Agua Dulce

Organic Vegetables and Fresh Fish

Agua Dulce Farm is an urban farm located in Southeast Austin committed to sustainability. We use an aquaponic method to raise fresh fish and the highest quality organic vegetables for harvest.

Agua Dulce Farm will provide Austin restaurants and markets with year-round organically-grown produce and fresh locally-raised fish.

We're hiring - come grow with us!

If you are passionate about sustainable agriculture and helping to revolutionize the way we grow and share food, while developing the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in Organic urban farming, please take a look at the available positions below.  We'd love to hear from you if you think you're a fit!

  • Aquaponics Technician

 

To apply, please send resume and relevant information to: info@aguadulceaustin.com


The Aquaponics Technician position is intended for candidates with a strong desire to gain practical skills and knowledge through hands-on training in urban farming and aquaponics.  In your role as Aquaponics Technician, you will gain experience in a wide range of tasks involved in the successful operation of an Organic urban aquaponics farm and you’ll work closely with the Agua Dulce team, who will place special emphasis on your training and development through your work experience.

Primary responsibilities include maintaining the aquaponic systems that produce Organic vegetable crops and fish at Agua Dulce Farm.  Specific tasks include feeding fish, servicing aquaculture filters, testing nutrient levels and water quality, adding amendments, executing an integrated pest management plan, cleaning equipment and food containers, general site maintenance, as well as light construction and plumbing work.  Secondary tasks may include assistance with harvesting, transplanting, and other greenhouse production work. The Aquaponics Technician will report to the Farm Manager and will work closely with other farm employees and volunteers.

Qualifications:  

  • Vegetable farm, hydroponic, and/or aquaponic experience a strong plus

  • Construction and/or plumbing experience a strong plus

  • Mechanical and technical problem-solving skills a strong plus

  • Chemistry and/or Biology background a strong plus

  • Must possess a passion for sustainable agriculture and the desire to learn through experience

  • Must be reliable and capable of showing up on time and consistently

  • Must be capable of following detailed instructions

  • Must care and pay attention to quality in work

  • Must enjoy physical farm work and being outdoors/in the greenhouse for the full work day

  • Must be capable of working on their feet for the full work day

  • Must be capable of safely lifting at least 50 lbs

  • Must speak English proficiently

  • Spanish language skills a plus

 

Term and Compensation:

Full-time and part-time positions available immediately.  Must commit for at least one year. Compensation starts at $10-14 per hour (depending on experience); benefits include a weekly share of vegetables.  

 

To apply, please send resume and relevant information to: info@aguadulceaustin.com

Aquaponics  Technician

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