Friday, February 2, 2018

Summer in the Hamptons! Job Opportunity Oyster Educator Position Long Island- lead the growing oyster gardening program

Seeking Oyster Gardening Educator

Part-time position available with East Hampton Shellfish Hatchery

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 presentations/workshops beginning in February and culminates with oyster garden maintenance sessions through summer to a final overwintering session in October (see schedule & information attached). 

Hampton Life- Drop in on one of your neighbors after work.

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 attached schedule to ensure that, at the very least, Saturday maintenance sessions could be covered.  Any assistance with other presentations 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 if interested.


"Barley" John Dunne, Director
East Hampton Town Shellfish Hatchery
Phone: 631-668-4601 ext.: 7901                                                                                               
Cell phone: 631-816-3082                                                                                         

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