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Birch Creek Center Culinary Assistant/Worker

Department: Residence Life OfficePosition: SeasonalWage: $8-$10/hour, housing providedPosting Date: February 19, 2014 Description The Birch Creek Center is seeking a friendly, self-motivated and hard-working individual with a reliable vehicle. Candidates must enjoy working with others and must possess first aid and CPR certification or acquire certifications immediately after hire. The Birch Creek Center Culinary Assistant is responsible for food preparation and service; cleaning the kitchen, dining room, service area, bathrooms and dorm rooms; various food service duties, including dishwashing, clearing and wiping tables, mopping floors, serving food at meal times, preparing salads, slicing meats and cheese, preparing sandwiches and grilling simple items. Other duties include general campus cleanup and assisting with firewood delivery to dormitories. The position also performs related duties as required. The successful candidate will also work in the cleaning, stocking, maintaining and sanitizing of china, flatware and glassware following established procedures and guidelines; wash dishes in automatic industrial dishwasher in accordance with established guidelines; stock clean dishes according to kitchen storage procedures; perform routine steps in garbage disposal; break down cardboard boxes for recycling; sweep, mop, and vacuum to maintain a clean and sanitary work area in keeping with departmental and state health codes; clean and sanitize bathrooms and dorms according to written protocol, including emptying garbage receptacles, sanitizing toilets, showers and sinks, sweeping, mopping and other appropriate procedures. The Birch Creek Center Head Cook or Program Director, depending on the tasks being performed, supervises this position. Qualifications Work will require regular lifting and bending. Long periods of standing may be necessary. The successful candidate must also perform moderate stair climbing and walking at an elevation of 6,200 feet. Dishwashing tasks require exposure to hot water and harsh chemicals and the use of kitchen equipment involves some risk of cuts and burns. Heavy lifting of up to 50 pounds may be necessary. Hours will vary depending on guest schedule and will include early mornings, late evenings and weekends. Employee housing is available. Application To apply, please complete a State of Montana Job Application (available at http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/service/app.asp) to: The UMW Birch Creek CenterThe University of Montana Western710 South Atlantic St. Box 100Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598 The position starting date will be April 29, 2014 and will end on Oct. 12, 2014. For more information, call 406-683-7891 or e-mail . The Birch Creek Center The Birch Creek Center is located 22 miles northwest of Dillon, Mont. in the picturesque setting of the East Pioneer Mountains. Originally constructed in 1935, the Center now provides lodging, classroom space and food service for up to 100 people. This unique field campus offers front-door access to the stunning alpine scenery of the East Pioneer Mountains. The University and Dillon Area The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western's small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion-learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning. The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world. Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life. The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation. Click here for a printable version of the job description

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Birch Creek Center Assistant Head Cook

Department: Residence Life OfficePosition: Seasonal Wage: $10-12 per hour Posting Date: February 19, 2014 Description The Birch Creek Center (BCC) Assistant Head Cook is responsible for all or a part of food ordering, preparation, service, and kitchen area cleanup.  Other duties include the preparation of a variety of food items, ranging from stand, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals and assists guests as needed. This position will be supervised by the BCC Head Cook and supervises other positions, including other kitchen workers on their shift by demonstrating proper cooking, serving and sanitation techniques as well as the proper use of related equipment. The position performs multi-step tasks related to food preparation such as boiling, baking and steaming. The head cook must follow specific procedures such as recipes and menu plans. The BCC Head Cook must also have the knowledge of food preparation and sanitation procedures and be skilled in the following cooking instructions and procedures: knowledge of and the ability to use a variety of equipment such as commercial ovens, grills, slicers and fountain drink; maintaining accurate levels of food for inventory purposes and adhering to the food budget; performing procedures of food storage and sanitation to ensure the quality of the food is acceptable; cleaning and sanitizing equipment, kitchen utensils, walk-in refrigerators and freezers in accordance with departmental and state health codes. Qualifications The successful candidate must be able to perform moderate walking and stair climbing at 6,200 feet of elevation as well as standing for long periods of time. Use of kitchen equipment involves some risks of cuts and burns. The work may involve hot temperatures and high steam levels in the kitchen area. Hours include late nights, early mornings, and weekends. Relatively heavy lifting and hauling of food orders from campus is required, though other workers are often available to assist. Application To apply, please complete a State of Montana Job Application (available at http://wsd.dli.mt.gov/service/app.asp) to: The UMW Birch Creek Center The University of Montana Western 710 South Atlantic St. Box 100 Dillon, Mont. 59725-3598 The position starting date will be April 29, 2014 and will end on Oct. 12, 2014. For more information, call 406-683-7891 or e-mail . The Birch Creek Center  The Birch Creek Center is located 22 miles northwest of Dillon, Mont. in the picturesque setting of the East Pioneer Mountains. Originally constructed in 1935, the Center now provides lodging, classroom space and food service for up to 100 people. This unique field campus offers front-door access to the stunning alpine scenery of the East Pioneer Mountains. The University and Dillon Area The University of Montana Western, located in Dillon, Mont., is an innovative institution nestled in a scenic valley in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana. The current campus student headcount is 1,447 and the Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) for student enrollment is approximately 1,392. Montana Western has over 60 FTE faculty members, features small classes for all students and has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News and World Report. Montana Western’s small size and focus on education innovation have earned it the reputation of being a place where faculty and staff chose to collegially and creatively make a difference in the education of students. Montana Western is the first and only public four-year college in the nation to use block scheduling in which students take a single class at a time. This immersion-learning program facilitates increased opportunities for experiential types of learning. The mission of the University of Montana Western is to provide innovative interdisciplinary education through experiential learning that combines theory and practice. Montana Western services citizens of all ages with its academic, community service, and lifelong-learning programs. As part of the global community, Montana Western encourages diversity, international awareness, environmental responsibility, and mastery of technology as a gateway to the world. Dillon, a community of 5,000 people, is known for outstanding public schools, safe environments, recreational opportunities and an excellent quality of life.The University of Montana Western is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from qualified women, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. Qualified candidates may request veterans‚ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. Finalists for this position will be subject to a criminal background investigation. Click here for a printable version of the job description

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Chambers sparks Bulldogs over Lewis-Clark State

Bridger Chambers scored a career high 17 points (13 in the second half) to lead the University of Montana Western Bulldogs men’s basketball team past the Lewis-Clark State Warriors 78-56 Tuesday night in the quarter-final round of the Frontier Conference tournament.

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Montana Western Classic Basketball Tournament April 14 & 15

The Montana Western Classic Basketball Tourney is scheduled for April 14 and 15, 2012 in Dillon, Mont.

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Bulldogs head into Frontier tournament

The University of Montana Western Bulldogs host the Lewis-Clark State Warriors in the opening round of the Frontier Conference men’s basketball tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Straugh Gymnasium.

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Bulldog men's basketball signs Shyke Smalls

University of Montana Western head men’s basketball coach Steve Keller announced the signing of Shyke Smalls, a 6’0 senior guard from Great Falls, Mont., to a Frontier Conference/NAIA Letter of Intent.

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Missed free throws cost Bulldogs the game at Rocky

The Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears defeated the University of Montana Western Bulldogs 77-72 in a men’s basketball game at the Fortin Center in Billings Thursday night.

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Bulldog women down Rocky on the road

The University of Montana Western Bulldogs defeated the Rocky Mountain College Battlin’ Bears 83-71 in a women’s basketball game at the Fortin Center in Billings Thursday night.

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Bulldog Equestrian team competes in Billings

The University of Montana Western Bulldogs Equestrian team competed in three western shows in Billings, Mont. at the Rocky Mountain College IHSA horse show on Feb. 18 and 19. The event also featured the Western Regional competition to determine which riders would represent Zone 8 Region 3 in Florida at the semi-finals.

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Bulldogs hold off Orediggers on senior night

The No. 15 ranked University of Montana Western Bulldogs held on to defeat a determined Montana Tech Oredigger team 64-55 in a men’s basketball game at the Straugh Gymnasium in Dillon Friday night.

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