Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 31-Dec-2020 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Food Services - FOH
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Seasonal

POSITION: Steward Coordinator (Winter 2022)


SEASON(S):  Austral Winter


LOCATION: South Pole Station, Antarctica


SECTOR/DEPT:  Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation (GSC) Antarctica


REPORTS TO:  Food Service Supervisor


Currently seeking a Steward Coordinator (South Pole) - Responsible for supervising a team of stewards in the cleaning of dormitories, work centers and recreational facilities, as well as leading special projects. Also responsible for performing cleaning and laundry duties as needed and providing customer service and performing duties that support efforts to produce and serve high quality food.



Displays a commitment to providing exceptional customer service, as outlined by the Food Service Supervisor (FSS)


Supervises and assists in stocking and replenishing all ancillary food items and non-food items, as detailed by tasking sheet, during and between meal hours; monitor quantities of items used and adjust stock levels according to usage.


Supervises and assists preparing and chilling sufficient beverages to support usage by the community.


Supervises and assists in training of new stewards


Supervises and assists in daily special projects.


Supervises and assists in restocking of required janitorial cleaning supplies.


Responsible for all aspects of safety and sanitation in the kitchen, dining and service areas, including proper equipment usage and safety procedures, timely cleaning of all equipment and proper organization of dry storage and refrigerated areas.


Agrees with and adheres to the Standard Operating Procedures and tasking responsibilities of the food services department.


Adheres to daily and weekly cleaning schedules


Responsible for following proper thawing procedures for frozen items


Responsible for proper labeling and dating of prepared beverages


Responsible for discarding all food waste and non-food waste in a timely manner, and in accordance with approved waste management guidelines.


Monitors coffee consumption and replenish when necessary.


Coordinates with Cooks and other Stewards to ensure timely transfer and scraping of dirty pots to pot-washing area


Responsible for preparing outgoing and incoming personnel berthing rooms


Responsible for restocking of supplies in toilet, shower, laundry areas, and janitor storage areas


Responsible for loading and unloading housing, office supplies, and linen as required.


Responsible for the transportation and processing of laundry from incoming and outgoing passenger (rooms. i.e. bedding items)


Responsible for making up presentation room for DV groups and holiday decoration as required.


Responsible for turning in any maintenance issues to facilities maintenance


Assists with duties in the station store and post office


Must be able to lift the safety regulation maximum and perform functions requiring repetitive motion required.


May be required to work on hands and knees, i.e. scrubbing floors, etc


Able to work in a team unit composed of diverse personalities.


Displays self-motivation in physically challenging and atypical work environment


Able to maintain flexibility and positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced work setting


Performs duties in support of Operations Division metrics (as provided by supervisor)


Supports the achievement of ASC metrics, whether metrics are directly or indirectly, effected by this position's work activities.


Complies with all ASC Environmental Health & Safety, and Quality Assurance, requirements and goals.   Provides documentation to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation


Works to achieve ASC goals and contractual commitments


Able to stand for up to 12 hours daily


Must be able to lift and move up to the safety regulation maximum in a safe manner.


Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.


Responsible for safety reporting for all employees. This includes soreness, injuries, and near misses.

Perform other duties as required.


EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED.


CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR LICENSING REQUIREMENTS: Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment. Valid driver's license required.


EXPERIENCE: A minimum of two years of work experience in the hotel or restaurant related industry.  One year supervisory experience required. Basic computer skills with word processing, spreadsheets and databases required. Previous experience with Station Services in Antarctica may be accepted in lieu of minimum experience.


OTHER:  US citizenship or permanent residency required.


Gana-A'Yoo, Limited (GYL), an Alaska Native Corporation, offers services with ongoing contracts in many facility types, such as, military training facilities, emergency management centers and temporary field sites. GYL in partnership with ESS Support Services, a Division of Compass Group, will provide operational management support. ESS Support Services is the market leader in providing remote camp and catering services to clients, wherever their location, no matter how extreme the environment may be. Services extend across North America and include such diverse facilities as drilling, mining, construction, pipeline and logging camps, offshore, governmental agencies and others. Payroll and benefits are supported by Compass Group.

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