Join Our Team

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley offers diverse and unique career opportunities ranging from support or professional, seasonal or year-round, and part-time or full-time. While some departments and positions require highly specialized education and experience, others seek individuals with more broad-based or skills-related backgrounds. An equal opportunity employer, the MSV offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program. Thank you for your interest in employment at the MSV.

The MSV is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and competence. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions, genetic information of the employee or family member of the employee, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.

Greenhouse Manager

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is growing! We are seeking an experienced Greenhouse Manager to be responsible for all aspects of plant propagation and production for the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in horticulture and one or more years related work experience
  • Advanced knowledge of plant propagation and production
  • Knowledge of pesticide management
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures related to greenhouse operations
  • Knowledge of professional landscape and maintenance principles and practices
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with the public, volunteers, and MSV colleagues and interact with a diverse group of people
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Manage greenhouse operations and plant production of annuals, perennials, and woody plant material for the formal gardens and the trails
  • Manage plant production for plant sales
  • Work with garden staff to coordinate plant, bulb, and seed purchases for sales and garden/trails
  • Work with Garden Director to produce educational and promotional materials for plant, bulb, and seed sales
  • Work with garden staff to manage seed preparation for seed sales
  • Serve as a resource to garden staff concerning horticulture information, identifying and recommending treatment for diseases and pests
  • Maintain plant records
  • Maintain assigned garden areas as needed.
  • Present education programs
  • Assist with other Museum operations as needed.

The MSV offers an excellent benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long-term disability, generous vacation allowance, paid holidays, and retirement plan.  To apply please send cover letter, resume and three references to Candidates who apply by June 15, 2024 will receive priority. Position will be posted until filled.  Minimum starting salary is $45,000 annually and is commensurate with experience.


Be part of the MSV team by volunteering at events and programs, or with garden and administrative tasks. Please visit our Volunteer page for information about current volunteer opportunities!

The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley requires selected candidates to be subjected to an investigative background report.