-Greenhouse sowing, watering, fertilizing
-Carrying out greenhouse IPM
-Hoop house planting and maintenance
-Conducting controlled pollinations (insect and hand-pollinations)
-Field transplanting, weeding (manual and mechanical), and harvesting
-Wet and dry seed processing
-Inventorying and cataloging seed
-Data collection and record keeping
-A Bachelor’s degree in horticulture or related field or equivalent years demonstrated practical work experience in horticulture.
-Hands-on experience with plants; experience with vegetable crops is preferred
-Ability to perform field work in wide ranging weather conditions
-Ability to perform physical activity: lifting (up to 100 lbs. assisted); carrying (50 lbs.), bending frequently, climbing, pushing, pulling, and ladder climbing
-Applicants must have a valid driver’s license
This is a 40 hour/week seasonal position, scheduled to run from mid-May through the end of November. Pay is based on education and experience.
Please e-mail a resume and cover letter with three references to: Jobs@seedsavers.org Please include ‘Horticultural Assistant’ in the subject line of your email.
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