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Wilderness School

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Wilderness School is a non-denominational day and boarding girl’s school educating students from Early Learning Centre through to Year 12. Since 1884, Wilderness School has prepared girls to be adventurous, courageous, responsible, and respectful learners and leaders. The legacy of our Founders, the Misses Browns, continues today and is a rich and integral part of our school culture. At Wilderness, we strive to enable each student to be the best that she can be.

About the Role:

The Chef/Cook works with the Café Manager and a small team to create a menu selection for girls aged 3-18 in our Café and 12-18 in our Boarding House, as well as for staff and parents. The School Café has a reputation for offering a varied and high-quality menu and catering for special occasions.

About You 

We are looking to continue to build the team with a qualified and experienced chef who also has:

  • Proven ability working within a busy team environment
  • The ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Has a passion for fresh, local produce and for creating culturally diverse and interesting meals
  • Flexibility and is reliable and results driven
  • Great communication skills

This position is a casual position and may include some rostered weekend work. Shifts available for roster include day shifts starting at 7am and afternoon shifts finishing at 6.30pm, Monday to Sunday. The cafe is open during school terms and not school holiday periods. 

How to Apply

For details about Wilderness School and to access a copy of the Position Description, please visit the School’s website at

Click the Apply Now button and please provide the following addressed to the Belinda Arnfield, Principal:

  • Resume
  • Covering letter outlining how you can contribute successfully to the role
  • Contacts details of three referees

Applications close: Tuesday 9 July, 5pm.  Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a Working with Children Check, Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect and adhere to the School’s Child Protection Policy. 

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