Gana-A'Yoo, Limited - Antarctic Program
  • 01-Jan-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Food Services - BOH
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • 729-829 per week
  • Seasonal

Gana-A'Yoo Services Corporation, GSC, is renowned for excellence in delivery, performance and customer satisfaction with a focus on Food Service, Janitorial Services and Administrative Services. GSC supports the National Science Foundation managed United States Antarctic Program as part of the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) and we are currently seeking a Lead Baker at McMurdo Station.

As a Lead Baker you are responsible for producing high quality, large volume breads and/or desserts and pastries as directed by Sous Chef (Bakery) or Food Service Supervisor; maintaining clean and sanitary work areas, equipment and tools in a professional manner; assisting Sous Chef (Bakery) and others as necessary.

TITLE: Baker, Lead

SEASON: Austral Summer

LOCATION: McMurdo Station, Antarctica

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

SALARY: $729 - $829 per week


  • Functions as shift leader in the absence of the Sous Chef (Bakery); all other duties performed under the supervision of the Sous Chef (Bakery) and/or Food Service Supervisor
  • Responsible for preparation of all assigned menu items for primary and satellite locations, utilizing proper baking techniques; ensure quality of the food's taste and presentation.
  • Responsible for proper labeling and dating of food, and efficient utilization of leftovers.
  • Able to follow standardized recipes as well as develop high-volume recipes as needed.
  • Agrees with and adheres to the Standard Operating Procedures and tasking responsibilities of the food services department.
  • Responsible for maintaining sanitation standards of work areas, cold and hot storage areas and service areas.
  • Responsible for proper use and timely cleaning of equipment and tools.
  • Responsible for complying with all standards of safety and sanitation in the kitchen and service areas.
  • Works in coordination with Stewards to ensure timely transfer and scraping of dirty pots to pot-washing area.
  • Displays leadership abilities, good communication and organizational skills.
  • Able to work in a team unit composed of diverse personalities.
  • Displays self-motivation in physically challenging and atypical working environments.
  • Able to maintain flexibility and a positive attitude in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Performs duties in support of Infrastructure and 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.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace program and ensuring safety is the highest priority in the work place.
  • Able to lift up to the safety regulation maximum in a safe manner
  • Performs other duties as required.


High school education or GED.


  • Current ServSafe Food Handler certificate must be obtained prior to deployment to Antarctica.
  • Valid driver's license required.
  • Valid U.S. Passport


  • Minimum two years baking wide varieties of products in a commercial setting.
  • High volume experience baking bread is preferred.
  • Previous experience with Food Services in Antarctica may be accepted on lieu of minimum experience.


  • US citizenship or permanent residency required.
  • A prerequisite of employment for this position is to successfully gain a favorable Tier 1 - Elevated Background Investigation (EBI) result prior to deployment. Candidates hired for this position will be required to complete; online forms, written forms, fingerprint cards and provide additional details and information as requested by NSF Personnel Security.

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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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status. EEO is the Law poster.

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