KCB Oyster Holdings Job Announcement: Oyster Hatchery Position

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