Field Crew Member Position

Field Crew Member

Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Research Lab

Dr. Erin Silva

Job title: Field Crew Member

Location: UW-Madison, with travel to research stations and farms throughout south-central WI

Full/Part-time: both part- and full-time available; please indicate preference in application.

Hourly Rate: $11.00-13.00/hr, commensurate with experience and responsibilities.

Season: May through September, with flexible hours during the semester

Job Description: As a crew member of the Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Research Lab at UW Madison, you’ll be engaged in research projects that seek to advance sustainable production systems. Our projects are diverse and involve vegetable production, corn, soy, and small grain growing. In this position, you’ll get hands-on field experience, meet and work with UW-Madison College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) faculty, staff, and students, and learn about organic and sustainable food production and research through daily interactions and occasional educational field trips. Successful applicants can look forward to long days of outdoor work, including planting, weeding, irrigating, collecting data, harvesting, etc. The work will be physically demanding and often repetitive, but satisfying, and with your help: Fun. Work will occur at research stations and farms throughout Dane and neighboring counties, with transportation to all sites provided from campus.

Qualifications: An interest in sustainable agriculture and related research, a strong work ethic, punctuality, the ability to work well in teams, and dependability are all requirements. Valid driver’s license/UW Authorized Driver status preferred.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dylan Bruce AND Léa Vereecke at and Please feel free to email with any questions (or call 608-606-5708 M-F, 9-5).