Oyster Farmer

Company Name American Mussel Harvesters
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted April 24, 2022
Job Type Full-time


American Mussel Harvesters, located in Quonset Business Park is currently looking for a full-time worker to join our shellfish growing and processing operation. We have a job opening available on our oyster and mussel farming boats that service our shellfish leases in Narragansett Bay. One of our boats works out of North Kingstown and one works out of the State Pier in Newport. We are looking to hire and train a crew member to help us through our busy season which runs mid/end of May through end of November. In this position you will learn the various skills that it takes to work on the water, be connected to the international aquaculture community, and work on the largest shellfish farm in Rhode Island. Operating our equipment will give you valuable job experience hard to find anywhere else. Pay starts at $18.75/hour depending on experience level and attitude.

  • Job tasks vary on the day/season but include every aspect of bringing shellfish from seed to market. Candidate will be trained on all tasks.
  • Must be willing to work, we are mechanized but there is still labor involved.
  • Mechanical aptitude, Spanish speaking, knowledge of boats/boating are welcome but not required.
  • Must be able to lift 80 pounds.
  • Typical day starts at 6am and ends at 3pm with one hour break.
  • Must be willing to work in all weather elements in.
  • There is room for upward mobility and year-round employment in our company for the right candidate.

If interested, please contact  adam@americanmussel.com