Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) employs 50 full-time, regular staff. The majority of PWSAC’s staff live on-site to operate the four remote hatcheries in Prince William Sound year-round. Our non-remote, Gulkana Hatchery, in interior Alaska, operates about eight months per year with a small on-site staff.
PWSAC’s hiring practices emphasize training and promoting from within the organization, however PWSAC also recruits talented staff from around the United States that are interested in pursuing a career path in fisheries. PWSAC offers strong advancement opportunities in several specialties, including: Fish Culturist, Assistant Hatchery Manager, Hatchery Manager, Maintenance Assistant, and Maintenance Supervisor.
Regular staff receive a generous benefits package that includes annual leave, health, vision, dental, and life insurance, a self-funded 403(b) retirement package. Remote hatchery employees receive company provided housing and utilities.
PWSAC hires about 75-100 temporary employees to work at five salmon hatcheries during peak periods of the year. The majority of temporary employees are hired as Fisheries Technicians. Duties include general hatchery operations such as loading and unloading adult fish from vessels, feeding fish, tagging, taking and fertilizing eggs, routine care of incubating eggs, cleanup details, and basic maintenance. Most of the work is “hands-on”, strenuous, and accomplished in a cool, wet environment. Temporary positions range from four weeks to ten months.
Applications for temporary positions are accepted on a rolling admission basis. All applications are carefully reviewed to ensure an appropriate fit. Selection criteria of candidates are based on, but not limited to: previous hatchery experience, and college education in fisheries, biology or related studies. Although these criteria are preferred, they are not a requirement. For more information on employment opportunities at PWSAC, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.All applications are kept on file for one calendar year from submission.