Student Hatchery Technician Position

2021

 

Job Overview
Students will help with fish husbandry practices in the hatchery: feeding fish, cleaning tanks, and measuring water quality. They will assist in weighing and moving fish around site. Students will help with maintenance jobs around the site – mowing lawns, collecting garbage and recycling, clearing nature trails, painting, cleaning, power washing, etc. Having a driver’s licence and/or First Aid are not a requirement but are considered a great asset. Job postings are based on funding available which can result in different start times throughout the summer. Hours of this job position typically run Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with the occasional weekend. There may be occasional variable hours according to hatchery work duties.

Mentor Info
Students will be supervised primarily by the MSA Biologist, but also by the Assistant Hatchery Manager and Hatchery Technicians. Students will receive an orientation at the hatchery to teach them fish husbandry practices and proper feeding techniques. Students will be informed of the life cycle, biology, and hatchery production of Atlantic salmon and brook trout. They will be taught proper fish handling, data collection, and water monitoring practices.

 

MSA has an COVID-19 operation plan and follows all public health guidelines.

 

Resumes can be sent to our Biologist Lyndsay Jay-Keating at by 4 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021.

 

 

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Student Field Technician Position

2021

 

Job Overview

From May to early June, students will be responsible for assisting crew leaders with our smolt programs. This work involves lifting and assembling smolt wheels in the river, collecting and sorting smolts from our smolt wheel, tagging and handling fish, transporting them as necessary, and ensuring their safe recovery/release. Detailed field notes must also be recorded, and equipment properly maintained. Students may be required to help download tracking data from receivers in the river. In July students will help with assessments and follow-up work on our cold-water habitat/seep restorations projects. Temperature readings, fish presence, and habitat data will all be recorded and analyzed. Students will assist in a juvenile density program during the month of August which includes electrofishing surveys. Having a driver’s licence, First Aid, and/or a boat license are not a requirement but are considered a great asset. Job postings are based on funding available which can result in different start times throughout the summer. Hours of this job position typically run Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, with the occasional weekend. There may be occasional variable hours according to field work duties.

Mentor Info
Students will be supervised primarily by the MSA Biologist, but also by the Assistant Hatchery Manager. Students will be trained (person-to-person) in fish identification, proper data collection, tagging techniques, fish handling and husbandry skills, and boat safety. Student may also have the opportunity to collaborate and learn from DFO technicians in the field.

 

MSA has an COVID-19 operation plan and follows all public health guidelines.

 

Resumes can be sent to our Biologist Lyndsay Jay-Keating at by 4 pm on Friday, April 9, 2021.