Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Seeking Summer Employee to Work in Our Organic Research Program

2009 summer employee working in organic heirloom tomato research

NC State Professor Seeking Summer Employee to Work with
Organic Vegetables, Hops, and Herb Research in Western NC

We are looking for someone to join our team this summer to help with the general field tasks in our research and extension program on organic agriculture, hops, herbs, and truffles. The ideal person has a passion for agriculture, enjoys working outside, and is very dependable. This person must have some experience with farming or gardening. The person must be willing to work outdoors doing routine farming tasks including weeding, pruning, harvesting, spreading mulch, and lifting heavy bags of fertilizer or produce. The work will take place in open fields, the woods, and under shade structures. Solitary travel to hop yards in Madison, Buncombe, and Haywood County will occur on a regular basis. The ideal person is also detail oriented enough to collect and record data. The person works well independently and as part of a team. The position is based at the Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center near the Asheville airport. Much of the work will also take place at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville. This is a 30-40 hour per week job. Pay is $11 per hour. The job will start in May and run through mid-October or so. This is a temporary spring-fall position and does not offer benefits. A background check will be conducted. The person will be working for North Carolina State University.

If this position describes you and you are looking for a temporary job, please submit a resume and a one page description of why you want this job and why you think you are suited for it. Email that to Jeanine_Davis@ncsu.edu. Include "summer job applicant" in the subject line. Only persons submitting applications in this manner will be considered. If you have questions about the position, please include them with your application. To be fair to all applicants, phone calls and emails about the position will not be answered. We will review applications and start interviewing immediately and will accept applications until someone is hired. For more information about my program, visit http://ncherb.org/,  http://ncorganic.org/,  and http://ncalternativecropsandorganics.blogspot.com/.

Jeanine Davis, Department of Horticultural Science, NC State University.

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