The Food Service Director (FSD) designs, implements, and manages the overall food service operation for SEA’s summer programs, including menu planning, purchasing, preparation, service, sanitation, and record keeping for 3 meals plus snacks to approximately 75 people per day during the summer.

The on-campus dates for the position will be June 19 – August 20th, 2023. Some planning work may be required prior to arrival on campus and will be compensated.

Some of your responsibilities will include:

Menu planning, purchasing, preparation, nutrition, safety, service, sanitation, record keeping
Ensure safe and efficient preparation and service of meals
Making accommodations for students and staff with dietary allergies or restrictions
Supervise and train rotating kitchen support staff
Oversee the inventory and ordering of food, equipment, and supplies and be responsible for the routine maintenance, sanitation, and upkeep of the kitchen, its equipment, and facilities
Promote practices that seek to reduce waste, reuse items, and recycle/compost as much as possible

Tagged as: Cooks and Food Service


Experience in institutional or large food service setting
Knowledge of and experience in food service: ordering, inventory, budgeting, food preparation, family-style serving, buffet serving, cleaning, and institutional kitchen equipment
Ability to work within a budget and purchase supplies efficiently
Experience in supervising effectively
Knowledge of and experience in the preparation of foods for specialty diets
Ability to work well with others in a team setting

Preferred Skills:

Valid foodservice certification (SEA will reimburse for a certification if needed)

About SEA Education Association

Sea Education Association (SEA) is a non-profit educational institution and an internationally recognized leader in ocean education. Since 1971, SEA has educated undergraduate, high school and gap year students about the world’s oceans through its Boston University accredited study abroad program, SEA Semester® and other programs. SEA is located on Cape Cod in the oceanographic research community of Woods Hole (Falmouth) and owns and operates two sailing research vessels: the SSV Corwith Cramer in the Atlantic Ocean and the SSV Robert C. Seamans in the Pacific.
About SEA’s Summer Programs
SEA provides multiple residential summer academic programs for motivated high school students: https://sea.edu/programs/high-school-programs/ Students live and study at our campus in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Academic programming is scheduled throughout each day, including on most weekend days. Coursework includes lectures, discussions, laboratory activities, and field trips; all introducing student

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and relevant certifications to [email protected] . Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.