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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.

Collection Technician - Germination Testing

Job Title:Collection Technician - Germination Testing
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Seed Bank Manager
FLSA Status:Full-time regular
Revision Date: January 2015

Summary:
The Germination Testing Technician will manage all aspects of seed quality testing including evaluating seed health and quality through germination and moisture content testing, but also assists with seed production by leading corn hand pollination and assisting with other field activities.
Qualifications:
Associate's degree and/or experience in Horticulture or related field or equivalent years demonstrated practical work in horticulture. AOSA seed technician certification or the ability to obtain AOSA seed technician certification through paid training. Demonstrated ability to be detail oriented.

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 'Collection Technician - Germination Testing' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.

Seed Technician 2

Job Title:Seed Technician 2
Department: Seed House
Reports to: Seed House Manager
FLSA Status:non-exempt, Full-time regular
Revision Date: June 2014
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Summary:
The Seed Technician 2 role ensures successful production, processing, packaging, and distribution of Seed House seed crops through effective supervision and instruction of employees, follows established procedures while identifying areas for improvement and crafting documentation processes, both new and old.
Qualifications:
Degree and/or experience in Horticulture or related field. Education or experience with Certified Organic Production/Processing. Ability to perform physical aspects of the position, including but not limited to: lifting, working in temperature controlled conditions below 50 degrees for extended periods, working outside in all weather conditions, etc.

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 Technician 2' 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.

Garden Crew Member 4 - Early Garden Crew/Corn Hand Pollination

Job Title:Garden Crew Member 4 - Early Garden Crew/Corn Hand Pollination
Department: Preservation
Reports to: Garden Crew Leader/Field Manager
Status:40 hours/week seasonal position from approximately April 13th through October 2nd. 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 4 - Early Garden Crew/Corn Hand Pollination position will support the needs of the field staff on collection maintenance and regeneration projects in the field. During the summer months this position will work with the corn hand pollination program and potentially assist with squash hand pollination as needed.
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 4 - Early Garden Crew' in the subject line of your email. Review of applications will begin immediately. Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer.

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: Open Until Filled

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.

Diversity Project Researcher I

Job Title: Diversity Project Researcher I
Department: Public Programs
Reports to: Project Coordinator
FLSA Status: Regular, non-exempt (term limited to no more than 8 months)
Revision Date: November 2014
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Summary:
The Diversity Report Project Researcher I will serve as the primary contact with seed houses and nurseries, collecting data on listings and descriptions of non-hybrid varieties of vegetables available in the seed/nursery trade.
Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Strong organizational ability and verbal skills required. Ability to use Word and Excel required.

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 'Diversity Report Project Researcher I' 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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