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Sky Lodge Innkeeper/Chef

Unity College
Moose River - Moose River, ME, 04945

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Job Details

Job Location: Moose River - Moose River, ME

Education Level: 2 Year Degree

Position Title:

Sky Lodge Innkeeper Chef

Reports To:

Director of Sky Lodge

FLSA Status:


Functional Area:


Position Identifier:



Auxiliary Admin

Location Identifier:


Geographic Location:

MR - Moose River

About Unity College:

For more than fifty years, Unity College has been preparing the next generation of environmental professionals and leaders to successfully face real-world challenges. With environmentally focused degrees, Unity College offers affordable and accessible degrees, certificates, and non-degree courses, through a variety of modalities including hybrid, in-person, hyflex, and online.

Our Mission:

Through the framework of sustainability science, Unity College provides a liberal arts education that emphasizes the environment and natural resources. Through experiential and collaborative learning, our graduates emerge as responsible citizens, environmental stewards, and visionary leaders.

Position Overview:

The Innkeeper Chef is an on-site position for Unity Colleges 150 acre Sky Lodge campus tucked into Maines northwest timber country in Moose River, Maine. The Innkeeper Chef is a revenue generating position overseeing both lodging operations and food service. This individual will ensure the campus isrun efficiently, professionally, and profitablybyoverseeingthe activities associated with the overall guest experience. The Sky Lodge campus includes a historic log-cabin lodge with 12 guest rooms and a 50-seat dining room, along with a welcome center, six cabin homes available for rent by the public, an educational facility enjoyed by the local community, and onsite trails.

Unity College is committed to creating a sustainable world through global engagement and destination based education. The environment and our natural resources are at the forefront of all we do. As a steward of the environment, the Innkeeper Chef will envision new possibilities for the outdoor adventure traveler and for those who travel with purpose. Within the framework of functional leadership, the Innkeeper Chef supports and is supported by other members of the Environmental Business and Sustainable Ventures team while working with all constituencies to realize the Unity College Mission and Strategic Plan.

Full job description available at time of interview.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Creates unique memorial experiences for our guests.
  • Implements a hands-on approach to effectively manage the quality of daily operations following standard operating procedure.
  • Assists the director in managing the front desk, restaurant, catered events, and guest amenities to ensure smooth operations and the highest level of guest satisfaction.
  • Sources and prepares meals for guests of the lodge in connection with our focus on environmental sustainability.
  • Seeks out new agreements with vendors, service providers, and other suppliers to continue the growth of Unity College: Sky Lodge as a sustainable business enterprise.
  • Inspects all food service spaces for cleanliness, maintains sanitary logs, and always ensures proper food safety, with a knowledge of food allergy protocols.

  • Associate degree in hospitality, culinary, hotel, or business management
  • At least 3-5 years of job-related hospitality and food service management.
  • At least 2+ years of food production experience.
  • Implements a hands-on approach to effectively manage the quality of daily operations.
  • Must be able to live on site in Moose River, Maine
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently as needed in a rural setting.
  • An entrepreneurial mindset and revenue-focused attitude.
  • Must have business acumen, excellent communication, leadership, relationship building and interpersonal skills. Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to create a sustainable food and beverage menu and produce quality food.
  • Proven ability to manage inventory and control costs through accurate costing, sourcing, pricing, and comparative analysis.
  • Ability to look for, suggest, and implement improved efficiencies.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must be able to quickly adapt to new software products.
  • Must possess a positive attitude.
  • Ability to think creatively and produce superb work under multiple deadlines.
  • Preferred:

  • Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Experience working with internships and/or apprenticeships.
  • Familiarity with hotel, restaurant, and retail operating systems and software.
  • Work Schedule / Availability Requirements

    Work hours are specific to the requirements of this position and can include days,early mornings,evenings, and weekends. Working extended hours required as needed.On-call hours may also be required.Must be flexible and cooperative in fulfilling responsibilities and meeting theColleges needs. Although Unity College employees are generally scheduled to work at their specifically assigned locations, there are times when travel is necessary and employees are required from time to time to attend events, meetings or work temporary assignment at any Unity College location.

    Physical Demands

    While performing the duties of this job, it is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.The employee is often required to stand and/or walk, reach with arms,climbor balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and climb stairs.The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to50lbs.andup to 100 pounds with the use of designated moving equipment.Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The use of either hand for repetitive movements such as grasping,graspingand turning, and fine manipulation is required as is the ability to use the telephone for internal and external communications.

    Location - Moose River:

    Work is performed in a campus setting with lodging and food service environmentsthere may be a mix of office work, driving,field work,and walking the facility outdoors and indoors in all types of weather.The field work could be indoors inresort and college buildingsor outdoors in yards, fields,woodsor any of the Colleges properties. Exposure to changes in temperature or humidity is possible duringout of office work. The noise level in the work environment can vary and hearing protection may be needed around operating equipment and machinery.


    Unity College offers a comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits package for its faculty and staff. Benefits for eligible employees include:

    • Paid holidays
    • Paid time off
    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Short- and Long-term disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision
    • 403B
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