Aquaponics Facility Manager/Vocational Instructor

Department/Program: Hannahville Youth Services


This full time position organizes, directs, supervises and instructs students in the educational process within the framework of the philosophy of the Nah Tah Wahsh PSA and Hannahville Indian School while simultaneously managing day to day operations of the aquaponics facility and expanding business opportunities. This person will be someone who enjoys hands-on growing activities with expertise in all aspects of crop production including purchasing supplies, propagation, potting, fertilizing, watering, pest and disease management practices, and maintaining environmental controls as well as the ability to educate and mentor youth learners who will work and learn within the facility.  Also the ability to construct, renovate, maintain and repair the structural facility and production areas within the facility to maximize production and create efficiency.   A flexible work schedule to include some weekends is required.  Position also requires extensive knowledge of hydroponic plant production (vine and leaf crops) and personnel management skills with proven ability to be self-motivated.  Will supervise youth employees, students and volunteers working on in the greenhouse facility and will direct their work itineraries.


Michigan Vocational Teacher Certification or the ability to immediately meet the minimum requirements necessary to be certified as an ISD Career Tech Educator in agriculture/food production or related field and at least 3 years demonstrated construction experience, specifically related to setting up a controlled environment aquaponics facility or similar type structure with ability to read and interpret construction blue prints and perform the corresponding work. 3-5 years’ experience working in controlled environment greenhouses/aquaponics facilities.  Experience marketing and selling produce.  Experience maintaining a Revenue and Expense sheet.  Experience with organics and USDA Certification a plus (we seek to become a certified organic hydroponic grower) 3-5 years construction experience, preferable as construction manager or foreman.  Knowledge of current culinary trends as they relate to produce, herbs and fish.  Knowledge of aquaponics systems design and operations. Basic computer knowledge-Windows, Word, Excel.

Wage: Negotiable dependent upon qualifications.

Deadline: Open Until Filled

To Apply:

Submit completed “Application for Employment” to the Human Resources Department within the Tribal Administration building. Applications can be downloaded by visiting Mail original to Hannahville Indian Community Human Resources, N14911 Hannahville B-1 Road, Wilson, MI 49896, postmarked by deadline. Please no faxes. If application currently on file, and over 60-day limit, a new application must be submitted.  Call Human Resources with any questions at 906-466-2932.

Employment selection pursuant to Hannahville Indian Community’s Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance Title IV – Chapter 3.  Indian Preference.