Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: Teton Valley Kitchen Manager - Two week position this spring (4/8-4/20)

REPORTS TO: Teton Valley Program Manager

JOB OBJECTIVE:  Directly responsible for menu planning, ordering, and preparation of meals for course students and staff. Maintain a high standard of sanitation for the kitchen area. Seek out local, sustainable food and use sustainable kitchen practices when able. Provide logistical support to NOLS Teton Valley as assigned. This is a short term position, cooking for one WFR course. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Hard-working, committed person with a desire to cook great food for our students and staff. Experience with cooking for large groups, menu planning, food ordering and preparation, and budget management is valuable. Strong communication and organizational skills, initiative, creativity and problem-solving ability required. Ability to work effectively with a variety of personalities and flexibility in scheduling work hours are a must, along with the ability to competently and cheerfully work long days. Desire to live and work in a small community.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: The winter kitchen manager assumes primary responsibility for vendor relationships, food orders, and budget management. During the winter, the kitchen manager supervises one assistant.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Manages kitchen budget. 


  • 90%    Kitchen management, including but not limited to the following:
    •     Provide healthy 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.
    •     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.
    10%    May be asked to help with additional facility tasks such as: general facility upkeep and maintenance, cleaning, and driving.

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: NOLS Teton Valley, Driggs, ID.

WORK CONDITIONS: Staff eat at no charge with students; there are no meals provided outside of student meals. On-campus, yurt housing available for a small fee.



Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Sarah Martin, Teton Valley Program Manager.

Email: sarah_martin@nols.edu

Phone: 804-690-8658

Contact: Sarah Martin with questions.


STARTING DATE: April 8, 2021.

END DATE: April 20, 2021.

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