Employment Opportunities

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Homestead Gardens is always seeking enthusiastic team members who have great customer service/ organizational skills and love to smile!  Homestead Gardens is committed to excellence in every phase of our operations.  We strive to maintain a highly professional staff who understands and responds to our customers’ needs in a friendly and knowledgeable 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, are committed to develop and maintain an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence, and have a willingness to learn!

Thinking of joining our team?  Check out our FaceBook page for our virtual job fairs and hiring event updates. We look forward to hearing from you!

Now Accepting Applications For:

Garden Center General Manager

Homestead Gardens, one of the country’s leading garden centers, has a job opportunity for an experienced Store General Manager in our Smyrna, Delaware location. If you are a strong retail manager with a love for plants and who is skilled at managing, motivating and empowering team members in a fast-paced environment, we would like to hear from you.  

The Store General Manager is responsible for ensuring smooth daily operation of all aspects of the retail garden center including management of the store departments and staff. This position must maximize sales growth, maintain product, understand inventory control, ensure excellent customer service, maximize staff productivity, maintain the cleanliness of the property, collaborate with shipping and receiving, and display leadership while working in a team environment.

The ideal candidate:

  • Ensures results by building a team, mentoring, delegating, giving feedback, planning, monitoring and reinforcing performance standards.
  • Can demonstrate strong leadership skills and serve as a role model for building relationships with customers.
  • Achieves financial objectives by increasing sales, controlling expenditures, executing loss prevention and safety protocols and initiating corrective actions.
  • Identifies current and future customer trends by establishing rapport, maintaining inventories, evaluating merchandising strategies, sales promotions and customer events.

Required Experience: Retail Store Management - Minimum Experience: 5 years; Garden Center preferred.

Employee benefits are available for Full-time employees.

Location:
Smyrna, DE
5580 Dupont Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 7/22/2021

Apiary Manager/Beekeeper

Homestead Gardens is in need of an Apiary Manager (Beekeeper) in our Davidsonville, MD location.  This position will work directly with up to 80 hives.  This position is seasonal, part-time.

  • Prepare bees and beekeeping equipment. 
  • Monitor, maintain and increase bee hives. 
  • Build and repair bee boxes and other beekeeping equipment. 
  • Winterize all beekeeping facilities and equipment at the end of the season. 
  • Must work at a steady, efficient pace and occasionally get stung by bees.
  • Must adapt according to the always-changing schedule of the bees.
  • Must need to have no fear of bees and be non-allergic to bee stings, pollen, honey or other products of the hive. 

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • This job requires a minimum of three months of prior experience handling tasks associated with beekeeping. 
  • Able to lift up to 75 lbs. repetitively. 
  • Can work independently.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Flexible hours which sometimes requires late nights or early mornings.
  • Outdoor environment

Location:
Horticultural Supply
1238 Governor Bridge Road
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 6/22/2021

Landscape Design & Sales

We are currently hiring for a Landscape Design/Sales position. This role would ensure the creation, development and implementation of landscape designs to meet the specific needs and requests of our customers. If you enjoy designing, selling, and managing the installation of landscape projects from lead generation to completion please apply!  

Homestead Gardens does offer benefits to full-time employees.

  • Applicant must have three (3) to five (5) years experience in landscape design 
  • Sales experience preferred.
  • Ability to do hand renderings or CAD is a must.
  • Must have knowledge of current construction best practices.
  • Landscape Design and/or Horticulture degree or 5+ years experience.

Homestead Gardens offers employee benefits to all full-time employees.

Location:
Smyrna, DE
5580 Dupont Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 6/18/2021

Head Cashier/Customer Service

Homestead Gardens is recognized as one of the most progressive green industry businesses in the United States and has an immediate job opportunity for a Full-time Head Cashier/Customer Service in our Severna Park, MD location.

Essential Duties:

  • Responds to customer service issues in a professional manner, escalating the situation as needed.
  • Rings customer and Associate sales accurately, providing excellent customer service.
  • Responds to questions from the customers, directing them to the appropriate department.
  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor at all times.

To qualify for this job you must:

  • Display excellent customer service skills at all times.
  • Must have above average knowledge of computers and the ability to learn new programs.
  • Ability to supervise other team members in a positive and effective manner.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment.
  • Proven sound judgement in dealing with customers and other Associates.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that may include weekends.
  • Honesty and professionalism are a must.
  • Must be able to communicate in a clear, polite and professional manner at all times.

Location:
Severna Park Retail Store
522 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 6/14/2021

Maintenance Associate/ Handyman - Smyrna, DE

Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville, MD has an immediate opening for a full-time Maintenance Associate at our Smyrna, DE location. This position works with the General Manager and other team members on the maintenance of facilities and equipment. 

  • Experience in a facilities maintenance or related position
  • Use of various facilities and grounds maintenance tools and equipment
  • Applicants must be age 21 or over and are required to have an active valid drivers license
  • Able to repeatedly lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Able to work above ground level on roofs and buildings
  • This position does require physical labor in various working conditions, including office environment, greenhouse, and all weather outdoor work.

Location:
Smyrna, DE
5580 Dupont Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 6/1/2021

Cashiers - Smyrna, DE

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center is hiring for our location in Smyrna, DE. We are a family owned and operated business that serves the community as a destination for celebrating outdoor living for almost 50 years. 

We have immediate openings for Cashiers who can offer our customers excellent customer service during the check-out process among other duties at the front end of the store.  If you have cashier/retail experience, that is great; but if you do not have experience, we are happy to provide you with training.

A few reasons to join our team:

  • We offer opportunities for education and growth with great mentors and coaches
  • Have a positive company culture that fosters creativity and learning
  • Schedules including daytime, evenings, and weekends that can work with your availability
  • Has experience or is willing to learn our Point of Sale system (POS)
  • Are team-focused and enjoy working with others
  • Strong work ethic with a "can-do" attitude
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Good communication skills with customers and teammates
  • Able to adapt and work in all types of weather and temperatures
  • Ability to lift/move at least 30 lbs. 
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time

Location:
Smyrna, DE
5580 Dupont Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 6/1/2021

Retail Department Manager

We are currently searching for Retail Department Managers for our expanding Retail Garden Center. This position will maximize sales and maintain product, ensure excellent customer service, working in a team environment in cooperation with other departments, and supervise the daily operations of the Department.

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work vary according to store needs. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. Benefits are offered to full-time employees.

 Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Leadership, training and communication skills, with team orientation. Ability to lead by example.
  • Must possess excellent customer focus, service and sales skills.
  • Knowledge of and/or willingness to learn all aspects and care of Department products, some of which will be plant material.
  • Problem solving skills and analytical skills.
  • Organization and time management skills.
  • Computer/technology skills, including cash register operations (POS).

 

Working Environment/Physical Requirements: 

  • This position operates in a retail garden center, with indoor and outdoor areas. The performance of this position does include exposure to extremes of weather and temperature.
  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for a long period of time.
  • Ability to position self to move/place product/merchandise to be displayed; ability to unbox/unload product/merchandise and stock shelves.
  • Ability to frequently lift/move product weighing up to 30 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds if position is indoors; ability to frequently lift/move product weighing up to 60 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds if position is outdoors.

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Agricultural or Management discipline a plus.  Five years equivalent work experience in a retail environment preferred.

Location:
Davidsonville Retail Store
743 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 20135

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 5/17/2021

Store Associate - Severna Park location

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center with our headquarters located in Davidsonville, Maryland. We are a family owned and operated business that serves the community as a destination for celebrating outdoor living for almost 50 years. In addition, we have several store locations throughout Maryland and Delaware including open-air shopping and event spaces.

Homestead Gardens is seeking enthusiastic and motivated team members who:

  • Have plant knowledge or are interested in gaining plant knowledge
  • Posses excellent customer service, sales, or cashier knowledge
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Willingness to connect people with solutions to facilitate successful outdoor living

A few reasons to join our team:

  • We are committed to excellence in every phase of our operations
  • We have a focus on teaching sustainability best horticultural practices
  • We offer opportunities for education and growth with great mentors and coaches
  • Have a positive company culture that fosters creativity and learning
  • Schedules including daytime, evenings, and weekends that can work with your availability
  • Committed to maintaining an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence
  • Are team-focused and enjoy working with others
  • Strong work ethic with a "can-do" attitude
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Good communication skills with customers and teammates
  • Able to adapt and work in all types of weather and temperatures
  • Most roles require the ability to lift/move at least 30 lbs. frequently
  • Some roles require standing for long periods of time

Location:
Severna Park Retail Store
522 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/27/2021

Nursery/Perennials Department Manager

Homestead Gardens, the largest enclosed garden center in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and one of the country’s leading garden centers, has an immediate job opportunity for a full-time Nursery/Perennials Department Manager at our Davidsonville, MD location.

Essential duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage and supervise daily operations of the Nursery/Perennials Department and its staff including preparation of work schedules and performance management
  • Supervise and monitor overall quality control and maintenance of the Nursery/Perennials area
  • Oversee pruning, fertilization, watering, insect and disease prevention and weed control of the Nursery/Perennials retail sales yard and surrounding display plantings
  • Oversee the receiving of Nursery/Perennials material and directs the placement of the plant material in the retail sales yard, working with the Nursery Category Manager and the Perennials Category Manager
  • Work to create outstanding displays to promote trees, shrubs, ground covers and perennials
  • Develop and administer department payroll budget, working closely with the General Manager and CFO
  • Work closely with the respective Category Managers to develop and monitor department’s sales and product margin management through mark downs and adjustments
  • Provides input on advertising, promotions and workshops
  • Responsible for opening and closing the Retail Store as scheduled
  • Ability to supervise and monitor overall product quality control and product maintenance
  • Nursery/Perennial 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

Education

A Bachelor’s degree in an Horticulture discipline or minimum of three years equivalent work experience in a retail garden center or agriculture environment are required. Knowledge of tress, shrubs, and plants is a must.

 Homestead Gardens offers health, dental, vision and voluntary benefits to full-time employees. 

Location:
Davidsonville Retail Store
743 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 20135

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/26/2021

Head Grower, Nursery Production

Homestead Gardens’ Horticultural Supply Division caters to landscape contractors, builders and municipalities in the DC-Baltimore region.  Our production department has an immediate job opportunity for a Nursery Production Head Grower ("Head Grower")

The Head Grower coordinates the available physical and inventories and resources of plant materials of the greenhouse production department to produce top quality plants for wholesale and retail sales.  Also directs the work of the production crew supervisors and propagator.

  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of the production area.
  • Assist in the development and administration of an annual department budget
  • Place orders for materials and supplies.
  • Generate growing plans and schedules.
  • Coordinate shipping of plant materials.
  • Monitor operations of the physical plant; see that repairs are made as needed.
  • Work with Category and Department Managers to determine needs for the upcoming season and to stay current with the needs and requests of the customers.
  • Keep informed and up to date of new techniques and products and make recommendations for changes in growing practices, product mix, physical plant and personnel.
  • Participate with industry associations and travel and attend shows to further your knowledge of industry trends.
  • Ability to work varied hours/days as business dictates.
  • Develop and ensure the adherence of department policies and procedures.
  • Recruit, train, develop and communicate with all staff and seasonal help.  Assess performance on a regular basis

Physical Requirements:

  • Standing, reaching and bending
  • Stooping and lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Working outdoors during inclement weather across all season

Qualifications/Education/Experience

  • Horticulture degree, working knowledge of propagation.
  • Three years of supervisory experience, preferably in the green industry.

Location:
Horticultural Supply
1238 Governor Bridge Road
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/21/2021

Store Associates: Nursery, Perennials, Garden Supply, Outdoor Living, Cashiers & Loaders

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center with our headquarters located in Davidsonville, Maryland.  We are a family owned and operated business that serves the community as a destination for celebrating outdoor living for over 50 years.  In addition, we have several store locations throughout Maryland and Delaware including open-air shopping and event spaces.

Homestead Gardens is seeking enthusiastic and motivated team members who:

  • Have plant knowledge or are interested in gaining plant knowledge
  • Posses excellent customer service, sales, or cashier knowledge
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Willingness to connect people with solutions to facilitate successful outdoor living

A few reasons to join our team:

  • We are committed to excellence in every phase of our operations
  • We have a focus on teaching sustainability best horticultural practices
  • We offer opportunities for education and growth with great mentors and coaches
  • Have a positive company culture that fosters creativity and learning
  • Schedules including daytime, evenings, and weekends that can work with your availability
  • Committed to maintaining an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence
  • Are team-focused and enjoy working with others
  • Strong work ethic with a "can-do" attitude
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Good communication skills with customers and teammates
  • Able to adapt and work in all types of weather and temperatures
  • Most roles require the ability to lift/move at least 30 lbs. frequently
  • Some roles require standing for long periods of time

Location:
Davidsonville Retail Store
743 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 20135

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/20/2021

Nursery/Farm Labor

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center with our headquarters located in Davidsonville, Maryland.  We are a in need of Nursery Labor/Farm for our Horticultural Supply location for potting, loading/unloading trucks, and nursery work. Immediate positions available. 

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

Location:
Horticultural Supply Division
1238 Governor Bridge Road
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/15/2021

Store Associates: Nursery, Perennials, Garden Supply, Outdoor Living, Cashiers & Loaders

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center is hiring for our new location in Smyrna, DE. We are a family owned and operated business that serves the community as a destination for celebrating outdoor living for almost 50 years.

Homestead Gardens is seeking enthusiastic and motivated team members for our Nursery, Perennials, Gardens Supply, and Outdoor Living departments.

Nursery/Perennials (Greengoods) departments are a good fit if you have: 

  • Have plant knowledge or are interested in gaining plant knowledge 
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Posses excellent customer service and sales experience

Gardens Supply or Outdoor Living (Hardgoods) departments are a good fit if you have:

  • Willingness to connect people with solutions to facilitate successful outdoor living
  • Posses excellent customer service and retail sales experience
  • Understand what is required for a successful garden

A few reasons to join our team:

  • We have a focus on teaching sustainability best horticultural practices
  • We offer opportunities for education and growth with great mentors and coaches
  • Have a positive company culture that fosters creativity and learning
  • Schedules including daytime, evenings, and weekends that can work with your availability
  • Committed to maintaining an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence
  • Are team-focused and enjoy working with others
  • Strong work ethic with a "can-do" attitude
  • Willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Good communication skills with customers and teammates
  • Able to adapt and work in all types of weather and temperatures
  • Most roles require the ability to lift/move at least 30 lbs. frequently
  • Most roles require standing for long periods of time

Location:
Smyrna, DE
5580 Dupont Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/15/2021

Nursery and Landscape Labor

Homestead Gardens is the region's premier garden center is hiring for our new location in Smyrna, DE. We are a family owned and operated business that serves the community as a destination for celebrating outdoor living for almost 50 years.

Homestead Gardens in Smyrna, Delaware has immediate labor positions available for nursery and grounds work. Full time and part time available.

  • grounds upkeep as needed
  • sweep and clean plant debris from production areas
  • pull, load, and tag plant orders
  • monitor irrigation of nursery stock
  • pot up new nursery stock
  • 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

Location:
Smyrna, DE
5580 Dupont Parkway
Smyrna, DE 19977

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 3/2/2021

Landscape Design & Sales

As a retail garden center, it was an easy transition for Homestead Gardens to start fulfilling our customer’s desires to take our service to the next level.  Our Landscape Division now has a proven track record in all areas of the landscape industry. We have been trusted by many high profile facilities to design, install or maintain their landscape.

We are currently hiring for a Landscape Design/Sales position.  This role would ensure the creation, development and implementation of landscape designs to meet the specific needs and requests of the Landscape Division customers.   If you enjoy designing, selling, and managing the installation of landscape projects from lead generation to completion please apply!

  • 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. 

Homestead Gardens offers employee benefits to all full-time employees.

Location:
Landscape Division Office
771 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 2/12/2021

Landscape Production Associate

Homestead Gardens Landscape Division has immediate openings for hardworking dedicated individuals to ensure the efficient installation of landscape designs and projects (including plants, maintenance and construction) under the direction and supervision of the Landscape Crew Leader/Foreman.

  • Ability to operate various mowing and finishing equipment, performing labor functions, mulching, installation, etc.
  • Takes care of equipment and tools, is self-motivated, has a desire to learn and improve
  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving records.
  • Experience operating a medium duty truck, skid steers and mini excavator a plus.
  • Knowledge of safe loading and transport procedures for equipment, plants, bagged materials, brick and natural stone.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs routinely and stand/walk most of the work day
  • Ability to work flexible hours to meet the needs of the landscape customer
  • Work will be outside in a variety of weather conditions across all seasons
  • Fluency in English a plus

Ideal candidates will have previous industry experience, a willingness to deliver quality workmanship, and a strong work ethic.  Homestead Gardens offers health, dental, vision, and paid time off benefits to all full-time employees.

Location:
Landscape Division Office
771 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 1/8/2021

Nursery Wholesale Sales Associate - Horticultural Supply Division

Homestead Gardens, the largest enclosed garden center in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and one of the country’s leading garden centers, has an immediate opening for a full time Sales Associate who will assist our wholesale customers with their plant purchases. 

  • Must be knowledgeable of plant material
  • Must have excellent customer service skills and able to build relationships with area landscape customers
  • Great communication skills in person, on the phone, and through email
  • Sales background preferred
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Positive attitude and be willing to learn and be part of a team
  • Basic computer skills
  • Position requires working outdoors in all types of weather when required
  • Able to work a flexible Monday - Saturday schedule during peak season

Location:
Horticultural Supply
1238 Governor Bridge Road
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 11/5/2020

Landscape Foreman - Landscape Division

Homestead Gardens, the largest and one of the most prestigious garden centers in the East Coast, has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Landscaping Foreman with expertise in performing high-quality hardscaping, planting, and maintenance jobs.  

This individual will be responsible for overseeing and working on patios, walkways and other landscaping construction jobs.  We are looking for a leader and motivator who is passionate about his/her profession and cares about providing excellent customer service.  

  • Applicant must have 3-5 years experience in landscaping and hardscaping
  • Crew supervision
  • Valid driver's license
  • LCA certification is preferred 
  • Bilingual Spanish and English is preferred

 We offer a competitive compensation package that includes medical/dental insurance, vacation, participation in the company’s 401K plan, and a generous employee discount.  

Homestead Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome diversity. 

Location:
Landscape Division Office
771 W Central Avenue
Davidsonville, MD 21035

If you are qualified and interested, please complete our Online Employment Application and Questionnaire.

We look forward to hearing from you.
Posted: 4/24/2020

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