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Assistant Professor of Practice: Extension Aquaculturist (Oregon, USA): Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) and Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice: Extension Aquaculturist. The salary range is 63-73k, depending on experience. The position will be serving the Oregon Coastal Region with specific emphasis on Tillamook County and the North coast region. The position will be based in Tillamook, Oregon. This is a ranked position with promotional opportunities; the individual hired will need to determine an academic home within one year of start date. The individual hired will also be expected to bring in 25% of their salary in future years.  This position will address the need for engagement and extension in shellfish and seaweed culture, as well as other existing and potential aquaculture activities in Oregon and the region. The incumbent will understand, synthesize, and communicate the current challenges and opportunities for aquaculture and provide science-based information to the aquaculture industry leadership and workforce, policy-makers, regulators, and coastal community members and others involved in decisions that may affect Oregon’s current and potential aquaculture practitioners. This work includes the facilitation, development, execution, coordination, and evaluation of education and research projects related to aquaculture and marine resources. The incumbent will also take a leadership role in obtaining support for further research and, when appropriate, development of aquaculture initiatives in Oregon.   OSU seeks diversity as a source of enrichment for our university community. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.   To learn more, go to https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/search and enter in Posting # P03086UF.   To apply you are required to submit the following electronic documents: 1) A resume/CV; and 2) A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position. 3) Answer a supplemental question.  For additional information please contact: Amanda Gladics at [email protected] (posted 6/17/19).

Biological Scientist, Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (Florida, USA): The selected candidate will primarily assist with outreach for the scallop restoration program in the Florida Panhandle.  Secondarily, the candidate will help with scallop monitoring and scallop restoration programs in the Florida Panhandle.  Duties include, but are not limited to: recruitment and coordination of community volunteer participation in scallop restoration programs, giving presentations at community events on scallop restoration programs, organization of workshops and events for scallop restoration, assistance with bivalve aquaculture, participation in scheduled monthly sampling trips, semi-annual population surveys, sample collection and dissection, construction, maintenance, and deployment of various sampling gear, microscope use include analysis of histological slides and other samples, chemical and biochemical analyses including safe handling of a variety of chemicals, data entry and proofing, maintenance of vehicles, vessels, and trailers, and assistance with administrative duties such as purchasing and completing travel documents.  Minimum qualifications are a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in one of the biological sciences.  Proof of SCUBA certification from a nationally accredited organization.  Preferred experience is a degree from a biological or environmental studies program and 6 months paid work experience in a relevant marine-related, field-oriented position.   Valid driver's license.  Applicants with outreach experience, experience operating or trailering boats, or with AAUS certification and logged scientific dives may be given preference.  Closing date is 6/26/19.  For more information and to apply go to: https://jobs.myflorida.com/job/EASTPOINT-OPS-Bio-Scientist-I-FWC-%28NRDA%29-77900775-FL-32328/566153300/ (posted 6/17/19)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (Texas, USA): The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for overseeing aquaculture production research and managing associated personnel. This individual will conduct research, generate publications, and assist with grant proposals. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of faculty, postdocs, undergraduate, and graduate students and must have the demonstrated ability to work to deadlines and in inclement weather conditions. The position will be subject to working outdoors in the marine coastal environment.  All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.  To apply and see full job description: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMUCC_External/job/Corpus-Christi-TAMUCC/Postdoctoral-Research-Associate_R-020596.  (posted 6/8/19)

Scientific Technician, Washington (USA):  The Department of Fish & Wildlife is recruiting to fill one (1) full-time permanent Scientific Technician 3 in the Fish Program, Fish Management, Puget Sound Shellfish Unit. This position's duty station is located at the Natural Resource Building, 1111 Washington St. SE, Olympia, 98501.  Duties include: Geoduck and other shellfish dive surveys and studies, Data Management and Laboratory Work, and Lead vessel operator and maintenance lead for subtidal shellfish dive team operations.  For more information, job requirements, and to apply for this position, please visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2468844-0/scientific-technician-3-permanent-05037-19.  Apply by June 16, 2019. (posted 6/7/19)

Oyster Hatchery Assistant Manager (Florida, USA):  The Pensacola Bay Oyster Hatchery Assistant Manager is a full time salary position based on but not limited to 40hrs/wk.  Annual Salary $30,000, Eligible for annual bonuses based on production quotas, Three Month Probationary Period, PTO as production schedule allows and as approved by COO.  Applicant Qualifications:  B.S. in Aquaculture, Marine Biology, or related concentration; Min. 2 years of experience working in a hatchery or applicable field work involving oyster ecology; M.S. acceptable substitute for work experience.  Job Duties Include but not limited to: Assist in daily hatchery operations; Assist with biological activities: WQ, spawning, larval rearing, and seed grow-out/grading; Assist with general maintenance, expansion of hatchery, and repairs; Direct operations of hatchery in absence (and under the guidance) of hatchery manager; Diving lease for site surveys; WQ monitoring; Seed deployment and harvesting; Population and recruitment monitoring; Harvesting for order fulfillment; Splitting bags, desiccating cages/bags, sorting; Fleet and equipment maintenance;  Further Expectations: Must be self-motivated and possess desire to succeed; Schedule will consist of needs based on overall success of the company; Cooperatively work with all team members to achieve combined goals of success for Pensacola Bay Oyster Company, Pensacola Bay Oyster Hatchery, and The Oyster Restoration Company & Hatchery as a whole; Effectively manage time by identifying and prioritizing duties to meet all established priorities; Responsive to emergencies, available to work weekends and holidays as needed, and passionate about growing an aquaculture business; Opportunity for ground-floor growth with innovative, start-up company.  To apply please email your resume and/or CV to [email protected] (posted 6/1/19)

Full-time hatchery manager - University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory (Maryland, USA): The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Horn Point Laboratory (UMCES-HPL) is seeking a full-time hatchery manager to aid in the development and management of a new Shellfish Aquaculture Innovation Laboratory (SAIL). As a support facility, SAIL will test new designs and technologies, create new shellfish aquaculture products, and identify the best equipment and techniques for the growing aquaculture industry. Our objectives are to help businesses increase efficiency, decrease costs, increase profits and ensure year-round employment. Horn Point Laboratory is an internationally recognized center of expertise in bivalve ecology and is home to the Broddus and Margaret Ann Jones Oyster Culture Facility, one of the largest oyster hatcheries on the East Coast. The manager will work closely with three UMCES-HPL faculty (Louis Plough, Matt Grey, and Greg Silsbe) whose diverse expertise will help spur innovations in the aquaculture field. As an experimental laboratory, a top candidate will have a keen eye for detail, and experience in the design and execution of experiments.  The position will be a full-time Faculty Research Assistant with salary commensurate with experience ($35,000 to $45,000/year) and benefits. Funding is available for 2.5 years with the possibility of extending employment afterward. Job Summary and specific duties: The Hatchery Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of personnel management and shellfish husbandry at the hatchery leading to an efficient rearing program; Manage all aspects of shellfish production, including but not limited to: broodstock collection, holding and spawning; live food production and feeding; larval and juvenile shellfish production; general shellfish husbandry including cleaning; feeding and application of treatments; quantification of growth and survival; coordination and support of industry-based growout cages; Managing and supporting graduate student research in the hatchery that may include training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating; Interact with various industry members to deliver and release shellfish and assure proper husbandry practices by these members; Conduct a sound program for water quality monitoring; Ensure that all systems are properly maintained and monitored at all times; Help design systems as appropriate; Act as a primary respondent in the 24hr life-support monitoring program, and must live within 30 minutes (25 miles) of the Hatchery; Must be able to regularly work weekends and potentially odd hours; Ensure that accurate records are kept, and protocols are updated regularly; Assist with all facility reporting requirements as needed.  For Required Skills/Experience and to apply for the position: https://umces.peopleadmin.com/postings/1271.  To receive full consideration, apply by June 20, 2019.  UMCES is an AA/EOE institution. Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply. (posted 5/30/19)

Research Technician - Olympia oyster restoration, University of California, Davis, (USA): The position is a Junior Specialist (JS) and is a 100% time position.  The JS will assist Dr. Edwin Grosholz (UC Davis) and Dr. Chela Zabin (Smithsonian Institution) in conducting field and laboratory work and in collecting and analyzing data to evaluate the success of these experimental restoration structures. Duties include building structures for field experiments, deploying and maintaining experiments and instruments, carrying out survey and monitoring protocols, installing and managing remote field cameras, analyzing and associated fauna in the laboratory, managing field schedules for undergraduates and volunteers, purchasing supplies, etc. The JS will assist with data collection, entry, management and analysis, and the preparation of written and oral reports.  The work will also involve data entry and some statistical analysis and data presentation in R.  The JS will also work with the PIs and collaborators in partner organizations to assist with the management and coordination of community volunteers. To apply and see full job description: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF02776  (posted 4/13/19)

 

Fish Biologist 3/Dive Safety Office/Pinto Abalone Recovery in the Fish Program (Washington, USA): This recruitment is for one (1) permanent full-time Fish Biologist 3 in the Fish Program, Fish Management. Job Number 2019-03140.  The duty station for this position is the Natural Resources Building in Olympia, WA.  As WDFW Dive Safety Officer, this position is responsible for implementing an agency-wide program to conduct safe diving operations in support of agency goals and objectives. As lead for Pinto Abalone Recovery, this position oversees research, fieldwork, and collaborations to implement the recovery of pinto abalone populations in Washington waters. This position is also a key member of the Puget Sound Shellfish Dive Team, participating in assessments and studies to support management of commercial shellfisheries.  For complete job details/requirements/qualifications: click here To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov (http://www.careers.wa.gov/) and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application: A cover letter describing how you meet the preferred qualifications and competencies of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted).  A current resume (please make it succinct). Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional) (posted 3/28/19)

Research Associate – Molecular Biology/Disease Ecology/Diagnostics, Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, Gloucester, MA (USA): Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute (GMGI) is an exciting new independent marine biotechnology research institute that is applying innovative genomic technologies to marine science for discoveries that impact fisheries and human health. GMGI has a full-time position for a Research Associate who will play an important role in contributing to GMGI’s fishery genomic and aquatic disease diagnostic programs.  The successful candidate must have strong experience in molecular biology/ecology and a documented knowledge of common and advanced laboratory techniques. The candidate must be capable of working independently to design experiments, generate high quality data and analyze results for a variety of molecular projects directed by GMGI scientists. Experience with marine diseases, development of species-specific primer/probe-based assays, CRISPR techniques, and qPCR and rt-qPCR are highly desirable. This position is an extraordinary opportunity for an ambitious and entrepreneurial person who is interested in helping to create a world-class research institute.  Responsibilities: Design and execute experiments using molecular biology/genomics techniques; DNA/RNA isolations and quantification, PCR, qPCR, rt-qPCR, RPA, CRISPR; Next-generation sequencing using the Illumina platform; Strong knowledge of experimental design, bioinformatics, and statistics; Design and development of species-specific molecular assays; Develop protocols for evaluating diagnostic assay specificity and sensitivity; Prepare reports as requested and contribute to grant proposals and manuscripts; Background reading suited to individual projects;  Training of staff or interns on research techniques as required.  Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in biology, molecular biology, marine biology, or related fields; Background in fisheries, aquaculture, and disease ecology; Background with diagnostic assessment methods (e.g. qPCR, rt-qPCR); Capable of planning and executing experiments with minimal supervision; Experience working with modern molecular biology/genomics instruments; Basic knowledge of languages for biological data analysis (e.g. Perl, Python, R); Familiarity with the Linux environment; Excellent writing and documentation skills; Excellent communication and teamwork skills; Integrity towards scientific research and data quality; Capable of working in a start-up environment, with work changing to adapt to needs; Enthusiasm and commitment to GMGI’s mission for science and education; Self-starting, independent, creative thinker with strong problem-solving skills.   This position requires the desire, persistence and ability to work in a start-up environment and to help build a transformative research institute.  This position will report to the Fisheries Research Scientist.  How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Timothy Sullivan PhD, [email protected] (posted 3/26/19)

Fish and Wildlife Biologist 4 (Puget Sound Crustacean Biologist), Fish Program, Marine Resources, Shellfish, Mill Creek or Port Townsend, WA (USA): The Puget Sound Crustacean Biologist provides department leadership for managing crab and shrimp fishery programs using best available science.  Specifically, this position supervises and directs a team of biologists and technicians to successfully assess, regulate, and monitor sustainable commercial and recreational crustacean fishery opportunities that maximize economic benefit to local communities. This position supervises and participates in field studies that serve to inform conservation and protection of fish and wildlife resources and habitats, assess changes in crab and shrimp stock status, and predict future harvest opportunities.  The biologist in this position works with their supervisor to make resource management recommendations to program policy representatives and is a central technical advisor to the co-management process leading to development of State/Tribal annual harvest management plans. DUTIES:  Provide support to co-management processes leading to state/tribal harvest management plan agreements.  Tasks include: Work with supervisor to develop state/tribal harvest management plans for Puget Sound crab and shrimp fisheries;  Develop and maintain a database of fishery data including test fishing, creel surveys, and harvest estimates; Analyze and summarize data to support formation of sustainable quotas and inform future management actions; and Represent the department in state/tribal technical forums to address issues of common concern and recommend improvements to fisheries management.  Manage the Puget Sound recreational and commercial shrimp fisheries in-season.  Tasks include: Plan, coordinate and participate in shrimp fishery management activities to ensure that state fishery harvest objectives are met; Schedule and supervise the monitoring of recreational shrimp fishery catch and effort through aerial, on-water, and land-based surveys; Summarize harvest data and produce harvest estimates to ensure that harvest quotas are not exceeded; Develop and submit emergency regulations needed to meet in-season harvest management allocation objectives; Ensure that department permits are issued prior to harvest and that ESA compliance monitoring occurs in the trawl fishery; Collaborate with supervisor to develop changes to permanent WACs that govern the Puget Sound shrimp fishery as needed; and Coordinate with Enforcement staff as needed to ensure orderly fisheries.   Manage the Puget Sound recreational and commercial crab fisheries in-season. Tasks include: Plan, coordinate and participate in crab fishery management activities to ensure that state fishery harvest objectives are met; Develop and submit emergency regulations for in-season harvest management actions; Collaborate with supervisor to develop changes to permanent WACs that govern the Puget Sound crab fishery as needed; Coordinate with staff from Fish Program and Licensing Division responsible for producing in-season recreational crab harvest estimates; Represent program regarding recreational crab harvest assessment issues including updates and changes to the crab catch record cards and recreational crab internet reporting site; and Coordinate with Enforcement staff as needed to conduct collaborative gear sweep and to ensure orderly fisheries.   Plan, supervise and participate in biological studies that inform crab and shrimp management.  Tasks include: Identify, prioritize and implement field work that supports resource management and monitoring needs; Identify emerging research needs and coordinate with supervisor to design studies that are scientifically rigorous, answer urgent management questions and are supported by existing budgets and grants; Summarize and analyze data to evaluate harvest quotas and present results to tribal co-managers, scientific peers via manuscripts and conferences, and commercial and recreational fishery advisory boards.   Communicate with commercial and recreational crab and shrimp stakeholders.  Tasks include: Coordinate the posting and updating of information on hotlines and the agency website to properly inform recreational and commercial crab and shrimp harvesters; Provide responses to correspondence requests from the public, either directly or by delegating the task to other staff; Meet with commercial shrimp advisors pre-season and as-needed to apprise stakeholders of current management strategies and fishery performance; Meet with crab association board and communicate with president to coordinate harvest effort and to monitor fishery performance; Develop agendas and meet with recreational crab and shrimp advisory board at least twice a year, and additionally as needed, to inform and receive feedback about fisheries and management strategies.  Produce summaries of meetings and maintain agency advisory committee web site.   Supervises crustacean work unit.  Tasks include: Supervises a work unit of 6 employees at 2 department offices; Provides leadership and direction to achieve effective resource management goals; Evaluates employee job performance, establishes work priorities and designates work assignments in consultation with the Puget Sound Shellfish Manager and WDFW policy staff; Monitors work for timely and consistent progress and reviews final work products to ensure that high quality professional standards are met; Closely supervises in-season activities to ensure that state shares of quotas are not exceeded; and ensure a safe work environment and that all individuals are welcomed and treated fairly and respectfully, and employees feel empowered to contribute fully to serving their work unit, the agency and Washington's citizens.   Other duties as assigned.  Tasks include: There are numerous day-to-day tasks that have not been completely described above and also unforeseen or emergent issues which may need temporary attention.  It is expected that these duties will be discussed and prioritized with the position supervisor and assigned as needed to meet project goals.   Working conditions: M-F; 8AM-5PM, weekend days as needed to fulfill sampling needs.  Office work at computer work station; field work on 32 ft. vessel in various weather and sea water conditions found in Puget Sound.  Must have ability to effectively communicate with a range of stakeholders in sometimes contentious environments.   About 20 overnights per year, throughout Puget Sound, Strait and San Juan Islands.  Must be proficient in operation of the work vessel and hydraulic gear puller.   Union:  This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish & Wildlife, and the Washington Association of Fish and Wildlife Professionals (WAFWP).       QUALIFICATIONS:  A Bachelor's degree in fisheries, wildlife management, natural resource science, or environmental science AND 5 years of professional experience in fish, wildlife, or habitat management or research, wildlife management or wildlife research, or habitat management or habitat research. Twelve semesters or eighteen-quarter hours of specific course work is required for certain positions.    Four years as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist 3. Note: A Master's degree in the applicable science will substitute for one year of the required experience.  Note: A Ph.D. in the applicable science will substitute for two years of the required experience.   Preferred experience: Experience in commercial and recreational fisheries management, Proficient in ArcGIS, biological survey design, biostatistical methods, and Access database development, Successful history of supervisory management, Successful history of co-management negotiating, Must be proficient in operation of the work vessel and hydraulic gear puller.    To apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application: A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications and competencies of this position (generic cover letter will not be accepted).  A current resume (please make it succinct).  Three professional references (personal references do not count as professional).  Job description also available here: here: https://wdfw.wa.gov/employment/ #12098-18 (posted 3/22/19)

Aquatic Research Technician I – Shellfish Production Focus, Canada: The Huntsman Marine Science Centre (www.huntsmanmarine.ca) is expanding its team of technical personnel within its Aquatic Services department. We are seeking to fill an Aquatic Research Technician I position with an individual having specific interest, experience and skillset associated with Shellfish Production. We are looking for highly motivated, dynamic individuals who work well both individually and within a team of technicians and research scientists to conduct a diverse set of confidential research contracts for commercial, government and university sponsors.  WAGE AND BENEFITS: Hourly wage commensurate with experience plus benefits, including health care, annual and sick leave, life insurance and retirement plan available. This full-time position has an indeterminate term and funded through research contracts.  RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide full In Life Phase support for shellfish culture activities at the Huntsman, including microalgae production, conditioning of adults for spawning, and larval life stage culture through to adults; Assist with design and implementation of assigned and project specific experimental setups through troubleshooting and prototype testing of systems and Data Capture Forms, primarily to support ongoing aquatic toxicology studies;Comprehend, assimilate and adhere to regulatory requirements, laboratory Standard Operating Procedures, study protocols and other instructions while implementing project specific husbandry tasks and data collection activities; Record raw data promptly and accurately and in compliance with the Principles of Good Laboratory Practice, and are responsible for the quality of their data; Participate in the preparation of department Standard Operating Procedures related to all activities and projects; Verify data recorded on DCFs to ensure compliance with department Standard Operating Procedures and Study Plans/Study Protocols as necessary; Overall organization and tidiness of designated research spaces; Other duties involve preparation of analytical standards, reagents, and/or solutions; preparing appropriate glassware; maintaining thorough documentation; work with diverse analytical instrumentation; Reliably work independently as well as within a team of study participants having diverse talents and personalities; Cross training in other department disciplines as needed to meet project and business demands; and Exercise health and safety precautions to minimize risk to themselves and to ensure the integrity of the study.   MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Relevant Bachelor degree or technical diploma or equivalent experience; Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, while being detail-oriented and efficient; Demonstrated experience (2-3 years) with working directly in shellfish culture primarily on conditioning of adults, spawning and egg fertilization, handling of early life stages, and microalgae production; Proficiency in computer use including spreadsheets, word processing and internet is expected; Physical ability to perform assigned duties that may require work with toxic, volatile, and corrosive chemicals or carcinogenic substances; and/or be required to work in adverse environmental conditions; and/or carry or lift heavy materials; Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; Valid driver’s licence – class 5; Ability to work weekends and holidays, answering emergency calls and shift work as part of a staff rotation is expected; and Ability to legally work or obtain a Visa to work in Canada.    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Desire to apply skills to other invertebrate species, including American lobsters, green sea urchins, larval fish live feeds production (rotifers and Artemia); Experience with analytical instrumentation, such as Coulter counter and microscopy, is an asset; and Conducting research within a Good Laboratory Practice setting is a plus.   APPLICATION: Applications are now being accepted for the position that can begin immediately. Applicants should indicate current citizenship status. Although Canadians and permanent residents to Canada will be given priority, all qualified candidates will be given full consideration. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.   Send single electronic submission with cover letter, CV and three references (including e-mail and telephone number) to:  HR Office, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, 1 Lower Campus Road, St. Andrews, NB, E5B 2L7.  Email: [email protected] (posted 3/12/19).

Wellfleet Shellfish Farm Supervisor, Massachusetts (USA):  This position reports to the Farm & Wholesale Operations Manager.  This position is based out of our Dennis, MA facility with regular travel to our farms in Wellfleet.  From spawn to table, Aquacultural Research Corporation (A.R.C.) plays a vital role in sustaining the shellfish industry on Cape Cod and down the Eastern seaboard. We hatch and sell shellfish seed and grow some of the seed to market size to supply our growing wholesale distribution.  A.R.C. is a leader in aquaculture research and innovation, actively supports the shellfish industry through advocacy and restoration, pioneers solutions to coastal challenges and educates current and future generations of shellfish growers.   Position Description:  This position will be responsible for the day to day, on the ground operations of our Wellfleet shellfish grants. This includes seed nursery and market harvests for both oysters and clams. This area is tidal, and therefore requires extreme flexibility in hours, be it 4:30 am starts, or wrapping up after the sun goes down.   Duties include: weekly scheduling of Wellfleet crew to coincide with tides/weather and nursery/wholesale/husbandry demands; Coordinating with nursery manager to plan seed planting and harvest schedule; Coordinating with wholesale manager to plan market harvest schedule; Planting and monitoring seed density and health, assisting with sizing for sale; Maintaining market crop health and density, performing husbandry as needed; Maintaining accurate records and inventory management, including vibrio requirements; Enforcing safety regulations and company policies; Managing maintenance and repair of equipment; Coordinating with other managers to ensure coverage and maximum productivity; Working with management to develop long term farm plans and goals; and acting as A.R.C. ambassador on the farm with seed customers and neighbors.  Compensation is commensurate with experience. This is a year-round, full time position.   Requirements: 3+ years of aquaculture or farming experience preferred; Ability to drive and trailer a 24’ skiff; Ability to stand 8 hours a day and lift 50lbs; Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation; Leadership skills, ability to manage a crew of 2-5 people; Punctuality and reliability, flexibility and ability to shift priorities as needed; and 30-60 hours per week, includes some weekend time as needed. Hours are variable dependent on the tides, weather, and demands.  Please submit your resume to [email protected]   (posted 3/11/19)

Oyster Farm Manager, Granite State Shellfish, New Hampshire (USA):  Granite State Shellfish, producers of Wagon Hill Oysters, is an oyster farming company located in Little Bay, New Hampshire; operating from late April into late Fall of each year. Wagon Hill is looking to hire a Farm Manager for the upcoming growing season, seasonal full time (40 hr./week). The Farm Manager will work side by side with the Partners of the farm as well as being responsible for a farm apprentice once hired.  Duties will include general farm management, inclusive of: boat operations; planting, cleaning and sorting seed oysters, as well as rotation of stock; raking, harvesting, sorting and preparing oysters for market; keeping inventory, harvest and other records as needed; Compensation is $16/hr. 40 Hours a week, May1st-October 7, 2019*, plus year end bonus and chest-wader allowance.  *Season may be extended and will be in 2020, but a bay closure may shorten the 2019 season.  Requirements: Previous aquaculture experience preferred, but not required; Personal transportation and valid driver’s license required; Must be able to lift 50lb; Must be able to operate a boat (24’ pontoon boat); Ability to work in adverse weather conditions; Ability to work independently and as a part of a team; Flexible and able to adapt to any situation; Good attitude and reliability.  To Apply, contact: David at [email protected], or George at [email protected] (posted 3/5/19)

Hatchery Technician - Oyster Seed Holdings is an independent oyster hatchery located on Chesapeake Bay in Mathews County, Virginia.  We are seeking applicants for a hatchery technician position with duties touching in all aspects of shellfish hatchery production.  These include tank and system cleaning, assistance with microalgae production, diligent husbandry of millions of larval and post-set oysters, and other physical tasks.  Candidates must be willing to work 1-2 weekends per month.  Pay commensurate with experience.To apply, please send resume and cover letter to [email protected] (posted 1/30/19).