About Johnny's
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.

Benefits

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

Research Operations Manager

The primary function of this position is the strategic oversight and management of Johnny's Selected Seeds' (JSS) research operations and farm sites. The position is based at the JSS research farm in Albion, Maine and reports to the Vice President of Research and Development. Our 10 farm sites are certified organic or managed as sustainable and low-input and include a total of 85 farmed acres. In addition, ten unheated high tunnels and five heated greenhouses provide 50K square feet of protected cultivation. Our research is focused on finding or breeding outstanding varieties of vegetables, cut flowers, fruit, and herbs and on thoughtfully designed tools and equipment for Mixed Market Growers and Avid Home Gardeners. The JSS farming operations are part of a larger integrated Plant Breeding and Product Development team that breeds and trials a large and diverse number of vegetable, flower, herb, and fruit varieties each year, as well as conducting in-use evaluation of tools and supplies. The maintenance and appearance of the research facilities is essential to our business. The research farm is a destination for our suppliers and customers to experience our operations and view our trials. International and domestic seed supply companies visit our farm, meet with our staff, and discuss trial results. The JSS farming operations also support the seed production of many proprietary varieties and parent lines. The farm additionally manages a comprehensive Up-for-Grabs produce program for employees and charity. The Farm Operations Manager and Greenhouse Operations Manager report to this position. Four full-time staff and approximately 30 part-time farm crew members annually report into these roles.
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Farm Operations Manager

The primary function of this position is to manage the Johnny's Selected Seeds (JSS) field operations and ten farm sites. The farm sites are certified organic or managed as sustainable and low-input on a total of 85 farmed acres. The position is based at the JSS research farm in Albion, Maine and reports to the Research Operations Manager. The JSS farming operations are part of a larger integrated Plant Breeding and Product Development team that breeds and trials a large and diverse number of vegetable, flower, herb, and fruit varieties each year, as well as conducting in-use evaluation of tools and supplies. The JSS farming operations also support the seed production of many proprietary varieties and parent lines. The farm additionally manages a comprehensive Up-for-Grabs produce program for employees and charity. The Assistant Farm Manager, Farm Crew Supervisor, and Field Equipment Manager report to this position. The farm crew staff comprise approximately 30 part-time members annually, including a tomato trellis and tie crew.
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Application Administrator/Software Tester

This position has two chief areas of responsibility: The Application Administrator role is focused on managing the day-to-day operations of business-critical applications in use throughout Johnny's Selected Seeds. The Software Tester role is focused on manual testing of newly developed and refactored software solutions to ensure that they meet design goals and do not introduce any breaking changes. Time is split roughly evenly between the two roles overall. This position reports to the Manager of Software Development.
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Product Technician I • Tools & Supplies

The Product Technician I is the primary technical contact for a defined group of tools and supplies and responsible for evaluating the field performance of various products for the Johnny's Selected Seeds product assortment. The Product Technician I accomplishes this by working closely with product management to acquire and trial variety and product samples, prepare reports from trials for internal and external use, and answer technical questions about tools and supplies as they arise. This is a full-time position reporting to the Product & Business Unit Manager.
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Seasonal Contact Center Specialist

The Contact Center Specialist provides professional, best-in-class service for existing and prospective new customers by using a consultative approach that reflects the culture and mission of Johnny's Selected Seeds. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player with an aptitude for finding the right solutions to customers' needs and wants. This is a full-time position at our Fairfield location.
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Seasonal Operations Associates • Shipping, Warehouse & Seed-Packing • 1st Shift: 6am–2:30pm, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays

Johnny's Selected Seeds is currently seeking to hire Seasonal Operations Associates to work the day shift in our Warehouse, Seed Packing, and Shipping departments. These positions are responsible for key functions within this company. The ideal candidates for these roles are self-motivated individuals with a strong work ethic. While these positions are for day-shift hours, this is a seasonal business and hours will vary during our busy season as well as the off-season. This shift will be offering a "premium wage."
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Seasonal Operations Associate • Seed Packing • 1st Shift

Johnny's Selected Seeds has an immediate opening for a Seasonal Operations Associate in Seed Packing. This position plays a critical role in maintaining accuracy and prompt reporting of inventory control. The ideal candidate for this role will take the initiative to ensure that the work is performed efficiently and that all seed pack jobs are done accurately, in a timely fashion. This position may work in other operational functions as well, based on business needs.
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Seasonal Operations Associate • Seed Packing • 2nd Shift

Johnny's Selected Seeds has an immediate opening for a Seasonal Operations Associate in Seed Packing to work the second shift (evenings). This position plays a critical role in maintaining accuracy and prompt reporting of inventory control. The ideal candidate for this role will take the initiative to ensure that the work is performed efficiently and that all seed pack jobs are done accurately, in a timely fashion. This position may work in other operational functions as well, based on business needs.
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Seasonal Operations Associate • Shipping/Warehouse • 1st Shift: 6am–2:30pm, Sun–Th or M–F

Johnny's is currently seeking to hire a Seasonal Operations Associate in our Warehouse and Shipping departments. This position is responsible for handling bulk seed products, kitting, large accessories, and receiving, in preparation for distribution. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills. This position is for day-shift hours. Ours is a seasonal business, and hours will vary during our busy season as well as during the off-season. Day hours are required as business dictates. (Part-time also available, with a minimum of 3 days per week, including Sundays.)
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Seasonal Operations Associate • Shipping/Warehouse • 2nd Shift: 2:30pm–11pm, Sun–Th or M–F

Johnny's is currently seeking to hire a Seasonal Operations Associate in our Warehouse and Shipping departments. This position is responsible for handling bulk seed products, kitting, large accessories, and receiving, in preparation for distribution. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills. This position is for second-shift hours. Ours is a seasonal business, and hours will vary during our busy season as well as during the off-season. Second-shift hours are required as business dictates. (Part-time also available, with a minimum of 3 days per week, including Sundays.)
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Seasonal Maintenance Associate • 2nd Shift: 2:30pm–11pm

Johnny's is currently seeking to hire a full-time Seasonal Maintenance Associate to work the second shift. This position is responsible for a wide variety of maintenance and sanitation functions for three locations. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual with excellent organizational skills and a wide range of maintenance skills.
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