Job description

Inland Seas Education Association is looking for someone with a positive attitude to fill the position of Ship Cook for the 2021 season aboard the schooner Inland Seas. The cook is required to manage the galley and plan and prepare healthy meals for 5–45 people. The cook is responsible for the cleanliness of the galley and shipboard sanitation, and also assists with deck duties as needed. This is a full-time seasonal position, mid-June through September 4th, 2021 (approximately 12 weeks). The position pays $115/day and the cook may live aboard the vessel if desired. This position may be job-shared by two or more people. Applicants must have at least one year of food preparation for groups. Experience aboard commercial sailing vessels preferred.

Applicants must be able to:

● Work well with youth, adults, and as a team with professional staff

● Communicate effectively

● Be organized

● Plan, shop for, and prepare healthy meals

● Coordinate meal times with ship schedule and serve meals on time

● Ensure food prepared to government and ISEA standards

● Maintains sanitation to government and ISEA standards

● Ensures special diet requirements can be accommodated on board as necessary (with prior arrangement)

● Be budget-conscious

● Lift equipment of 40 lbs. and haul lines

● Travel (on the schooner) 1–10 days at a time

● Work weekends and evenings as needed

● Work in turbulent waters and challenging weather conditions

● Pass Criminal Background Check and DOT pre-employment drug test

Other helpful skills:

● Knowledge of the Great Lakes

● Boating/sailing experience

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office at (231) 271-3077.

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