Employment Opportunities

The aquaculture industry in Nova Scotia is supported by a wide variety of dedicated professionals representing a diverse skillset invested in moving the industry forward across this province. Interested in a career in aquaculture? Consider one of the following opportunities.

Current Opportunities

Community Engagement Facilitator  (4 Positions Available)
Employer: Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

As a Community Engagement facilitator you will work with the AANS staff to increase the profile of aquaculture in Nova Scotian communities. Through this summer internship you will contribute to community engagement initiatives across the province supporting industry growth from Yarmouth to Cape Breton and in between. The Community Engagement facilitators will work as a team responsible for implementing community engagement programming across Nova Scotia. Traveling to farms, festivals and summer events the community engagement support team will assist rural Nova Scotian sea farmer’s in implementing a summer community engagement strategy from planning to execution delivering community engagement programming that is beyond the capacity of small farmers to deliver on their own. No two weeks will look the same as you gain a wide breadth of experience and expertise across the aquaculture industry.

Duties: Under the supervision of the full time Community Engagement Coordinator, the duties of the Community Engagement Facilitators will be to:
– Help organize, coordinate, and deliver the AANS outreach program.
– Work as industry brand ambassadors at the AANS tent at community events and festivals
– Interact with the public and educate the public about the various aspects of aquaculture
– Organize display materials, setup and takedown events, design and deliver presentations to interested community groups
– Write newsletters and other social media posts about their activities.
– Support the outreach and community engagement initiatives of sea farmers as well as the association across the province

– Required competencies would include the ability to interact with the public
– Public speaking skills,
– Organizational skills
– A basic understanding of the aquaculture industry or a willingness to learn
– A willingness to care for live fish
– The ability to work as part of a team
– Problem solving skills
– The ability to work with minimal supervision.
– Must be entering post secondary education in the fall of 2019

Please send cover letters and resumes to seafarmers@seafarmers.ca. The deadline to apply is May 31st. For those selected, interviews will occur the week of June 3rd.

*8 weeks @ $15.00/hr beginning June 11th
* Weekend work will be required
* These positions (4) will be based out of the AANS office in Halifax but will travel across the province.
*These positions are funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Grants program, applicants must intend to return to school in the fall.

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