Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Teton Valley Kitchen Manager (Summer)

REPORTS TO: NOLS Teton Valley Assistant Director

JOB OBJECTIVE: To cook great food for our students and staff while maintaining high sanitation standards for the kitchen area. Seek out local, sustainable food and use sustainable kitchen practices as available.

QUALIFICATIONS: Experience cooking for groups of 10 to 50 people. Strong communication and organizational skills, initiative, creativity, and problem-solving ability required. Ability to work effectively with a variety of personalities is required. Flexibility in scheduling work hours, including early and late hours, some long days, weekends, and holidays is a must. Able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Examples include, but are not limited to, bags of flour, boxes of food, and coolers. Able to stand for 6-8 hours at a time. Desire to live and work in a small community is essential.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Maintain primary responsibility for vendor relationships, food orders, and budget management. Supervises one kitchen assistant. 

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Manages $20,000 budget.


85% - Kitchen Management

  • Provide healthy, home-cooked meals for students and staff
  •  Work closely and effectively in a team setting with in-town and field staff
  • Inventory, order, and stock all kitchen supplies within budget parameters
  • Grocery shop for items not available through bulk vendors
  • Develop and maintain positive relations with all food vendors
  • Supervise field staff and students in light kitchen preparation and cleanup duties
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and organization in the kitchen

15% - Other duties as assigned. May include driving, issue or ration room maintenance and work, and general facility upkeep and maintenance. Will share in rotation of evacuation on-call driver duty.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

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 AND CONDITIONS: Driggs, ID. This is a full-time, 16-week position with the possibility of returning for the winter. Housing is provided for a modest fee on site in either a yurt or staff house. Living on site is not required.

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and resume to Patrick Solomon.
Email: patrick_solomon@nols.edu
Phone: 208-354-8443
Contact Patrick Solomon with questions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: March 24, 2019. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.

STARTING DATE: May 22, 2019.

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