The High Mountain Institute is seeking a Kitchen and Wilderness Fellow, a one-year position preparing the Fellow with experience in mission-driven institutional food service, expedition rationing, menu planning, potential teaching, and leading extended wilderness expeditions.
About the High Mountain Institute: HMI joins the best of a traditional independent school environment with top-class outdoor education opportunities. HMI seeks to connect our students to the natural world and teach them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org.
Goals for Kitchen and Wilderness Fellow:
By participating in this one-year position the Fellow should gain the skills to be able to run a small commercial kitchen, to run a wilderness rations room, and be a strong outdoor leader.
Support HMI food service and expedition rationing that serves 65-85 individuals
Prepare mission-driven and healthy food
Teach students to plan and prepare meals by cooking with them
Potential option to gain experience teaching in the classroom
Gain experience instructing and supporting wilderness expeditions spending a total of 5-6 weeks in the field
Compensation: $15,000 Fellow stipend and monthly housing stipend
Qualifications: Interest in food service experience and cooking mission-driven meals for large groups; prior backcountry wilderness experience and current WFR certification desired. Passion for food, the outdoors, and working with adolescents required.
We will begin our initial review of applications immediately and will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled. Position will start on August 1, 2019 and will run through July 31, 2020.
Correspondence via e-mail is preferred.
HMI’s Diversity Statement: The High Mountain Institute is an equal opportunity employer that strives for diversity by honoring the differences of each member of the community. We seek to build a community (of trustees, faculty, staff, and students) that represents ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic diversity and that brings a diversity of experience, background, talent, and perspective.
About High Mountain Institute
About the High Mountain Institute:
A semester school for high school juniors, the High Mountain Institute (HMI) combines the best of a traditional independent school with outstanding outdoor education. HMI connects students to the natural world and teaches them essential leadership and communication skills through participation in a rigorous, experiential academic program, extended wilderness trips, and an intentional community. HMI also offers a Summer Term for high school students and a variety of adolescent and adult programming. For more information, please visit www.hminet.org. We seek candidates who share our passion for educating to the whole student.