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High mowing seeds hiring trials manager


High Mowing Organic Seeds is hiring for a member of our trials crew! The position is full-time starting June 1st through September 30th, 2010

High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently-owned 100% organic seed company located in northeastern Vermont. Over 800 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs are grown in our 4 acre Trials & Showcase Garden and are evaluated for yield, flavor, disease-resistance, and performance under different seasonal and climate conditions.

Our Trials & Showcase Garden serves as a rigorous testing ground for selecting stand-out varieties to make available to our customers, and the data collected helps us to accurately describe and assess their characteristics independently and in comparison to other varieties.

As a member of our trials crew, you will:

Gain practical experience in greenhouse work, field work (seeding, planting, weeding), harvesting, spraying, cultivation, irrigation, equipment use, trellising, clean-up and all other farm activities

Learn methods and practices involved in producing diverse vegetables crops using organic growing methods

Participate in taste tests and other research activities

Assist in preparation for the annual Kingdom Farm & Food Days held in the HMS Trials Garden, as well as monthly educational twilight walks

Desired Qualifications: Hard-working, motivated, focused, conscientious

Great attitude and a cooperative work ethic

The ability to work long hours and to perform physical, outdoor jobs in all weather (hot, cold, humid, rainy)

This is a full-time, seasonal position but opportunities do exist for combining it with a seasonal fall/winter position to create full-time, year-round employment.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter describing your interest and experience to gwenael@highmowingseeds.com