Iowa: Seed Savers Exchange seeks Horticultural Assistant

9 May
Seed Savers Exchange is currently seeking a Horticultural Assistant to support the needs of horticultural staff on collection maintenance and regeneration projects in the greenhouse, laboratory, and field.  Job responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: 

-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: Please include ‘Horticultural Assistant’ in the subject line of your email.

For more information about Seed Savers Exchange go to


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