The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness and skill building.
The Summer Camp Kitchen Manager is responsible for the planning and implementing of camp meals, oversight of kitchen staff and educating campers on cooking skills and healthy meal choices. The Kitchen Manager is not required to live on the camp property, although they may be required to stay during the summer as needed.
Some physical requirements of this position could be endurance including prolonged standing, bending, stooping, walking long distances, running, hiking, climbing, and stretching; requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.; willing to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun, heat, cold, rain, sun, and other varying weather conditions, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.
Total employment period June 21 to August 14, 2020.
The summer camp season includes one pre-camp training week (June 21 to 25) and one week of camp staff training June 26 to July 2 and six weeks of residential camp that run from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon. Additional weekend food assistance during the Weekend Stayover of July 24-26 is needed. The Kitchen Manager will remain on camp until August 16 to assist in the cleaning and closing of the camp facility, particularly the kitchen.
Oversee and organize the opening of the Kitchen with Assistant Kitchen Manager and Food Service Worker
Make all food purchases in consultation with Camp Manager
Keep records of all food purchases at the beginning and during camp season, including quantities used and food returned or sold to dealers
Check incoming food against food invoices
Plan menus and control food budget, figuring meal costs and per person per day costs
Strictly follow and enforce sanitary standards based on New York State Department of Health Codes
Follow the NYS Department of Health regulations and guidelines as outlined in the Camp Plan
Oversee kitchen staff by creating schedules and specific responsibilities
Create an inventory of all kitchen equipment before the season and upon the completion of the season.
Set up efficient meal time procedures
Assist in filling requisition requests for special meals and weekend meals
Assist with the ACA requirements in the area of Food Service and Safety in the kitchen area
Serve as a positive role model in language, appearance, and behavior.
Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers and parents. Implement programs that engage diverse backgrounds, interests and learning styles.
Arrive on time for all scheduled activities and duties.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Maintain a clean, professional, well-groomed appearance while on duty keeping in compliance with the Association and Camp Dress Code Policy at all times.
Keep all relationships on a platonic basis during camp hours and camp season.
Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Assist Supervisor with implementation of camp crisis management plan and/or emergency management procedures as required.
Adhere to program standards including safety and cleanliness standards.
Interact with campers, staff, parents, families, and the general public in a professional manner at all times.
Aware of and adhere to all policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies.
Ensure complete confidentiality of sensitive information regarding campers and staff at all times.
Other duties may be assigned as required.
21 years of age or older
Experience with food management
Ability to cook for large groups
Food handler's certificate, as required by local and state law
Ability to communicate effectively with Camp Manager, work as part of the team at Hidden Valley 4-H Camp, and with both campers and camp families
Salary and Benefit Details
Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits are not available for this position.
Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.
To be considered for this position, all candidates must:
Complete *ALL* sections of the online application and questionnaires.
Attach a Cover Letter.
Attach names and contact information of at least 2 References.
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