Job Application - Girl Scouts Of NYPENN Pathways Inc

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Camp Trefoil Food Service Manager - New York State

We are seeking to fill the Seasonal Food Service Manager position for the upcoming camp season at Camp Trefoil which is in Harrisville, NY, located on the outskirts of the gorgeous Adirondack Park. Campers get the ultimate high adventure and wilderness experience while spending a week in an intimate, outdoorsy setting. Trefoil features GSNYPENN’s only high and low ropes course! With its proximity to the Adirondack Park, Trefoil is a great location for any camper looking to explore the outdoors! Most campers spend their week sleeping in a-frame units, or our famous yurt!

Job Summary:

The Camp Food Service Manager is responsible for the planning and preparation of all meals, including coordinating food orders. The Camp Kitchen Manager is also responsible for ensuring all safety and sanitation practices are maintained in the kitchen area at all times per NYS Health Department guidelines.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities: (Additional duties may be assigned)

·       Manage daily operations of the camp food and dining service.

·       Provide timely, well-balanced meals for campers and staff.

·       Prepare requested cookout ingredients for groups prior to scheduled cookouts.

·       Be familiar with camper and staff special dietary restrictions, and provide meals that meet their needs.

·       Ensure proper cooking and preparation procedures for gluten free and other allergy restrictions are followed.

·       Communicate with parents regarding their child’s dietary needs, as needed.

·       Supervise and manage the Camp Kitchen Aide.

·       Keep the Camp Director informed of the Camp Kitchen Aide’s performance, morale, and conflicts.

·       Assist with the Camp Kitchen Aide’s performance appraisals.

·       Oversee the daily inventory and weekly ordering of food, as well as any other necessary equipment and supplies.

·       Ensure routine maintenance, sanitation, and upkeep of the kitchen occurs throughout the camp season, maintaining high standards for cleanliness and safety per Health Department guidelines.

·       Conduct daily checks of all camp refrigeration units, maintaining a log of observed temperatures; report any problems in a timely manner to the Camp Director.

·       Create and prepare a menu that is nutritionally balanced for campers and staff.

·       Promote the reduction of waste and recycle whenever possible. Participate in the camp’s compost program.

·       Prepare the kitchen for use and communicate with the Camp Director any needs prior to the start of the camp season.

·       Act as a leader and role model to other staff members and communicate with other staff members in a way that is positive and encouraging.

·       Maintain a positive attitude and enthusiastically participate in themed meals and other meal related activities.

  • Assist with weekly camp clean up, including sweeping, mopping, sanitizing, trash pick-up, etc.
  • Adhere to all COVID-19 protocols required by NYS Department of Health and GSNYPENN. Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Food Service Manager supervises the Camp Kitchen Aide



Minimum Qualification Standards:

·       Be at least 21 years of age.

·       Ability to schedule and supervise staff; prior supervisory experience helpful.

·       ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification

·       Ability to work within a budget and purchase supplies effectively.

·       Believe in the Girl Scout mission.

·       Possess good character, integrity, patience, sense of humor, enthusiasm, and willing to be a part of the camp community.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

·       Excellent verbal communication skills.

·       Strong organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects and details simultaneously.

·       Possess good character, integrity, patience, sense of humor, enthusiasm, a high level of flexibility, and willingness to be a part of the camp community.

·       Ability to work productively in a fast paced, stressful environment. Knowledge of and experience with food service for large groups, including ordering, inventory, budgeting, food preparation, family-style and buffet style serving, cleaning, and industrial kitchen equipment.


Physical and Mental Requirements:

·       Exerts up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently or constantly to move objects.

·       Ability (and willingness) to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours.

·       Walking on uneven terrain, up and down hills for distances up to ½ mile

·       Endurance to meet emergency needs


Environmental Conditions:

The employee is subject to inside and/or outside environmental conditions, noise, outdoor elements such as rain, wind, sun, heat, and animals such as bugs, snakes, bats, etc.