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2021-2022 Kitchen CORE

Company Mission

Muskoka Woods is a Christian youth development organization that welcomes everyone to an experience for a lifetime. Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau, we specialize in summer camp, school trips, group retreats and leadership development for all ages. We exist to inspire youth to shape their world

Job Description

From September to June, the Schools & Groups program and the Leadership Studio provide life-changing experiences for youth and adults. Throughout the year Muskoka Woods serves more than 25,000 students in grades 6 to 12, from numerous corporate groups, and a variety of church retreats.

The primary role Kitchen CORE staff contribute to the overall food service of staff and guests through assisting our full-time staff in leading, training and working alongside our seasonal staff. We have Kitchen CORE positions in both Cooking and Dining Room Service. Daily activities include but are not limited to: supervising staff, preparing and cooking food, serving our guests, and cleaning the kitchen and dining rooms. Kitchen CORE also sit on the larger CORE team that champions our BELLS and leads community life here at Muskoka Woods. The CORE team are responsible to plan and participate in social events and community initiatives, come along side staff when needed in work and life, and are responsible to contribute to the overall training of staff in our Staff Development Weeks that are held throughout the year. CORE staff are also required to lead a staff small group and conduct One to Ones.

**Please note: All positions are required to work in other areas including program, washing dishes, housekeeping, grounds keeping and snow removal, and office coverage.

Staff are required to attend all meetings as outlined during staff training including Cadence and Small Group.

Staff are required to abide by all COVID-19 standard operating procedures including enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols within their department, in assigned areas outside of their department, and in all community living/gathering spaces.

Skills and Attributes Required

Muskoka Woods is looking for staff whose personal values match the MW Core Values which includes having a passion for working with children and youth.

Kitchen CORE applicants must have leadership experience, a customer service mindset, be attentive to detail, have a servant attitude, take initiative, and a strong work ethic. Applicants must also have the desire to work with young staff during our summer months and to create a positive, encouraging and fun atmosphere. All CORE applicants must also have a passion for community be personable, approachable, and friendly and have a desire to come along side people and journey through life with individuals. Experience working in a kitchen/food production environment is preferred but not required.

Salary Range

$200 - 220/week plus room and board

Contract Date

September 5 2021 - Sept 2 2022

*Please note if you are an international staff member you will be required to arrive 14 days prior to this start date.

Please note that employees hired into this position are required to take unpaid time off from December 17th, 2021 to January 2nd, 2022 Please contact staff@muskokawoods.com for more details.

Essential Functions Required

  • Be able to assist guests and staff in an emergency
  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of guests and/or staff
  • Have the ability to accompany guests across camp
  • Ability to participate in activities for 6 to 8 hours a day
  • Be able to lead small and large group activities
  • Have the ability to verbally communicate well in person and on the phone with staff and guests
  • Ability to participate in work projects – lifting and carrying between 10 – 30 lbs

Additional Notes

** Please note: All staff are required to uphold the Muskoka Woods Vision and Mission, Core Values and Aspirations, as well as all policy and procedures as outlined during our Staff Development Week held at the beginning of your contract.

** Please note: All Counsellors stay in a cabin with our guests. All other staff stay in shared staff accommodation.

Apply now via Muskoka Woods' online application process. You'll need to create an account (or use a previously created one) and apply online.