Advert ID: 20007186
Field Research Officer
Cygnet Bay Pearls
Dampier Peninsula, WA
$25 - $30 per hour
About the business and the role
The story of Cygnet Bay Pearls is a rare and fascinating tale that began three generations ago with entrepreneur and founder, Dean Brown. It was 1946 and navigating the pristine Kimberley coastline in a wooden lugger, Dean discovered the secluded unspoilt beauty of Cygnet Bay along with the precious gift of the Pinctada maxima pearl shell. It was in these waters that his pearling dream was realised in the creation of the first Australian owned and run South Sea pearl farm. Still a family run business, the Browns infuse their passion and expertise in South Sea pearling across all aspects of Cygnet Bay.
Located on the tip of the pristine Dampier Peninsula, Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm was established in 1946 and has been open to the public since 2009. Here is your opportunity to work with a friendly and professional team, in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia with a world-class product.
The pearl farm is 200km/2 hours north of Broome, WA, so you will need to be prepared to live in a remote environment and as part of a small community.
Our staff are known for their friendly, can-do attitudes, and we are looking for confident, passionate people to join the pearling team at Cygnet Bay.
Reporting to the Pearling Manager the Research Field Officer will be an important member of the crew responsible for maintaining all pearl oysters and related hardware on the farm.The Field Officer will be qualified and experienced in the field of marine science with an applied background covering in- and on-water activities. As such, the Field Officer will be physically fit and qualified and experienced as both a skipper and diver.
A focus on monitoring the health of the oysters along with accurate data reporting is essential. Ongoing pearl farm research and experiments are to be carried out in collaboration with the Kimberley Marine Research Station interns.
There are several locations on the farm where the Pinctada maxima pearl oyster is cleaned and checked both on surface lines and bottom lines. The Research Field Officer should be able to professionally manage a crew of 2 deckhands and work well as part of a dive team to achieve goals set by Pearling Manager.
This role demands a passionate, hard working individual who will bring a sound scientific background and understanding of marine systems along with high interpersonal and presentation skills, and who is willing to live and work in our remote yet vibrant community on the beautiful shores of Cygnet Bay.
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