Job Postings

Production Assistant & Farm Hand

2 – 3 Positions available (part to full time)

Start Date: May 1, 2024


About Native Connections: We are an established and growing native seed company in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  We produce and supply native seeds for restoration, conservation, and landscaping projects throughout Michigan and into neighboring states.  We have a history in environmental restoration and native landscaping, though we currently do not provide restoration/installation services.

Position Description: Duties fluctuate based on seasonality but will include the following:

  • seed cleaning with hand and mechanized equipment
  • farm tasks: mowing, weeding, harvesting
  • stocking, mixing, and packaging of seeds
  • These are part to full time (16-40 hrs/week), temporary positions through September, potentially through January or later. Wage based on experience and qualifications ($14-$16/hr)


Position Requirements:

  • Post-secondary education or stated interest in native plants, agriculture, and/or horticulture
  • Able to work outdoors for long periods in variable weather conditions
  • Able to wear a dust mask and/or respirator face mask for extended periods
  • Able to complete instructed tasks unsupervised as well as in a team environment
  • Able to lift 50 lbs and climb stairs/ladders
  • Able to (or learn to) operate small engine equipment (brush saws, chain saws etc.)
  • Attention to detail, creative problem solving, able to shift tasks quickly as required
  • Additional desirable and useful skills (not required)
    • Operate a tractor and forklift
    • Drive a truck and trailer and/or CDL
    • Knowledge and keen interest in native plants of Michigan
    • Pesticide applicator’s license or ability to acquire one
    • Experience in prescribed fire, farming, restoration, landscaping, native landscaping, construction, fabricating, sales, design, marketing, etc.


If interested, please email your resume and a brief cover letter/email to or mail/drop off at our shop: 3815 N. Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49004