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:

Store Associate - Smyrna, DE location

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
  • 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: 10/16/2021

Store Associate - Severna Park, MD 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: 10/16/2021

Store Associate - Davidsonville, MD 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 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
  • 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:
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: 10/16/2021

Junior Landscape Design Sales Associate

Homestead Gardens has an immediate opening for a full time Junior Design Sales Associate in our Landscape Division.  This entry-level position is ideal for a candidate who is excited by learning and mastering the process of site consultations, base plans, takeoffs and estimates, along with preparation of documents for presentation to customers.  Junior Design Sales Associate will be paired with a Design Sales Associate to learn all aspects of Design Sales. This is an incredible opportunity to become a part of our award-winning design team and support our efforts towards a meaningful contribution to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. 

  • Must be available to work Monday through Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, with an occasional Saturday as the busy season dictates.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design is preferred and/or three to five years of related experience.  

Homestead Gardens offers Health, Dental, Vision and voluntary benefits to all full-time associates.

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: 10/12/2021

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: 10/8/2021

Head Cashier/Customer Service - Severna Park

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: 10/8/2021

Custodian/Janitor

Homestead Gardens has an immediate opening for a Custodian/Janitor who will be responsible for keeping the property clean at all times. Responsibilities include vacuuming, cleaning restroom facilities, mopping, trash removal -- keeping our facility spotless and in tip-top condition.

Homestead Gardens is located in Davidsonville, Maryland; 20 minutes South of Annapolis. To find out more about our organization, we invite you to log on to our website: www.homesteadgardens.com

  • This candidate must be dependable with a strong work ethic and friendly personality
  • Must be willing and able to perform the physical aspects of this job -- including prolonged standing and lifting items up to 50 lbs.
  • Work hours may include evenings and weekends.
  • Previous custodial experience preferred

We look forward to hearing from you!

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: 10/8/2021

Chief Operating Officer

Homestead Gardens, is a landmark nursery that boasts the East Coast’s largest selection of high-quality annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. With corporate offices in Davidsonville, MD, we offer several retail and wholesale locations as well as landscaping design and build services, outdoor lighting, garden accessories, casual furniture, gifts & decor, and much, much more! 

We are currently searching for an experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join our team.  The COO position will be responsible for designing, planning, and implementing business operations and strategies for Homestead Gardens. This includes responsibility for the retail and wholesale locations, warehouse/inventory, facilities/delivery, corporate-wide merchandising, and category managers (buyers). This position will report directly to CEO/President.

  • Work autonomously while ensuring CEO/President expectations are readily met and exceeded.
  • Set comprehensive goals for business growth and success.
  • Establish policies and procedures that promote company culture and vision.
  • Motivate and lead a high-performance management team.
  • Lead employees with an example and be a motivator for other employees.
  • Analyze and interpret data and metrics for the management.
  • Looks for methods to improve quality, efficiency and productivity, reduce costs, increase profits, or improve control measures.
  • Maintain relationships with partners and vendors.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • In-depth understanding of the garden center/horticulture industry including risk management, compliance, and regulatory requirements.
  • Retail management experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of different business functions such as HR, Finance, marketing etc.
  • Hands on experience in strategic planning and business development.
  • Solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to positively influence customers’ in-store experience via services offered, product presentation, employee/customer interface, cleanliness and signage.

Ability to relate to the financial implications of actions contemplated/taken.

  • Manage multiple retail stores.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

MA in Business Administration or similar relevant field or at least ten years retail management experience and/or previous working experience as COO.  Garden center experience a plus.

Location:
HG Administrative Office
3415 Birdsville 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: 10/8/2021

Receptionist

 Homestead Gardens, is a landmark nursery that boasts the East Coast’s largest selection of high-quality annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs. With corporate offices in Davidsonville, MD, we offer several retail and wholesale locations as well as landscaping design and build services, outdoor lighting, garden accessories, casual furniture, gifts & decor, and much, much more!  

We has an immediate full-time opportunity for a Receptionist to answer the company phones in the Executive Office and assist with some clerical work and special projects.  We are looking for a professional who has excellent telephone and customer services skills and is able to handle a very busy switchboard.  Professionalism, patience and grace under pressure are essential.   This position is eligible for full-time benefits.

Must have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Verbal and written communication skills to interact clearly with customers, vendors and other employees
  • Organization skills to keep accurate records and find important information quickly
  • Time management skills to prioritize and complete a side variety of tasks throughout the day
  • Patience and listening skills to respond appropriate and interact positively with upset customers
  • Interpersonal skills to create a pleasant experience for all customers, such as being personable and attentive

Location:
Davidsonville
743 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: 10/8/2021

Donut Baker

Homestead Gardens, Inc. is looking for an experienced Donut Baker for our busy retail store in Davidsonville, MD.  If you have experience as a Donut Baker, we would like to hear from you for this flexible part-time position.

This position is responsible for:

  • Production of product
  • Meeting daily quota
  • Quality of product and presentation
  • Follow all food safety best practices
  • Must be able to operate commercial equipment
  • Maintain the cleanliness, sanitation levels and safety of the kitchen
  • Helps keep the kitchen properly stocked, prepared and organized at all times
  • Perform end-of-the-day clean-up responsibilities
  • Positive, fun attitude and self-motivated work ethic
  • Ability to stand in one place for extended 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: 10/4/2021

Deliver Driver/Facilities Maintenance

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 Delivery Driver/Facilities Maintenance Associate.

We are looking for a Class A CDL driver for local routes that also has facility maintenance skills and experience. This position includes manual labor (loading and unloading trucks) and at busy times and may includes working some weekends.

Homestead Gardens offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Voluntary Benefits, and 401k to Full-time employees.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Class A or Class B license and DOT physical
  • No Manual Restrictions 
  •  Pre-employment drug screen 
  • Must be able to load and unload deliveries
  • Dump Truck and Moffitt forklift experience a plus 
  • Applicants must be reliable and have an insurable driving record for all Driver positions
  • Driver experience and Excellent Customer Service is required
  • Experienced Facilities maintenance experience and skills

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: 9/24/2021

Wholesale Nursery Sales Associate

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 Wholesale Nursery Sales Associate who will assist our wholesale customers with their plant purchases.  

Plant knowledge is helpful, but not required.  If you are a successful and motivated sales person who would be willing to learn about plants, shrubs, trees, and enjoys working outdoors, we would like to speak to you.  

  • 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

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

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: 8/2/2021

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 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

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

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

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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