We are looking for a Farm Apprentice to join our team!

Job Title: Farm Apprentice

 

Overview: Aquidneck Island Oyster Company, located in Portsmouth Rhode Island, is currently seeking qualified applicants for a part-time Farm Apprentice position. Duties will include working with all aspects of the farm, which is located in the Sakonnet River. Occasional hours working in the farm workshop, located in Wakefield Rhode Island, may be required. Working hours on the farm may change due to tides and weather, so the applicant must have a flexible schedule and can work weekends, early mornings and some late evenings.  This position will report to the Farm Manager and Owner.

 

Prior experience is not a requirement, but preference will be given to applicants who are comfortable driving boats and working on the water.

 

Roles and Tasks:

  • Harvest and sort oysters
  • Clean and maintain gear
  • Construct oyster bags and gear
  • Tend to farm lines
  • Occasional deliveries if needed

 

Required:

  • Able to lift at least 50 pounds repeatedly
  • Able to bend down, stand, kneel for long periods of time
  • Able to tend the farm by provided boat or kayak
  • Comfortable working in all conditions (heat/cold/rain/wind)
  • Comfortable working on and in the water
  • Flexibility of scheduling
  • Able to do repetitive work well and efficiently
  • Personal transportation and valid drivers license

 

Preferred:

  • Prior experience or knowledge of aquaculture
  • Small boat experience
  • Diving/snorkeling familiarity

 

Compensation commensurate with experience.

 

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to aquidneckislandoysters@gmail.com with FARM APPRENTICE as the subject line.