North Cascades Institute is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the role as the Food Service Manager (FSM) who is responsible for overseeing daily kitchen operations. This position is key in creating a positive work environment, developing a high functioning team, and collaborating with peers to deliver a fantastic guest experience. This position is based out of the Institute’s field campus in North Cascades National Park at the Institute’s Environmental Learning Center (ELC).

This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position. The pay rate is $27.00-$29.00 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience. Housing available at reduced rate if needed, otherwise this position is subject to a $1 increase for utilizing non-NCI housing. The job location for this position is at the Environmental Learning Center.

BENEFITS – We offer a competitive compensation package. Benefits include the following:
• Sick Leave – 8 hours per month.
• Vacation Leave – 10 days per year one..
• Holiday Leave – 12 days maximum per year.
• Service Days – 2 days per year.
• Other paid time-off such as family leave, pregnancy leave, bereavement leave, etc.
• Medical/dental insurance, long and short-term disability insurance, tax-deferred annuity, and contribution retirement plan.
• Ability to participate in Institute pro deals
• Yearly stipend to participate in Institute programs.
Benefits are prorated for employees working less than 40 hours per week.

Subsidized housing available or wage eligible for $1 increase for utilizing non-NCI housing

As soon as possible.

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service, Full Time


• Experience in kitchen operations management or related field AND/OR one year or more of experience in a kitchen management role.
• One year or more of supervisory experience.
• One year or more of budgetary oversight.
• Valid Servsafe Manager Certification, or ability to procure before start date.
• Valid driver’s license and driving record check must have no more than one moving violation in the past three years, no DUI, reckless driving or serious moving violations, etc.
• Background check

Required Skills:

• Excellent ability to delegate responsibilities while maintaining organizational control of operations.
• Ability to accommodate a varied work schedule.
• Ability to work with historically excluded populations.
• Reliable transportation to and from work.
• Strong IT skills, including computer skills and experience with spreadsheets and common software.

Preferred Skills:

Experience with summer camp operations and/or outdoor schools.

About North Cascades Institute

North Cascades Institute's mission is to inspire environmental stewardship through transformative learning experiences in nature. Since 1986, we have helped connect people, nature and community through science, art, literature and the hands-on study of natural and cultural history. Our goal is to help people of all ages and backgrounds experience and enjoy the mountains, rivers, forests, people and wildlife of the Pacific Northwest – so all will care for and protect this special place.

North Cascades Institute is a respected leader among U.S. environmental education organizations, and we believe that sustainable communities are built on healthy environments, vibrant economies and social equity. The Institute is in sound financial health with a $4 million budget and strong reserves, and 15 four-star ratings with Charity Navigator for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled. Please apply online on our website at: https://ncascades.org/jobs. Complete the online application and upload a cover letter and resume.