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OceanWatch is Recruiting a Program Manager-Aquaculture
Fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about the environment to join a vibrant national charity working with the seafood and marine community.

Salary Range: up to $80,000 full-time (ex Super) dependent upon experience.
Location: Sydney, NSW (other locations considered)
Contract: to June 2022

About the role:

The Program Manager - Aquaculture (NSW Oyster) reports to the CEO.

Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Industry Development
    • Organise conferences/field days.
    • Plan and deliver travelling workshop series.
    • Promote innovations and changes in practice.
    • Assist industry committees and working groups on issues of environmental performance, productivity & profitability.
    • Coordinate yearly Tide to Tip clean-up events.
  • Industry communication
    • Publish bimonthly oyster newsletter.
    • Maintain and develop NSW oyster industry website.
    • Extend information related to the selective breeding program and other pertinent oyster research.
    • Maintain online communication platform.
    • Create a series of best-practice videos based on the Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy.
  • Risk Management
    • Develop, review and update Environmental Management Systems.
    • Develop, print & extend information on minimising damage from waterway users.
    • Integrate oyster farmers priorities with council plans and activities.
    • Assist with farm-level biosecurity plans.
  • Networking
    • Develop opportunities for estuary exchanges.
    • Assist industry’s engagement with councils and other organisations.
    • Participate in monthly catch-ups with Landcare Network
    • Report to appropriate committee’s & assist the industry peak body.
  • Training
    • Assist with the planning of face-to-face training to farmers.
    • Explore opportunities to develop training packages for new industry entrants and existing farmers.
    • Digitise training resources – identify online learning platform to enable online, self-paced delivery with extension of videos and best-practice guidelines by June 2022.

Qualifications and experience criteria:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field with at least 3 years’ experience working with the Aquaculture industry.
  • High-level communication skills and a demonstrated ability to lead workshops.
  • Critical thinking with innovative approaches to industry challenges.
  • Experience of successful grant writing, and delivery of grant outcomes. 
  • High level of self-confidence, motivation, initiative and demonstrated ability to manage your workload and perform complex tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Current Australian drivers’ licence and willingness to travel.
  • A willingness to work occasionally outside of normal office hours to represent OceanWatch Australia as required.

  • Understanding of natural resource management and aquatic ecology.
  • Experience of working for the not-for-profit sector.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please submit a cover letter response to how you satisfy the qualifications and experience criteria (3 page max.) and your resume via email to by 5:00pm on Wednesday 14th of April 2021.

Interviews will be held on Monday 19th April 2021.

For further information about this role please contact Andy Myers on 0488 656 366 -

Please note: Only successful applicants will be contacted.

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