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CEFS is currently seeking volunteers to help with hands-on farm work at the Small Farm Unit. Download a volunteer application form here (.doc) or (.pdf).

Employment Opportunities


Horticulture Technician


Anticipated Hiring Range   $10/hr
Work Schedule   up to 40 hours per week.
Job City & State   Goldsboro, NC
Essential Job Duties  

-This position offers work with the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) with the Small Farm Unit in Goldsboro, NC. This position will provide a lot of experience doing field work mainly related to organic horticulture research projects. 

-This position will work under the guidance of the CEFS Small Farm Unit Manager. 

-The day to day duties of this position may include any of the following:
-Support on various organic horticulture research projects.
-Vegetable high tunnel research
-Vegetable variety trial
-Broccoli variety trial
-Strawberry high tunnel research 
-Assist with transplanting, weeding, trellising, plant upkeep, harvesting, data collection, and general project maintenance.
-Maintenance on the Small Farm Unit grounds as needed, such as weeding and mowing.

Please visit for more information on CEFS.

Departmental Required Skills  

The position requires excellent communication, and time management skills. Candidate must have an interest in sustainable agriculture. Must have at least one season of horticulture experience.

The position requires a valid NC drivers license.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education  

This position requires a well-rounded individual with excellent communication skills. Qualified candidate will have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. The ability to work outdoors doing labor up to 8 hours a day. Experience using large equipment such as tractors and different implements. Greenhouse/high tunnel experience is preferred but not required.

To Apply  

Apply online at:

You will be prompted to upload a cover letter, resume, and 3 references.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. 
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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