The High Mountain Institute is seeking a Kitchen and Wilderness Fellow, a one-year fellowship in the HMI Semester. The ideal job candidate would be interested in developing skills in the areas of food service, wilderness instruction, and education. Responsibilities include on-campus food service, expedition rationing, menu planning, food ordering, budgeting, training others, kitchen curriculum development, and leading extended wilderness expeditions.
About the High Mountain Institute: HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous academic program, extended wilderness trips, and a community of shared responsibility. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.
- Work with HMI’s kitchen manager and help support a commercial kitchen that serves 65-85 individuals (4 days a week).
- Prepare healthy food from scratch that meets our mission of “Simple in Means, Rich in Ends.”
- Ability to accommodate a variety of dietary preferences and food allergies.
- Run a rations room that supports student expedition group food preparation.
- Supervise apprentice and student cook crews and provide relevant instruction in food preparation, meal planning, and kitchen safety.
- Instruct and support on student wilderness expeditions (a total of 5-6 weeks in the field)
- Possibility to take on teaching or residential life responsibilities.
- Interest in food service, specifically cooking homemade, nutritious, and delicious meals for large groups.
- Prior backcountry wilderness experience
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Excellent organizational and planning skills, including multi-tasking and delegating
- Computer Skills (Google Suite)
- Experience working with high school students
- Passion for the outdoors and education
- Willingness to work a flexible schedule
- Must maintain a valid drivers’ license
- Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
- Must be able to stand for long periods of time and perform frequent squatting and reaching
- Must be able to backpack for 10-18 days at a time
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to Aimee Goldstein, Administrative Assistant for the HMI Semester, at [email protected]
We will begin our initial review of applications the week of February 24, 2020 and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Finalists will be invited to HMI for a formal interview.
Correspondence via e-mail is preferred.
The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective.
Management reserves the right to change or add to this job description at any time.