MBSTP is hiring the next Hatchery Manager of our Kingfisher Flat Conservation Hatchery facility in Davenport, CA. Please refer to the position description & full job announcement link below for more information.

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to: please include “HM position job application” in the subject line of your email. Applications must be received no later than July 31, 2022.


Position Description

Position Title: Hatchery Manager

Reports To: MBSTP Board of Directors

Supervises: Full-time Fish Culturist, Facilities Contractors, Part-Time Hatchery workers, student interns, and volunteers

Position Classification: Salaried Exempt

Starting Salary: $80,000/yr.

Housing Provided:  No

Anticipated Start Date: September 2022



This position in salmonid recovery offers the hatchery manager an opportunity to be a key player in the recovery of the ESA listed CCC Coho Salmon Southern Population.  Our genetically managed captive broodstock program is Priority #1 in the Federal Recovery Plan.  Our nonprofit operates the hatchery that is making the recovery possible. Our focus is the production of genetically diverse high quality smolts and broodstock. It is not a high-volume operation. We are looking for a Manager who is motivated to be part of the solution for Southern Coho recovery!

The MBSTP Hatchery Manager is responsible for the daily operation and oversight of the Kingfisher Flat Conservation Hatchery (KFH) located on Big Creek in Davenport, California. The hatchery serves as the primary rearing facility for the Central California Coast Coho Salmon Captive Broodstock Program, and is the planned location of spawning & egg incubation for MBSTP’s future San Lorenzo River Steelhead Recovery Program. The primary directive of the Hatchery Manager position is to oversee MBSTP’s captive rearing programs by maximizing fish production and quality while ensuring the safety of personnel & volunteers.

Working Conditions:

  • Working indoors & outdoors, primarily at the Kingfisher Flat Hatchery facility.
  • Working in inclement weather- cold, rain, winds, post-fire conditions, natural disasters.
  • Isolated worksite with limited internet/cell communication.
  • Physical labor; long periods of immersion in cold water, climbing in and out of circular tanks, walking over uneven or unstable terrain, heavy lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Must secure and maintain residency within 30 to 40-minute commute to KFH

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries Biology, Aquaculture, or equivalent field from an accredited university
  • Three years of professional experience working at a hatchery or aquaculture facility in a managerial position.


For a full job announcement & list of essential work functions, please visit the following link: HERE