubs and trees
  • sweep and clean plant debris from production areas
  • pull, load, and tag plant orders on a weekly basis
  • monitor irrigation of nursery stock
  • pot up new nursery stock

Requirements:

  • able to lift 50 lbs.
  • able to work outdoors in inclement weather of all seasons
  • able to be on your feet for 8 hours a day
  • able to take direction and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • able to adhere to safety protocols

This position requires performing all aspects of what is required to produce healthy, optimal plants. This is a great opportunity for an individual who is interested in growing plants and/or the horticulture industry in general. As it is a small team, you must be willing to work hard and efficiently alongside others. Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.  Must be available to work on Saturday during the busy season.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Outside Sales - Horticultural Supply Division

Homestead Gardens has an immediate opening for a full-time Outside Sales Associate who will assist our wholesale customers at our Horticultural Supply Division.  Must be knowledgeable of plant material and be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. This position requires working outdoors in all types of weather. Applicant must have excellent customer service skills and be able to work a flexible schedule during peak seasons.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Landscape Design/Sales - Landscape Division

This position ensures the creation, development and implementation of landscape designs to meet the specific needs and requests of the Landscape Division customers. Designs, sells and manages the installation of landscape projects from lead generation to completion. Must produce quality designs which generate sales and in return, profits. Applicant must have five (5) years experience in design and sales. Ability to do hand renderings or CAD is a must. Must have knowledge of current construction best practices. C.P.H. is preferred.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Landscape Foreman - Landscape Division

Homestead Gardens has an immediate job opportunity for an experienced Landscape Foreman with expertise in performing high-quality landscaping and hardscaping jobs, providing excellent quality work and excellent customer service.  Applicant must have three to five (3-5) years experience in Landscaping and Hardscaping, crew supervision, a valid driver’s license, LCA certification is preferred and bilingual Spanish and English is preferred.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Landscape Installation - Landscape Division

Ensure the efficient installation of landscape designs.  Supervise, train and delegate responsibilities and tasks to crews.  Install exterior landscape projects (including plants, maintenance and construction) in an efficient manner reflecting Homestead Gardens’ quality and standards.  Three to five (3-5) years experience in landscape installation, LCA certified preferred. Bilingual Spanish and English preferred. Recruiting supervisors and crew members.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Landscape Maintenance Sales - Landscape Division

Create, develop and implement landscape maintenance plans to meet the specific needs and request of the Landscape Division customer.  Estimate, sell and manage the installation of maintenance projects from initial consultation to completion. Produce quality sales, both residential and commercial.  Position must develop new customer base obtaining leads from departmental calls, existing clients and solicit new leads from outside sources. LCA certification preferred.  Three to five (3-5) years sales experience preferred.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Technicians / Applicators - Landscape Division

This full-time position is in our Landscape Division and is responsible for the needs assessment and application of pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals necessary to maintain a healthy landscape.  MDA certification is preferred.  Must have three-five (3-5) years experience.

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our online Employment Application and Willingness Checklist.  We look forward to hearing from you.

We appreciate your interest in working at Homestead Gardens!