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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 223505-TE
Work type: Temporary
Location: North Central Wisconsin
Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Other

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for performing a variety of general agricultural operations in our field and greenhouse spaces at the UW-Rhinelander Agricultural Research Station.

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:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Previous agricultural research work experience is preferred

License or Certificate:

Valid Driver's License that meets UW Risk Management standards

Additional Information:

Knowledge of basic greenhouse and farm operations
Ability to adhere to all sanitation and UW safety policies at RARS
Ability to learn and utilize the proper method of cleaning with disinfecting agents
Ability to carry out verbal and written instructions completely and in a detailed and timely manner
Observe general work place safety practices and follow proper safety procedures
Proper and safe use of garden, greenhouse tools, farm machinery and implements
Proper and safe operation of motor vehicles, tractors, lawn mowers, utility vehicles, etc.
Observe university, college, department, and station policies and work rules
Perform work in adverse work conditions when necessary
Ability to communicate and work well with others
Ability to lift 50 lbs during planting and harvest
Ability to operate a riding lawn mower and associated power tools, start and operate our disinfecting unit, obtain training to operate small tractors and forklift



Work Schedule:

Position is for part-time seasonal work from around the end of May/beginning of June to end of October.

General hours are Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., some overtime depending on workload, occasional weekend work (rotational watering schedule).

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 5 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $13.62 HOURLY
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 resume highlighting your qualifications as they relate to this position. You will also be asked to provide three references.


Becky Eddy
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:

Temporary Employment

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 in Fall 2020. 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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