Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Rocky Mountain Assistant Kitchen Manager

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

JOB OBJECTIVE: Supervise and/or assist in the production of nutritious, delicious meals that prioritize local and environmentally conscious ingredients when possible and practical within the kitchen budget. Promote a friendly, inclusive, and welcoming culture within the kitchen and dining room. Maintain a clean workspace (kitchen, pantry, walk-in refrigerator and freezers) that prioritizes ServSafe health standards, consolidation, clear dating and labeling, and a FIFO (first in, first out) mindset. Assist with ordering food, shopping for in-town items, planning menus, scheduling, and doing computer work as needed. 


  • Experience, education and/ or interest in food service and kitchen management, especially for large groups and for people with dietary restrictions/preferences (i.e. gluten-free, vegan, nut allergies, etc.). 
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work independently in meal planning and preparation of meals.
  • Attention to detail, especially in regard to dietary requirements/restrictions.
  • Flexible mindset, creativity, positive attitude, and sense of humor.
  • Supervisory and communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate needs and receive/provide thoughtful, timely feedback. 
  • Excitement for work that has a fluctuating schedule. Flexible hours maintained; the schedule includes many early mornings and weekend work throughout the calendar year.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Supervise part-time assistants and seasonal assistants. Operate independently from the kitchen manager up to 50% of the time in the planning and preparing of meals while keeping in mind scheduling complexities and dietary restrictions. Ensure compliance with health codes. 

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Maintain inventory control of food purchasing while tracking costs. Keep track of receipts from all purchases. 


  • Supervise and/or assist with meal and road food production.
  • Clean and maintain all work areas.
  • Observe all health department regulations. 
  • Work as a shift cook in the schedule. 
  • Purchase and inventory food supplies. 
  • Train part-time employees with clarity, sensitivity and high standards.
  • Execute special projects requested by the NOLS Rocky Mountain director, Rocky Mountain Operations Manager, or Rocky Mountain Kitchen Manager, including NOLS field work, if qualified.
  • Comply with evolving Covid-19 practices for NOLS in-town staff.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all
NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify

MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age by the position start date and possess a valid driver’s license. Must have a clean driving history and be able to meet the criteria for NOLS vehicle insurance coverage.

WORK LOCATION: NOLS Rocky Mountain, Lander, WY. This is a full-time, salaried position.

Send cover letter and resume to: Kelsey Wicks, NOLS Rocky Mountain Operations Manager.
Email: kelsey_wicks@nols.edu
Phone: 307-332-4430
Contact Kelsey Wicks with questions.


STARTING DATE: April or May 2021

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