Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Job no: 233063-FTF
Work type: Staff-Part Time
Location: Washburn
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Extension, Outreach, Public Engagement

Position Summary:

UW-Madison Division of Extension - Bayfield County is hiring an Agricultural Research Assistant (Official Title: Research Gardener) to help implement a series of agricultural research trials. The position is for individuals that enjoy working independently in challenging outdoor conditions. The home office will be in Washburn, WI, but the job duties will require periodic travel throughout Wisconsin.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

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Degree and Area of Specialization:

A bachelor's degree in botany, biology, ecology, natural resource management, or a similar major is preferred, but not required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

- Agricultural experience with site preparation, planting, weeding, and harvesting.
- Ability to communicate ideas effectively.
- Ability to deal with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Self-directed and self-motivated with experience working independently with little supervision.
- Physically able to do field work including standing for long periods of time, bending, crouching, or kneeling to pull weeds, operating a weed whip, wearing a backpack sprayer weighing 30 lbs, shoveling wood chips, pounding in fence posts with a post pounder, lifting up to 40 lb bags of fertilizer, etc.
- An interest in biological research preferred.

Additional Information:

Anticipated end date of this position is October 31, 2021 with the possibility of being extended to end as far as two years from the original start date

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Schedule:

Work schedule may require work on weekends.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 6 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $15.00 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

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Employment Class:

University Staff-Fixed Term

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Applications Open: Apr 6 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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