Foliage Greenhouse Assistant Manager

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Start Date: 8/29/22  Compensation: Competitive salary with benefits

Emma’s Garden Growers, Inc. is a family owned, wholesale, flower nursery in Huntington, NY. We are seeking an experienced, Full-Time Foliage Greenhouse Assistant Manager.

The Foliage House Assistant Greenhouse Manager Assists the Foliage Greenhouse Manager in maintaining and caring for the foliage house plants and greenhouses. They liaise between the manager, customers, and staff. They work closely with the Foliage Greenhouse Manager to lead a small team of Foliage Greenhouse workers and communicate any problems/issues within the department to the Foliage Greenhouse Manager.



  • General duties around the foliage greenhouse as they relate to its upkeep and maintenance.
  • Manage watering and irrigation systems for proper watering of foliage plants.
  • Load and unload plants.
  • Review and report substandard or diseased plants to maintain quality standards.
  • Careful operation of greenhouse equipment such as hoses, benches, and carts.
  • Assist customers with locating, picking, and prices of foliage plants.
  • Support the Foliage Greenhouse Manager with supervising staff and other duties as assigned.


  • Project a helpful, friendly, and cooperative attitude.
  • Adaptability and multi‐tasking; must be able to work in a fast moving environment.
  • Have the knowledge and ability to identify major foliage plant crops and be aware of their culture, growth traits, and watering needs.
  • Awareness of pricing of foliage house plants
  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish required)
  • Organized, responsible, and proactive to take on workplace challenges.
  • Self motivated and have a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in conditions typically found in a greenhouse with high humidity, varying temperatures, soil, and water.
  • Ability to exert up to 15‐50 pounds occasionally, 20 pounds of force frequently and 10 pounds of force constantly in order to lift and move products.
  • Ability to balance, reach and grasp while climbing on a step stool and/or ladder.
  • Ability to crouch, grasp, and lift product above shoulders
  • Ability to be on feet the entire work day while performing job responsibilities.
  • This position requires a 47.5 hour minimum work week.
  • Must work weekends and extended hours in spring months.

Contact Information

Emma's Garden Growers
Contact Name: Leigh Keil
Phone: 631-692-7627