Palmyra’s research station supports scientific research by TNC, the USFWS, and world-renowned research institutions. Staff are hired on a seasonal basis for approximately 3 months at a time to operate the research station and camp facilities. Board and lodging are provided while on-island.
This is a one-year termed position. There are generally two paid positions in the Research Station’s galley/housekeeping services at a time that will rotate on/off the atoll. Applicants should expect to spend six months of the year on Palmyra, three months at a time. In the gap between tours on the research station, employees are placed into a leave without pay status.
The successful candidate must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Passport with an expiration date later than your term of employment, proof of a physical examination showing good physical and a current tetanus vaccination.
If you have a personal passion for conserving and protecting the natural world with a belief in The Nature Conservancy’s mission, then please go to www.nature.org/careers and apply online with cover letter & resume to Job #47187. Please explain how you meet the minimum qualifications listed. The application deadline is open till December 30, 2019 at Midnight EDT. If you experience technical problems with the site or application process, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and include the job opening ID.
The Hospitality Specialist is responsible for set-up and deep cleaning of all research station cabins, associated living areas, bathrooms, showers and recreation areas and the galley. This position is also responsible for planning and preparation of high quality meals, of breakfast, lunch and dinner for research station guests, staff, and volunteers. The Hospitality Specialist is responsible for stocking and rotation of all kitchen inventory, general galley and kitchen clean-up including dishes, floors, storage areas, refrigerators and freezers, and for laundry service. The Hospitality Specialist is responsible for planning and preparing the camp to receive visitors, and, like all research station staff, should have the ability to respond to medical emergencies and other duties as assigned.
KEY QUALITIES OF OUR COOKS and HOUSEKEEPERS
Cooking and hosting at the research station are unique experiences. Although TNC maintains commercial cleanliness standards at the research station, the Palmyra Program does not operate a “commercial kitchen.” To maintain these standards in Palmyra’s challenging environment, our cooks and housekeepers spend approximately 50% of their time deep cleaning. Palmyra’s galley produces meals based on a simple inventory that includes shelf stable items. Producing high quality meals from a predetermined ingredient list requires our cooks to have the ability to make many items from scratch and to have the creativity to incorporate canned and packaged food into high quality meals for guests and staff alike.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE