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This space is dedicated to both those seeking jobs and seeking employees in the aquaponics industry. Use the Comment space below to post your listings. And from Ernie J - click here for a site for aquaculture jobs that sometimes lists aquaponic positions


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Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on July 10, 2011 at 1:43pm
A large aquaponics greenhouse in Trenton, MO is looking for a greenhouse manager -
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on June 29, 2011 at 9:26pm
Comment by matthew ripley on June 10, 2011 at 5:41pm
I am looking for work in the San Francisco Bay Area, or potentially abroad if the offer makes sense.  I am highly experienced in hydroponics and indoor/greenhouse gardening as well as having a Bay Friendly Landscaping certification (, years of experience in retail nursery and landscaping work.  I have designed, built, and run my own hydroponics systems for personal use, but have taken a great interest in developing skills specifically related to aquaponics.  As a young person (22 years old) I am increasingly aware of the need for local and sustainable food production, as well as using techniques like aquaponics to help disadvantaged people, or people with little land/resources, grow their own food to feed their family/community.  I am hoping to find some sort of paying position, so I can stop focusing on landscape maintenance and really be able to dedicate myself fully to aquaponics and developing related projects, although I am open to the idea of an internship if the job fits.  I am also open to traveling outside of my local area or even country for work/internship, again if the offer makes sense (Ive done a considerable amount of travel for my age and would love the chance to do more, particularly with work related to food production).  I've looked around and a lot of aquaponic farmers/companies want someone to pay them money to come and work for them, which for me is impossible as its incredibly difficult to survive in this economical climate even with an income.  I am a very passionate and committed individual looking for the right opportunity to not only break into the aquaponic world, but also help someone else's dream come to full fruition.   Please contact me if we sound like a good match! phone (best way to reach me) 4152602370 email:
Comment by Kimberlee Schultz on June 1, 2011 at 7:54pm

I am very passionate about sustainable technologies and am interested in working in this field.   I live in Southern California (North of San Diego, South of Los Angeles).  If anyone knows of connections in this area, please share.  




Comment by Tyler Martin on May 25, 2011 at 9:39am

Hey everyone, I just graduated college and I need a little advice so I figured this would be a good place to look for some. This past semester I had an amazing learning experience in my adv. ecological design class with the John Todd. In this class, we broke down into groups and our semester long project for my group was to design an aquaculture business (system and business plan) that was sustainable and incorporated ecological design principles. Well, I stumbled upon the practice of aquaponics in no time. I learned a tremendous amount from reading Rebecca Nelson's Aquaponic Food Production book and looking through the forums on this site. I am so fascinated by this unique way of growing food. Now that I am out of school, I was wondering what I should do next. I would love to get actual hands-on experience working at a commercial aquaponics farm, but I definitely can't afford to pay for those internships that some of them offer. Does anyone know of a farmer looking for help where I won't have to pay to work? If not, what can I do next to move towards my ultimate goal of starting an aquaponics business? I am already working on a small system to play around with. Any suggested readings or whatnot? Your advice would be much appreciated! You can message me or send me an e-mail at . 



Comment by Le MauvaisOeil on May 18, 2011 at 6:28pm
If anyone would like the opportunity to work on a small commercial-scale aquaponics system in the San Francisco Bay Area, please message me.
Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on May 9, 2011 at 2:28pm
The Aquaponic Source is looking for part time help!  If you are interested, or know of anyone who might be looking for a part time job in the Boulder, CO area please let me know.  Thanks.
Comment by Susanne Friend on May 5, 2011 at 3:50am

YAYAYAY! Daniel's place is amazing, and he is a wonderful man....great opportunity for someone out there!


Comment by Daniel david kauth on May 5, 2011 at 3:27am

Seeking assistance, Kona aquaponics is looking for people with great skill! Too be our next Intern

.We have two houses in Kealakekua hawaii. and a 6.5 acre coffee farm

with 6,500 sq ft of green house space that we will convert to the AQUAPONICS SYSTEMS.

just look at the beautiful first green house we have converted. I have compleated friendly's course

Look at Kona Hawaiis profile and see if looks like a place to visit for a couple months.

contact Daniel, at Kona Aquaponics at facebook.

Comment by Morning Star Fishermen on April 1, 2011 at 8:45am

Morning Star Fishermen is a Florida based Non-Profit Aquaponics Research & Training Facility that is looking for interns this summer & beyond.

Whether you are currently in college, or just seeking to learn more about aquaponics through hands-on experience - we offer a variety of choices.

Many of them are FREELY available!


The majority of volunteers or college interns will be able to learn & contribute to our non-profit aquaponics facility WITHOUT having to pay anything. Your time, willingness to learn, creativity and ability to work with groups and solo will enable you the rare opportunity to work hands-on with a non-profit aquaponics research & training facility.


There are many opportunities available, both in and out of the greenhouse. If you are interested, or know someone that might be - please pass along this information. Please cite & inform that you were referred by Aquaponics


Morning Star Fishermen is located in Dade City, Florida. CONTACT- Phone #: 352-523-2722 - Email: - Website:


All students, professionals, and volunteers will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and the requirements for each individual may vary. Availability & requirements are determined by Morning Star Fishermen. God Bless you all!

Comment by Karen Matus on March 29, 2011 at 12:26pm

Gosh, it is exciting to think that Aquaponics is creating jobs!  The intern at Friendly's sounds like an awesome experience.  I wish I was a young college student again... I'd do it in a heartbeat.   However, I'm 43, I have a husband and two kids on the autistic spectrum, and I'm not sure they'd share in my enthusiasm for the duration of a 6 mo. intern., and it'd be too much of a commute from IL, me thinks.    But it sounds like an awesome experience, plus it's in Hawaii!   Are there threads or blogs anywhere here of people who have worked there, where they share their experiences?  I'd love to read about them.

Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on March 28, 2011 at 9:23pm
The Friendlies and the person who wrote at least one of the negative reviews that you are referring to are all members of this site, so one option is to contact them through here.  I strongly encourage you to talk to multiple people before relying on any one source of information, whether that be a well-written website or a negative review.  There are usually many sides to every story...but you already knew that 
Comment by kelsey harvey on March 28, 2011 at 9:05pm

Thanks for the quick reply Sylvia! I am located on Oahu and would prefer to stay here. I'd love to work with Olomana and plan on inquiring with them in the next few days. As far as Friendly, I basically read the entire website and was very impressed. The internship opportunity sounded ideal. However, after googling it, I came across multiple negative reviews of the experience. I know the internet can be an unreliable place so I'd like to get a contact number so I can decide for myself if it is something that it for me. Do you happen to have a contact for Friendly?


I haven't looked into Coastview very much. I believe it is also on the Big Island, in Kona.


Again, thank you so much for helping me out! This really is a wonderful site.



Comment by Sylvia Bernstein on March 28, 2011 at 8:57pm
Kelsey, have you checked with the folks at Friendly Aquaponics?  They regularly take on interns.  You might also want to check with Chris Smith of Coastview Aqupaonics (he is a member here) who also has a small commercial operation in Hawaii...although I'm not sure what island.
Comment by kelsey harvey on March 28, 2011 at 8:49pm

I am seeking a job, internship or volunteer work on an aquaponics farm on the island of Oahu. I am 24 years old, studied at UHM, in strong physical condition and eager to learn in hopes of running my own commercial aquaponics system in Hawaii.





Comment by Daniel E Murphy on March 8, 2011 at 5:23pm

I am looking for work in the Denver, Colorado metro area. Some of the services I provide include, but are not limited to, Aquaponic consulting, design, installation, greenhouse automation and online monitoring.  I can build custom web or windows applications to enable real-time integration with the greenhouse lighting, misting, temperature control and watering systems.  I have over 20 years engineering experience.  I am also an experienced aquaculturist and horticulturist using aquaponic and hydroponic systems.  These skills would enable me to see your vision and execute on time with quality in mind. 


I hope someone out there has need of someone like myself :)  I am looking forward to moving to Denver!

Comment by Joe Johnson on March 5, 2011 at 9:29am



           Great opportunity for someone to join aquaponics in South Carolina.. If you have previous exp. in commercial aquaponics please get in touch with me. Thanks, Joe

Comment by Rebecca Strunk on March 2, 2011 at 2:12pm
Hello Green Thumbs! I would love to do some internship for slight pay possibly? to learn the ropes and to make money without someones face on my shoe! Call me at 352.538.5243 if anyone knows of anything! thanks
Comment by Matthew Griffey on March 1, 2011 at 7:07am

Hi Dirk

that sounds like a great opportunity, unfortunately im not planning to be in India/Asia for a while, but i will keep your project in mind when i plan my next trip in that direction.


Comment by Kobus Jooste on February 26, 2011 at 9:58am
Dirk - what you are offering sounds extremely tempting.  How much time do you think is going to be needed to get your system going well?  Must say you have me quite interested.

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