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Third Cook

The Third Cook works with the RSFP Staff to ensure that the kitchen is in compliance with RSFP standards, and supports the central mission of the American Academy in Rome. The Third Cook’s is a junior position supporting the Head Chef and Sous Chef with menu collaboration, recipe development as well as execution of all food service for the Academy.


The American Academy in Rome is a private, not-for-profit institution, founded in 1894, which confers the Rome Prize and supports Rome Prize Fellows in their independent study and advanced research in the arts and the humanities. The Rome Sustainable Food Project provides the community of the American Academy in Rome with a collaborative dining program that nourishes scholarship and conviviality. The aim of the program is to construct a replicable model for sustainable dining in an institution. In 2006, Alice Waters envisioned the Rome Sustainable Food Project as an enogastronomic endeavor that would be a logical extension of the Academy’s values. Since its official launch in February 2007, the Rome Sustainable Food Project has transformed the community of the American Academy in Rome with a collaborative dining program based on a sustainable kitchen that supports collaboration and interdisciplinary exchange. Visit the Rome Sustainable Food Project for more information.

Job Description


Reports to RSFP Head Chef, Sous Chef, and works with RSFP Manager to ensure that kitchen is in compliance with RSFP standards.


Under the guidance of the senior staff:

  • prepares staff and community meals and food for the Bar.
  • ensures proper safety in kitchen in accordance to HACCP and the RSFP kitchen certification.
  • standardizes food production and ensures consistent quality of all food products of the RSFP.
  • minimizes the waste of ingredients and food.
  • assists in training new employees, culinary interns, and visiting cooks.
  • updates inventory and receive daily deliveries.
  • orders food and supplies as necessary.
  • helps with daily prep lists and execution.


  • Strong technical skills in organic and vegetarian cooking.
  • Team working, with consolidated organizational abilities, and interest in learning as well as teaching others.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build good relationships.
  • Ready to participate in supporting the mandate of the RSFP, and be part of the American Academy in Rome’s mission. EU work permit required.
  • Professional fluency in English and Italian.

Work Schedule

To be determined. Beginning work in September 2018. Must be available to work holidays and weekends. Part-time with flexible schedule.

How to Apply

Please send a résumé together with a cover letter and two references letters to the following email inbox with the subject “Third Cook 2018.”

Housekeeping (Rome)

L’addetta/o alle pulizie dell’American Academy in Rome (AAR) lavora nell’ambito della squadra di Housekeeping e, all’interno del gruppo di lavoro, risponde e prende direttive dai capireparto. La squadra di Housekeeping risponde e collabora con l’ufficio per i Residential Services.

L’American Academy in Rome ricerca una/un addetta/o per il reparto di Housekeeping.

Le mansioni dell’addetta/o pulizie sono

  • Pulizie degli spazi pubblici e privati dell’AAR
  • Collaborazione alla gestione Guardaroba (lavaggio e stiratura biancheria)
  • Collaborazione alla gestione Magazzino (strumenti, macchinari, detergenti)
  • Utilizzo di macchinari industriali (lavapavimenti, lavamoquette, lucidatrice)
  • Uso di scale (fino ai 2 m) e di trabattelli (oltre i 2 m), per pulizie finestre, lucernai, lampadari ecc.
  • Servizio di facchinaggio per gli ospiti dell’AAR e, occasionalmente, per gli uffici della stessa
  • Impiego oltre l’orario di lavoro (in straordinario) per servizi di catering per ricevimenti, inaugurazioni e altri eventi
  • Disponibiltà a lavorare oltre l’orario di lavoro (in straordinario) per pulizie e operazioni straordinarie
  • Disponibilità a collaborare con i capireparto e con l’ufficio per i Residential Services per tutte le attività che possano rendersi necessarie

L’addetta/o alle pulizie deve essere persona di assoluta onestà, fiducia e puntualità. Deve inoltre possedere spiccate qualità di lavoro di squadra, e capacità di lavoro in autonomia. 

La conoscenza della lingua inglese, di per sé non indispensabile, è comunque un requisito utile. 

L’orario di lavoro è dal lunedì al venerdì, dalle ore 7.30 alle 16.00, con mezz’ora di pausa pranzo.

La/Il candidata/a è pregata/o di inviare

  • Un curriculum

e, facoltativamente,

  • Una lettera di presentazione
  • Una o più lettere di referenze

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