Job Opportunities

Willapa Broodstock & Nursery Manager – Taylor Shellfish Farms

Taylor Shellfish Farms is one of the largest producers of farmed shellfish in North America.  The company is quickly growing in sustainable shellfish farming with new techniques and innovative growing methods.

Taylor Shellfish Farms is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, material status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with federal, state and local ordinances. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 

This position will be based out of the Bay Center, WA. Taylor Shellfish Co, Inc. facilities.

 

WILLAPA NUSERY MANAGER POSITION DESCRIPTION 

Taylor Shellfish is a fully integrated company from breeding our own broodstock to harvesting the product off our farms for wholesale and retail sales. The Willapa Nursery Manager is responsible for managing all commercial nursery operations including algae and primary setting needs for our farms, as well as for independent local farmers.     

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Quality Assurance Manager – Hog Island Oyster Co.

Full-time position with benefits
Marshall, CA

We’re looking for a QA Manager who knows the importance of food safety, can ensure that we meet and exceed state and federal standards, and is willing to educate the rest of us on best practices. Sounds like fun? Well the best part is that all of this takes place on our oyster farm in the wilds of West Marin in and around the beauty of Tomales Bay.

Live to shuck, shuck to live!
At Hog Island Oyster we aim to cultivate, serve and enjoy the best oyster experience possible. We take care and effort hand raising sustainable shellfish, which we proudly serve at our farm on Tomales Bay and our restaurants in Marshall, San Francisco, Napa, and Larkspur. If you’re looking for a position that will both challenge and reward while working for a Company that takes care of its people, the planet and profits, then we encourage you to apply. Hog Island Oyster Co. is proud to be a certified B Corp, using business as a force for good.

JOB DETAILS

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for ensuring all products, processing locations, storage areas and restaurants meet or exceed food safety, quality, industry best practices and regulatory standards. This includes but not limited to HACCP, sanitation, product and water quality sample collection and record keeping. The QA manager will be the primary point of contact for all regulatory agencies and other growers regarding all aspects of food safety and quality. Research and grant writing are also included. Hog Island Oyster Co. is involved in multiple research activities and will continue as we better understand the issues associated with climate change and shellfish genetics. The position is “hands on” which will require boat operation, outdoor work, navigation over rough terrain and physical sampling of water and products. The Quality Assurance Manager is also responsible for developing training standards and ensuring all staff receives training.

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Samish Flip Bag Farm Manager – Taylor Shellfish Farms

Taylor Shellfish Farms is one of the largest producers of farmed shellfish in North America.  The company is quickly growing in sustainable shellfish farming with new techniques and innovative growing methods.  

Taylor Shellfish Farms is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, material status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with federal, state, and local ordinances. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

This manager position is an on the ground manager.  Specifically, this position will manage all aspects of the flip bag farm and floating bag farm throughout Samish Bay.  Attendance on the tide is required, be it day or night.  Organizing and coordinating all people and activities that occur on the described farm will be required in this position. This position is based out of our Samish Bay location in Bow, WA. More specific duties include the following:

 
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Aquaculture Technician – Jamestown Point Whitney Shellfish

Job Details:

We are excited to announce that the Jamestown Point Whitney Shellfish venture is seeking a full-time Aquaculture Technician to join their team at the Brinnon Shellfish Hatchery!  The ideal candidate will possess a variety of skills including building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical knowledge, interest in marine biology and ecology, and organizational skills that will allow the technician to become familiar with cleaning, feeding, harvesting, inventorying, and the operation and maintenance of equipment and systems. 

Starting wage is dependent on experience.

As an Aquaculture Technician, you will:                                                                                  

  • Maintain cleanliness of shellfish bins and tanks
  • Sort shellfish by size and species
  • Participate in the production of micro algae cultures
  • Track and report inventory
  • Maintain company assets in good operational condition including pumps, motors, blowers, and various tools  
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

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Aquaculture Extension Agent – University of Hawaii Sea Grant

Description

Title:  Assistant Extension Agent
Position Number:  0088254T
Hiring Unit:  University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program
Location:  Hawai’i Island
Date Posted: July 16, 2020
Closing Date: July 30, 2020
Monthly Type:  11 Month
Tenure Track:  Non Tenure
Full Time/Part Time:  Full Time (100% FTE)
Temporary/Permanent:   Temporary – Not to Exceed:  08/31/2022
Other Conditions:  Renewal contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory performance of duties.

APPLY FOR POSITION HERE

The University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program (Hawai‘i Sea Grant) conducts an integrated program of research, outreach, and education in support of the wise stewardship of marine resources and sustainable coastal communities. This Program is one of thirty-four (34) Sea Grant College Programs in the United States. Core funding is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Under the general supervision of the Hawai’i Sea Grant director, associate director/extension leader, and program leader, this position will serve communities in Hawai‘i and the U.S.-affiliated Pacific Islands through an innovative extension program on aquaculture that supports the Sea Grant sustainable fisheries and aquaculture focus area.

This Hawai‘i Island Aquaculture Extension Agent position will be co-located with the Pacific Aquaculture and Coastal Resources Center (PACRC) at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (UHH) on Hawai‘i Island and have PACRC, UHH, and statewide extension duties and responsibilities. The position will be responsible for establishing an extension program in aquaculture, developing relationships with the aquaculture industry, identifying aquaculture stakeholder needs, informing aquaculture research activities, disseminating science-based information through traditional extension methods to inform aquaculture stakeholder decision-making, and instruction at UHH.

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Shellfish Farm Manager – Nisqually Tribe

NATURE OF WORK: This position is responsible for managing operations, supervising employees, and leading marketing efforts of shellfish grown at tribally owned or leased properties.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Manage and oversee all operational functions of the shellfish farm.
    • Plan, manage, and perform tasks and projects related to farm development, operations, and monitoring.
    • Manage, supervise and train technicians and other shellfish farm employees.
    • Establish and maintain financial records.
    • Establish and maintain inventory and quality control methods.
    • Develop, monitor, and revise shellfish farming plans.
    • Research and purchase equipment and supplies.
    • Develop marketing plan and lead marketing efforts of shellfish grown on tribally owned or leased properties.
    • Schedule farming tasks from seeding to harvest.
    • Work with, guide and educate production staff and management to ensure compliance with applicable regulatory requirements including those from the Department of Health, Thurston County, and WDFW.
    • Other duties as assigned.

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Algologist/Biological Sciences Research Technician – Oregon State University

The Molluscan Broodstock Program is hiring a full-time Algologist/Biological Sciences Research Technician for the Coastal Oregon Marine Experiment Station at Oregon State University. This is a limited duration appointment expected to last approximately 2 years from the appointment start date with the possibility of renewal dependent on funding. The Molluscan Broodstock Program is a research program located in Newport, Oregon that works in partnership with the West Coast oyster industry to improve the performance of Pacific Oysters through genetic selection.

You can review the full job posting and apply using the Classified Staff link on the Oregon State University job page or follow the provided link: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/88336. Application deadline is February 23, 2020. 

Global Aquaculture Communications Assistant – The Nature Conservancy

OFFICE LOCATION:
Arlington, Virginia, USA strongly preferred. Other locations may be negotiable. AA100

A LITTLE ABOUT US:
Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

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Habitat Programs Technician – PSRF

Technician Position Description
Olympia Oyster and Bull Kelp Habitat Recovery Programs

Puget Sound Restoration Fund (PSRF) seeks a Habitat Programs Technician to provide core capacity for our Olympia Oyster and Bull Kelp Habitat Restoration Programs. S/he will have a wide range of responsibilities, supporting the Olympia Oyster and Bull Kelp Habitat Recovery Programs Director to advance habitat recovery program goals. The Technician will work directly with Director of the Olympia Oyster and Bull Kelp Habitat Recovery Programs to develop and implement restoration projects, monitoring campaigns and applied research in the laboratory and field. The Technician’s functions include logistics support, materials sourcing and acquisition, minor fabrication, equipment/apparatus development and construction with a variety of materials. Another key function is to assist with biological surveys and studies, including sample collection, preservation, and processing; data collection and archiving; and maintenance of live cultures. The Technician will operate power hand tools and engines, perform animal and plant collection and husbandry, and collect, process, and manage data in both field and laboratory settings. Field work occurs throughout the year in various locations across Puget Sound, and involves work on beaches, from small boats, and with SCUBA. As field activities are scheduled in accordance with the tides, the Technician is expected to periodically work odd hours, days and during inclement weather. Most field work is done in teams, but occasionally is done independently, safety permitting.

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Nursery Manager – Clam Fresh Enterprises

Island Enterprises Incorporated

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Position: Nursery Manager (Full Time)
Company: Clam Fresh Enterprises  
Date: January 16, 2020
Hourly Rate: $19 – $30
Reports to: Tyler Johns (Operations Manager) 

SUMMARY: This is a management position for shellfish nursey operations at Clam Fresh Enterprises. The manager occupying this position is responsible for oversight of land base shellfish nursery, flupsy, algae grow operation, supervision of nursery staff, monitoring nursery systems, reporting to operations manager, communication with larvae vendors. Employee must be available during weekends when needed.

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