Job Posting

Head Cook

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Contract from June 24th until August 27th. Remuneration of $600 per week. Room and Board included. Onsite accommodation not required. 


Purpose of Position


  • To provide daily supervision, mentorship, and support for the kitchen team
  • To promote care, safety, and inclusivity for campers and staff 
  • To provide oversight for daily preparation of timely, healthy, and enjoyable meals for campers and staff.
  • To be an effective part of a staff team committed to providing a positive experience for all community members.


Conditions of Employment for a Program Coordinator

That the employee:

  1. Submits to a criminal reference check at their own expense no later than June 24th (if over 18).
  2. Provides proof of a current certification in either Emergency First Aid with CPR-C or Standard First Aid with CPR-C for infant/child/adult or equivalent from a WSIB accredited organization by June 24.
  3. Provide proof of a current Food Handlers Certification by June 24th.
  4. Agrees to the full term of employment and is available to work the appointed schedule.
  5. Attends and participates fully in all Staff Training programs; the Camp Director must be notified of all schedule conflicts as soon as possible.
  6. Agrees to live by and ensures the maintenance of all policies, procedures, and guidelines of Cave Springs Camp.


Responsibilities and Expectations of a Program Coordinator


  • Be accountable to the Camp Director
  • Submit an outline of the menu to the Director by July 5  of the year of employment.
  • Work cooperatively with the Health Care Coordinator to ensure Health Standards, as they affect the operation of the kitchen, are maintained.
  • Accommodate special diets if within the capabilities of Cave Springs Camp kitchen.
  • Prepare, cook and serve food according to the nutritional guidelines set out by Canada’s Food Guide.
  • Cooperate and plan with the Camp Director for any special programs involving food.
  • Plan and supervise the daily work schedule for self and kitchen staff around the preparation, serving, storage of food and cleaning of kitchen and dining area.
  • Assist and/or supervise all aspects of food preparation.
  • Place the food order whenever needed and ensure there is enough nutritious food for everyone on site.
  • Assist and/or supervise kitchen clean up:
    • Washing dishes, glasses, pots, pans, and utensils
    • Sweeping and mopping floor area
  • Assist and/or supervise the safe storage of food.
  • Ensure that all garbage is removed from the kitchen and sent to the appropriate areas (dumpster, compost, recycling)
  • Understand and execute Camp Kitchen Policies and Procedures.
  • Practise good health habits and maintain personal appearance.
  • Be completely familiar with emergency procedures.
  • Assist and/or supervise a mid summer and end of summer clean of the kitchen.
  • Any other duty or responsibility as requested by the Camp Director


  1. A responsibility and expectation to contribute positively to working as a team with all staff members:
  • Attends and participates fully in all pre-camp training sessions.
  • Openly receives feedback and questions from program staff.
  • Effectively communicates the needs and concerns of campers and staff to the Camp Director and Assistant Director.
  • Effectively communicates necessary information to other members of the senior staff team.
  • Facilitates the learning and growth of all staff members.
  • Role-models teamwork, professionalism, and inclusivity.
  • Appropriately maintains confidentiality 


  1. A responsibility and expectation for personal care, growth and learning:
  • Sets personal goals and engages in on-going self-evaluation.
  • Utilizes the resources of other members of the staff team and campers.
  • Is a role-model for personal self-care including health and well-being.
  • Is a role-model for personal leadership through effective time management 
  • Engages in ongoing skill development.


  1. A responsibility and expectation for community living:
  • Is actively involved in planning, facilitating, and providing resources for other staff and campers.
  • Assists in planning and implementation of staff training events 
  • Implements program adjustments throughout the summer season
  • Is actively involved in the planning and implementation of camp-wide events such as evening games, campfires, worship and other events.
  • Takes care of equipment and the facility.
  • Works effectively with year-round and seasonal staff of Cave Springs Camp.
  • Takes responsibility for upholding community norms.
  • Follows COVID-19 policies, procedures, and practices of Cave Springs Camp.
  • Supports and lives by all policies, procedures, and guidelines of Cave Springs Camp.


  1. A responsibility for other duties as may be required:
  • Recognizes duties may be re-assigned or additional responsibilities may be requested as needed to fulfill Cave Springs Camp mission and vision. 




  • The Program Coordinator member is accountable to the Camp Director and Assistant Director 
  • Ongoing direction and supervision are provided by the Camp Director and Assistant Director 





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