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Seasonal Oyster Farm Hands

Johns River Oyster 1 Chickadee Way, New Harbor ME

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Johns River Oyster is seeking part-time or full-time farmhands to work on our 3-acre surface site where we harvest and manage juvenile oysters. Perfect for a high school or college student during the summer months.


These positions will begin on May 15, 2023, and end on August 25, 2023. Work hours are M-F- 7:30-4:30, but can be somewhat flexible.


Pay will be an hourly rate of $21 an hour.

Required Qualifications:

  • NO Prior Oyster Farm Experience Required
  • Driver's license/transportation to work
  • Must be able to swim
  • Boating skills encouraged
  • The job requires the following gear: rubber boots, coveralls, and gloves
  • Ability to work in aluminum work boats in Damariscotta, and Pemaquid ME


  • Sorting oysters (counting, grading, tumbling)
  • Flipping cages with outside physical work on shellfish rafts
  • Following relevant health and safety requirements

To Apply:

Send resume to Dave Cheney at [email protected]