The Institute of Arctic Biology is seeking Production Cooks 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.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS A POOL POSITION SUCCESSFUL ACCEPTANCE INTO THE POOL DOES NOT GUARANTEE A JOB OFFER NOR DOES IT GUARANTEE ANY REVIEW OF APPLICANT MATERIALS.
This is a seasonal position that works a rotating schedule with intermittent time off not in camp. The field season typically starts in late March and ends in mid-October. The season length is variable depending on need and availability.
- Airfare is usually provided from most major US airports.
- Transportation to and from camp is provided.
- Room and Board provided while in camp.
Primary daily tasks consist of production preparation of breakfast, lunch and dinner meal, baking desserts and bread for 10-150 persons. May be required to act as Lead Cook.
Additional duties include restocking self-serve areas, food storage areas, dish washing, unloading food shipments, organizing and cleaning food service preparation/service areas and equipment, driving station vehicle, assisting with pre season set-up and post season close down to winter operations, moving and storing supplies, loading and unloading trucks, transporting station residents, burning trash, station clean-up tasks.
This position requires working under pressure as well as independently, working with a wide variety of faculty, staff and students, and performing tasks accurately. Point of hire is Fairbanks, AK.
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.
Approximately 1 year remote field camp support experience preferred. Experience with vegetarian and vegan entrees and working in remote field camp preferred. Valid driver's license required. Must be able to complete a successful background check to which will include a motor vehicle record check.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Knowledge of food service sanitation and regulations, food preparation and food storage, meal planning, propane appliances. Skills in food preparation, baking, salads, food service sanitation, operation of kitchen equipment, following menus and recipes, dish washing, basic inventory and record keeping. Ability to work with a large number of researchers under time and pressure constraints of busy field season, lift cases of #10 cans and flour sacks, deal with a wide variety of personalities, work under adverse weather conditions, live at a remote field camp, willingness to be flexible and assume responsibility for tasks assigned.
The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
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