The kitchen staff at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove work closely with the directors to ensure the dietary needs of everyone at camp are met. The Food Services Supervisor will work with the camp director in ordering food, creating schedules, and making sure the kitchen is kept at Maine State health code standards. Two part-time seasonal positions: June-August in Tenants Harbor and April-October in Lincolnville, Maine.

The 4-H Camps at Tanglewood and Blueberry Cove provide environmentally-focused programs for Maine youth and families in Lincolnville and Tenants Harbor. Our mission is to teach youth and adults to be effective and caring citizens of the earth through affordable environmental education and fun nature-based experiences. For the 2022 program season, the Food Services Supervisor will prepare 2-3 meals per day for up to 75 people.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and cook healthy meals and snacks for the camp, using whole foods and fresh produce.
  • Safely operate commercial cooking equipment: mixer, slicer, dishwasher, and stoves; know when machines and knives need repair and specialized cleaning.
  • Work as part of a team with other cooks and kitchen assistants in all aspects of foodservice operations
  • Oversee and assist staff in safe food preparation, serving, and clean-up.
  • Model and train staff in safe and efficient ways of working in a commercial kitchen.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen facility in compliance with State of Maine standards and regulations.
  • Work with directors in menu planning, food ordering, and preparing meals.
  • Utilize produce from the camp’s garden.
  • Pack up of food after each meal and help clean the kitchen so it is ready for the next meal to begin.
  • Follow established protocols for the camp composting program.

Qualifications:

  • Prior experience cooking nutritious and wholesome foods for large groups in a commercial kitchen
  • Understanding of food allergies/dietary restrictions and how to safely accommodate them
  • High safety and sanitation standards, current ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certification
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work a demanding schedule
  • Flexible, team player
  • Training and/or experience in sanitation, food preparation and protection, hygiene, and record-keeping
  • Complete health screening and appropriate background checks (paid for and coordinated by UMaine)

Compensation:

  • Part-time, 20-40 hours per week
  • $20.20/hour per hour (pre-tax)
  • Benefits include: optional rustic housing, meals during programming

Apply online at umaine.edu/tanglewood/employment/apply. For more information please contact extension.tanglewood4h@maine.edu

Please note:

  • That while we are moving forward with camp planning, covid-related program changes are possible and may require us to cancel positions at any time.
  • The University of Maine System is considered a federal contractor and therefore required to comply with the directives of civil authorities regarding COVID vaccinations. As of January 4, 2022, new hires are required to be fully vaccinated or have submitted a request for a religious or medical exemption on or prior to their start date. Further information can be found here.

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