Employment Opportunity for an Assistant Cook ***************************************************** Position: Assistant Cook Location: Wildlife Research Station, Algonquin Provincial Park Contract: Late April – late September (approx.) Salary: $1500 per month (accommodations and meals included) Deadline for application: March 12, 2008; applications will be considered as they are received. There Wildlife Research Station in Algonquin Provincial Park will be hiring a candidate to fill the position of Assistant Cook. The contract of employment will be at minimum from May 1st until September 7th, 2008, with a possible extension until late September pending availability. All meals and accommodation (semi-private lakeside cabin) will be provided. The Assistant Cook’s responsibilities will include: Assisting Head cook with providing nutritionally balanced meals (including omnivore/vegetarian) for 20 to 40+ people Assist with placing and receiving wholesale food orders Proper storage and rotation of food kept on-site Cleaning and maintaining the kitchen and cookhouse facilities The research station cookhouse provides 3 meals a day, 7 days a week, to researchers, field technicians and staff. The Assistant Cook and the Head Cook will work together 3 days a week, and independently 2 days a week, therefore planning and organizational skills, as well as the ability to work unsupervised are crucial attributes of the successful applicant. The applicant would also benefit from an interest in biological research and/or an appreciation for the outdoors. Other desired qualifications include: Experience with food handling and preparation Knowledge of food safety guidelines Strong interpersonal skills This is an excellent opportunity to live and work at a research station in a popular provincial park. Spare time can be spent in the Wildlife Research Area, and the highway 60 corridor of Algonquin Park has many hiking trails and facilities. Applicants can send a resume (electronic copies preferred), a cover letter outlining qualifications, and contact information for 2 references to: Paul Gelok, Station Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Wildlife Research Station P.O. Box 49 Whitney, Ontario K0J 2M0 We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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