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Assistant Winemaker
Merry Cellars Winery
Pullman, WA

Closing Date:

February 22, 2021

Job Address:

1300 NE Henley Ct.
Pullman, WA 99163

Job Description:

Assistant Winemaker
Merry Cellars Winery
Pullman, WA
509-338-4699
bemerry@merrycellars.com

This full time position is responsible for overseeing the day to day organization and execution of winemaking activities for our 5,000-case winery. The position requires a mixture of managerial, laboratory, customer service and communications skills. Compensation is DOE.

Requirements:

– Supervising day to day production operations including harvest, barrel management, bottling, equipment preparation and sanitation as well as organization of the production and barrel room.
– Assist with grape receiving, processing, crushing, pressing and assorted operations during harvest.
– Participate in wine tasting and blending trials throughout all stages of the winemaking process while responsible for working with the lead winemaker to evaluate and recommend proper treatments as needed.
– Responsible for training, supervising, and mentoring all harvest interns and any other help in the production room during harvest and/or bottling.
– Provide ongoing instruction, education and support as assigned to interns.
– Work with the lead winemaker to curate blends and ensure wines are developing desirable characteristics.
– Contribute ideas and provide support to the lead winemaker and production staff.
– Run educational tastings and tours of the facility as when needed.
– Assist in the continuous improvement of winemaking procedures.
– Assist in data management, keeping track of daily tasks and record keeping.
– Be available for weekend and evening winery events that require interaction with customers.
– Occasional shifts in the tasting room.
– Responsible for outside sales locally (Pullman, Moscow, Lewiston, Clarkston, Spokane).

Desired Skills & Experience

– Pursuing or completed a degree in Viticulture, Enology, Wine Business Management, Chemistry or a related field.
– Experience in a winery and understand the winemaking process.
– Strong organizational, teambuilding and problem solving skills with attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
– Excellent time management.
– Lift and carry up to 50 pounds, work on and around ladders, uneven flooring, in hot, cold and wet environments.
– Available to work a varied schedule during harvest season as needed.
– Positive attitude.
– Fast learner.
– Experience in OrderPort point of sale software, Vintrace winery management software, Adobe Creative Suite.
– Tasting room / hospitality / customer service experience.
– Experience running social media, specifically Instagram & Facebook.
– Forklift certified.
– Some kitchen / foodservice experience.
– Wet chemistry experience.

Job

Winemaker
Franklin Hill Vineyard
Bangor, PA

Closing Date:

March 27, 2021

Job Address:

7833 Franklin Hill Rd.
Bangor, Pa 18013

Job Description:

Franklin Hill Vineyards is looking for a qualified winemaker to join our growing production demands. Located on a beautiful farm in eastern Pennsylvania, Franklin Hill has 16 acres of grapes and a state-of-the-art winery facility. This is a fun and exciting position available immediately to the right applicant. This is a full-time position offering a competitive wage. All applicants will be considered.

Requirements:

The applicant must possess a strong work ethic, ability to collaborate with a team, and enjoy working both indoors and outdoors. From the grape growing to the tasting room, this position enjoys the full winery experience. The position will include sanitation, safety, fruit projections, receiving fruit, fermentation, aging, blending, bottling, etc. The wine maker must enjoy working with other departments to collaborate with all aspects of the winery and vineyard. The applicant must have experience in chemistry to conduct lab analyses. Tasting, analyzing, and assessing batches as well as perform problem solving daily. The ideal applicant would possess a degree in enology, viticulture, or related field. Experience in wine, beer, spirits is preferred, but other food science experience will be considered.

Please contact us at info@franklinhillvineyards.com

Job

Graduate Research Assistant
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Closing Date:

April1, 2021

Job Address:

2750 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Job Description:

We are seeking a graduate student to assist project investigators in (1) estimating the economic impact and feasibility of vineyard nutrient management, (2) extend knowledge to stakeholders, and (3) advance understanding of wine-grower decision making. Duties include literature reviews, data retrieval, cleaning, and management of farm-level survey and longitudinal data sets, conduct analyses using descriptive statistics and econometric models, analysis of results, and preparing technical reports and presentations to summarize the findings. This position is part of the Socio-Environmental Analysis (SEA) Lab of Dr. James Watson in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University.

Basic Qualifications:

The applicant should have a basic knowledge of microeconomics and linear regression models. Knowledge in econometrics and/or machine/deep learning methods a plus, but not required. Applicant should have experience applying methods using Python or R. Good oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of the wine-grape industry, sources of data, and statistical economic analyses. Experience dealing with farm-level data. Able to work independently and as a team. Proven ability to conduct research and publish results.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for two professional references to Dr. A. John Woodill, postdoctoral researcher, johnwoodill@gmail.com by April 1, 2021.

Job

Postdoctoral Scholar in Plant Physiology
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Closing Date:

January 27, 2021

Job Address:

James M. Elliott Building
University Park, PA 16802

Job Description:

The Centinari lab in the Department of Plant Science at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar to work on the biotic stress caused by the spotted lanternfly, Lycorma delicatula, on grapevines, including but not limited to physiological and production responses. The Postdoc will contribute to a funded, collaborative USDA-SCRI grant “Biology, management and reducing the impact of the spotted lanternfly on specialty crops in the eastern USA” and will collaborate with the Rosa lab in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology. The candidate should have a strong background in pomology and proficiency in using technology for measuring plant physiological parameters in field settings and analysis of plant primary and secondary metabolites. Demonstrated experience and ability to conduct field experiments is required and candidates with laboratory experience only and lacking applied field experience are not suitable for this position. In addition to the aims of the grant, the Postdoc will have the opportunity to conduct follow-up, novel studies consistent with the overarching project goal.

Position Summary

This position will provide opportunities for professional development and networking with researchers at institutions across the US and with industry members. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are important. Preferred candidates will have the following strengths: strong interest in inter-disciplinary research with the ability to conduct research independently; ability to conduct field experiments and work in a collaborative and collegial environment; an interest in mentoring students and outreach; and a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications

To Apply:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Horticulture, Plant Physiology, Agroecology, or related discipline(s) completed by start date. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Initial funding is available for one year, with renewal contingent on satisfactory performance. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

To apply please submit a (i) a cover letter detailing research interests and professional goals, qualifications, and preferred start date, (ii) a CV, (iii) contact information for three references and (iv) pdfs of 1-2 representative publications. For additional information about this position, please contact Dr. Michela Centinari (mailto:mzc22psu.edu).

Apply online at https://apptrkr.com/2106114

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Job

Winemaker
Tobin James Cellars
Paso Robles, California

Closing Date:

January 31, 2021 

Job Location:

8950 Union Rd
Paso Robles CA 93446

Job Description:

80,000 to 100,000 case, well established Central Coast Winery producing 40 different bottlings of 22 plus varietals seeking an experienced winemaker. Applicant must have practicing knowledge and skills of winemaking. The position will work closely with present winemaker to gain understanding of current wine style and winery practices and eventually take over operations. Emphasis placed on the current wine style.

Crush:

  • Work closely with growers
  • Implement and negotiate grower contracts
  • Vineyard visits all year to monitor fruit
  • Organize freight for harvest
  • Oversee crush
  • Manage winemaking as crush is being received
  • Knowledge of EURO Bladder Press Model 6000 & 3000

Cellar:

  • Manage all cellars procedures
  • Topping, racking transfers, and blending
  • Direct all additions and chemical analysis on wines
  • Forklift Certified
  • Barrel purchasing and barrel protocol

Bottling:

  • Coordinate and execute in house bottling
  • Knowledge of GAI Bottling Line
  • Knowledge of Crossflow Filter System
  • Trial Blends and Final Blending with owners
  • Blend and bottle 22+ varietals, 40+ different bottlings
  • Coordinate and order bottling supplies
  • Schedule staff to bottle

Office & Lab:

  • Knowledge of Winemaker database software
  • Keep accurate record
  • Provide information for TTB702 & COLA

Wet chemistry skills

  • Oversee maintenance of all winery equipment & systems
  • Basic knowledge & abilities of repairs
  • Knowledge of FOSS Analytical Wine Scan

Qualifications

  • 5 plus years’ experience in winemaking, strong analytical skills, an enology degree (or similar) a must.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Organization and planning.
  • Work independently, and efficient time management.
  • Give direction and manage cellar crew.
  • Experienced in bottling.
  • Experienced in Crush.
  • Constant continued education with viticulture and winemaking processes.

To Apply:

Please apply via email monica@tobinjames.com

Job

Research Scientist – Plant Physiologist and Viticulturist
Summerland Research and Development Centre Science and Technology Branch
Government of Canada

Closing Date:

January 18, 2021 @ 23:59 PM Pacific Time

Job Location:

Summerland Research and Development Centre
Science and Technology Branch
Government of Canada
4200 Highway 97, Box 5000.
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Canada

Job Description:

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is seeking to staff one permanent position (Research Scientist in Plant Physiology and Viticulture) at the Summerland Research and Development Centre in Summerland, in the Okanagan Valley wine grape region of British Columbia.

The position requires scientific innovation and leadership in the area of plant physiology and viticulture. The successful candidate will lead and develop a program in grapevine physiology, ecology, and production system design. The focus will be on grapevine ecophysiology and stress physiology, and the development and application of geomatics and sensing technologies for characterizing spatial variations in vineyard conditions. This program realizes strong collaboration with other viticulture and related research programs and with industry stakeholders, and plays an important role for wine grape producers throughout Canada, particularly in BC.

Application is also open to non-Canadians

To Apply:

Please apply on line at:

English: 
https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1518743


French:
https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrssrfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1518743&toggleLanguage=fr

Contact information can be found in the application link.

Job

Per-Diem Farm Laborer
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Closing Date:

December 18, 2020

Job Location:

One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Job Description:

The department of Viticulture & Enology is is searching for twenty (20) Per-Diem Farm Laborers.

This position is responsible for providing skilled and semi-skilled agricultural vineyard field support for research and teaching projects, including performing general nursery duties of the vines; performing specialized cultural work such as irrigating, applying insecticides, herbicide and fertilizers; perform pruning, suckering, leafing, harvest, disking; and operating farm equipment such as tractors, fork lifts, and all-terrain vehicles at vineyard facilities near Davis and Oakville and other College facilities as assigned.

Must be available to work with 24 hours’ notice.

To Apply:

Please click on the appropriate link below for complete details, qualifications, and to apply.

External Applicants: https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucdavis/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=7&JobOpeningId=12892&PostingSeq=1

Internal Applicants: https://ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu/peoplesoft-native/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_EMP.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&SiteId=8&FOCUS=Employee&JobOpeningId=12892&PostingSeq=1


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Senior Agricultural Technician
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Closing Date:

December 18, 2020

Job Location:

595 Hilgarde Lane
Davis, CA 95616

Job Description:

DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION
Viticulture and Enology (VEN) is an academic (education, research, and outreach) unit in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The VEN Davis Vineyards are special facilities devoted to the cultivation of grapevines for research and teaching purposes and for the production of grapes to be used for the Enology classes throughout the academic year.

Job Summary

Under general supervision, responsible for providing direct field support for research projects including general vineyard operation, care of vineyard and performing skilled or specialized operational level cultural duties. Perform general nursery duties such as propagating standard varieties of plant materials, collecting, caring for and germinating seeds, maintaining cuttings of plants, and controlling environmental conditions. Perform specialized cultural work such as irrigating, applying insecticides, herbicide an fertilizers; and may keep routine operational records Operate small and large wheel tractors and track laying tractors, and forklifts including but not limited to specialized farm equipment such as hedging equipment, sprayers for pesticides and herbicides, weed abatement implements and all-terrain vehicles.

Salary:

$20.92 – $29.30/HR.

PERCENTAGE OF TIME
Full-Time

HOURS
8:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Physical Requirements:

-Lift equipment and materials weighing up to 50lbs.
-Sit for two hours at a time operating field equipment.
-Perform repetitious field work.

Work Environment

-Work flexible schedule and occasional overtime including weekends, evenings or nights to operational needs.

-Work outdoors in all types of weather.

-Ability to tolerate field and greenhouse conditions during extremes of hot and cold temperatures

-Eligible for EH&S certificates in forklift operations.

-Valid California driver’s license to drive to vineyards.

-Restricted vacation during peak periods.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or eased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Qualifications:

Required:
-Experience in pruning and vine training of many diverse collections of vines including wild grape species, rootstocks, wine and table grapes.

-Agricultural experience to operate heavy and/or complex agricultural equipment including but not limited to wheel tractors and track laying tractors, forklifts, and specialized farm equipment such as hedging equipment, sprayers for pesticides and herbicides, weed abatement implements.

-Experience with grapevine propagation including herbaceous and woody cuttings, mist propagation, and bench-grafting.

-Knowledge of pesticides/herbicides application in accordance with local regulations.

-Interpersonal and communication skills to work with contract laborers in field oriented tasks; to maintain good working relationships with winery staff, outside growers and customers; and to facilitate timely and proper grape handling.

PREFERRED
-Experience maintaining vineyard conditions as needed for teaching and production.
-Bilingual in English/Spanish.
-Skills to perform basic arithmetic calculations.
-Writing skills.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Background Check

EEO/AA Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job

Viticulture – Assistant / Associate Professor
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA

Closing Date:

January 4, 2021

Job Address:

California State University, Fresno
Department of Viticulture and Enology
2360 E. Barstow Avenue MS VR89
Fresno, CA 93740-8003

Job Description:

Job #498260. For official position description visit https://careers.fresnostate.edu/.

• Available for Academic Year: 2021/2022.

Position Summary

The Department of Viticulture and Enology has an opening for a tenure-track or tenured faculty, 9-month (academic year) appointment. Candidates with expertise in viticulture, horticulture, plant science, and related fields will be considered. The candidate shall be comfortable in teaching viticulture related classes at the undergraduate and graduate level (e.g. General Viticulture, Wine Grape Production, Organic Viticulture, and Research in Viticulture & Enology). The teaching assignment and research program will be determined by the area of expertise of the final candidate and by department needs. The position requires engagement with the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) including conducting applied research, agricultural technology development, training and demonstrations. The successful candidate will be expected to develop externally funded research and industry outreach programs involving undergraduate and graduate students. All faculty members in the department are expected to work collaboratively with the wine and grape industry to address challenges regionally and beyond. All faculty are also expected to engage in high impact practices that promote student success such as, but not limited to, internships, international/global experiences, service learning, outcomes assessment, and collaborative assignments. Service at all levels of university governance and within the wine and grape industry is also expected. Willingness and ability to work in collaborative multi-disciplinary teams and to complete tasks on time are essential characteristics of candidates filling these positions. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department, college, and university, as well as industry stakeholders.

Overview:

It is the goal of the Department of Viticulture and Enology to be a world-class center of excellence that effectively meets the educational and research needs of students and the broader grape and wine community. The Department provides practical hands-on education to a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students through its teaching and solution-focused research programs. The Department currently serves approximately 150 students through its MS in Viticulture and Enology, BS in Enology, BS in Viticulture. These academic programs are supported by a strong group of faculty and staff with a commitment to education, research, and industry outreach and service. The program consistently ranks among the top institutions in the country for viticulture and enology.

The Department’s strong research program is supported by the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC), the Jordan College Graduate Lab, the newly-opened Jordan Agricultural Research Center, the Olam Sensory Laboratory, the University Agricultural Laboratory (UAL), and the V.E. Petrucci Library, a collection of Henry Madden Library embedded within the Department and dedicated to viticulture and enology. VERC and JARC provide research laboratory space and major instrumentation. VERC supports outreach events, endowed student research assistantships, and endowed faculty research chairs. The UAL includes a 120-acre vineyard, raisin processing plant, and the nation’s first commercial winery located within a college campus. A new research winery and greenhouse have been funded and will soon be under construction.

The Department is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, the most profitable agriculture region in the United States. The extensive and highly developed viticulture industry (raisins, table and wine grapes) consistently accounts for over 5 billion dollars in revenues, representing by wide margins the largest concentration in the United States. For more than half a century, Fresno State’s viticulture and enology programs and our students have benefited from close connections and collaboration with the grape and wine industry and our strong, involved, and successful alumni throughout California and the world

Required Education:

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Viticulture, Horticulture, Plant Science, or a related discipline is required for appointment to a tenure track position. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) will be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 17, 2021 (date of appointment)

Required Experience:

1. Commitment to and potential for teaching excellence;
2. Evidence or potential for publications in scholarly journals;
3. Commitment to and potential for scholarly activity at the university level and successful grant writing;
4. Strong oral and written communication skills;
5. Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Appointment to the rank of Associate Professor and an appointment with tenure requires an established and outstanding record of research, publication, and successful grant writing commensurate with the respective rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience with grapevine and field-based research in viticulture or tree crops;
2. Experience teaching, advising, and working with undergraduate and graduate students;
3. Productive postdoctoral experience;
4. A publication record that is commensurate with the candidate’s experience;
5. Demonstrated ability to obtain funding for research;
6. A strong understanding of the challenges facing grape industries in the San Joaquin Valley and knowledge of preparing students for careers in these industries;
7. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with the grape industry in the San Joaquin Valley to address regional challenges.

To Apply:

Review of applications will begin January 4th, 2021 and may continue until the position is filled. Applicants must complete an online application at careers.fresnostate.edu and attach the following:
1. cover letter specifically addressing the required experience and preferred qualifications;
2. a curriculum vitae;
3. a statement of teaching philosophy;
4. a statement of research and outreach interest areas;
5. a statement of contribution to diversity;
6. the names, titles, addresses, phone/fax numbers, and email addresses of four professional references;
7. unofficial transcripts.

Finalists will be required to submit (l) three current letters of recommendation and (2) official transcripts.

For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Luca Brillante, Search Committee Chair, California State University, Fresno; Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology; Department of Viticulture & Enology, 2360 E. Barstow M/S VR89; Fresno, CA 93740; Phone: 559-278-3940; E-mail: lucabrillante@csufresno.edu.

Other Requirements:

A link to the Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report is provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and the California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: http://www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml or by contacting the Campus Police Department. The person holding this position may be considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set for in CSU-Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following web site: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html

Necessary background investigations will be completed depending on the requirements of the position. Those could include, but are not limited to, processing of fingerprints through the Department of Justice and FBI, and degree and license verification. A conditional offer may be made based on the results of these verifications.

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

• Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
• Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University’s Probationary Plan Process.
• Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
• California State University, Fresno is a vibrant and growing campus. When necessary, the University may decide to make more than one faculty appointment from a single search.

Job

Assistant Professor of Grape Breeding
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA

Closing Date:

January 15, 2021

Job Address:

595 Hilgard Drive
Davis, CA 95616

Job Description:

As part of UC Davis’ commitment to hire leading research faculty with an outstanding commitment to teaching, research and service that will promote the success of historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities and address the needs of our increasingly diverse state and student population, the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at the University of California announces an Assistant Professor faculty position (9-month in the Department of Viticulture and Enology). Applications are encouraged from candidates with a strong background relevant to solving current problems related to grape breeding and grape genetics.

As one of the country’s leading R1 institutions, UC Davis seeks candidates with exceptional or potential for exceptional record of research and teaching, and inclusive excellence in their field. In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the barriers preventing full participation of members from historically underrepresented and marginalized student communities in higher education, such as (but not limited to) women, underrepresented minorities, individuals self-identifying as LGBTQIA+, veterans, individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged groups, first-generation, undocumented students, or students with any intersections in between. Successful candidates will help advance UC Davis’ strategic goal of improving access and building an inclusive community for all marginalized populations. The successful candidate also will have an accomplished track record (calibrated to career stage) of teaching, research, or service activities addressing the needs of underrepresented minorities, and a clearly articulated vision of how their work at UC Davis will continue to contribute to the University’s mission of serving the needs of our diverse state and student population. Applicants’ track record of engagement and activity related to diversity, equal opportunity, and inclusion as well as their plans for future engagement will be a significant part of the overall evaluation of the candidate’s qualifications for a faculty appointment.

This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (https://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/aes).

Responsibilities:

The primary research mission of the Department of Viticulture and Enology is to produce the knowledge and innovations that will advance the understanding of wine and grape quality and the sustainability of production. To advance that mission, the Department seeks a faculty member who has strong research expertise in the area of plant genetics and breeding. The appointee is expected to develop an extramurally funded, nationally recognized research program in genetics and plant breeding with a focus on the development and release of genetically improved grape scion and rootstock cultivars. Breeding traits will include improved adaptation to present and future climatic conditions and superior tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses, along with attention to grape quality attributes and adaptation to current cultural practices. It is expected that this position will combine traditional breeding approaches, genomic technologies (e.g., marker-assisted and genomic selection, genome-wide association, and gene editing), and advanced high-throughput phenotyping methods. The successful candidate will coordinate with existing departmental colleagues who have expertise in grape genomics, grape physiology, microbiology, chemistry, and viticulture. The appointee will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in viticulture. Depending on the academic background of the candidate, we would expect the candidate to teach courses such as VEN002 (Introduction to Viticulture), VEN101A-C (Viticulture practices), VEN 110 (Grapevine Physiology), and VEN 115 (Grape Production). Participation in and development of outreach/engagement programs, and performance of departmental, university, and professional service is expected. This position is expected to collaborate with extension educators and partners in allied industries.

Qualifications:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Genetics, Plant Breeding, Plant Biology, Horticulture, or related fields. No previous experience in grape breeding or viticulture is specifically necessary, as long as the candidate’s experience is relevant to solving current problems related to grape breeding. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in grape genetics and breeding.

Physical Requirements: 

Must be able to hike uneven terrain in vineyards, work in all weather conditions year-round, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to stand, bend and twist frequently Must have the ability to work any schedule (including early daytime, late nights and weekends). Significant (not every) Saturday work is required as labor management and farming demands. 

The physical requirements listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and key responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and key responsibilities.

Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply:

Application materials must be submitted via the following website: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF03871

The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 15, 2021.

Required application materials include: 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of Ph.D. degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments and of future research plans relevant to grape breeding, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and 7) the names, addresses, including e-mail, of four professional references. Additional inquiries should be directed to:

Professor Dario Cantu
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Viticulture and Enology
University of California – Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Phone 530-752-2929
E-mail: dacantu@ucdavis.edu

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Job

Vineyard Manager
Bogle Vineyards
Clarksburg, CA

Closing Date:

December 31, 2020

Job Address:

49762 Hamilton Road
Clarksburg, CA 95612

Job Description:

Bogle Vineyards and Winery is located in Clarksburg, California, and is run by the sixth generation of Bogles to live and work in the Sacramento Delta region. Bogle was honored as Wine Enthusiast’s 2019 American Winery of the Year and was presented with the Green Medal Leader Award in 2018 for its sustainability efforts in the winery and vineyards.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Vineyard Director, the Vineyard Manager is a hands-on role that is responsible for labor operations, performance, health and appearance of our vineyards.

In season crop, fertilize, pest and disease management
• Ensures the day to day vineyard operations are completed safely and efficiently within production and quality goals. 
• Assign, coordinate and supervise activities of multiple labor crews, crew leaders, equipment operators, irrigators and other related personnel.
• Assists in the hiring of vineyard workers
• Work with management team including Vineyard Director and PCA to ensure fruit quality and production goals are achieved.
• Management of workplace training and performance
• Implementation of safety and compliance programs
• Ensure the company complies with all applicable government regulations, including the EPA, county and State government agencies.
• Ensures all vineyard activities are performed in a manner compliant with state, federal, local, company and CA Rules Sustainable Program.
• Works with Vineyard Director to develop and implement pest control, irrigation, and fertilizer schedules 
• Ensures accurate and timely data collection to provide crop estimates for budget planning, post-set estimate, and veraison adjustment
• Management of crop data and historical farming data
• Monitors the vineyards for disease and pest problems as well as nutritional deficiencies.
• Manages equipment maintenance, operation and safety.
• Vineyard development as directed.
• Work closely with crew leaders and Vineyard Accounting team to ensure the timely and accurate collection of payroll data that tracks employee hours worked by task and location.
• Ensures proper safety and job-related training of staff
• Maintains proper farming practices in spray and fertilization programs
• Manages vineyard expenses within budget guidelines
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

• Minimum 4-5 years of vineyard management experience
• Some college level viticultural coursework a plus
• Excellent knowledge of viticulture and a general knowledge of winemaking practices and cycles. 
• Thorough knowledge of viticulture practices and experience in vineyard planning and development.
• Experience managing and motivating employees to meet quality, production and safety standards established by the company.
• Committed to work long hours and many weekends during harvest and other times of heavy workloads.
• Communicate with other vineyard managers, labor contractor personnel, equipment managers and Pest Control Advisors in an effective and professional manner.
• Experience in the operation and maintenance of farm equipment including machine harvesters as well as ATV and utility machines. 
• Experience with sprayer calibration, irrigation systems and pump stations
• Commitment to safety excellence and producing work of the highest quality.
• Fluent in field English/Spanish but preferably fully bilingual, both oral and written
• Active PCA License with appropriate categories is a plus
• Computer skills required: Word, Excel, Accounting software and Outlook
• Travel requirements: Limited to local; valid driver’s license and ability to be insured by the company’s insurance provider.

Physical Requirements: 

Must be able to hike uneven terrain in vineyards, work in all weather conditions year-round, lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to stand, bend and twist frequently Must have the ability to work any schedule (including early daytime, late nights and weekends). Significant (not every) Saturday work is required as labor management and farming demands. 

The physical requirements listed are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and key responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and key responsibilities.

To Apply:

jobs@boglewinery.com

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Graduate Research Assistant (Viticulture Research)
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR

Closing Date:

March 1, 2021

Job Address:

3420 NW Orchard Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97330

Job Description:

The Schreiner lab (USDA-ARS and Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University) is seeking applicants interested in pursuing a PhD to study vine mineral nutrition and physiology. Funding is available to start in winter or spring term 2021. Please contact Paul Schreiner (paul.schreiner@usda.gov) for more information.

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Grape and Wine State Extension Specialist
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK

Closing Date:

September 30, 2020

Job Description:

The Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, non-tenure track position as Assistant Extension Specialist. The successful candidate is expected to establish an effective statewide extension program in viticulture. Review of applicants will begin on October 1 with a potential starting date in December 2020. For more information about our department, please visit: http://www.hortla.okstate.edu/

Responsibilities:

The incumbent will coordinate an annual Oklahoma Grape Management Extension Course including teaching classes, scheduling speakers, updating materials, and organizing field trips. The incumbent will create online grape management class, advanced training or wine making -focused courses. The incumbent will submit grant applications to assist with grape classes, research vineyard and viticulture projects.

The Incumbent will assist with Market Gardening School, Horticulture Industries Show and other grower groups. The Incumbent will update, revise or create extension fact sheets and revise extension educator handbook sections pertaining to grapes. The Incumbent will provide expertise to county extension educators and the public via phone calls, emails, letters, virtual sessions, and in-person, assist growers and winemakers with site visits as needed. The Incumbent will coordinate grape workshops and field days. The Incumbent will appear as a guest on the Oklahoma Gardening television show covering grape topics. The Incumbent will be responsible for content of Oklahoma Grape Management web page and Facebook page. The Incumbent will write information for Hort. Tips and In-service Horticulture training.

The incumbent will facilitate the use of fruit demonstration & research vineyards at Cimarron Valley Research station to support research, field days and classes and plan updates/improvements as needed. The Incumbent will work with Field and Research Service Unit (FRSU) personnel as needed for spray and maintenance needs. The Incumbent will cooperate with Plant Pathologist and Entomologist on needed projects. The Incumbent will provide educational opportunities for winemaking and collaborate with wine lab in the Food and Agricultural Products Center (FAPC).

The Incumbent will help coordinate the Oklahoma State Grape and Wine Industry Conference. The Incumbent will interact with Oklahoma Grape Industries Council (OGIC) as appropriate. The Incumbent will participate in Forum of Oklahoma Wines. The Incumbent will submit articles to OGIC newsletter. The Incumbent will be responsible for certifying participation in the Oklahoma Vineyard Management Workbook assessment program.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have the following: a Master’s degree in Horticulture, Crop Science, Plant Science or closely related discipline. As well as one-year related experience to include Cooperative Extension experience, preferably in grape and wine extension programming; program management and/or leadership experience, formal or informal teaching experience, and experience working with other extension professionals, scientists, or industry partners.

To Apply:

Applications must be submitted online at:
https://jobs.okstate.edu (search by keyword req8413)

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) detailed letter of interest and fit for the position, 3) curriculum vitae or resume, 4) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin October 1 with a potential starting date in December 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

“Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).”

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Harvest Intern
Ponzi Vineyards
Sherwood, OR

Closing Date:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Job Address:

19500 SW Mountain Home Rd 
Sherwood, OR 97140

Job Description:
Ponzi Vineyards, one of Oregon’s founding wineries, is seeking an experienced cellar-hand to join us for the 2020 harvest (our 50th anniversary!). PV specializes in the production of premium Pinot noir and Chardonnay, along with other varietals such as  Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Arneis and Dolcetto.

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Assistant Extension Professor & State Extension Specialist for Enology
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO

Closing Date:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Screening of applicants will begin July 1, 2020.

Job Address:

1406 E Rollins 
Columbia,MO 65211

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Research Horticulturalist / Research Soil Scientist
Washington State University
Prosser, WA

Closing Date:

June 12,2020

Job Address:

Washington State University Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center

Job Description:

Summary of Essential Job Duties:
Develops viticulture management strategies and tools tailored to plant responses that conserve water, make efficient use of nutrients, and produce high quality fruit.
Adapts viticulture production practices that incorporate new, site-specific management using a systems approach.

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Bottling Line Associate
Matchbook Wines
Zamora, CA

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Job Address:

12300 County Road 92B
Zamora, CA 95695

Job Description:

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Grape Sampler Intern
Matchbook Wines
Zamora, CA

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Job Address:

12300 County Road 92B
Zamora, CA 95695

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, detail-oriented individual to assist in berry sampling for the duration of the 2020 harvest. You will be responsible for daily sampling of multiple vineyard sites, including recording observations regarding fruit development and juice preparation.

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Harvest Cellar Intern
Matchbook Wines
Zamora, CA

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Job Address:

12300 County Road 92B
Zamora, CA 95695

Job Description:

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Bottling Line Forklift Operator
Matchbook Wines
Zamora, CA

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Job Address:

12300 County Road 92B
Zamora, CA 95695

Job Description:

Summary of Essential Job Duties:
•Operation of a standard propane or electric sit-down forklift
•Performing daily equipment checks
•Moving goods packed on pallets
•Operating pallet wrapper
•Ability to work safely in a fast-paced environment
•Adheres to all safety practices and company policies