Job Type: Temporary
Salary Details: $145/day
Deadline: Mar 01, 2023

The Sitka Sound Science Center is searching for Fishery Technicians for a summer fishery field project. This work involves daily sampling of chum salmon in several streams in Southeast Alaska. Team members will conduct remote stream work under a variety of conditions including rain, heat, bugs, bears, and more. Crew members will sample adult chum salmon for otoliths, tissue samples, and scales.

Crew members will spend time outdoors and in remote areas under challenging conditions. This includes working in rain, with bears and bugs, and limited time off. Shared housing, food stipend, and transportation during the project is provided.

The Science Center is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for students, researchers, and staff. We believe every member of our staff and visitor to our facility enriches our diversity by sharing a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover solutions. We encourage you to pursue your interests, develop your potential, and bring your full self to work. We encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds and those with local knowledge to apply.

Fishery Technician Description
As part of a survey team, technicians will tag live salmon, conduct population counts, collect genetic and life history samples, and more. Successful candidates will enjoy working in remote streams, be able to carry 30lb packs, and hike uneven terrain. A willingness to learn and work well with others is a must.

A variety of educational backgrounds are welcome to apply, preference is given to backgrounds in biology (or a related field) or local knowledge of Southeast Alaska. This project relies on collaboration, teamwork, and open communication. Period of employment is approximately July 10th – September 1st, 2023.

The Sitka Sound Science Center is a non-profit dedicated to scientific research and education relevant to our community, region, and state. SSSC strives to create a supportive and fun work environment in a unique part of the world.

To Apply
Please send resume, cover letter and two professional references to Alex McCarrel at