Job Opportunities

Join the team at Heritage Farm!

Since 1975, Seed Savers Exchange, a non-profit, nationally-focused organization based in the Driftless Region on the outskirts of Decorah, Iowa (near where Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota converge on the Mississippi), has focused on conserving and promoting America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations. Seed Savers Exchange was a pioneer in the advocacy for preserving these heirloom varieties for generations to come, and is committed to keeping these varieties where they belong—in our gardens and on our tables.

Please email a cover letter, resumé, and the contact information for three references as a single PDF to jobs@seedsavers.org - include the name of the position in the subject line of your email. Applications may also be mailed to: Seed Savers Exchange | Attn: Peggy Miller | 3094 North Winn Rd. | Decorah, IA 52101.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Current Opportunities

Shipping Room Manager
Herdsman
Order Fulfillment
Development and Membership Assistant
Field Coordinator
Exchange and Outreach Coordinator
Systems Technician
Field Crew and Order Fulfillment
Lillian Goldman Visitor Center Sales Associate

Shipping Room Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular, Full-time
Reports to: Sales & Business Director
Supervisory Role: No
Starting Pay: $20.00/hour

Primary Role

This position is responsible for the efficient, timely, and accurate coordination of all incoming and outgoing shipments. The ideal candidate should be a detail-oriented individual with 1-3 years of experience leading a team in a professional workplace and proficiency in shipping and business software. This is a regular full-time, non-exempt position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Experience with shipping software and utilizing available tools to ship products as economically feasible as possible. Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems on-the-go is a must.
  • Track inventory (filled packets, products, etc) using NetSuite software. Assist with cycle counts throughout the year. Monitor online product inventory and replenish as needed.
  • Create builds in Netsuite to replenish inventory.
  • Develop relationships with carriers and negotiate favorable shipping rates and services.
  • Forecast needed shipping supplies, monitor current inventory, and place orders to ensure seamless shipping through highly variable seasons.
  • Print orders and determine shipping priorities to maximize efficiency and ensure timely fulfillment.
  • Receive all incoming packages, checking accuracy of paperwork and condition of shipment and routing to the appropriate recipient.
  • Sort and deliver incoming mail to respective departments.
  • Assist wherever help is needed in the Seed House during slow shipping months.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years supervisory experience.
  • Detail-oriented person who thrives in a fast-paced environment, and is able to prioritize workloads to maximize efficiency.
  • Excellent computer and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to operate a forklift required.
  • Valid driver's license.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds regularly, and 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods.

Benefits

  • Paid PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Long Term Disability
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Merchandise Discounts
  • Health care, retirement and lifestyle benefits

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Herdsman

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular, Part-time (24 hours/week)
Reports to: Facilities Manager
Supervisory Role: No
Starting Pay: $17.00/hour

Primary Role

This position is responsible for the primary care of the Ancient White Park herd of cattle, management and maintenance of farm equipment, and assists with maintenance of the grounds.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains the responsibilities for the daily care of Ancient White park cattle herd.
  • Responsible for the watering systems for the herd and for the display animals.
  • Responsible for feeding hay and mineral to display the herd.
  • Plans, develops, and implements policies and procedures for care of cattle.
  • Directs and coordinates breeding and rearing of livestock.
  • Secures veterinarian services for treatment of herd and when cows are calving and for herd health checks.
  • Provides poultry care daily, in season.
  • Replaces bedding in chicken house weekly, in season.
  • Provides equipment maintenance by performing preventative upkeep and repairs of tractors and small equipment.
  • Responsible for the maintenance, repairs, building or modifying of tools and other implements.
  • Maintains the upkeep of livestock fences.
  • Maintains the upkeep of driveways.
  • Provides plowing and snow removal of driveways and parking lots in season.
  • Conducts hands on tractor training to appropriate staff members.
  • Responsible for trail mowing as required.
  • Responsible for mowing pastures as required.
  • Responsible for mowing borders and waterways as required.
  • Responsible for mowing the poultry yard as needed.
  • Responsible for manure management prior to spreading on fields.
  • Moves hay/straw bales to point of use as needed.
  • Prepares and plants oat fields.
  • Provides support by spreading mulch on gardens.
  • Provides support by assisting with garden cultivation.
  • Responsible for spreading of manure on gardens as required.
  • Provides support of employee based meetings and events by set up and tear down of tables, chairs, etc. in Conference Room or other meeting areas as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned by Facilities Manager.

Inter-Department Responsibilities

  • Provides equipment maintenance by performing preventative upkeep and repairs of trucks.
  • Assists with trail upkeep – weeding, planting, pruning, and litter pickup.
  • Assists with snow shoveling as needed.
  • Transports recycling to Winneshiek County Recycling Center as required.
  • Assists with guest house maintenance as needed.
  • Assists with the daily trash removal and recycling duties as required.
  • Provides assistance with tool room care duties as required.
  • Monitors fuel levels as requested.
  • Responsible for working with contractors pertaining to projects in charge of.
  • Responsible for unlocking the fuel depot as needed.
  • Available for alarm response for security management purposes.
  • Provide building maintenance by daily checking of mouse traps as required.

External-Department Responsibilities

  • Provides support during special events as a hay ride driver.
  • Provides support for special events by setting up and tearing down stages, tents, tables, chairs, and other items as required.
  • Assists with traffic direction and parking during special events.
  • Provides support with janitorial responsibilities during special events such as trash pickup.
  • Assists to construct displays for the LGVC as requested.
  • Transport, deliver, and move transplants for LGVC as required.

Skills

  • Proficient with farm machinery required.
  • Previous farm experience a must.
  • Management and maintenance of cattle herds required.
  • Ability to recognize problems and create solutions.
  • Ability to be a team player and work with a diverse range of personalities.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to perform physical activity: lifting (up to 100 lbs. assisted); carrying (50 lbs.), bending frequently, climbing, pushing, pulling.
  • Ability to perform responsibilities in wide ranging weather conditions.

Qualifications

Must have valid driver’s license. Must have previous farm experience and knowledge with management and maintenance of cattle herds. Must be an enthusiastic team player, have good attention to detail and be flexible to work between various teams as labor needs fluctuate. Some aspects of the position will involve considerable physical activity including lifting and other motion related to general facilities and grounds maintenance. Sufficient mechanical aptitude to be able to run and trouble-shoot garden equipment. Individual will be required to work special event weekends.

Benefits

  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee merchandise discounts
  • Retirement and lifestyle benefits

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Order Fulfillment

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular, Part-time (24 hours/week)
Reports to: Seed Inventory Coordinator
Supervisory Role: No
Starting Pay: $16.00/hour

Primary Role

This position will support Seed Savers Exchange with all aspects of seed packing and order fulfillment. Must be flexible to change tasks as priorities change.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Order Fulfillment:
  • Prepare orders for shipment. This includes picking orders, validating items, and packing into appropriate containers.
  • Process shipments using integrated shipping software.
  • Package seeds into appropriate packets using tools while following strict Organic Standards.
  • Practices with training and guidance from senior staff.
  • Operate seed packet printers with training and guidance from senior staff.
  • Operate automated seed packing machines with training and guidance from senior staff.

Skills

  • Accurate record-keeping and attention to detail
  • Able to work well as part of a team

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds regularly
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time

Qualifications

  • Efficient, self-motivated person
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license

Benefits

  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Long Term Disability
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Employee merchandise discount

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Development and Membership Assistant

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular, Part-time (32 hours/week), benefits-eligible
Reports to: Development Director
Supervisory Role: No
Starting Pay: $16.50/hour

Primary Role

The Development & Membership Assistant is a 32 hour per week position. The primary role of this position is to work closely with the Development and Membership team to ensure accurate and timely processing and acknowledgement of gifts and memberships, administer membership benefits, as well as a range of administrative operations including implementing, coordinating, and monitoring annual giving. They will assist with keeping data clean and accurate, developing processes and workflows with the Raiser’s Edge database, and overall work collaboratively to support the annual and longer-term initiatives of the Development & Membership team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following reflects essential functions for this position:

  • Proficiently navigate the Raiser's Edge database (training provided)
  • Provide accurate and timely processing of gifts and acknowledgment letters
  • Fulfill gift and membership benefits for donors and members
  • Continually update and ensure accuracy of database protocol, gift and contact information
  • Work closely with the Development Director, Gift Officer and Membership Coordinator to develop, implement and annually review Standard Operating Procedures around data management, data entry and gift processing
  • Work with the Development Director, Gift Officer and Membership Coordinator to develop, implement and annually review appeals, campaigns, and acknowledgement pieces
  • Assist in coordinating Membership and Development print mailings
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliation with Finance
  • Format and send member, donor, and prospect email communications via Raiser's Edge OLX or Acoustic email platform
  • Assist in preparation, execution and guest relations for fundraising and other events
  • Perform other duties as required (including potential job sharing with other departments)
  • Provide consistent financial reports for appeals, grants, and other restricted gifts

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Regular coordination and supervision of volunteers.

Cross-departmental Responsibilities

  • Customer service or Order Fulfillment assistance December, February-April.

Skills & Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year of relevant work or internship experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
  • Commitment to accuracy, excellence and high standards.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Acute attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of teams and committees.
  • Commitment to donor privacy.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge and/or Raiser’s Edge NXT a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, NetSuite, Google apps, and record keeping a plus.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit at the computer screen for extended periods.
  • Ability to handle seed packing, mailing assembly, etc.

Benefits

  • Paid PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Long Term Disability
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Merchandise Discounts
  • Health care, retirement and lifestyle benefits

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Field Coordinator

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Position Status: Regular, Full-time
Reports to: Farm Director
Supervisory Role: Yes
Starting Pay: $19.00/hour

Primary Role:

Working under the guidance of the Farm Director, the Field Coordinator will be directly responsible for coordinating and completing all aspects of seed crop production including propagation, maintenance and processing as it relates to seed production and garlic regeneration.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist Farm Director with yearly field planning for catalog varieties and varieties for our seed bank collection.
  • Ensure adequate isolation per variety to minimize the likelihood of cross-contamination among varieties grown onsite, as well as consideration of surrounding landowners planting intentions.
  • Work with the Farm Director and Field Operations Technician to determine cover-cropping needs, taking into consideration the effect on weed pressure, soil nutrient needs, erosion, and eventual rotation back into production.
  • Work with Farm Director and Field Operations Technician to efficiently utilize tractor resources and needs throughout the growing season.
  • Purchase supplies for the Field Operations Department, enter in PO, and track in budget.
  • Coordinate initial field cultivation and other garden preparation such as planting, thinning, mulching/weed barriers, fencing, trellising, tilling, and weeding.
  • Monitor for pest activity and disease pressure, and recommend corrective actions.
  • Coordinate over-wintering of biennials as necessary.
  • Ensure proper maintenance and use of equipment/vehicles; ensure all safety rules are followed by employees while they are under your direction.
  • Collect and maintain accurate field records – including planting/harvest dates, observation log, and corrective actions taken as well as proper labeling of all varieties.
  • Assist with end-of-season field cleanup.
  • Provide status updates and reports on all field activities.
  • Harvest and process seeds for all catalog seed production and final conditioning of all collection seed crops and ensure a smooth transition of raw material to inventoried finished goods.
  • Assist Farm Director with Producer Organic Certification documentation as needed.
  • Coordinate all activities for Collection garlic stewardship including weeding, harvesting, curing, planting and mulching.
  • Assist with maintenance and management of perennial crops when necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct supervisory responsibility of the field crew team. This involves assisting with the hiring, training, and coordinating efforts of both full-time and seasonal staff.
  • Supervise volunteers as needed.

External-Department Responsibilities:

  • Assist with Seed Saver Exchange contract seed production program.
  • Assist Seed Bank Manager with scheduling collection to increase grow outs.
  • Communicate with the Facilities Manager about equipment repair.
  • Assist as needed in preparing for SSE events, and participating in related activities including workshops, tours, and conferences.
  • Active engagement in the Collection to Catalog Committee, an interdepartmental program that seeks to bring lesser-known varieties from the collection to the catalog.

Job Sharing:

  • Approximately November through February, this position will support Seed Savers Exchange with all aspects of seed packing and order fulfillment in our Seed House. Responsibilities may vary widely during this time period.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience in horticulture.
  • Applicants must have previous farm experience.
  • Experience with organic vegetable crop seed production preferred.
  • Self-motivated, energetic, goals-drive, problem solver.
  • Experience leading a team of people.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and time-management skills.
  • Ability to manage and motivate a team and maintain an efficient, productive, non-threatening, and supportive work environment.
  • Positive attitude and excellent teamwork skills.
  • Flexibility to work well in a fast-paced environment with changing day-to-day needs.
  • Proven experience working with limited supervision and in a collaborative team.
  • Ability to safely operate and teach the use and safety of large trucks carrying trailers, wagons, and small farm equipment.
  • Excellent computer skills, including the ability to work in complex databases.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds routinely, 50 pounds occasionally.
  • Ability to work in all environmental conditions, from hot/dry to cold/wet for extended periods.
  • Standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods

Benefits:

  • Paid PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Long Term Disability
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Merchandise Discounts
  • Health care, retirement and lifestyle benefits

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Exchange & Outreach Coordinator

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Position Status: Full-Time, Hourly
Starting Pay: $17.00/hour
Reports to: Preservation Director

Primary Role

The Exchange and Outreach Coordinator facilitates the Exchange, the gardener-to-gardener seed-sharing program at the heart of Seed Savers Exchange. Are you a community builder or educator with a passion for seeds? This program distributes varieties from the seed bank collection and connects hundreds of gardeners sharing home-grown seeds through an online community and print publication. This position will organize and promote the Exchange, to grow and nurture this network of individuals who garden for seed saving or access to heritage varieties. They are also responsible for other events and projects that engage and educate on seed saving practices and related topics. Additionally, they lead and coordinate the seed and nursery trade censuses, which are publications compiling the commercial availability of open-pollinated seeds and fruits, berries, and nuts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    The Exchange
  • Organize and coordinate Seed Savers Exchange staff and volunteers in the production of the Yearbook (the annual print edition of the Exchange).
  • Lead the education and engagement effort for the Exchange, including email promotion, marketing, and outreach in collaboration with the Marketing & Communication department.
  • Serve as point of contact for Exchange inquiries and communicate regularly with Exchange participants, members, and customers of Seed Savers Exchange via email, mail, phone, and the Exchange Facebook group. This communication includes but is not limited to day-to-day usability questions, communicating deadlines, and building community to increase participation in the Exchange.
  • Coordinate all testing and improvements of the Exchange website.
  • Manage non web-based Exchange participant listings by uploading listings to Exchange.

  • Education & Outreach
  • Represent Seed Savers Exchange by giving educational presentations, tours, and workshops.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Preservation Director.

  • Census Publications
  • Lead the research and compilation of the Seed Trade Census and the Nursery Trade Census in the years they are produced. Collaborate with departments including Information Technology, Preservation, Membership and Development, and Marketing and Communications, to research, compile, and publish this directory. This includes the management and organization of large amounts of data.
  • Develop a long-term vision for ongoing promotion, partnerships, and accessibility of the Census publications.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise interns and volunteers involved with the production of the census publications, Yearbook, and other projects, as needed.

Skills

  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities, while meeting deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer and web-based literacy
  • Public speaking skills

Physical Requirements

  • Able to sit and stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience in education, communications, outreach, horticulture, or related field
  • Demonstrated record of working independently and as part of a team
  • Strong project management skills including task delegation
  • Strong interpersonal relation skills
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Interest in gardening, botany, and seed saving
  • Experience in education

Job Share

  • Helps as needed in order fulfillment or customer service in the Seed House seasonally.

Benefits

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Long Term Disability
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Merchandise Discounts
  • Employee/Family Health Insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match after eligibility period

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Systems Technician

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Regular Full-Time
Starting Pay: $27.00/hour
Reports to: Deputy Director

Primary Role


The Systems Technician will lead the IT initiatives throughout the organization, working with various business areas such as Operations, eCommerce, Sales (B2B and B2C), Marketing, Customer Service, and Outreach to provide necessary support and strategy. This position has a notable focus on optimizing systems, which is central to organizational operations, through training, customizations/development, and troubleshooting.

This role develops and directs IT strategy, inclusive of websites, databases, hardware, enterprise systems, and other applications; both internal and external user experience of IT systems are within the purview of this position, and optimizing that experience for efficiency, effectiveness, and joy is the goal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Identify organizational technology needs and make recommendations to business decision-makers
  • Responsible for maintaining continued implementation of NetSuite system
  • Be the administrator of the business ERP system and interconnected systems and maintain system uptime, stability, performance, and functionality
  • Roll out a test plan for all end users when system updates & releases are announced
  • Identify, evaluate and recommend other key technologies and best practices required to support and improve the business process
  • Manage and maintain eCommerce platform’s functional operations with developers
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for ERP and other application/database end-users; help them to understand business needs to identify best solutions
  • Analyze and recommend technologies and tools to improve the efficiency and quality of the data warehousing and management process
  • Perform day-to-day operations, maintenance, support, and troubleshooting activities through prioritization of requests and communication with internal/external stakeholders

  • Inter-Departmental Responsibilities
  • Create and administer Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to train the organization in document processes and procedures for existing and new business procedures. Provide regular training ongoing system/technical support to NetSuite users
  • Work closely with the Deputy Director

  • External-Department Responsibilties
  • Communicate regularly with managers, directors, and other designated contacts within and outside the organization
  • Assist in evaluating current and proposed systems and procedures
  • Implement new technology solutions with internal & external resources
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Deputy Director to prepare and manage annual operation and capital budgets, and research and evaluate new technology and software solutions.
  • Skills


  • Leadership and personnel management skills
  • Strategic planning and budget management skills
  • Ability to teach others new and advanced technology skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Ability to quickly move between tasks/projects
  • Functional, technical, and implementation skills
  • Excellent problem solving and project management skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent computer and record-keeping skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Physical Requirements:


  • Sitting at a computer screen for extended periods.
  • Qualifications


  • Associates or equivalent certificate in Information Technology or a related field experience managing NetSuite’s ERP platform or equivalent ERP systems.
  • Understanding of Roles and Permissions
  • Capable of creating custom record types, fields, forms, page layouts, searches and reports, and efficient in the data model
  • Understanding of processes such as Procure to Pay, Order to Cash, Call to Resolution, etc.
  • Administrator-level knowledge of scripting, workflow, reports, and dashboards
  • Able to work with third parties to develop scripts (if/when applicable)
  • Understanding of warehouse logistics or supply chain management processes
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Experience working with users, demonstrated empathy for their needs, and proven desire to make business processes better
  • Benefits


  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Employee merchandise discounts
  • Participation in employee wellness program

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Field Crew and Order Fulfillment

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Part-Time or Full-Time hourly
Starting Pay: $16.00/hr
Reports to:Farm Director / Sales and Business Director

Primary Role

Seed Savers Exchange is hiring for a Part-Time Field Crew and Order Fulfillment position. This position will support Seed Savers Exchange with field preparation, seed production, field maintenance, and seed harvesting and processing This candidate will also assist in the Seed House with seed packing and order fulfillment. Must be flexible to change tasks as priorities change and flexible through direct supervisor changes. This is a regular part-time position working 24 hours per week year-round.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Field Operations:
  • Involved in field activities during the growing season, including but not limited to: direct seeding, transplanting, mulching, hand weeding, mechanical tilling, trellising, fencing, and harvesting
  • Support seed processing activities: Gain proficiency in all seed processing equipment and techniques including wet and dry processing, using both mechanical and manual methods
  • Follow all organic certification protocols and keep planting, harvesting, and processing records

  • Seed House, Seed Packing and Order Fulfillment:
  • Fill retail seed packets by hand and by automated machine
  • Attention to detail in seed count, lot accuracy and legibility, adequacy of seals, etc, without sacrificing efficiency
  • Packing automation includes barcode lot validation and operation of seed packing/printing software.
  • Keep the work area clean to minimize the possibility of cross-contamination
  • Prepare orders for shipment. This includes picking orders, validating items, and packing them into appropriate containers.
  • Process shipments using integrated shipping software

  • Skills


  • Able to perform basic computer functions with training
  • Ability to learn to operate a wide range of field and seed processing equipment
  • Accurate record-keeping and attention to detail
  • Able to work well as part of a team

  • Physical Requirements


  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions
  • Ability to stand, kneel, and walk for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds

  • Qualifications


  • Farming/agriculture interest and experience preferred
  • Efficient, self-motivated person
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license

  • Benefits

  • Paid holidays
  • Employee merchandise discount
  • Participation in Employee Wellness Program

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Lillian Goldman Visitor Center Sales Associate

FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Position Status: Regular part-time hourly
Reports to: Visitor Center Manager / Sales & Business Director
Starting Pay: $16.00/hr

Seed Savers is a non-profit organization based in Decorah, IA focused on conserving and promoting America's culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations. Seed Savers Exchange is seeking a Lillian Goldman Visitor Center Sales Associate to join our team. The ideal candidate should have retail experience, some garden knowledge, and the ability to work well within a team.

Primary Role

The Lillian Goldman Visitor Center Sales Associate will support Seed Savers Exchange by assisting the visitors of Heritage Farm. Duties include offering help to customers with purchasing specific, related, or general lines of merchandise related to the SSE mission. The Visitor Center Sales Associate will also assist visitors by answering questions in regard to Seed Savers Exchange and its origin, future mission, and Heritage Farm trails and gardens.

When not working at the Visitor Center, this position will support Seed Savers Exchange with all aspects of seed packing and order fulfillment. Must be flexible to change tasks as priorities change.

Work schedule*

  • Sundays and Mondays, 9:00am - 5:30pm in the Visitor Center
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:00am - 4:30pm in the Seed House
    • From November - February, more time will be spent in the Seed House

*this schedule is subject to change based on needs of the company

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Visitor Center

  • Answer questions, or connect the visitor to other associates who have expertise if needed.
  • Make customers feel welcome, and suggest additional items to build sales
  • Comply with the security processes, policies, and procedures established while using the POS system
  • Distribute the "Visit Us” brochures to area tourism attractions.
  • Have a complete understanding of educational and training materials.
  • Willing to learn our computer system in order to transfer merchandise, ticket items, and other items as assigned.
  • Offer suggestions to the managers for new merchandise.
  • Organize and replenish inventory as needed.
  • Make sure there is change in the registers and put in change orders.
  • Assist in the upkeep of retail displays, following merchandising protocol.
  • Maintain transplants during the transplant season, including watering and restocking.
  • General cleaning
  • Assist in gardening duties as assigned- such as weeding, planting, transplants/seeds, watering, pruning, composting, etc.
  • Comfortable with being trained to care for poultry on the weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned by the LGVC Manager, or Sales & Business Director.

Order Fulfillment

  • Prepare orders for shipment. This includes picking orders, validating items, and packing into appropriate containers.
  • Process shipments using integrated shipping software.
  • Package seeds into appropriate packets using tools while following strict Organic Standards Practices with training and guidance from senior staff.

Physical Requirements

  • Able to attend to duties such as opening and unpacking boxes and driving a company vehicle. Lifting up to 50 lbs, bending, stretching, kneeling, and walking is required.
  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Gardening knowledge and skills preferred
  • Business/retail skills preferred
  • Valid driver's license

Benefits

  • Paid time off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Long Term Disability
  • Paid Life Insurance
  • Employee Merchandise Discounts
  • Employee/child health insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match after eligibility period
  • Participation in Employee Wellness Program

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Seed Savers Exchange is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences to apply. Seed Savers Exchange does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law.