Station Caretaker

Salmon Coast Field Station, a non-profit organization, is a facility for coastal conservation research. Salmon Coast is seeking a Station Caretaker who will live onsite at our field station in the remote community of Echo Bay, BC in the fall and winter seasons.

This is a dynamic position with responsibilities that fluctuate throughout the year. Salmon Coast is open to the role being shared by one or more individuals.

Application Deadline: Rolling until filled. We will begin reviewing applications July 15 and encourage early applicants.

Contract Start Date: Flexible, as early as August 15, 2018

Contract duration: 2 months minimum

Pay & Benefits: $1500-$2000/month, depending on experience, plus in-kind provision of accommodations and utilities in a private cabin (power, heat, internet, cell service, propane) and moorage

Duties & Responsibilities

The station caretaker, under the supervision of the Board of Directors, will work independently to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Basic maintenance of station facilities, including boats, dock, outbuildings, utilities, grounds, equipment, and gardens
  • Administrative duties including making and fulfilling grocery orders, receiving and processing mail,
  • Providing on-the-ground support of researchers, including scheduling and coordination
  • Providing regular reports (email and phone, as needed) to board and off-site support staff on station status and operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Handy person skills, experience with construction and chainsaw work
  • Experience or interest in alternative energy (solar and microhydro)
  • Marine/wilderness experience and certifications (SVOP, ROC –M, Marine First Aid)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable living in a remote area with minimal access to urban services

How to Apply:

To apply, please e-mail your resume, with references, and a brief covering letter, to