Employment Opportunities at NHAES

Many of the research projects and student training and development opportunities depend on the high quality of research facilities that are managed by the NH Agricultural Experiment Station. The staff that support those research facilities play a direct role in ensuring the success of scienctific discoveries and innovations that will help New Hampshire communities overcome critical challenges and capture important opportunities in their food, fiber, and fuel systems. 

A career with the NH Agricultural Experiment Station enables you to play a direct role in the agricultural, food, environmental, and natural resource research development and workforce training missions at the University of New Hampshire. You won't just work on a farm, dairy, or greenhouse. Your work will be key to helping answer questions that impact every New Hampshire community and beyond. Check out current employment opportunities

A member of CREAM feeding calves at the Fairchild Dairy Research Center

Work with Animals

Help care for more than 300 cows, as well as small livestock, located at two dairy farms.

Researchers pick kiwiberries at the Woodman Horticultural Farm

Work with Plants

Support agriculture and crop research located at our greenhouses and two crop farms.

A researcher works with plants in the UNH greenhouses

Support Innovative Research

Work with UNH researchers to implement and manage diverse, practical, forward-looking agricultural research.

A photo of a member of the public feeding cows

Serve the Public

Whether it's through events, facility tours, our other engagement opportunities, you'll work with the general public to help promote the exciting research taking place at NHAES!

Employment opportunities

Assistant Farm Manager, Woodman and Kingman Research Farms

Working as part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, the Assistant Manager for the research farms will oversee the day-to-day tasks of the research facilities and supervising student and hourly employees. This position is responsible for ensuring that research plots, field management equipment, and facilities are properly managed. The assistant manager will advise the development of financially and environmentally sustainable farm operations practices, coordinate with other farm personnel to ensure help is acquired when necessary, and regularly attend (in-person or remotely) professional development opportunities to maintain best management practices, knowledge, and pesticide license. Learn more & apply!

Assistant Farm Manager, Equine Facility

Working as part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, the Assistant Manager will direct daily activities related to the care of 30 horses such as feeding, cleaning stalls, sheds, paddocks and waterers, turn-out/turn-in and medical treatments as needed. The assistant manager will schedule student staff work shifts using computer/email and supervise the lead farm worker and students workers in daily activities, oversee facility maintenance, assist the veterinarian and farrier and other professional appointments, maintain medical records on UNH horses, assist with tours and outreach activities and assist with facility setup/tear down for horse shows and facility rentals. Learn more & apply!

Lead Farm Worker, Fairchild Dairy Research and Teaching Center

Working as part of the NH Agricultural Experiment Station, the Lead Farm Worker will milk, feed and care for the dairy herd. The lead farm worker will be responsible for the care of the calves and heifers and facility and equipment maintenance, contribute to the success ongoing dairy research program, assist students who are part of the UNH Animal Science undergraduate program, and be part of the outreach events that happen at the dairy. Learn more & apply!