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Seasonal Field Crew

Please email a cover letter, resumé, and the contact information for three references as a single PDF to [email protected] – 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.

Seasonal Field Crew

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Position Status: Seasonal Full-time
Reports To: Field Coordinator
Supervisory Role: No
Compensation: $16/hour

Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization based in Decorah, Iowa focused on conserving and promoting  America’s culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations. 

Primary Role

This position will support Seed Savers Exchange with field preparation, seed production, field maintenance, and seed harvesting and processing. This candidate must be flexible to change tasks as priorities change. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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 


  • 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  


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


  • Paid Holidays 
  • Wellness program 
  • Employee merchandise discount

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.