Camp Kitchen Assistant (Seasonal) in Maine

Job Details

  • Date Posted: March 13, 2023
  • Location: Portland, Maine
  • Company: Seeds of Peace
  • Salary: $16-18/hour
  • Housing Offered: No
  • Experience: No experience needed

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  • Portland, Maine
  • $16-18/hour

Seeds of Peace

Are you interested in the Culinary Arts? Working in Food Service? Supporting 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 Kitchen Assistant for this Summer! Dates of service are June 30, 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 Kitchen Assistant to keep our community fed, healthy & happy this year!

The Kitchen Assistant is responsible for supporting the Food Service Director and Assistant Food Service Director in daily food service operations in Camp setting. Our kitchen produces 3 meals for 100 Campers and 50 staff every day when Camp is in session. This position requires the ability to take direction and carry out assigned responsibilities in a timely manner.

Shifts for this position are both day and night and include weekends and holidays. The right candidates will be willing to work 5 days per week with 2 days off for a total of 40 working hours a week.

– Experience working in fast-paced, supportive environment
– Supervision and support in food-related tasks; career development
– Connection to incredible network of caring professionals
– All meals during shifts provided.

– Some Prior food service or kitchen experience preferred but not required.
– Motivation to work with efficiency and contribute to the overall success of Camp food services
– Ability to be a team player in a detail-oriented, fast-paced environment
– Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with people of different backgrounds in an inclusive environment
– Follow company policies and procedures
– Patience and understanding of the diverse youth population
– Reliable transportation to and from Camp
– At least 18 years of age
– 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.