Temporary Fish Culturist, Tutka Bay Lagoon Hatchery

Closing Date:
Open until filled

Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association (CIAA) has an opening for a Temporary Fish Culturist at Tutka Bay Lagoon Hatchery. This is a remote site located in Tutka Bay Lagoon, across Kachemak Bay from Homer, Alaska. CIAA prioritizes the health and safety of its employees. Incoming employees coming from outside of Alaska are required to arrive with proof of a negative COVID-19 test and participate in a paid 7-day quarantine.


This is a full-time, exempt, temporary (nine months) position expected to be filled in July 2021 and to last through November 2021 with the opportunity to come back in March 2022 for nine-month employment. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Manager, the Temporary Fish Culturist will help assist on a variety of projects that may include rearing, outmigration, pink and sockeye salmon broodstock collection, egg take, and incubation as well hatchery and equipment maintenance. The culturist will also be expected to operate small boats, water pumps, and hand and power tools and lead seasonal employees. Work is often outside in any weather condition or inside around cold running water. The culturist will share a kitchen and bathroom areas with seasonal staff and must demonstrate the ability to live and work cooperatively and maintain cleanliness.


The ideal applicant will have a working knowledge of Pacific salmon fish culture, basic carpentry skills, demonstrated mechanical and boat skills, sound physical fitness, ability to follow instructions, and a good attitude despite the weather or difficulty of the task. Familiarity with sampling and data recording techniques is desirable. The job requires the ability to lift and carry up to 50lbs. Current CPR and first aid certifications are required. If you believe you meet the qualifications and you are looking for a fun, challenging, and rewarding job in a stunning location in Alaska, then CIAA encourages you to apply.


Beginning salary is $3,243.13 per month or DOE. The benefit package includes an employee 401(k) retirement plan, vacation and medical leave. Shared housing is provided along with food, electricity, heating fuel, phone service, and basic internet service. If you believe you meet the qualifications above, and you are looking for a fun, challenging, and rewarding job, then CIAA encourages you to apply. CIAA is an equal opportunity employer.


Applicants must submit an application (found at https://www.ciaanet.org/jobs/), cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Josh Sawlsville, Hatchery Manager
jsawlsville@ciaanet.org or 907-312-7016. Contact Josh for questions.


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