The National Audubon Society is hiring a
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The Hog Island Kitchen Assistant works in coordination with the kitchen staff of Hog Island that also includes a Head Chef, Sous Chef, and the help of a group of devoted Friends of Hog Island (FOHI) volunteers. The kitchen team provides 3 meals a day for up to 80 people during the course of the 6-day, 5-night camp sessions. A commercial-grade kitchen is part of the dining building known as “The Bridge.”
Under direction from the Head or Sous Chef, the Kitchen Assistant will assist with food preparation and clean up including cleaning equipment, cold storage, and pantry spaces. S/He/They will assist in acquiring, transporting, and inventorying orders from farms and distributors, including transport to island by boat. S/He/They will work closely with a team of dedicated FOHI volunteers who will be aiding the kitchen team. The kitchen team will have to abide by strict Covid-19 protocols and the Kitchen Assistant will be responsible to abide by these protocols.
The Kitchen Assistant is preferred to live in housing on Hog Island in order to perform the functions of this position. Audubon will provide the Kitchen Assistant with a private room with shared bath. Meals are provided on Hog Island when the kitchen is in operation. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, and the day revolves around meal planning and service that includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a six-day/ five-night program schedule. Occasional weekend work is required. Some weeks will not include a full schedule and full hours may not be expected all weeks.
** Preferred candidates will be available from May 8 to October 3, 2023.
$15.50 / hour
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