Hiring: Seasonal Breakfast Cook-Castle Hill

Early bird, cook/baker wanted to feed guests at our scenic bed and breakfast on the Crane Estate. Come join our team and provide memorable, delicious breakfasts and afternoon baked goods daily in our fast-paced kitchen environment. This person will oftentimes be the first face our guests see in the morning and needs to be hospitable, dependable, and a team player. If you are creative in the kitchen and have a love for baking, we want to hear from you!

The breakfast cook prepares fresh baked morning pastries and hot breakfasts at the Inn at Castle Hill. The cook will also need to make cookies/treats for the daily afternoon tea. The breakfast cook will maintain an organized, clean and sanitary work environment. Knowledge of sanitation and food safety is required. All inn staff must be courteous and friendly when interacting with inn guests.

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Essential Functions:

  • Cooking:

  • Bake pastry daily

  • Make granola

  • Prepare fruit plates for guests

  • Prepare a hot breakfast entrée of the day

  • Deliver morning “Coffee Service” baskets to guests’ doors

  • Maintain a clean, organized and sanitary work area

  • Includes dishwashing and thorough cleaning of kitchen after breakfast, as needed.

  • ServeSafe certified and ensure teammates in kitchen follow all servesafe protocols

  • Afternoon Service:

  • Prepare daily baked good for afternoon tea time.

  • Assist guests services team with making cheese plates

  • Kitchen Management:

  • Oversee food ordering with Inn management

  • Assist with training of breakfast servers and play lead in breakfast service

  • Assist with upkeep of Inn herb garden


  • Previous cooking experience is required

  • Must be ServSafe Certified

  • Positive customer interaction skills

  • Team player, creative with cooking and presentation, and positive attitude

Other Requirements:

  • Background check required

  • Flexibility to work weekends and holidays are required; access to a car is necessary.

This position is based in the kitchen with commercial equipment and ovens that make the space quite hot.

Physical demands—the physical demands of the job, including bending, sitting, lifting, and driving.

Ability to lift 40 pounds required. Must be able to climb multiple flights of stairs (no elevator in the building)

This is a seasonal, non-exempt, hourly paid position, with an optimal start date in April 2023 (with potential for some paid training shifts in late March 2023). This position is based in Ipswich, MA at The Inn at Castle Hill.

About The Trustees

The Trustees places are open to all, and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891 by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts. We aim to protect special places for future generations to enjoy in perpetuity. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 27,000+ acres on more than 120 reservations that are open to the public. We are a non-profit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and our 100,000 Member households.

Our seasonal staff plays an integral role in ensuring that our visitors enjoy our extraordinary places. With the change to warmer temperatures, we experience an influx of visitors of all ages and backgrounds who want to explore and be inspired by our properties. Sandy beaches, wooded trails, cultural gardens, historic homes, community supported agriculture—there are many ways for visitors to discover and explore The Trustees, and just as many opportunities for seasonal employees to make each visitor’s experience special.

The Trustees offers competitive compensation, as well as the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors and the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

The Trustees is a proud equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any protected status including, but not limited to, age, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, nation of origin, religion, or disability status and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ applicants. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts, who are at the core of our mission.

Our commitment to advancing the organization’s vision for this work may be found here: Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity

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