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Company: The Nature Conservancy
Location: Honolulu, HI
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Title Galley/Housekeeping Specialist Job ID 48547 Location Hawaii Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular OFFICE LOCATION

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Palmyra Atoll is the preferred location.



Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable.  One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 74 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The staff and facilities on TNC’s Palmyra Preserve supports scientific research by TNC, the USFWS, and world-renowned research institutions.  Staff are hired on a seasonal basis for approximately 3 months at a time to operate the Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Laboratory support facilities.  Board and lodging are provided while on-island.

The successful candidate must possess, or be able to obtain, a valid Passport with an expiration date later than your term of employment, proof of a physical examination showing good health and a current tetanus vaccination. 


The Galley/Housekeeping Specialist is responsible for set-up and deep cleaning of all cabins, associated living areas, bathrooms, showers and recreation areas and the galley. This position is also responsible for planning and preparation of high-quality meals, of breakfast, lunch and dinner for guests, staff, and volunteers.  The Galley/Housekeeping Specialist is responsible for stocking and rotation of all kitchen inventory, general galley and kitchen clean-up including dishes, floors, storage areas, refrigerators and freezers, and for laundry service. The Galley/Housekeeping Specialist is responsible for planning and preparing facilities to receive visitors, and, like all TNC staff, should have the ability to respond to medical emergencies and other duties as assigned.

  • Will work 6 days per week, in variable weather conditions (hot, humid, wet), at a remote location, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions will involve considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain, frequent possibility of injury, long hours in isolated settings, exposure to petroleum products, paint and fuels, employees to be on call on 48 hour shifts to allow for 24 hour a day emergency coverage, employees  to assist with community chores even on days off.  
  • Ability to live and work productively within a small and confined community on a remote location for up to 3 months, adjusting as needed to support science and philanthropic endeavors.
  • Work and communicate effectively with a diverse group of people, including scientists, TNC staff and other guests, providing and obtaining needed information to ensure smooth operations.
  • In the event of an emergency, TNC staff may be tasked with specific duties to ensure communal safety and welfare.  This may include responding to minor/major medical emergencies, tsunami evacuation events, marine rescue events, fuel spills and/or fire containment, etc.
  • May direct or convey work instructions to other staff or volunteers.
  • Independently analyze and diagnose problems then develop and implement appropriate solutions.
  • Consult with supervisor to develop plans for resolution of unusual or complex problems.
  • Identify and disseminate lessons learned, best practices and methods, tools, consistencies and inconsistencies across seasons.

  • High school diploma and at least 1-year culinary experience in a professional food services environment within the last 5 years.
  • Current working knowledge of kitchen operations including baking, sautéing, grilling, and the preparation and proper handling of meat, fish, assorted cold foods, and meal presentation.
  • Experience maintaining a sanitary work environment; Serve Safe or equivalent certification.
  • Have previously been CPR/First Aid Certified and willing and capable of obtaining current certification.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Excel and Word; ability to use email to communicate.
  • Ability to perform physically demanding work and lift up to 50 pounds, sometimes under adverse conditions.



  • Professional housekeeping experience
  • Strong preference for experience providing high quality meals in a remote, camp environment
  • Experience of safe knife handling skills.
  • Experience cooking items from scratch; example, baking bread from flour
  • Experience preparing meals for VIP trips in remote settings
  • Wilderness First Responder certification
  • Cumulative 1-year experience working in a confined community such as aboard a ship, field camp, or remote field station.
  • Professional or volunteer experience in an applied conservation, environmental restoration, invasive species removal, or conservation outreach setting.


To apply to position number 48547, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on December 30, 2020.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

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