Seasonal Assistants CAES

Application Deadline


New Haven , Connecticut

We anticipate having four positions available to assist with forestry, wildlife, and horticultural research studies. This is a great opportunity to obtain professional experience.

  1. Forestry (two positions): positions will assist Dr. Jeffrey Ward in studies to increase the resiliency of oak forests. Duties include plot establishment, vegetation inventories, and data entry. Position requires knowledge of plant identification and basic forest measurements. Position requires the ability to perform physical labor and extensive off-trail hiking in the forest in all weather conditions, the ability to follow directions, and work both as part of a team and occasionally independently.
  2. Horticulture (two positions): positions will assist Dr. Abigail Maynard ([email protected]) in vegetable trials. Responsibilities will include maintaining vegetable plots, harvesting and recording yields, and general fieldwork. Positions require the ability to follow directions and work independently. One position will be stationed in Windsor and one in Hamden.

These positions are durational from May 1, 2020 through August 30, 2020, or possibly through October 30, 2020 (depending on funding and work). The salary is $12.00/hour for 35 hours/week (typically 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, but may vary). These positions involve work outdoors under field conditions. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license. Applications should include: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume with education and work experience, (3) school transcripts (unofficial is ok), and (4) the names and contact information for three references Please include all material as PDFs (Word documents will not be opened) in a single email before April 17, 2020, to:

Dr. Jeffrey S. Ward, Chief Scientist: Department of Forestry & Horticulture, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, P.O. Box 1106, 123 Huntington Street, New Haven, CT 06504, Phone 203-974-8495 or email [email protected]

Please note – deadline may be extended because of uncertainty of government response to Covid-19, but please send in your application package as soon as possible. Those received before April 17 will be given priority.

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, criminal conviction record, genetic information, learning disability, present or past history of mental disability, intellectual or physical disability, including, but not limited to blindness, of an applicant for employment or an employee, unless the mental disability or physical disability prevents adequate performance. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact Dr. Jason White, Vice Director, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504, (203) 974-8523 (voice), or [email protected] (e-mail). CAES is an affirmative action/equal opportunity provider and employer. Persons with disabilities who require alternate means of communication of program information should contact the Chief of Services, Michael Last at (203) 974-8442 (voice), (203) 974-8502 (FAX), or [email protected] (e-mail).