Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Rocky Mountain Kitchen Assistant - Summer

REPORTS TO: NOLS Rocky Mountain Kitchen Manager and/or Assistant Manager

JOB OBJECTIVE: Assist with preparation of nutritious, delicious meals and meal clean-up for in-town meals. Pack meals accurately for remote course pick-ups. Maintain a clean and sanitary workplace. Actively contribute to an inclusive, positive, hard-working culture in the kitchen and dining room. 


  • Self-motivated, dedicated, detail-oriented, flexible with changing plans, able to maintain a growth-oriented mindset and sense of humor.
  • Able to follow directions and interact comfortably, politely, and effectively with students, instructors and in-town staff.
  • Capable of lifting 50 lbs, working while standing for extended periods of time, functioning well in outdoor conditions (e.g. hot summer days while cooking on a grill).
  • Commitment to cleanliness and organization. 
  • Interest in learning to cook and/or bake simple products, ability to follow a recipe, and comfort with asking for clarification/help as necessary.


  • Food preparation and service.
  • Observe all health department regulations. 
  • Maintenance and sanitation of the kitchen and dining room.
  • Transport food to NOLS Rocky Mountain.
  • Comply with evolving Covid-19 practices for NOLS in-town staff.
  • Special projects, as assigned, by the NOLS Rocky Mountain director, Rocky Mountain Operations Manager, or Rocky Mountain Kitchen Manager, including NOLS field work, if qualified.

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 for all NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify.

WORK LOCATION: NOLS Rocky Mountain, Lander, WY. This is an hourly, summer position. Meals are provided when provided for students. Housing not included.

HOW TO APPLY: Send a cover letter and resume to  Kelsey Wicks, NOLS Rocky Mountain Operations Manager.
Email:  kelsey_wicks@nols.edu
Phone:   (307) 332-1430.
Contact Kelsey with questions.


STARTING DATE: Mid-late May 2021.

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