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Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to be a part of a cause that strives to maintain biodiversity, provides an alternative to ‘big ag’, and embraces family traditions and history? Based in the beautiful bluff country of Northeast Iowa at 890-acre Heritage Farm, Seed Savers Exchange offers a one-of-a-kind place to work. The city of Decorah is close by and offers large-city amenities in a small-town setting.


Crew Leader/Seed Tech

Job Title: Crew Leader/Seed Tech
Department: Seed House
Reports to: Seed House Manager
FLSA Status: Regular, full-time
Revision Date: July 2015

Summary:
This is a leadership position encompassing all aspects of seed production, packaging, and order fulfillment.

Qualifications:
Experience with agriculture and horticulture and proven leadership abilities. We would prefer candidates with organic vegetable crop seed production. The ability to manage multiple tasks well is a must. All applicants must possess a valid driver's license and be able to lift 30 lbs regularly and up to 50 lbs on occasion.

For a complete description of this position, download the posting here .


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@seedsavers.org. Please include ‘Seed Tech 2' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.



Lillian Goldman Visitors Center Supervisor

Job Title: Lillian Goldman Visitors Center Supervisor
Department: Education & Outreach
Reports to: Deputy Director - Administration
FLSA Status: Regular, Full-Time
Revision Date: July 14, 2015

Summary:
The Supervisor of the Lillian Goldman Visitors Center (LGVC) will oversee the LGVC which is engaged in educating our visitors and customers about gardening and seed saving. They will assist customers and answer questions related to Seed Savers Exchange, our mission, and the origins of the organization. Weekend work will be required.

Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree in Biology or Horticulture along with business and retail skills is preferred. The ideal candidate will knowledge of gardening skills, the ability to work in Microsoft Office, a friendly, patient, and responsive attitude, and be able to work efficiently and effectively in a fast paced environment. The ability to manage multiple tasks well is a must.

For a complete description of this position, download the posting here .


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@seedsavers.org. Please include ‘LGVC Supervisor' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.




Visiting Archivist

Job Title: Visiting Archivist
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Seed Bank Manager
Position Status: This is a grant funded, limited-term project not to exceed 590 hours
FLSA Status: Non-exempt seasonal full-time or non-exempt seasonal part-time
Application Deadline: Applicant review will begin July 31, 2015
Wage: $14.00/hour, plus housing

Summary:
Seed Savers Exchange is currently hiring a Visiting Archivist as part of a grant-funded project to scan, organize, and archive primary source materials (correspondence, accessions records, and other media) containing information about the histories of varieties in our extensive plant collection.

Qualifications:
Demonstrated practical work experience in archives or special collections is preferred but not essential. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and to troubleshoot unforeseen challenges with limited supervision. Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to perform physically demanding activities including; carrying (25 lbs.), standing for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling, climbing, pushing, and pulling. Ability to keep accurate, detailed records in a fast paced work environment. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

For a complete description of this position, download the posting here .


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to jobs@seedsavers.org. Please include ‘Visiting Archivist' in the subject line of your email. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer. Or mail application information to:

Seed Savers Exchange
Attn: Karen Anderson, Human Resources Specialist
3094 North Winn Rd
Decorah, IA 52101



Preservation Garden Crew Member 3 – Hand Pollination and Wet Seed Processing

Job Title: Preservation Garden Crew Member 3 – Hand Pollination and Wet Seed Processing
Position Status: This is a 26 week seasonal position from approximately July 13th through November 20th. This is a 40 hour/week full time seasonal position. Occasional weekend and holiday work may be required.
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Greenhouse Manager/Field Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt seasonal full-time
Application Deadline: July 1, 2015

Summary:
This position will support Seed Savers Exchange by assisting Field staff through all stages of growout and seed regeneration projects. During the summer months this position will support the corn and squash hand pollination programs (monitoring flowering, bagging and taping flowers, and making hand pollinations). The primary responsibility of this position will shift to seed extraction and cleaning of wet seeded crops when harvest begins in late summer/early fall.

Qualifications:
Applicant must be an enthusiastic, detail oriented and flexible team player with a positive attitude. Must be able to perform considerable physical activity including standing for extended periods of time, climbing ladders, lifting, carrying (up to 50 lbs.), bending, kneeling, and other motions related to garden maintenance. Applicants must have reliable transportation to and from work. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.

For a complete description of this position, download the posting here .


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@seedsavers.org. Please include ‘Preservation Garden Crew Member 3' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.



Seed House Garden Crew

Job Title: Seed House Garden Crew
Position Status: 40 hour/week seasonal position from approximately July 1st through September. Occasionally work may be possible on weekends or holidays.
Department: Seed House
Reports to: Seed House Field Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt seasonal full-time

Summary:
This position supports the needs of the Seed House field staff with all grow-outs and trial production. This is a 40 hour/week seasonal position.

Qualifications:
Applicant must be an enthusiastic, detail oriented and flexible team player with a positive attitude. Must be able to perform considerable physical activity including standing for extended periods of time, climbing ladders, lifting, carrying (up to 50 lbs.), bending, kneeling, and other motions related to garden maintenance. Must have the ability to operate tillers, weed-whackers, and other small farm equipment. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and Seed Savers Exchange is a Tobacco-Free workplace.

For a complete description of this position, download the posting here .


To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobs@seedsavers.org. Please include ‘Seed House Garden Crew' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.



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