Summer job: Fishery Field Crew, Sitka Sound Science Center


Job Announcement for the Sitka Sound Science Center

The Sitka Sound Science Center is advertising for field crew for a summer fishery field project. The job involves daily sampling of post-spawning chum salmon in four streams in the Northern Southeast area.  This work involves remote stream work under a variety of conditions sampling post-spawning chum salmon for otoliths, tissue samples, and scales. Successful applicants will be well suited for working and living in a small group environment. The work entails extensive time in the field under challenging conditions (rain, bears, bugs), weekend work, and, may involve living on-board a chartered support vessel. The project has the potential to be funded each summer through 2019. Hiring is dependent on grant funding.

Fishery Technician The Sitka Sound Science Center is recruiting for a seasonal fishery technician to work on a remote field project sampling post-spawning chum salmon. The successful candidates will be excited about working in remote streams, be physically fit (able to carry heavy packs and hike rugged terrain), and well suited to living aboard a support vessel or group housing with other field crew.  Fishery sampling experience is preferred but not required.  Period of employment is approximately July 15 – August 30, 2018.  Project is anticipated to continue during the same time periods in 2019. Daily salaried position ($145/day). Job entails extensive time in the field, weekend work, and challenging work environment (rain, bears, bugs).Finalists will be required to provide documentation of physical fitness for heavy lifting and hiking. Send or email resume, cover letter, and 2 references to Chance Gray, Hatchery-Wild Interactions Project Coordinator, Sitka Sound Science Center, 834 Lincoln Street, Sitka AK