Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
Member Company
30+ days ago
Job Type
Job Duration
Min Experience
5-7 Years
Min Education
Required Travel
Job Function


Longwood Gardens is seeking a full-time Land Stewardship Manager to lead daily land stewardship work operations, advancement of strategic goals, and special projects across Longwood Gardens’ 700+ acres of forests, meadows, wetlands, streams, ponds, agricultural lands, and designed naturalistic landscapes. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing diverse ecosystems and interfaces between natural areas, formal landscapes, infrastructure, and neighborhoods in a public-facing context.

  • Leading a team and coordinating across the organization to achieve strategic goals. 

  • Supervising staff, students, contractors, and volunteers.

  • Contributing to development and implementation of projects, budgets, and strategic plans.

  • Integrating scientific advances with stewardship practice.

  • Innovating and testing stewardship and ecological restoration techniques.

  • Providing tours, talks, and interviews.

As one of the great gardens of the world located just 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens is rooted in a steadfast mission of bringing joy and inspiration to everyone through the beauty of nature, conservation, and learning. Across our many departments, each and every staff member creates the magic that makes our Gardens distinctive. Our team of dynamic professionals is what sets us apart, and our spirit of legacy, innovation, and opportunity is what guides us. While beauty is our heart, our people are our soul.

Longwood Gardens is committed to nurturing a diverse and inclusive environment that celebrates the complexities and differences of all living things. We welcome and respect diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives. Diversity creates a more beautiful world, sparks innovation, and unites us.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5 years of experience in natural area management, ecological restoration, applied ecological science, or a related field.

  • 3 years of experience managing and leading a team and evaluating performance.

  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree or equivalent experience in Ecology, Natural Resource Management, or a related discipline.

  • Experience managing projects, budgeting, and cost accounting.

  • Experience identifying wild plant and animal species of the Mid-Atlantic Piedmont region.

  • Experience collecting scientific data and proficiency with using ArcGIS mapping and MS Office applications.

  • Experience or technical coursework as machine operator of large landscaping/farming equipment such as tractor with PTO implements, skid loader with attachments, tree spade, and auger.

  • Pesticide applicator license or willingness to obtain one within six months of starting the position.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to work occasional weekends, evenings, and holidays. 
Job ID: 72005794

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