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Golden Gate National Recreation Area - Sausalito, CA
$21.00 - $22.00 Hourly


Who We Are:

NatureBridge provides environmental science education experiences for more than 30,000 students and their teachers every year in the world’s best classrooms: our National Parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery, and inspiring stewardship of the planet. 


What You Will Do:

The Cook works with the Kitchen Team to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Food Service Department. This position is responsible for the preparation and service of meals as assigned. The Cook directs the Kitchen Assistants in the preparation, service and cleanup of assigned meals. This position takes place at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and cannot be performed remotely.

Your primary job will be to:

  • Prepare and cook buffet-style meals for up to 240 people.
  • Direct kitchen assistants and other support staff during their shift.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Receive and stock deliveries of food and supplies.
  • Label and store foods in a manner that meets NPS public health standards.
  • Establish and maintain respectful, supportive and compassionate relationships with staff, volunteers and participants.
  • Collaborate with other cooks on areas of need for upcoming meals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.



  • $21/hour 
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Option for a 403b retirement plan with employer match after six months
  • Generous paid vacation, training days and sick leave
  • Other benefits include Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and more


Who You Are:

We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Two years of related experience and or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. A degree in culinary arts is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Skills in all aspects of food preparation for large groups.
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure and time limits.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written directions as well as work independently.
  • All Naturebridge employees are required to pass a background check to be eligible for employment

Why should you join the NatureBridge team?

  • We are a mission-driven organization that values your contributions and supports you in making a positive impact on youth and the environment
  • You will get to work in a beautiful natural setting in a historic building in the Marin Headlands
  • Join a team of dedicated staff who are passionate about what they do

NatureBridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate based on any protected category, including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression (including transgender expression or pregnancy), political affiliation, age, immigration status or disability. We encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require any accommodation. 

How To Apply:

Submit your resume and three references to our online career portal. Applications will be accepted ona rolling basis until all positions are filled.


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NatureBridge connects over 35,000 students and 600 schools each year to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet.