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Dream Job Alert: Hog Island Seeks Handy Person for ‘Baywatch’-Style Role

Written by Sarah HoltzPublished Feb. 07, 2023 • 2:15pm
Hog Island Oyster Co. supplies shellfish to restaurants across the Bay Area. | Courtesy image

Dream job alert: One of the Bay Area's favorite shellfish farms, Hog Island Oyster Co., posted a help-wanted sign Monday via Instagram for a "jack-of-all-trades" to take the wheel of its maintenance operations.

As the job post indicates, the Marin County oyster farmers are in search of a special someone with carpentry, landscaping, plumbing and mechanical experience to work on their fleet of boats, trucks, trailers, cranes, pumps and refrigerators—everything but the kitchen sink, it seems.

While the ad is filmed in a Baywatch-style, "Baywatch running experience [is] not required."

Invoking the buff lifeguards who famously ran in slow-motion on TV's Baywatch, Hog Island's job post is certainly a thirst trap for those who lust after a salty life.

The maintenance tech position is ideal for someone who wants to work on the Tomales Bay—where the actual Hog Island is located—loves the outdoors and being off-grid.

Tomales Bay is seen from Tom's Point. | Yalonda M. James/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

The position is full time, with a four day work week and comes with a $1,000 hiring bonus. The pay is set between $29 and $34 an hour depending on experience, according to the job listing.

Anyone who knows a candidate who fits the description is encouraged to send the job posting to their "handiest friend."

Hog Island Oyster Co. was founded in 1983 by three marine biologists and quickly became the exclusive oyster supplier to fine dining restaurants like Chez Panisse and Zuni Café.

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