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Oyster Gardening Educator

Location: East Hampton, NY, USA
Company: East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery
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Salary: commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Date Posted: Friday, February 2, 2018


Bachelors in Biology, Marine Science/Biology


East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery’s EHSEED (East Hampton Shellfish Enhancement and Education Directive) is seeking assistance with its oyster gardening program. The program started in 2016 as a pilot project with 15 gardeners. In 2017 it expanded to 40 gardeners at two sites and in 2018 it hopes to establish gardens at three sites with as many as 60 gardeners in total. The program, which is modelled after Cornell Cooperative Extension’s SPAT (Suffolk Projects in Aquaculture Training) program includes lectures/workshops beginning in February and culminates with oyster garden maintenance sessions through summer to a final overwintering session in October (see schedule on website under "Educational Programs"). Ideally the candidate would assist with both presentations and oyster garden maintenance sessions so must feel comfortable in a leadership role and have the knowledge and communication skills required to relay information. The candidate must be well versed in shellfish biology and aquaculture as they will be assisting the public in learning about and growing their own oysters. The candidate must have small boat launching, handling and trailering (boat and enclosed trailer) skills given that the garden sites are located in three separate bodies of water and will require transport of maintenance gear between sites on scheduled maintenance days. As mentioned above, please see the schedule to ensure that, at the very least, Saturday maintenance sessions could be covered. Any assistance with other presentations on the schedule would be greatly appreciated. This position may also be supplemented with additional hours assisting in hatchery/nursery/field operations if the candidate so desires. Hourly wage will be commensurate with experience. Please provide résumé and references. Thanks very much.
Contact Name: "Barley" John Dunne
Contact Phone: 631-668-4601 x 7901
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