Shenandoah National Park (Premium Summer Job 2021)

Organization: Shenandoah National Park (Premium Summer Job 2021)

Position: Prep Cook – Skyland Lodge

Rate of pay: $11.68 per hour

City: Luray

State: Virginia



Employer Name: Shenandoah National Park

Position: Prep Cook – Skyland Lodge

Position available:  2 Positions

Hourly wage:  $11.68 per hour

Estimated hours per day: 7-8

Number of days per week: 5


Housing assisted by: Delaware North – Skyland Lodge  

Type of housing: Dormitory

Estimated cost of housing: Free

Number of people to a room: 2


Additional housing features: The dorms only have bathrooms and beds. There is WiFi available in dorms and in the common areas. Some areas have stronger or weaker WiFi signal, it will vary per location. There is no access to cooking facilities. You will need to buy non perishable snack items for your room that can be stored in a Tupperware container to avoid attracting insects or mice. You can purchase healthy, filling meals for approximately $4 in the kitchen


Transportation details:  The dormitory is inside Shenandoah National Park, so students can get to work easily. It is on
the same property as the employer, so students can walk to/from work. There is no
transportation available in the National Park. The employer takes students to Luray each week,
to shop at Walmart.




Job description:

Advanced English. You will be responsible for preparing high-quality food items on a timely basis; cook and prepare food items according to recipes and quality standards; prepare food items for cooking; stock food items as needed; clean and maintain kitchen and food prep equipment; maintain proper sanitation controls of products; prepare sauces, vegetables, meat, fish and poultry items properly. You must be able to stand for your entire shift and be able to lift 40-50 lbs. Employers guarantee a minimum of 32 hours a week. Depending on guest needs and business volume, might be working more than 32 hrs/wk. Must have cook experience to apply!

English required skills: Advance

Start date: 7-23 May 2021

End date: 27 August – 7 September 2021

Job Prerequisites: Wants experienced cooks. Please stress: They WILL NOT be changing positions.

Why Choose us ? 

Shenandoah National Park encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the U.S. state of Virginia. This national park is long and narrow, with the broad Shenandoah River and Valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east. We are also only 90 miles from Washington DC! Perfect for outdoor/wilderness enthusiasts and photographers. Quiet, remote location far from the city lights

Cultural exchange activities 

The town of Luray has a couple of festivals during the summer. They also have Luray Caverns, which is close to where students are working. They also have a nice 4th of July celebration. The HR Manager also has cookouts for the students at her home.This is a great location for hiking and sightseeing as well.

All information may be changed due to reasonable reason for each placement without prior notice.


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