The NSR office will be closed Friday, December 24 through Sunday, January 2 for Christmas and the New Year. Normal office hours will resume Monday, January 3. Please keep these dates in mind when planning to record and transfer litters for Texas majors, or obtain pedigrees for the Arizona National Livestock Show.

NSRJOBS & INTERNSHIPS

INTERNSHIPS

Internship applications are due Oct. 1 every year
Internships are located in West Lafayette, Indiana with some travel required.

Events & Education Internship

SERVE AND HELP DEVELOP YOUTH WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE SWINE INDUSTRY.

Description:Do you love the purebred swine industry? Have a passion for working with youth? Enjoy facilitating programs and planning events? Then, the Events & Education Internship is meant for you! The Events and Education Internship will provide experience in planning and executing shows and events of the NJSA, the nation’s largest youth livestock organization. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to assist Events & Education staff with planning The Exposition Junior Show and the National Junior Summer Spectacular, as well as help lead the NJSA Junior Board of Directors and write Youth Spotlight highlights. This internship provides experience in event planning, communications, education, outreach and livestock show production.

  • Full-time position
  • Located in West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Mid- to late-May through mid-July
  • Applications due Oct. 1 each year
  • Weekly stipend, travel expenses covered

Job Requirements: Required travel and show attendance includes The Exposition and the Summer Type Conference and National Junior Summer Spectacular. A valid driver's license is required.

Qualifications: Applicants should be college-age students majoring in animal science, agricultural business, agricultural education or other related fields of study. Applicants should be hardworking and self motivated, detail oriented, innovative and work well with the general public and youth. Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of all Microsoft Office programs.

Application: Interested individuals should e-mail the following to nationalswineregistry@gmail.com

  • cover letter/résumé
  • three references

Questions contact:
Ellen Knauth
VP of Operations 
National Swine Registry
2639 Yeager Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765.463.3594
ellen@nationalswine.com

*Description is not all-inclusive and responsibilities may be added or altered.

Field Staff Internship

PROVIDE A LINK BETWEEN SWINE BREEDERS, MEMBERS AND THE NSR STAFF. 

Description: A terrific opportunity to learn about purebred swine operations and pedigreed show facilitation while developing contacts within the swine industry!

The NSR Field Staff Internship provides on-the-road experience traveling the country with full-time NSR Field Representatives, and opportunities to both learn from and contribute to field activities. Responsibilities include visiting purebred swine farms and AI boar studs; assisting at NSR-sponsored events including The Exposition, NSR Summer Type Conference, assisting at state fairs across the Midwest; and other field staff duties as assigned.

  • Full-time position
  • Located in West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Mid- to late-May through August
  • Applications due Oct. 1 each year
  • Weekly stipend, travel expenses covered

Job Requirements: Extensive travel is required, and a valid driver's license is required.

Qualifications: Applicants should be college-age students majoring in animal science and/or a related field of study, with a strong interest in a swine industry career. Must be hard working and excel in time management and organization, as well as have strong interpersonal and networking skills and a professional demeanor. Additionally, candidates must have experience and skill evaluating swine.

Application: Interested individuals should e-mail the following to nationalswineregistry@gmail.com

  • cover letter/résumé
  • three references

Questions contact:
Clay Parrish
Eastern Field Representative
National Swine Registry
2639 Yeager Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765.421.1155
clayp@nationalswine.com

*Description is not all-inclusive and responsibilities may be added or altered.

Marketing & Communications Internship

COMMUNICATE INFORMATION AND PROMOTE IDEAS TO NSR MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC.

Description: A great opportunity to spend the summer working in the purebred swine industry, while learning new skills and expanding your marketing and communications portfolio!

The NSR Marketing & Communications Internship provides the opportunity to work with the M&C team to customize an internship program that will focus on the skills needed to build an individual’s professional portfolio. These opportunities include feature writing for Seedstock EDGE, advertisement design and page layout, magazine production, online content development, photography, social media management, live show coverage and more!

*Several projects such as show reports and feature stories are required for all interns.

  • Full-time position
  • Located in West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Mid- to late-May through August
  • Applications due Oct. 1 each year
  • Weekly stipend, travel expenses covered

Job Requirements: Some travel will be required, including to The Exposition, National Junior Summer Spectacular and Summer Type Conference.

Qualifications: Applicants should be college-age students in agricultural communications or other related fields of study. Experience in Adobe products such as InDesign, Photoshop and Premier are a plus, as well as a knowledge of journalism and design. Must be a team player, hardworking and deadline driven.

Application: Interested individuals should e-mail the following to nationalswineregistry@gmail.com

  • cover letter/résumé
  • examples of previous work
  • three references

Questions contact:
Cassie Godwin
Marketing and Communications Manager
National Swine Registry
2639 Yeager Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765.463.3594
cassie@nationalswine.com

*Description is not all-inclusive and responsibilities may be added or altered.

JOBS

MEMBER RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Position Summary: The Member Relationship Manager (MRM) reports to the Vice President of Operations. This role is a representative of the National Swine Registry (NSR) and its entities and initiatives. This role serves as a liaison between the organization, it’s membership, users of purebred swine genetics, industry partners, stakeholders, and academia. This position will work closely with the Marketing and Communications Department, Events and Education Department, and the Field Staff.

Location: NSR Office, West Lafayette, Ind

Application Requirements:

  • Self-motivated, hardworking, and organized
  • Able to establish priorities, work independently and proceed with objectives
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Willingness to take on extensive travel responsibilities
  • Willingness to work overtime and weekends for shows and events
  • Able to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and background in purebred swine industry preferred but not required

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Proven success in customer/member support and sales
  • Strong comfort zone in swine evaluation & selection
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to handle scheduling logistics
  • Extreme attention to detail and organization
  • Passion for youth development and ability to successfully work with NJSA members and staff
  • An attitude of collaboration and strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work effectively with both NSR members and staff
  • Willingness to fully commit to the strategic vision of the organization as a whole and identify an individual role in facilitating that vision

Responsibilites:

  • Deliver and implement services and programs of the NSR and NJSA
  • Encourage the registration of purebred Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace and Yorkshire swine by the NSR/NJSA membership, stressing the importance of breed integrity and ancestry
  • Assist breeders in the areas of management, selection, genetic improvement, and marketing/advertising
  • Assist NSR staff members in the organization and implementation of NSR and NJSA shows and events
  • Provide sales and marketing support for breeders utilizing the NSR live and online sales service
  • Represent the NSR/NJSA at regional, state, and national events, and be responsible for the enforcement of breed eligibility requirements and the implementation of other NSR/NJSA policies at these events
  • Encourage involvement of youth in the swine industry through participation at various NJSA events and activities, as well as working with county and state youth organizations
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with various segments of the industry, including Extension, University Specialists, Shows and Fairs, Pork Producer Associations, and allied industry
  • Contribute content for the NSR publication, Seedstock EDGE, including sales reports from NSR events and editorial
  • Promote subscriptions to and the marketing advantages of Seedstock EDGE Media
  • Oversee and provide mentorship of summer intern
  • Aid other NSR staff in other duties as needed

*Qualified candidates must have a valid driver’s license

Description is not all-inclusive and responsibilities may be added or altered.

Applications: Applications will close October 15, 2021, or once a qualified applicant is identified. Interested individuals should email the following to Ellen Knauth, ellen@nationalswine.com.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three References

Questions contact:

Ellen Knauth
VP of Operations
National Swine Registry
2639 Yeager Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765.463.3594

HAMPSHIRE AND LANDRACE SECRETARY & PROGRAM ASSISTANT

Position Summary: The Hampshire and Landrace Secretary and Program Assistant position reports directly to the Pedigree Department Director and works cross functionally across multiple departments within the National Swine Registry. This role is based in West Lafayette, IN and limited business travel is required for this position. This role is responsible for registration and transfer services of Hampshire and Landrace swine, phone coverage responsibilities and customer service, and basic accounting tasks and assignments.

Location: NSR Office, West Lafayette, Ind

Application Requirements:

  • Highly organized, proficient, ethical, and in tune to confidentiality of accounts required
  • Excellent communicator and relationship builder
  • Detail oriented, accurate, and trustworthy
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to be coached and agile within position requirements
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Proficient and comfortable with data entry in Microsoft Office Products (Excel & Word specifically)
  • QuickBooks acumen and experience preferred
  • Minimum of 1-3 years bookkeeping experience is encouraged
  • Knowledge of livestock industry-specifically swine- is encouraged but not required

Responsibilites:

  • Pedigree services including but not limited to registrations and transfers of Hampshire and Landrace Swine, mailings, and show entries.
  • Phone coverage and front desk reception, including managing walk-in customers.
  • Assist in Customer database management, including billing, cash receipts, follow up on delinquent accounts
  • Large data look up and input required on a regular basis
  • Assist with mass mail outs of customer statements, delinquent letters, thank you/tax receipt letters
  • Set up and process new association memberships – including membership materials
  • Scanning of source documents for data retention
  • Light filing and preparation of accounting records for seven-year storage

*Required to sign conflict of interest and confidentiality statements

*Interested Applicants apply by December 3, 2021, and should submit resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Ms. Lisa Kennedy- Pedigree Department Director
2639 Yeager Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
765.463.3594
lisa@nationalswine.com