Toolik Field Station Kitchen Assistant (TFS Seasonal, JOB 20-11)

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Classification:Temporary Technical Seasonal
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 75
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Institute of Arctic Biology
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other

Position Summary:

The Institute of Arctic Biology is seeking Kitchen Assistant (Bull Cook) for the 2020 Summer Field Season at the Toolik Field Station, a remote field camp located at 284.5 Dalton Highway, Alaska. This is a seasonal position that works a rotating schedule. This position will assist the Lead Cook in the preparation of food services for 10-150 person facility.



This is a seasonal position that works a rotating schedule with intermittent time off not in camp. The field season typically starts in mid-April and ends in mid/late September.  The season length is variable depending on need and availability. 

  • Airfare to/from Fairbanks is usually provided from most major US airports.
  • Transportation to and from camp is provided.
  • Room and Board provided while in camp.

This position will assist the cooks in the preparation of food services for 10-150 person facility.

Primary daily duties include restocking self-service areas, food storage areas, dish washing, unloading food shipments, organizing and cleaning/sanitizing food service preparation/service areas and equipment. Assist cooks with salad bar and food preparation.

Additional duties include fueling and driving station vehicles, burning trash; assisting with on-site set-up and post seasonal close down of station.

Please upload a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for 3 professional references with your application.

Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on November 24, 2019 to be considered. First review of applications will be on Monday, November 25, 2019. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position. We anticipate that we will conduct interviews during the first week of December.

Required Experience: 

Approximately 1 year remote field camp support experience preferred. Valid driver license required. Must be able to complete a successful background check which will include a motor vehicle record check.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

Knowledge of sanitation regulations. Knowledge of food preparation and food storage. Knowledge of kitchen equipment. Knowledge of basic inventory. Ability to assist in the preparation of salad bar. Ability to perform required meal clean-up in kitchen and dining area and maintenance. Ability to operate kitchen equipment. Ability to wash dishes. Ability to lift flour sacks up to 50 pounds. Ability to work effectively with a variety of people.

Background Check:
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

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Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

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