Employment Opportunities


Cook and kitchen help positions at BMSC cafeteria

Location: Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre

Date Posted: 30-Jul-21

BMSC is owned and managed by a not-for-profit organization, the Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society, whose members are University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, University of Calgary, Simon Fraser University and University of Victoria. BMSC is located in beautiful Bamfield, British Columbia which is situated in a remote coastal environment.

Our kitchen serves university and secondary school students on field trips, many seeing the ocean for the first time. Our clients tell us how much they relish our warm and friendly dining experience after being in the field all day. Our staff repeatedly tell us how much they value the experience of seeing these students at the BMSC. Our programs and menus are developed with sustainability in mind, and we strive to offer an array of hand-crafted items using fresh, quality ingredients. Careful thought and consideration goes into our programs, and it starts with our people.

The Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre operates from February 1st to December 18th. The proposed start date of employment is August 16, 2021.

Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre is searching for kitchen crew to fill the following positions for the upcoming season.


Kitchen Helper

Under supervision, engage in routine duties involved in preparing and serving food, and in cleaning food service equipment. Desirable qualifications are:  Knowledge of kitchen and dining room work, good personal hygiene, sound knife skills and standard operation of kitchen appliances and equipment. Applicants must be able to learn routines involved in preparing and serving food, possess the ability to follow instructions both oral and written and be in good physical health. Candidates must possess a Food-safe level 1 (or be willing to take course). Candidates must be willing to work shifts (weekends, early morning or nights.) Pay rates for these positions range from $15.00 to $18.00 per hour plus benefits based on experience and qualifications.


Cooks are required for our fall and winter season. As a member of our production team these cooks will be involved in providing daily service to our students, researchers and guests as well as some special event production. A Red Seal is always preferred, food safe is required with some experience in catering production. A sound background in all aspects of kitchen operation is a strong asset. These positions require a strong personality, the ability to take direction clearly and a desire to be a positive, reliable member of our crew. The positions will be responsible for breakfast, lunch and dinner production in our unionized work environment. Pay rates for these positions range from $18.00 to $21.00 per hour plus benefits based on experience and qualifications.


  • Cooks and kitchen helpers must possess Food-safe Level 1 and all kitchen staff is required to work shifts (weekends, early mornings and or evenings).
  • All kitchen positions are unionized (Cupe 401) and members are entitled to benefits as defined in the Collective Agreement.  Positions are casual to start and may move to recurrent term upon completion of the contractual probation period.

Please forward reply or send resumes to BMSC by email to jmledet@mail.bamfieldmsc.com or by fax to 250-728-3452.

We require all applicants submit a current CV with references for all positions. Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.