Location: Ithaca, New York
Temporary Field Assistant - Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, Willsboro, NY (Part-time)
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
Temporary Agricultural Worker- Field Assistant (Part-time)
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
Willsboro Research Farm
Who We Are:
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.
CALS is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second-largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being.
The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (Cornell AES) advances research on food and agriculture systems, the environment, applied economics, and community and individual development. By doing so, Cornell AES improves people's lives and contributes towards Cornell's Land Grant mission of discovery, engagement, and advancement of learning.
This 352-acre farm is located along Lake Champlain at the base of Willsboro Point. The farm has both clay and sandy soils, permitting a range of field experiments for optimizing management of agricultural resources. Fifty-two specially constructed field-scale drainage plots provide researchers with a unique opportunity to develop and test crop fertilizer application practices that are agriculturally, environmentally and economically sound. In support of the region's important dairy sector, several studies are designed to improve forage production systems.
What you will do:
The temporary summery field assistant will help maintain the horticultural and agronomic field experiments at the Cornell Willsboro Research Farm.
- Harvesting a range of crops including strawberries, juneberries, honeyberries, aroniaberries, elderberries, forage and grain sorghums, sprouting broccoli and cabbage.
- Assist with data and sample collection and processing
This is a full-time, 19 hours per week, 5- month appointment and is located at Cornell University's Willsboro Research Farm in Willsboro, NY. This is not a benefits eligible position.
What We Need:
- Basic computer skills.
- Strong communication skills
- Must have reliable transportation to be able to get to the job site independently.
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision .
- Must be able to lift 50 pound repeatedly throughout the day and lift, bend, kneel, and climb ladders.
- Be able to work outside in all types of weather.
Compensation - $14.00 - $15.50 per hour
How to Apply:
You must submit both a resume/CV and cover letter.
- Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position.
- Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.
Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.
University Job Title:
Temporary Agricultural Worker
Temporary Academic Support
No Grade - Hourly
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Job Titles and Pay Ranges:
Noted pay ranges reflect the potential pay opportunity for each job profile. The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:
Prior relevant work or industry experience
Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position
Unique applicable skills
Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
Online Submission Guidelines:
Applicants that do not have internet access are encouraged to visit your local library, or local Department of Labor. You may also visit the office of Workforce Recruitment and Retention Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to use a dedicated workstation to complete an online application.
Notice to Applicants:
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations. Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose, and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement.