Founded 8000 B.C.

The Native Village of Afognak

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Hydroponics Grower Trainee

The Native Village of Afognak (NVA) and Tangirnaq Native Village (TNV) together are recruiting for a hydroponics grower trainee.   NVA and TNV are partnering to establish  a large, tribally-owned hydroponics farm in Kodiak.  The Trainee will work directly with the tribes’ technical advisor team to establish tribally-owned hydroponic production in Kodiak.  The trainee will also have the opportunity to work directly with an experienced consultant and the project team on marketing produce from the farm.  All training will be provided.  No prior experience required but a passion for locally-grown food a must!  We are looking for a long-term commitment to help us establish and then expand this critical tribally-owned business. This is a half-time trainee position through September 2021 with the opportunity to grow into a full-time, skilled and permanent by October 2022.This is a wonderful opportunity for an individual wanting to become a hydroponics farmer.  Seniors in high school are also encouraged to apply as you could begin your training in your senior year and then step into employment right out of high school.  Please see job posting application below to apply or call JJ Orloff at 907-512-1991 or Robbie Townsend Vennel at 907-299-6185.

To embrace, protect, develop, and enhance Alutiiq culture, protect our traditional use areas and encourage unity among the Alutiiq of the Kodiak Archipelago