Employment Opportunities

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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!

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Homestead Gardens is Now Hiring @ New Smyrna, DE Location

Homestead Gardens, one of the country's premier garden centers, is hiring for all positions for our new location in Smyrna, Delaware.  If you love plants, we want to hear from you!  We offer part-time, and full-time opportunities with daytime, evening and weekend hours.

A few reasons to join our team:

  • We are recognized as one of the most progressive green industry businesses in the United States and our talented staff are knowledgeable and are great mentors and coaches.
  • We are committed to excellence in customer service and in every phase of our operation.
  • We strive to maintain a highly professional staff and provide an opportunity for education and growth.
  • Have a great company culture that fosters team work, creativity, and learning.

We are looking for team members who:

  • Posses excellent customer service
  • Have a passion for plants and enjoy working outdoors
  • Are team-oriented
  • Enjoy working at a fast pace
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Have have a flexible schedule and are able to work some evenings, weekends, or holidays

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

Because Life Should Be Beautiful!

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: 1/21/2021

Store General Manager

Homestead Gardens, one of the country’s leading garden centers, has a job opportunity for an experienced Store General Manager in our new Smyrna, Delaware location.  If you are a strong retail manager with years of success 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: 1/21/2021

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

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. 

  • 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.
  • This position routinely uses equipment such as computer, phone, hand-held receiving gun, hand-held radio, cash register, silver product cart, photocopier, filing cabinet and fax machine.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the Department Manager regularly communicates and exchanges accurate information; moves about the Department, other departments in the Store and other areas of the facility.
  • 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 accurately complete any necessary paperwork and documentation.
  • 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 or minimum of five years equivalent work experience in a retail garden center or horticultural 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: 11/24/2020

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 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 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. 

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: 11/5/2020

Store Associate - Davidsonville Location

Homestead Gardens is always seeking enthusiastic team members who have excellent customer service, possess a passion for plants, enjoy working outdoors, and love to smile!

A few reasons to join our team:

  • We are recognized as one of the most progressive green industry businesses in the United States and our talented staff are great mentors and coaches.
  • We are committed to excellence in every phase of our operation.
  • We strive to maintain a highly professional staff and provide an opportunity for education and growth.
  • Have a great company culture that fosters creativity and learning.

So, if you have always wanted to work at Homestead Gardens, we want to hear from you! We offer part-time, and full-time opportunities with daytime, evening and weekend hours.

Associates who:

  • Are team-oriented
  • Enjoy working at a fast pace
  • Are committed to develop and maintain an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Have have a flexible schedule and are able to work some evenings and weekends
  • Love Plants!

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

Because Life Should Be Beautiful!

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: 8/5/2020

Sales Associate - Plant Specialist

Homestead Gardens, one of the most progressive green industry businesses in the US, is in need of a plant-focused Sales Associate with horticultural knowledge and a passion for connecting people with plants.  If you have an environmental or botanical-based education or strong career experience WE WANT YOU!

Our Associates enjoy a team-oriented work environment with a focus on Customer Service and of course working in the outdoors and beauty of a garden center.  Benefits are available for full-time Associate.

  • Knowledge of plant material including annuals, perennials, tropicals, shrubs and trees as well as best practices for placing and planting. 
  • Knowledge of garden maintenance practices including care and planting
  • Should be familiar with with both common and botanical names.
  • Experience in Garden Design a plus.
  • Outstanding customer service and Sales experience

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: 6/2/2020

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

Store Associate - Severna Park

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 understand and respond 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.

So, if you have always wanted to work at Homestead Gardens, we want to hear from you! We offer part-time, and full-time opportunities with daytime, evening and weekend hours in the following positions:

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

Associates who:

  • Are team-oriented
  • Enjoy working at a fast pace
  • Are committed to develop and maintain an environment that encourages trust, self-motivation, initiative, and excellence
  • Have a willingness to learn
  • Have flexible schedules and who are able to work some evenings and weekends

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

Because life should be beautiful!

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: 4/21/2020

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