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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.


Packing, Shipping, and Gardens Support

Job Title: Packing, Shipping, and Gardens Support
Department: Seed House
Reports to: Seed Inventory Manager, Seed House Operational Manager
FLSA Status: Non-exempt, full-time

Summary:
This position will assist with the fast-paced seed packing and shipping department of Seed Savers Exchange, facilitating efficient production of Seed House varieties for distribution across the United States and the world.

Qualifications:
Candidates should possess excellent attention to detail and basic computer and mechanical aptitude. Some amount of shift work (earlier or later than the usual 8 am to 5 pm) should be expected during peak season. Applicants should also be an enthusiastic team player with a willingness to shift between various types of work as needs fluctuate during the season. The job will include lifting, standing, and garden work in many different types of weather. Prior garden experience and/or education is preferred and absolutely no tobacco use is permitted at Heritage Farm due to related plant diseases.

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 ‘Packing, Shipping, and Gardens Support' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.



Assistant Seed Historian

Job Title: Assistant Seed Historian
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Seed Historian/Head of Preservation
Status: This is a 40 hour/week, grant-funded position not to exceed 1 year.
FLSA Status: non-exempt temporary full-time

Summary:
Seed Savers Exchange is currently hiring an Assistant Seed Historian to research and document the histories of bean varieties in the historic Withee Bean Collection. The Assistant Seed Historian will utilize organization documents, seed catalogs, agricultural reference books, interviews, and other media to compile and summarize supporting documentation into an Access database. The Assistant Seed Historian may also contribute to a planned web exhibit of the collection.

Qualifications:
Qualified candidates for this position should have at minimum an Associate's degree in history or a related field. Please be sure to have demonstrated the ability to keep accurate, detailed records, conduct historical research using both written documentation and oral histories, and the ability to work independently and proactively to meet any challenges that arise.

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 ‘Assistant Seed Historian' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.



Assistant Seed Historian

Job Title: Assistant Seed Historian
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Seed Historian/Head of Preservation
FLSA Status: Non-exempt temporary full-time
Deadline: Applications must be received by 1 September, 2015
Revision Date: August 2015

Summary:
Seed Savers Exchange is currently hiring an Assistant Seed Historian to research and document the histories of bean varieties in the historic Withee Bean Collection. The Assistant Seed Historian will utilize organization documents, seed catalogs, agricultural reference books, interviews, and other media to compile and summarize supporting documentation into an Access database. The Assistant Seed Historian may also contribute to a planned web exhibit of the collection.

Qualifications:
We prefer candidates for this position to have a minimum of an Associate's degree in History or a related field and the ability to keep accurate, detailed records while working on multidimensional projects. Candidates should have a history of working independently and conducting historical research using both written documentation and oral histories. Experience working in complex databases and developing web exhibits is beneficial.

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 ‘Assistant Seed Historian' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.



Seed House Operational Manager

Job Title: Seed House Operational Manager
Department: Seed House
Reports to: Executive Director
FLSA Status: Exempt regular, full-time
Revision Date: August 14, 2015

Summary:
The Seed House Operational Manager directs the activities performed in the Seed Savers Exchange Seed House personally or through direct-report supervisors. The job includes customer service, sales, order processing, seed production, purchasing, receiving, inventory management, packing, and order fulfillment.

Qualifications:
We prefer candidates for this position to have a Bachelor's degree in a related field and five or more years of supervisory experience in production, marketing, and/or agriculture. Candidates should have a strong aptitude for financial/accounting principles, spreadsheet manipulation, and performance reporting. Demonstrated leadership abilities, familiarity with Human Resources, and writing skills are a plus.

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 Operational Manager' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.



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.



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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