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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 232299-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Plant Sciences, Other

Position Summary:

The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Agricultural Research Stations operates a robust greenhouse research complex to provide key services to the principal investigators of the UW Madison. The mission of these greenhouse spaces is to provide quality plant growing space for research and instruction. The centralized greenhouse system strives to maximize the utilization and efficiency of all greenhouse space to serve as many principal investigators as possible. The incumbent in this position will oversee the management of Greenhouse operations in these facilities:
-Walnut Street Greenhouses: A 15,000 square foot facility with 72 individual houses of varying sizes. Sixty five percent of these greenhouses offer air-conditioned/climate controlled research space. Additionally, this complex has 53 outdoor cold frames the offer an additional 3800 square feet dedicated to plant research.
-Soils (King Hall) Greenhouse Complex: Four glass greenhouses comprising 2000 square feet. These facilities are air conditioned.
-West Madison Greenhouses: Located at the West Madison research station, these two greenhouse structures providing 8000 square feet of research greenhouse space.
-Allocated storage and support spaces in the Old Dairy Barn and stock pavilion

The Greenhouse Manager has responsibility for the planning, coordinating, and supervising all activities associated with the above facilities. The Manager serves as the key point of contact for the 250 faculty, research support staff, and students that are conducting work in the facilities at any one time.

The UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is committed to maintaining and growing a culture that embraces diversity, inclusion, and equity, believing that these values are foundational elements of our excellence and fundamental components of a positive and enriching learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff.

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.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelors degree required, Masters Degree Preferred

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

-Minimum three years experience working in a greenhouse management role.
-Knowledge of how to utilize computer and IT resources is essential for success in this position.

License or Certificate:

-Driver's License that meets UW Risk Management Standards
-Hold or ability to obtain a valid Wisconsin pesticide applicator license

Additional Information:

-Ability to lift 50 lbs.
-Ability to stand and walk on concrete surface for majority of working day.
-A Criminal Background Check (CBC) will be conducted.
-A period of probation will be required.
-Hours are Monday to Friday 7:00am to 3:30pm. Occasional weekend work may be required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $59,973 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process.

To apply, you will be asked to submit a cover letter and a resume or Curriculum Vitae highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position. You will be asked to provide three references within the application process.


Justin Cave
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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