Greenhouse Manager: Full Time Year Round

Grounds New Paltz, New York


BASIC FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILTIES:

Working manager responsible for all aspects of the Greenhouse and Flower Shop operations. Areas of responsibility include: retail sales, interior plant decoration and maintenance, guest orders, amenity requests, propagation/maintaining Greenhouse plants, pest management, and general Greenhouse organization.

 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Supervise Greenhouse staff in the performance of their daily duties.
  • Prepare appraisals and letters of communication as needed or scheduled.
  • Train staff in best Greenhouse plant practices and technology.
  • Supervise and coordinate maintenance of Greenhouse facilities; communicate needs to the appropriate department
  • Ensure the Greenhouse operates in a safe manner to secure the safety of guests and employees.
  • Adhere to all laws, rules, and regulations set forth by Federal, State, and local agencies as well as Mohonk Mountain House.
  • Work with the Garden Manager in the planning needs for future gardens, schemes, promotions, budgets, special tasks, amenities and other related programs while relaying information to the Superintendent.
  • Work with other departments ensuring guest satisfaction, convenience, professionalism, and appropriate accounting practices and support other departments in the completion of related tasks.
  • Coordinate facility maintenance with other departments with guest use and convenience in mind.
  • Analyze, make, and implement recommendations concerning Greenhouse methods, merchandizing and procedures.
  • Maintain and purchase Greenhouse inventories of retail items, equipment, tools, and supplies
  • Maintain current and increase horticultural knowledge, plant knowledge and technical updates.
  • Perform all duties in a safe and efficient manner making sure all Proper Protective Equipment is being worn to the designed job of both staff and self.
  • Interact with fellow staff and guests in a professional, courteous manner.
  • Positively influence staff morale and exemplify a cooperative attitude.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, professional appearance in accordance with Mohonk Mountain House Grooming and Dress Standards.
  • Maintain order on job site and within Greenhouse storage areas.
  • Provide informative talks, demonstrations, or workshops on current horticultural topics and weekly Greenhouse tours.
  • Assist in regular house decoration and decoration for special occasions.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled at making floral arrangements
  • Work during extreme weather (summer heat to winter cold) in order to perform essential job functions.
  • Perform simple math such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, compute taxes and discounts, and calculate correct change.
  • Communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally in order to communicate with staff, guests and supervisors.
  • Lift 75 lbs. from the ground to 3½ feet, stoop and lift a 20 lb. object from ground level to overhead, stand, bend, reach, lift, kneel, walk, climb ladders and go up and down stairs.
  • Possess adequate vision and proper color identification so as to recognize visual indicators concerning plant health and color coordination for decorating purposes.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and display enjoyment in working with people.
  • Work under high pressure situations, maintaining good personal composure.
  • Work weekends, holidays, and other times as required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications such as MS Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • 2 year degree in horticulture or related field, or 5 years progressive experience in greenhouse operations
  • Valid driver's license.
  • Certified New York State Private Pesticide Applicator in Greenhouse Category.
  • Minimum of one-year supervisory experience.