Join our team in 2020!
We are looking for individuals who are excited about science, agriculture, and getting dirty.
Field projects for the upcoming season include:
- Cold-hardy berry and fruit harvesting
- Row-crop variety trial monitoring and harvest
- Integrated weed management in organic systems
- Maintaining and harvesting flowers and vegetables from our demonstration garden
WARC also hosts an onsite fruit quality lab. Lab assistants will take measures of fruit quality, including firmness, Brix, and titratable acidity. Familiarity with lab equipment and concepts desired but not essential. Please let us know if you are especially interested in lab work when applying.
We seek to provide a work experience that is demanding without being grueling. You may work directly with lead scientists, research associates, fellow seasonal helpers, or independently.
Projects are variable and change throughout the season. Responsibilities between projects may involve landscaping and general grounds maintenance. Occasionally, you will be expected to travel off the farm for work at our associated research sites.
We are in the process of certifying a small section of the farm into organic production. However, the majority of the property is managed conventionally. This means that we occasionally use pesticides but do not require seasonal workers to apply these chemicals.
Work schedules run Monday through Friday, 8-4:30, with some flexibility required depending on farm and lab needs.
Start: April 1st 2020 or May 1st 2020.
End: October 30th 2020.
*these dates may be modified for the right candidate.
As employees at WARC you gain first hand experience in growing, monitoring, and harvesting an array of grains, pulses, vegetables and fruits. We utilize a variety of machinery, motorized and hand tools as well as scientific equipment both in the field and in the lab. As a research facility we also collect various types of data on the crops that we are growing and love it when our seasonal workers are excited to help.
We are happy to share what knowledge we have about plants, animals, insects, tractors, trucks, and scientific research. We host two field days each season and you are invited to attend scheduled farm visits. Additionally, we hold occasional meetings with on campus staff to discuss ongoing research projects as well as published research. We encourage interested employees to attend.
If you have questions about these positions or would like to apply, please get in touch with our research associate, Kyrstan Hubbel, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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