Grape Program Assistant

Grape Program Assistant Position Available

Seasonal Program Assistant needed for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Suffolk County Grape Research and Extension Program based at the Long Island Horticulture Research and Extension Center, 3059 Sound Ave. in Riverhead. Starting date is May 2017 and ending date is mid-August, 2017. Applicant must be able to work 8:00am-4:30pm Monday thru Friday.

Job Title: Seasonal Program Assistant

Salary: $13.00/hr.

Benefits: Medical benefits only, if duration is over three months

Other: Position is full time, temporary employment

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Maintenance of research and demonstration trials on and off site.
  2. Performs duties including but not limited to planting, weeding, vineyard maintenance.
  3. Assist with data collection and entry.
  4. Assist with checking of insect traps every other week.
  5. Report field observation and pest occurrences daily to Supervisor.
  6. Maintain program files and records.


  1. High School diploma or equivalency and 6 months volunteer or work experience.
  2. Ability to work outdoors, sometimes in inclement weather, performing various field activities.
  3. Ability to understand and implement written and oral instruction.
  4. Must be reliable and able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  5. Ability to complete task in an efficient and timely manner.
  6. Must be able to lift 20-50 lbs.
  7. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Closing Date: Until position is filled

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Send application, cover letter and resume to:


Alice Wise
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center
3059 Sound Ave.
Riverhead, NY 11901


Alice Wise
Viticulture Research

Last updated March 1, 2017