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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.


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.



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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