A residential school is a complex place. As the adult members of the Eagle Rock community, we are all responsible in our own way for the growth and development of the students entrusted to our care.

Each of us has a unique set of responsibilities, but we share a commitment to bring expertise and energy to all that we do. Working at Eagle Rock is not a job, it is a vocation. In selecting candidates for employment here, we look not only for exceptional talent and expertise, but also for a high level of commitment and loyalty.  In return, Eagle Rock provides professional growth opportunities; deep, meaningful, and rewarding work; and an exceptional benefits package and competitive salaries.

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Full Time Positions

Do you believe in a culinary educational process that supports diverse high school students in finding and nurturing their kitchen skills, passions and guide them in how to communicate well with their peers, rather than cooking in a kitchen as a job for a restaurant or cafeteria? Would you empower students to explore and examine their lives and the world around them in a deep and critical way? Does a boarding school that bases its disciplinary approach on relationships and respect along with teaching appropriate kitchen skills, supervise students in a kitchen setting resonate with you?

At Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, our staff work together to develop empowering active learning opportunities for our student in the school kitchen. We care about each other’s’ success, our student’s experience, and work hard to constantly innovate. Eagle Rock is an innovative, year-round residential High School located adjacent to the Rocky Mountain National Park. Eagle Rock’s mission is to implement effective and engaging practices that foster each student’s unique potential and help young people use their minds well at Eagle Rock School and to support schools nationally to do the same. We are currently looking to fill a Full-Time Chef Instructor Position in the kitchen located on campus grounds.  If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out our website ( www.eaglerockschool.org) to get a better feel for the school itself. We’ll be honest; Eagle Rock is not for everybody. If you believe students should need to be “taught lessons”, you think kitchen staff should follow standard curriculum or documents, or that learning should only occur during the traditional school day, this school is not for you. If you are looking for a job rather than a lifestyle, you will not find it here. But if you have boundless energy and an inherent trust in the ability of students, can motivate, pay attention to specific details and possess excellent cooking skills, we want to hear from you.

POSITION TITLE:  Line Chef Instructor

JOB OBJECTIVE: The line chef instructor is responsible to work with other chefs along with students for breakfast, lunch and dinner preparations. Equally important are patience, humor, integrity and the desire to teach and push our young adult students to realize their potential. Our students are fully involved in the kitchen and are dependent upon your guidance in the area of culinary preparation and service. The ability to cook for about 100-150 people while safely leading a team of high school students in the kitchen is imperative. Our food philosophy is local, seasonal, sustainable and ethical. The food we serve is restaurant style. We are not a cafeteria. Ours is an ethnically  and geographically diverse community. Sound and responsible leadership skills are a must.

QUALIFICATIONS: An AOS in Culinary Arts and three to five years cooking experience is required. Emphasis in food production, service and nutrition or ACF Certified Cook Credentials. Ability to work with 15 to 19 year old students in a food service production; good organizational and communication skills. Excellent health and safety knowledge. Able to operate kitchen equipment such as ovens, dishwashers, slicers, mixers, etc.


  • Meal preparation in accordance to school scheduled meal times.
  • Training and evaluating students in each meal shift.
  • Assure compliance with county, state and federal laws and health regulations.
  • Work on your feet in a kitchen environment for about 80% of your shift.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Report to Head Chef and assist in creating meal plans as a kitchen team.
  • Work with deliveries from vendors and preparing/organizing deliveries.

COMPENSATION: This is a non-exempt Full Time hourly position with a competitive salary and benefit package.

APPLICATION MATERIALS: Interested applicants should submit a brief cover letter, a resume, a brief skills self-assessment that indicates results produced in any area of responsibility at a previous workplace, 3 professional references (phone and email) to info@eaglerockschool.org. No phone calls please. We ONLY accept electronic submissions. No Paper or fax materials will be considered.

HIRING TIMELINE: We are committed to finding the right person for this Line Chef position. This timeline is offered to give applicants a sense of our ideal Process. We intend to do as much as we possibly can to stick to this plan. However, we do realize that there might be a circumstance with the best candidate that would require us to shift our plan. We hope the right person is not dissuaded from applying by incongruence between their commitments and our timeline.

Application Deadline: March 20, 2017 (Applicants will be reviewed as we receive them).

Phone interviews:  March 1st – 24th, 2017

Three-day Onsite interviews:  March 27th – 31st, 2017

Start Date:  April 1, 2017

Fellowship Openings

The Public Allies Fellowship Program at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center provides twelve individuals with an advanced yearlong service and leadership development program focused on education and youth development at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center.

Through this unique service and training opportunity, Public Allies Eagle Rock Fellows will gain skills that will make them effective teachers, leadership trainers, and youth workers.

Fellows will work and live together in community with eleven other Public Allies Fellowship Program participants, students and staff at the school’s state of the art facilities in the Rocky Mountains northwest of Denver.

For detailed information including application materials click here.