CBU CO-OP: AQUACULTURE OUTREACH ASSISTANT, Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia, Halifax NS



The Aquaculture Outreach Assistant, under the direction of the Sea Farmers team, will work to increase the profile of Aquaculture in Nova Scotia’s rural communities. The Outreach Assistant will engage directly with the public and industry stakeholders to answer questions, provide accurate information and collaborate on various initiatives with industry partners. The Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS) has access to a mobile display which includes an aquarium and touch tank for displaying locally farmed aquaculture species. Knowledge of biology, ecology, local seafood species, and various grow out techniques will prove useful. The Aquaculture Outreach Assistant role helps fulfill the awareness, education and outreach component of the Community Engagement Program.

Start date: September, 5, 2017 – Fall Term – *Weekend work will be required*
Remuneration: 40 hours per week at $15/hr


• A valid driver’s license
• Applicants must be within three years of completing their bachelor’s degree
• Variety of relevant backgrounds welcome


• Organize, coordinate, and deliver the AANS Outreach Program working closely with the
Community Engagement Coordinator.
• Review, update, and produce marketing materials, communications, and presentations.
• The successful candidate will adapt to a busy schedule of rural Nova Scotia community
events/activities: organize display materials, set-up and take-down booths, design, and
deliver presentations to interested schools and groups, take photos, and write
communications about their activities.
• This position assists in developing and distributing the monthly newsletter to association
membership and staff.
• General office duties will be assigned as necessary.

Application Details

If you would like more information on how you could apply for this position as a CBU Co-op Option and earn 3 credits toward your degree, please contact CBU Student Placement Officer Carly Turnbull: carly_turnbull@cbu.ca

You can learn more about the Co-op Option at CBU by visiting our Co-op page.