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Hog Island is a 333-acre island located a stone’s throw off the coast of the town of Bremen, Maine. It is the site of a National Audubon Society Camp, a resident facility that provides on-site instruction in ornithology and natural history in the form of 9 week-long ornithology-centered camp sessions over the course of the summer.
A commercial-grade kitchen is part of the dining building known as “The Bridge.” Food and supplies are delivered to the mainland dock and the kitchen staff must coordinate delivery to Hog Island by boat. The kitchen staff, including the Head Chef, Sous Chef, and Kitchen Assistant, with the help of a group of devoted volunteers, provides 3 meals a day for up to 90 people during the course of the 6-day, 5-night camp sessions.
As there is no regular boat transportation service to and from Hog Island and the mainland, the Kitchen Assistant is required to live in housing on Hog Island in order to perform the functions of this position. Audubon will provide the Kitchen Assistant with a private room with nearby shared bath, located above the kitchen in the Bridge. Meals are provided on Hog Island when the kitchen is in operation. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, and the day revolves around meal planning and service that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for a six-day/ five-night program schedule. Candidates must be available from May 10, 2018 to October 1, 2018.