Apply now for: Closed
Time commitment: August 1 October 2, 2011 (9 weeks, full time)

The Aquarium has been studying right whales for over 30 years and annually conducts a field season based in Lubec, Maine in August and September. The research team carries out surveys in the Bay of Fundy collecting photographic and behavioral data used by research scientists for studies involving right whale habitat use, temporal and spatial distribution, mortality, reproduction, health assessment and much more. We are seeking a culinary intern to manage our kitchen and prepare meals for the team.

Responsibilities: This challenging opportunity requires the management and organization of the field station kitchen. This consists of preparing dinner six (6) days per week for a research team of 10-15+ people. Major responsibilities include management of food pantry, fridge, kitchen, and budget. The cook will be expected to be able to accommodate food preferences, individual dietary needs and food allergies of team members. A typical dinner prepared from scratch includes a salad, nutritious entrée and 1-2 side dishes and occasionally a dessert. Typically these duties take 4-5 hours per day. There is one (1) pre-arranged day off per week. Free room and board in group living situation is provided. A modest stipend may be available dependent on funding. Transportation is not provided, however, location is accessible by public transportation or car-pooling.

Qualifications: Previous cooking experience and strong interpersonal skills required. Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing schedule and needs is essential. The candidate will preferably have experience living in a communal situation; be a team player who can work independently once direction is provided, and is well organized. A valid driver's license is required.  Driving to grocery shop is a must.