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Should you apply to work at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute?

Bringing people together is at the center of what we do at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. But bringing people together for the sake of improving Arkansas, the region and the country as a whole is why we exist. We cannot be successful in that mission without a dedicated team of professionals who understand and support it. At the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, we want to hire employees who love their work because they love our mission. We want to hire employees who love to help others succeed, who look for opportunities and seize them, who raise the bar of integrity, and who love to have fun.

Our CORE VALUES sum up the minimum beliefs required for consideration of employment at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute:

  • Believe the mission (why we exist)
  • See the possibilities (see beyond obstacles)
  • Focus on we, not me (work together, help one another)
  • Do the right thing (honesty, integrity)
  • Have fun (smile, laugh, enjoy work)

If these values match your way of thinking and working, then we encourage you to keep reading about current job opportunities at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute.

 Benefits

Our fringe benefits package for fully-benefited employees includes retirement, annual leave, paid holidays, group health insurance, life insurance, sick leave, dental and vision insurance, career longevity award after 10 years employment, tuition remission at University of Arkansas System schools, and access to group rates on other forms of insurance, including long-term care.

For further information about our benefits package, email our Human Resources department or call 501-727-6205.

Housekeeper

Department: Conference Services

Status: Partially benefited

Hours per week: 20-25 on average, more or less as needed

Duties: Our part-time housekeepers are responsible for assisting with room strip outs and overall facility cleanliness. Expectations include but are not limited to, stripping/making beds, cleaning restrooms, vacuuming and dusting.

Minimum Requirements: 1-2 years related work experience, high school diploma or GED, availability to work days and weekends. Other requirements include a positive attitude, ability to take direction and work well with others, reliable transportation, standing/walking for long periods of time, lifting up to 50 lbs, bending stooping, kneeling, reaching, pushing, pulling.

Embrace Core Values:

  • Believe the mission
  • See the possibilities
  • Focus on we, not me
  • Do the right thing
  • Have fun

Preferred Requirements: 2+ years’ work experience

How to apply: Online Application

Lead Cook

Title:  Lead Cook

Status: Full-time with benefits | Department: Food Service | Hours: 40

 

Main Duties:  Prepare and oversee preparation of meals for conference guests

Safe food preparation

Maintain knowledge of all food items served

Read menus and Banquet Event Orders (BEOs) to estimate food requirements

Safely use kitchen tools and equipment

Ability to adjust recipes for special dietary needs

Follow ServSafe guidelines

Assist with kitchen cleaning

Minimum Requirements:  High school diploma/GED or equivalent work experience in hospitality or service industry

2-3 years of previous lead cook experience

Must possess a positive, team-minded attitude and uphold a high standard of quality.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and lift approximately 40 lbs

Reliable transportation to and from Petit Jean Mountain

Preferred Requirements:  Culinary degree or other related degree

3-5 years of previous experience in a hospitality setting

 

 How to apply: Online Application

Server

Department: Food Services

Status: Part-time, partially benefited

Hours per week: 20-25, as needed

Duties: Our part-time servers are responsible for set-up of meals and snacks for conference and program groups. They serve and assist guests during plated and buffet meals and assistance with food service clean up and maintenance tasks on a regular basis.

Minimum Requirements: Availability to work days, evenings and weekends, excellent people skills, positive attitude, ability to take direction and work well with others, reliable transportation, standing for long periods of time, lifting and balancing.

Embrace Core Values:

  • Believe the mission
  • See the possibilities
  • Focus on we, not me
  • Do the right thing
  • Have fun

Preferred Requirements: Previous food service experience

Pay: Depends on experience

How to apply: Online Application

Conference Set-up Representative

Title:  Conference Set-up Representative

Status: Part-time with partial benefits | Department: Operations | Hours: 20-25

 

Main Duties:

Assist with meeting room set-up for conference guests

Clean up and break-down of meeting rooms after conferences end

Assist with facility cleaning (mirrors and floors)

Assist other conference and food service personnel with event set-up and clean-up

Interact with guests in a professional manner

Assist with minor guest requests (door locks, TV’s, etc.), move and arrange furniture

Minimum Requirements: 

High school diploma/GED

At least one year of previous, related work experience

Basic computer skills

Must be able to take direction from multiple people

Must be able to professionally interact with guests

Applicants must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends

Must possess a positive, team-minded attitude and uphold a high standard of quality.

Must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time, lift approximately 65 lbs., climb ladders and properly and safely handle furnishings and miscellaneous equipment

Reliable transportation to and from Petit Jean Mountain

Preferred Requirements: 

At least one year of previous work experience as a set-up person in a conference center or hotel setting

 

How to apply: Online Application

Server/Bartender

Title: Server/Bartender

Department: Food Services

Status: Part-time, partially benefitted

Hours per week: 15-25, as needed

Duties: Responsible for set-up of meals and snacks for conference and program groups, serving and assisting guests during plated and buffet meals and provide assistance with food service clean up and maintenance tasks. This particular position will also assist with bartending, as needed.

Minimum Requirements: 

High school diploma/GED                                    

At least 21 years of age                          

1 year of related (bartending experience)

Must be able to take direction

Must be able to professionally interact with guests

Applicants must be able to work days, evenings, and weekends

Must possess a positive, team-minded attitude and uphold a high standard of quality.

Must be able to stand for long periods of time, lift approximately 50 lbs

Reliable transportation to and from Petit Jean Mountain

 

Embrace Core Values:

  • Believe the mission
  • See the possibilities
  • Focus on we, not me
  • Do the right thing
  • Have fun

 

Preferred Requirements: 2 years of related (bartending experience)

 

How to apply: Complete online application at: www.rockefellerinstitute.org/employment

How to apply: Online Application

Guest Services Rep / Night Auditor

Title: Guest Services Rep / Night Auditor

Status | Department | Hours:  Full-time with benefits | Operations | 40

 

Main Duties: Assist guests with check in/out

Provide assistance to guests with room needs and/or questions

Use Maestro database to conduct room transactions

Administrative duties

Basic accounting skills (counting money, maintaining receipts, etc.)Nightly facility lock-up

Maintain knowledge of Institute’s mission, history and events

Minimum Requirements: High school diploma/GED or equivalent work experience in hospitality or service industry

Front desk or office related experience

Must be able to work overnight shift Monday through Sunday

Must possess a positive, team-minded attitude and uphold a high standard of quality.

Must be able to sit for long periods of time, and lift approximately 40 lbs, and walk campus

Reliable transportation to and from Petit Jean Mountain

Preferred Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in hospitality of related degree

                                          Maestro OS knowledge, front desk audit work experience in lodging

 

How to apply: Online Application

Prep Cook **safety sensitive

Title:  Prep Cook **safety sensitive

Status: Part-time with partial benefits | Department: Food Services | Hours: 20-25 

 

Main Duties:

Assist Line Cooks with proper preparation of all food items served (soups, meats, vegetables, desserts, etc.)

Safe use of kitchen tools and equipment

Proficient knowledge of ServSafe guidelines for kitchen cleanliness

Ability to assist with preparation of food for all meal types (breakfast, lunch, dinner, hors d’oeuvres, buffet, plated, etc.)

Assist with regular kitchen cleaning and maintenance

Assist with organization of food deliveries

Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma/GED

At least one year of previous work experience

Must be able to take direction from multiple people

Must be able to follow instructions

Applicants must be able to work days, evenings, and/or weekends

Must possess a positive, team-minded attitude and uphold a high standard of quality.

Must be able to stand/walk for long periods of time, lift, and safely use sharp kitchen utensils and equipment

Reliable transportation to and from Petit Jean Mountain

 

Preferred Requirements:

Some previous work experience in a kitchen

 

How to apply: Online Application