Job Announcement: Oyster Hatchery Position

KCB Oyster Holdings is located in Lottsburg, Virginia and produces oyster larvae and seed from December through September. This is a seasonal, full-time job.

This is a unique opportunity to commercially produce oysters and develop a research/breeding program to improve hatchery performance.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Brood stock management and maintenance
  • Algae culture
  • Spawning and larvae culture
  • Cultchless seed setting
  • Filtration maintenance

Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field
  • Good work ethic and self-motivated
  • Ability to work variable hours, including weekends in rotation
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Communicate effectively with other employees
  • Ability to perform record keeping and organize results

Preferred qualifications:

  • Prior hatchery knowledge
  • Ability to adaptively manage
  • Problem solving/troubleshooting
  • Ability to conduct research experiments
  • Interest in seawater chemistry and oyster breeding
  • Salary negotiable and health benefits included.

Interested applicants should email cover letter and resume to:

A. J. Erskine


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