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Want to spend your fall in the land of the polar bears?

Positions: Kitchen Staff Member
Type: f/t contracts, early October through late November; includes housing (see below)
Organization: Natural Habitat Adventures
Location: Churchill, Manitoba (incl. housing; applicants from across Canada welcome to apply)

Natural Habitat Adventures is seeking experienced kitchen staff to assist with the preparation of breakfast and lunch for our tour groups during the polar bear season in Churchill, Manitoba. The staff provides food for up to 100 people daily for 7-week season. This is an independent contractor position from early October through late November.

Each day, tour groups spend the day out on the tundra viewing polar bears from a rover and lunch is served on the rover. The staff will work overnight in the kitchen of one of the town hotels to prepare and pack lunch for each of the groups traveling on the tundra that day. The kitchen staff also prepares a buffet breakfast for the guests staying at the hotel. The work shift for this position generally begins shortly after midnight and finishes mid-morning.

Sample responsibilities of this position may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Work alongside a head chef in the creation of innovative breakfast and lunch menus with variety and balance in food items.
  • Accept and accommodate special dietary needs (both those that are forewarned and those that appear without warning). Respond to feedback effectively.
  • Wash dishes, bus tables and maintain a clean work area
  • Deliver food items on time
  • Manage leftovers effectively
  • Communicate in a friendly manner with guides, ops staff and members of the hotel staff


The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years’ experience in a kitchen setting. Experience in the travel industry (lodges, expedition ships, etc.) highly preferred. Fluency in English. Ability to walk, stand and/or bend continuously to perform essential job functions. Ability to work under pressure and deal with stressful situations during busy periods. Ability to make independent decisions and respond to the needs of guests. Ability to work overnight. Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. High levels of integrity, maturity, patience and enthusiasm. Ability to work individually and as part of a team.


Housing, uniform and transportation to and from site provided.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and compensation requirements to . NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Applicants will only be contacted in the event we wish to pursue your candidacy.


Natural Habitat Adventures has been perfecting the art of nature expedition for more than 25 years. Operating ethically and responsibly in the areas where we run our trips and in our own community has always been a crucial component of our core ideology. Our adventures take travelers off-the-beaten path where they can experience our planet's greatest natural wonders, such as observing mountain gorillas in a rainforest, viewing polar bears on the arctic tundra, exploring the Galapagos Islands from an intimate yacht, or any number of other enriching wildlife and nature encounters. For more information about Natural Habitat Adventures, see

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GoodWork ID: 45718       Date posted to May 17 2018