This position operates under the supervision of the Virginia Tech Department of Horticulture. The greenhouse manager is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the facility by assisting with and coordinating the activities of greenhouse users and staff.
Potential employees should enjoy working with plants and should be able to get to work early in the morning. The applicant must be able to take directions and work unsupervised.
Assist greenhouse users to develop and implement daily and periodic plant maintenance programs.
Assist greenhouse users in setting up, maintaining, and dismantling greenhouse projects.
Grow and maintain plant materials required for research projects, courses, and laboratory use.
Assist with mixing soil and potting materials. Prepare indoor and outdoor soil beds.
Operate and maintain greenhouse systems, machinery, and equipment such as evaporative cooling systems, whitewash application and removal, humidifying and mist systems, soil handling equipment, sprayers, fertilizer injectors, etc.
Maintain and stock the greenhouse facility with operating supplies.
Maintain all greenhouse, outdoor areas, and associated work and storage areas in a clean and orderly condition.
To apply send an e-mail to Jeff Burr