Careers at Johnny's Selected Seeds

Working at Johnny's

Ours is an agricentric culture — as might be expected of a seed company! Many of our employees are avid gardeners or commercial farmers or growers.

Working at Johnny's Selected Seeds

Johnny's Selected Seeds is a rapidly growing, mail-order and web-based, employee-owned seed company located in rural Central Maine. We operate from a certified-organic research farm in Albion, Maine, as well as from offices in nearby Winslow and Fairfield. We're just across the Kennebec River from the town of Waterville, home of Colby and Thomas Colleges and the Maine International Film Festival. If you're an outdoor enthusiast — fishing, hiking, skiing, boating, biking, and more — you'll love this region: Johnny's is situated about halfway between the coast and the western mountains, and we're just 90 minutes from Moosehead Lake and Maine's unspoiled north woods.


Johnny's offers a great benefit package: Health Insurance (HMO, PPO, & HSA); Dental Insurance; Life Insurance; Short- and Long-term Disability; Medical and Dependent Care Reimbursement; Tuition Reimbursement; and 401K — and we are 100% employee owned!

Johnny's Selected Seeds provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Current Job Openings

Seed Production Manager

The Seed Production Manager manages strategy and production of seed for Johnny's Selected Seeds. The Seed Production Manager is responsible for the planning and execution of all contract seed productions for exclusive, non-exclusive, and proprietary varieties. The Foundation Seed Manager reports to this role. The Seed Production Manager reports to the Vice President of Research & Development. This position is based at the Albion research farm.
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Breeding Technician I • Squash & Pumpkin

The Breeding Technician I • Squash and Pumpkin position assists the squash and pumpkin breeder in coordinating and executing the yearly breeding cycle, including management of field and greenhouse operations, coordination of logistics with other departments, data collection, and leading seasonal workers. The ideal candidate will be research-oriented, with a strong interest in agriculture and crop improvement. This is a full-time, year-round position in the Breeding Department, based at the Albion research farm, reporting to the Squash and Pumpkin Breeder.
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Sales Support Specialist • International & Wholesale

The focus of this position is on supporting the territory sales team, playing a key role in the overall success of the team while working in true partnership, aligned with one or more internal and/or external Sales Representatives. The individual in this position develops and fosters relationships with their contacts within the grower's organization. This individual provides backup for the Sales Representatives when they are traveling to tradeshows, farm visits, or at other times out of the office. This position is responsible for understanding any restrictions or regulations in the territory.
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Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant (EA) provides personalized administrative support in a well-organized and timely manner. The EA works with senior leaders to manage and organize administrative work and facilitate effective communications accordingly. This is a full-time position working closely with all members of the senior leadership team, with special focus on the CEO and Director of Finance.
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Seasonal Pollination Crew

The Pollination Crew works with the Squash & Pumpkin Breeding Team to accomplish peak field season tasks for our 6–8-acre winter squash, summer squash, and pumpkin breeding nursery. Tasks include hand pollinating, weeding, mulching, and crop care as needed. This is a full-time, temporary position based at the Albion research farm, within the Breeding Department. Workdays typically begin at 7:00 a.m. and last up to 8 or more hours, depending on weather and given workload. Work weeks can vary but typically average 40 hours, 5 days per week. This position starts June 28 and ends August 15. The Pollination Crew works over the weekend; however, there is some potential for a flexible work schedule.
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Our mission is helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service.