TIME/WAGE: Seasonal/hourly position, approximately May through September. Flexible hours required. Salary commensurate with experience, $12-$15/hour.
SUPERVISOR: Operations Manager
SUMMARY: The Kitchen and Food Coordinator ensures the safe and smooth operations of the kitchen and its related food systems and procedures for 300+ wilderness events. This includes packing large food orders for extended trips and ensuring proper inventory of food supplies. The Kitchen and Food Coordinator promotes the mission of WI by providing high quality and safe experiences to all WI participants and staff.
• Maintains kitchen systems.
• Inventories and stocks kitchen items and food.
• Orders food to maintain food inventory.
• Packs-out and packs-in large food orders before and after WI trips.
• Organizes and cleans the kitchen, and keeps kitchen in exceptional working order.
• Reports status and concerns to Operations Manager.
• Supervises seasonal staff, volunteers and/or interns.
These and other duties may vary at the discretion of the supervisor. The work of WI continuously changes in order to achieve WI’s mission. All of WI’s staff team members must be flexible and able to adapt to short and long-term shifts in their job responsibilities.
• Willingness to keep consistent and flexible hours.
• Ability to work in a team and independently.
• Energy and endurance.
• Excellent follow-through with tasks.
• Ability to lift and carry equipment and food up to 25 lbs.
• A current driver’s license and safe driving record (license preferred, but not required).
• Ability to take and give direction, which may include supervising volunteers, part-time employees, and interns.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the pay level and hours?
Kitchen Coordinators make between $12 and $15 per hour, and work 30-40 hours per week. Additional work is typically available if people want it.
What do Kitchen Coordinators at WI do?
Kitchen Coordinators work with the Operations Manager and Trip Directors to pack out food for trips. Most of this food is stored in bulk at WI headquarters, and we order fresh produce and ingredients from Coborns Delivers and other sources. Kitchen Coordinators also help organize, purchase, and store food, as well as keep the kitchen clean and maintained at high professional standard.
Who will I work with?
As a coordinator, you can expect to interact with all staff and many community members and participants alike. You will work most closely with operations staff and Trip Directors, as well as trail staff—they are very interested in what they will be eating while out on trail! It’s a great group of people.
Would I be able to lead trips?
If you are qualified to lead trips, there may be opportunities to do so. We believe it is best that all staff get out and experience what we do. This will require coordination with other staff.
Can this lead to a full-time permanent position?
Yes. Several past kitchen coordinators have been hired to full-time positions over the years.