Food Service Staff for Resident Camps

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana Chesterton, IN

Who We Are

Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana is committed to building girls with courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Our camps serve over 5,000 girls each summer with programs that challenge campers to live outdoors, try new things, and develop relationships.

If you are looking for a summer job that makes a difference, join us in one of the roles listed below. Our Camp locations are:

* Day Camps: A daily 8am – 4pm program day Monday-Friday, with a Thursday late evening or overnight. Additional commitments are dependent on camp and position.

* Camp Greene Wood, Woodridge, IL

* Camp Palos, Palos Park, IL

* Resident/Overnight Camps Weekly sessions (beginning Sunday morning through Friday evening) where staff stay on site throughout the program week. Staff may be asked to work with camper programs that occur over a weekend.

* Camp Butternut Springs, Valparaiso, IN

* Camp Juniper Knoll, East Troy, WI

* Camp Pokanoka, Ottawa, IL

Team Role

Food Service staff will provide delicious, fresh, well-balanced meals to our campers, adapt menus to dietary needs, maintain safety standards within the kitchen and dining hall, and put together food pack outs for camper groups.

Positions begin early June with staff training, and finish in early August, with opportunities for occasional fall work.

We are seeking candidates for the following positions:

* The FOOD SERVICE MANAGER is responsible for the planning, organization and implementation of well-balanced, nutritional meal service to campers and staff. Duties include: Coordinating and supervising all aspects of food service. Working with the camp director to plan weekly menu and food service staff schedule. Managing kitchen inventory and placing food orders. Working with camp director to lead food service staff training. Ensuring that safety standards are being met at the kitchen and dining hall and manages and maintains records and reports. Facilitating the opening and closing of the kitchen for the season with food service staff.

* Candidate must be 21 years of age or older, with Food Service Manager Certification and experience with managing menus and placing food orders.

* The COOK's responsibility is to assist the food service manager in all aspects of kitchen management and function as general all around cook for all meals. Duties include: Providing well-balanced nutritional meals that meet all campers and staff dietary needs. Monitoring kitchen helpers in maintaining safe and sanitary food preparations.

* Food Service Manager Certification is strongly preferred.

* The KITCHEN ASSISTANT is responsible for assisting the food service manager and cook in all aspects of kitchen management. Duties include: Maintaining the kitchen and dining room. Monitoring cleanliness and sanitation. Assisting with meal preparation, service, and clean-up.

Qualifications and General Expectations (for all positions)

* Candidates must be at least 18 years of age or older. Leadership team positions require 21 years of age or older, positions which include potential responsibility for transporting campers require 23 years of age or older with valid driver's license.

* High School Graduation is required

* All staff must possess First Aid and CPR certification by the employment start date. Training is provided for camp staff on select dates by GSGCNWI for no fee.

* All staff must provide proof of completion of Mandated Reporter training prior to the employment start date.

* All staff must submit proof of health physical clearing the candidate for work in a camp setting.

* Staff should have prior experience with child care, education, and/or outdoor recreation.

Candidates should be willing to live and work in an indoor and outdoor camp setting, which includes working irregular hours with limited or simple equipment, rustic facilities, wildlife and insects; limited technology while at camp, and daily exposure to sun, rain, and other weather conditions.

Salary is a daily rate dependent on the candidate's position, age, and experience.