Ocean Career: Aquaculture Hub Coordinator at Sea Grant Maine

Maine Sea Grant is seeking a Maine Aquaculture Hub Coordinator to help in the planning, development and implementation of the Maine Aquaculture Hub (Hub). The Hub Coordinator will be a part of our Marine Extension Team and will also conduct related extension activities in the interest of sustainable use and development of the region’s marine and coastal resources, with particular emphasis on aquaculture.

The Sea Grant Professional I will work with members of the MET, the Hub Steering committee, and collaborators to perform the following duties associated with the Aquaculture Hub and performing relevant extension work:

  • Maintain and strengthen the network of the Maine Aquaculture Hub.
    • Contribute to and organize the Steering Committee such that the Steering Committee can advise on activities of the Hub.
    • Engage and support farmers through site visits, local/regional convening and other networking activities as appropriate.
    • Coordinate and facilitate events to strengthen the Hub network.
  • Implement aquaculture education and outreach needs identified by Hub participants.
  • Strengthen and diversify the training program ‘Aquaculture in Shared Waters’ and other training events as appropriate.
  • Pursue relevant extension activities as determined by the Professional and supervisors. This may include participating or leading efforts to secure extramural funding, and participation in applied aquaculture-related research.

The Professional will also conduct related advisory activities in the interest of sustainable use and development of the region’s marine and coastal resources, with particular emphasis on aquaculture.

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System's flagship institution. UMaine is the state's public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at umaine.edu.



  • B.S. or B.A. in marine aquaculture or related field.
  • Facilitation and convening expertise.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work as part of a group, but also as a self-starter, working sometimes with significant independence.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Strong skills in written and oral communication, comfort in working both in groups and in a one-on-one setting.
  • Ability to travel extensively, normally requiring a valid driver’s license.
  • Comfort and skill working in outdoor environments, including aboard marine vessels.


  • An advanced degree or five years of applied research, outreach or community development experience in these fields.
  • Significant experience in educational programming and project coordination.
  • Experience with economic development.
  • Experience as an industry collaborator or direct experience with aquaculture or fishing industries.

Typical hiring range for this soft-money funded position is $50,000 to $55,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Search Timeline is as follows:

  • Review of applications to begin: September 30, 2022
  • Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: October 15, 2022
  • On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: October 30, 2022
  • Tentative start date: December 1, 2022

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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