Employment Opportunities

 

 RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOR AGRONOMY/SOIL MICROBIOLOGY - posted 04/25/2017

The person in this position will assist in the design, establishment, and maintenance of field studies, following accepted scientific protocol, to serve the specific needs of clientele in the region and in establishing a new soil microbiology research program.  For more information visit the job posting HERE.

 

  

COLLEGE STUDENT SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AGRONOMY

The Montana State University, Central Agricultural Research Center (CARC) is searching for motivated college students who are interested in summer employment opportunities at a 600-acre research/grain and seed production facility in central Montana.  Two faculty at the center direct complementary but different research programs: one focused on alternative crops and cropping systems, while the other is focused on soil microbiology/health but also manages a large small-grain variety testing program.  Students are asked to indicate which research track they are most interested in.  That said, student workers will perform a broad array of tasks at the center, ranging from direct involvement in small-plot, applied agronomic research, to field crop production on a larger scale.  Our goal is to provide a well-rounded experience to student employees.

It is not necessary to be from a farm or have any previous farm experience, nor to be majoring in the agricultural sciences or an allied field, though those will be helpful.  What is important is that student employees are willing to work, are able to follow instructions and perform physical tasks under occasionally adverse weather conditions, can work well in teams, are able to get along with others, and have an interest in learning new things.  Students will be working alongside professional staff at the center, including Ph.D. scientists.

A wage of $12/hr will be paid.  In general, the work week will be 8AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 8 AM to 12:30 PM on Friday, with a half-hour lunch each day.  Limited housing is available on a first-come, first serve basis.  Successful applicants need to have their own transportation (and valid driver's license) to and from CARC.  All interested applicants should submit a resume and application.  Starting and ending dates will be determined on an individual's needs.  However, preference will be given to students who can work from early to mid-May through mid- to late August.  Applications are due by March 31st and successful applicants will be notified by April 15.

Students who are interested should download the Student Summer Employment Opportunities in Agronomy application (CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION), complete it, and return it electronically to Lorrie Linhart at llinhart@montana.edu.  Further questions can be directed to Dr. Patrick Carr at 406.423.5421 ext. 113, or by emailing patrick.carr@montana.edu.

 

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY - GENERAL WORKER AT CENTRAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER

The Montana State University, Central Agricultural Research Center (CARC) is searching for motivated high school or college students, or non-students, who are interested in summer employment opportunities at a 600-acre research/grain and seed production facility in central Montana.  Tasks assigned will be varied and will include involvement in field research activities, general farm production, and grounds maintenance. 

It is not necessary to be from a farm or have any previous farm experience, nor to be majoring in the agricultural sciences or an allied field, though those will be helpful.  However, a good work ethic, ability to follow directions, and an ability to work well and interact with others is essential.

A wage of $11/hr will be paid if a high-school student and $12/hr if a college student.  Non-students will be paid from $11 to $12/hr, depending on previous employment experience(s) as they relate to work at CARC.  The work week will be 8 AM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, and 8 AM to 12:30 PM on Friday, with a half-hour lunch each day.  Successful applicants need to have their own transportation (and valid driver's license) to and from CARC.  All interested applicants must complete an application that can either be picked up at the center or found HERE.  Starting and ending dates are negotiable but will occur between May 1-15 and August 13-31, respectively.

Completed applications should be returned electronically to Lorrie Linhart at llinhart@montana.edu, or delivered by mail to Lorrie Linhart, 52583 US Hwy 87, Moccasin, MT 59462, or delivered to her at CARC.  Further questions can be directed to Dr. Patrick Carr at 406.423.5421 ext. 113, or by emailing patrick.carr@montana.edu.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN GROUNDS/HORTICULTURE

The Montana State University, Central Agricultural Research Center (CARC) is searching for motivated individuals who are interested in summer employment opportunities at a 600-acre research/grain and seed production facility in central Montana.  This position focuses on the beautification and maintenance of the grounds area in and around CARC headquarters and buildings areas.  Tasks will include mowing, pruning, watering, and other tasks that are typically associated with grounds maintenance and improvement.

Some previous experience working on lawn/tree/grounds maintenance would be helpful, as would formal training in horticulture or a similar field, but it is not required.  What is needed is a willingness to work, follow directions, accomplish tasks safely, and get along with others.

A wage of $12/hr will be paid.  Work hours are flexible within an 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday work week.  Limited housing is available on a first-come, first serve basis.  Successful applicants need to have their own transportation (and valid driver's license) to and from CARC.  All interested applicants should submit a resume and application.  Starting and ending dates will be determined on an individual's needs.  However, preference will be given to individuals who can work from May through August.  Applications are due by March 31st and successful applicants will be notified by April 15.

Individuals who are interested should download the employment application (CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION), complete it, and return it electronically to Lorrie Linhart at llinhart@montana.edu.  Further questions can be directed to Dr. Patrick Carr at 406.423.5421 ext. 113, or by emailing patrick.carr@montana.edu.

 

 

 


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