Camp Food Service Director (Seasonal) in Maine

Job Details

  • Date Posted: March 13, 2023
  • Location: Portland, Maine
  • Company: Seeds of Peace
  • Salary: $14,500 - $17,500
  • Housing Offered: Yes
  • Experience: 3-5 years

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  • Portland, Maine
  • $14,500 - $17,500

Seeds of Peace

Are you looking for SUMMER EMPLOYMENT? Do you have KITCHEN experience? Do you enjoy cooking? Want to support an AMAZING local community during the summer? Want to spend your summer on a beautiful lakefront in Maine?

Seeds of Peace Camp in Otisfield is looking for a motivated Food Service Director for this Summer! Dates of service are June 26, 2023 – August 18, 2023.

Seeds of Peace Camp brings together youth from across the state of Maine and across the United States to build community, share perspectives, and gain the skills to make change. Seeds of Peace Camp is a place for youth from different backgrounds, experiences, and identities to come together to participate in dialogue, waterfront, arts, sports, and community-building activities in a supportive Camp environment. We are seeking a FOOD SERVICE DIRECTOR to keep our community fed, healthy & happy this year!

The Food Service Director is responsible for the overall food-service program, including purchasing, nutrition, service, sanitation, kitchen personnel management and training, dining hall service and readiness, record-keeping, and budget oversight. The dates of service are June 26, 2023 – August 18, 2023.

The position requires the ability to facilitate the duties and responsibilities of creating, implementing, and maintaining the culinary needs for the Camp’s Food Service Program. Providing the camp with clean, comfortable surroundings, ensuring correct timing, quantity and that the quality is accurately provided for all meal periods and special requests.

The right candidate for this job will enjoy cooking for 6-12 hours at a time, 6 days per week. This position involves working on your feet, climbing stairs, and pushing, pulling, and lifting up to 50 pounds at a time. Shifts for this position are both day and night and include weekends and holidays.

The Food Service Director assists in recruitment and training of all Food Services staff as needed and must ensure that the required complement of skilled and certified staff is available for all Food Services roles.

At the end of Camp season, the Food Service Director supervises efficient packing of kitchen operations. The Food Service Director also provides the Camp Operations Director with a formal report that includes evaluations of the Food Service staff and an operations review with recommendations for the next camp season.

– Free Room and Board on site is provided
– Assistance with travel arrangements and costs.
– Living Accommodations in private cabins in rural setting
– Ideal Candidates are looking for seasonal, summer opportunities.
– Competitive pay based on skills and experience.

– 2+ years High Volume Commercial Kitchen Experience
– Experience in accommodating an array of dietary needs including allergens, vegan, vegetarian and religious dietary needs such as Kosher style and Halal
– Holds current Servesafe Manager level Certification or equivalent certification
– Able to both lead a team & take direction
– Must commit to the entire Camp season including set up and end of season break down
– Must demonstrate integrity, honesty and knowledge that promote the culture, values, and mission of Seeds of Peace Camp
– Personable, Friendly, and Approachable. Ability to self- motivate. Accepts responsibility for own actions and follows through on commitments
– Ability to use a computer to send and receive email, submit orders to vendors.
– Willing to work 6-day work week, 10-12 hours per day
– Follows company policies and procedures
– Must understand the at-risk youth population
– Valid driver’s license
– Must be a high school graduate or hold equivalent GED
– Preference is given to residents who live in the surrounding communities with a desire to commute daily

In order to apply for this role, please submit your application through our website here.

If you are selected to the next step, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

For any questions, or to learn more about the position, please e-mail info[@] .

Seeds of Peace is committed to protect the children that we come into contact with in the pursuit of our goals, and the recruitment and selection processes for employees, volunteers, and contractors in contact with children will reflect this commitment.

Seeds of Peace is an equal opportunity employer. We strictly prohibit discrimination against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information, or any other legally protected class.

Seeds of Peace develops courageous leaders who work in solidarity across lines of difference to create more just and inclusive societies. We host a summer program at our Camp in Otisfield, Maine, as part of our youth leadership programming; by joining our 2023 Camp staff, you are joining a global community of changemakers and educators. Our unique summer program offers opportunities for intellectual and personal growth far beyond any ordinary job.

This summer, Seeds of Peace will host youth from different racial, religious, gender, economic, and political identities from across the United States in the first session, and from around the world in the second session.

Seeds of Peace is monitoring the pandemic and incorporating appropriate COVID-19 precautions into our 2023 planning. Camper and staff health is of our highest concern. We will share and update COVID-19 protocols according to the American Camping Association and Maine Department of Health and Human Services guidelines and based on our 2021 experience, where we did not have any COVID cases!

Our staff must not only be eager and ready to carry out their roles supporting youth at all hours, but also kind, caring, creative, and flexible people. Our Camp program will serve youth of different racial, religious, economic, and political backgrounds from urban and rural areas in the United States. We are committed to creating an inclusive Camp community in which youth see themselves represented in staff with similarly diverse backgrounds so that together, we can live out our mission. We believe that our camp environment is strengthened by the diversity of staff and of campers, and we welcome you to read the job details and apply to join us!

We realize that members of historically marginalized communities may not have had the exact experiences listed in the job posting. We encourage you to apply even if you are not sure if your qualifications are the right fit and share your story with us. If financial concerns are a barrier to your ability to apply to this role, please let us know. All room and board expenses are covered by Seeds of Peace. Meals throughout the summer will be provided. Transportation to Camp is arranged or reimbursed by Seeds of Peace.

If you are dedicated to supporting youth in building relationships across lines of difference and in creating an environment where youth are fully seen, heard, and equipped to make change—please review the job description and apply.