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Algae Technician - Part-Time, Seasonal

Algae Technician: Part-Time, Seasonal

Cherrystone Aqua Farms, a large, cultured shellfish producer on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, is currently seeking a part-time, seasonal Algae Technician for our seaside hatchery in Willis Wharf, VA. Candidate should possess a strong work ethic and willingness to learn in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

The Algae Technician reports directly to the hatchery’s Algae Production Manager and works with batch, semi continuous, and continuous reactors to meet the ever-expanding needs of the commercial shellfish hatchery. The candidate will work both independently and as part of a team in all aspects of algae growth including, but not limited to general quality control, cleaning tanks and glassware, preparing and sterilizing media, using chemicals and transferring algae under sterile conditions.


  • Basic understanding of algae.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to carry out repetitive tasks.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to lift 50lbs and climb stairs multiple times per day.
  • Willingness to work in both indoor and outdoor environments.
  • Reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Assist in other areas of the hatchery as needed.

This position requires a seasonal requirement to work weekends, evenings and/or holidays as requested. Arriving to work on time is crucial.

Position will be classified as seasonal (November to June) with the potential for a permanent position.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is preferred, but not required.

To apply, please email your resume and brief description of why you are interested in the position to