Position Announcement

JOB TITLE:  NOLS Alaska Kitchen Assistant Manager
REPORTS TO:  NOLS Alaska Kitchen Manager
JOB OBJECTIVE:  To assist NOLS Alaska kitchen manager with staff supervision, planning, ordering, and preparing meals for NOLS Alaska students and staff.

  • Experience cooking for large groups is necessary.
  • Motivation to produce nutritious, well-balanced meals is important.
  • Able to work safely and efficiently without direct supervision.
  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to stand for 6-8 hours at a time.
  • Able to work flexible hours including some weekends and holidays.
  • Desire to live and work in a small community.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES:  Assist with the supervision of kitchen assistants. Supervise during clean up after meals. Assume leadership of the kitchen when kitchen manager is not present.
FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY:  Attention to the proper care, cleaning, and maintenance of the kitchen facility and its equipment. Make large purchases at local businesses requiring proper receipt management.

  • Arrive to work promptly and with a clean, neat appearance.
  • Assist kitchen manager with menu planning, recipe building and meal scheduling.
  • Assist kitchen manager with the training and supervision of kitchen assistants in sanitation, organization, meal preparation and recipe building.
  • Facilitate planning sessions with field instructors.
  • Maintain relationships with food suppliers, prioritizing local, sustainable food sources when possible.
  • Assist with road meal preparation and ensuring its readiness and completion.
  • Oversee food preparation for remote meals served on the road.
  • Assume the role and responsibilities of the kitchen manager in their absence.
  • Actively contribute to a positive and healthy community living environment while striving to maintain balance between work and life.
  • Other duties as assigned by kitchen manager.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK:  A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.
E-VERIFY:  NOLS participates in E-Verify
MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD:  Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage
WORK LOCATION:  NOLS Alaska, Palmer, Alaska
WORK CONDITIONS:  This is a 4.5-5-month position. Private rustic housing is provided on-site. Meals are cooked for staff during the operating season. Kitchen and living areas are shared with other NOLS Alaska staff. Employees will be expected to follow COVID in-town mitigation practices at all times. Campus fees apply for staff living on site.

START DATE:  May 3, 2021.
HOW TO APPLY:  Email cover letter and resume to: Chris Brauneis, NOLS Alaska Program Director.
Email: chris_brauneis@nols.edu
Phone: (907) 746-4047, ext. 3330
Contact: Chris Brauneis with questions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Applications accepted through January 4, 2021. 

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