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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.

Horticultural Assistant

Job Title: Horticultural Assistant
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Greenhouse Manager/Field Manager
Status:40 hours/week seasonal position from approximately April 6th through October 2nd. Occasional weekend and holiday work may be needed.
FLSA Status:non-exempt, seasonal full-time
Revision Date: January 2015
Application Deadline: March 2nd

Summary:
The Seasonal Horticultural Assistant will support the needs of the horticultural staff on collection maintenance and regeneration projects in the greenhouse, laboratory, and field.
Qualifications:
Must have demonstrated practical work experience with plants (experience with organic vegetable crops is preferred); willingness to perform field work in wide ranging weather conditions; ability to perform physically demanding activities; ability to keep accurate, detailed records in a fast paced work environment; possess 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 three references to jobs@seedsavers.org. Please include 'Seasonal Horticulture Assistant' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.

Garden Crew Members 1 and 2 - Primary Garden Crew

Job Title:Garden Crew Members 1 and 2 - Primary Garden Crew
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Garden Crew Leader/Field Manager
Status:40 hours/week seasonal position from approximately May 25th through November 20th. Occasional weekend and holiday work may be needed.
FLSA Status:non-exempt, seasonal full-time
Revision Date: January 2015
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Summary:
The Garden Crew Members 1 and 2 positions will support the needs of the field staff through all stages of collection maintenance and regeneration projects in the field.
Qualifications:
Must have demonstrated practical work experience with plants (experience with organic vegetable crops is preferred); willingness to perform field work in wide ranging weather conditions; ability to perform physically demanding activities; ability to keep accurate, detailed records in a fast paced work environment; possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Must be a detail oriented, enthusiastic, and flexible team player. Interest in seed saving/production preferred.

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 'Garden Crew Member 1' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.

Garden Crew Member 3 - Hand Pollination and Wet Seed Processing

Job Title:Garden Crew Member 3 - Hand Pollination and Wet Seed Processing
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Greenhouse Manager/Field Manager
Status:40 hours/week seasonal position from approximately May 25th through November 20th. Occasional weekend and holiday work may be needed.
FLSA Status:non-exempt, seasonal full-time
Revision Date: January 2015
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Summary:
The Garden Crew Member 3 - Hand Pollination and Wet Seed Processing position will support the needs of the field staff through all stages of collection maintenance and regeneration projects. During the summer months this position will support the corn and squash hand pollination programs. In the late summer and early fall, primary responsibilities will shift to seed extraction and cleaning.
Qualifications:
Must have demonstrated practical work experience with plants (experience with organic vegetable crops is preferred); willingness to perform field work in wide ranging weather conditions; ability to perform physically demanding activities; ability to keep accurate, detailed records in a fast paced work environment; possess a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Must be a detail oriented, enthusiastic, and flexible team player. Interest in seed saving/production preferred.

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 'Garden Crew Member 3 - Hand Pollination and Wet Seed Processing' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.

Event and Volunteer Coordinator

Job Title: Event and Volunteer Coordinator
Department: Education and Outreach
Reports to: Lillian Goldman Visitors Center (LGVC) Manager
FLSA Status:Regular Full-time
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Summary:
The Event and Volunteer Coordinator will be the primary staff member to plan, coordinate, and attend events and workshops that attract and educate visitors at Seed Savers Exchange (SSE). Working with the LGVC Manager, the Event and Volunteer Coordinator will recruit, train, and oversee volunteers working in a range of activities. This includes scheduling and leading tour groups that come to SSE and coordinating and training staff and volunteers to give tours.
This position may also be assigned duties working in the LGVC as well as the Seed House during winter months. Weekend hours required.
Qualifications:
Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from a two year college or technical school; or 1 to 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to perform physical activity including lifting, bending, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.

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 'Event and Volunteer Coordinator' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.

Or mail to:
Seed Savers Exchange
Attn: Karen Anderson, Human Resources Specialist
3094 North Winn Road
Decorah, Iowa 52101

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