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Looking for jobs in the fisheries field? Here are some links to job sites in the West that might help! If you have any job openings you would like to have posted, send the position information (title, agency/location, description, salary, deadlines, and contact information) to Brittany Jenewein at btjenewein [at]

Current Opportunities

Title: Jellyfish Aquaculture Internship
Agency: Marine Science and Technology Centre (MaST)
Location: Des Moines, WA
Salary: Unpaid
Application deadline: Applications reviewed monthly

Internships at the MaST Center are geared towards college students and recent graduates who are interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience in the field. Candidates should have a strong career interest in aquaculture or marine biology. All applicants should be organized, selfmotivated and have excellent people skills. Please note, this is an unpaid internship. NO SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE NECESSARY; ALL TRAINING PROVIDED.

During the six-month internship, you will learn aquaculture techniques, aquarium maintenance, water chemistry, veterinary duties, tank engineering, and planktonic marine biology. The internship will focus on two species of jellies (Aurelia labiata and Phacellophora camtschatica) through their entire life cycle.

See the full internship description here: Jellyfish Aquaculture Internship.

Title: Fisheries Instructor
Agency: Bellingham Technical College
Location: Bellingham, WA
Salary: $43,919 to $57,304 for 10 month academic year
Application deadline: Open until filled, priority consideration by 5 p.m. on April 29, 2017, PST


Bellingham Technical College invites applications for two positions; one full-time tenure track position and one annually contracted temporary faculty assignment in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences program. Continuation of the temporary position each fiscal year is dependent upon funding. Positions begin September, 2017.
The program prepares students for employment in fisheries occupations with emphasis on fish culture and aquaculture.

The program has partnerships with several industries and agencies. This program operates the Hatchery at the Maritime Heritage Park in Bellingham, the Bellingham Hatchery at Whatcom Falls Park, and assists with spawning at the Samish Hatchery in Burlington, WA.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a successful and supportive learning environment for a diverse student population.

See full details here:

Title: Summer Student Employment Opportunities
Agency: Okanagan Nation Alliance
Department: Communications/Natural Resource/Wellness/Fisheries
Location: Westbank or Penticton, BC, Canada
Salary: DOE
Application deadline: May 1, 2017

The Okanagan Nation Alliance is seeking post secondary student applications to be considered for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) summer job opportunities. To be eligible candidates must be full time students during the preceding academic year and return to school on a full – time basis and be between the ages of 15–30 years of age. The positions are as follows:

  1. Social Media Assistant
  2. Library Assistant
  3. Youth Engagement Coordinator
  4. Fisheries Laboratory Project Assistant
  5. Fisheries Cold Storage and Food Hub Assistant
  6. Wildlife Assistant

See full details here:

Title: Region 4 Director (EMS 3)
Agency: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Department: Communications/Natural Resource/Wellness/Fisheries
Location: Snohomish County, WA
Salary: $80,000.00 – $104,000.00 Annually
Application deadline: not specified (posted April 29, 2017)


The Washington State Fish and Wildlife Commission are seeking prospective candidates to apply to serve as Region 4 Director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife. The Region 4 Director leads and manages a diverse region with more than 165 employees deployed in   three geographic districts across six counties: King, Snohomish, Skagit, Island, San Juan and Whatcom. The Director has responsibilities to oversee the management of department facilities including three (3) wildlife area complexes and 13 active hatcheries. The Region 4 Director is responsible for the management and operation of more than 25,000 acres of Department-managed lands, including over 200 access sites to public waterways and wildlife lands that are owned and leased by the Department. The Region 4 Director is located in the Mill Creek office.

This position reports to the Director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife in coordinating and collaborating with tribal governments, state agencies, local governments, elected officials, legislators, and stakeholders. Represents the Director and serves as the Department’s principal spokesperson and advisor for the region, developing priorities and coordinating service delivery.

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