At Camp Harlam, you have a unique opportunity to work with campers and fellow staff from all over the country and the world. We take a great deal of pride in the quality of our staff, and all of us play a vital role in the development of each and every one of our campers. It is a vital role which allows staff to guide, support and influence children for years to come.As a member of this staff, you will serve as role models for all of our campers. What this means is that each of you will be expected to act in a way that sets the proper example for our campers to follow.

Every day, each staff member is involved in planning, teaching and leading activities for our campers. Developing and implementing programs provides valuable experience for you in the areas of lesson planning, organization, communication, group management and group leadership.

It is our goal to build and strengthen the self-esteem of our campers and provide a profound Jewish experience that will positively impact the rest of their lives.

In addition to the various specific tasks assigned to each member of the Camp Harlam staff, there are certain expectations and responsibilities that are required of all staff members, regardless of their particular assigned duties. All staff members are expected to satisfy the qualifications and fulfill the responsibilities outlined below.

Qualifications:

  • Desire and ability to work with children in camp setting
  • Ability to relate to one's peer group
  • Ability to accept supervision and guidance
  • Desire to change behaviors as necessary to continue growth in position and role in Camp
  • Be of good character, integrity and adaptability
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control
  • Well-developed sense of responsibility, good judgment, common sense
  • Must be adult role model of responsible, mature living
  • Must have understanding of the potential, characteristics and issues of young children
  • Must be sufficiently mature to guide impressionable campers through their stay at Camp
  • A parental attitude. Must respect the feelings of both children and their parents at all times

Responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the needs of the campers, your fellow staff members and yourself
  • Be safety conscious at all times
  • Provide fellow staff members with your support
  • Maintain strong lines of communication with all other staff members including formal and informal evaluations with your supervisor
  • Have fun!
  • Behave appropriately and maintain proper decorum
  • Be an exemplary role model of Jewish living
  • Be actively engaged with campers, as opposed to just watching them
  • Be on time and participate in all assigned activities
  • Dress appropriately for activities, at all times adhering to the Camp dress code

Qualifications:

  • Skill and ability in working with children.
  • Ability to communicate with campers, relate to them and serve as an example
  • Ability to serve as an adult role model -- surrogate parent -- for all campers
  • Willingness and ability to take full responsibility for the lives of campers through common sense, safety-consciousness and high moral character, which are all required
  • Ability to accept guidance and support and a willingness and ability to ask for help
  • Ability to assist in teaching activities

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for all campers living in one’s assigned cabin: day-to-day involvement with campers as individuals, imparting of camp rules, policies and traditions, help every camper make friends, become acclimated to life at Camp, grow towards his or her potential and become part of the community
  • Responsible for the health, safety and happiness of ALL campers at ALL times
  • Act as "early-warning system" for campers with problems.
  • Ensure campers exercise good hygiene and health practices. Notify appropriate staff members of problems
  • Help campers keep track of belongings
  • Directly responsible for cleanliness and good repair of the cabin
  • Participate regularly and enthusiastically in all Camp programs
  • Teach or assist in electives and specialties. Plan and lead cabin activities, including creating and implementing meaningful nighttime rituals for campers.
  • Take an active role in evening programs
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required
  • Be totally familiar with all emergency procedures

Designated Supervisor: Unit Head (with assistance from Assistant Unit Head) Please note: all cabin counselors live in a bunk with the campers they are supervising

Qualifications:

  • Skill and ability in working with children.
  • Ability to communicate with campers, relate to them and serve as an example
  • Ability to serve as an adult role model -- surrogate parent -- for all campers
  • Training and experience commensurate with needs of specialty position with teaching experience in that activity area desired
  • When required, hold relevant certifications in activity area
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of assigned specialty
  • Ability to follow defined teaching requirements, developing own methods of presentation to campers

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for all campers living in one’s assigned cabin: day-to-day involvement with campers as individuals, imparting of camp rules, policies and traditions, help every camper make friends, become acclimated to life at Camp, grow towards his or her potential and become part of the community
  • Responsible for the health, safety and happiness of ALL campers at ALL times
  • Act as "early-warning system" for campers with problems.
  • Develop the necessary lesson plans prior to executing each activity.
  • Set up for and break down from all activity periods.
  • Lead and coordinate activities for all age groups, as assigned by the Department Head, as scheduled for each unit. Maintain daily record of activity lesson plan
  • Maintain a safe and clean activity area
  • Assist in all activity areas within your specialty department as well as within your unit
  • Be available for cabin activities whenever possible
  • Act as general resource for other Camp activities relating to your specialty
  • Participate in other Camp programming as is practical. All specialists are assigned to units and cabins and should be with assigned units/cabins when they do not have direct programming responsibilities -- especially at meals, song sessions, services and evening programs. Sitting with cabins and interacting with campers is a must
  • Exercise good judgment and safety consciousness at all times. Act as role-model for safety with campers
  • Directly responsible for most maintenance and upkeep of facilities and supplies necessary for assigned specialty
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required

Designated Supervisors: Unit Head (assistance from Asst. Unit Head) and Department Head (assistance from Assistant Department Head where applicable) Please Note: Some specialty counselors live in cabins with campers, and some specialty counselors live in staff housing. All specialty counselors have the possibility of living in staff housing. Whether or not a specialty counselor lives with campers, they will be assigned to a cabin an expected to be present and supervise those campers while not at their specialty area.

Qualifications:

  • Must have been a staff member at Camp Harlam in a previous summer
  • Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
  • Ability to give and take constructive criticism
  • Ability to communicate appropriately with the Leadership Team
  • Experience writing, developing, and executing programming (NFTY, Camp, Hillel, etc.)

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the program director to ensure that all programs are running smoothly
  • Read and provide feedback to staff about evening programming
  • Help to gather and distribute program supplies for programs, including, but not limited to, evening programs
  • Work closely with the Office Staff to produce materials needed for programming
  • Help support special events and liaising with appropriate people
  • Work with the Staff Engagement Supervisor to help support staff programming
  • Act as a liaison to staff, leadership team, CITs, and operations staff
  • Develop and facilitate all-camp programming, including rainy day programming
  • Other as needed responsibilities

Designated Supervisor: Program Director

Qualifications:

  • Skill and ability in working with children.
  • Ability to communicate with campers, relate to them and serve as an example
  • Ability to serve as an adult role model -- surrogate parent -- for all campers
  • Training and experience in the maintenance, set-up, breakdown and use of A/V Equipment (sound systems, theater-related work, computer systems, etc.), low-level maintenance tasks, room set-ups and the movement/transport of large objects.
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of assigned specialty
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a flexible, fast paced environment
  • Ability to work under pressure and provide excellent service to the camp community
  • Ability to problem solve and think on your feet

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for all campers living in one’s assigned cabin: day-to-day involvement with campers as individuals, imparting of camp rules, policies and traditions, help every camper make friends, become acclimated to life at camp, grow towards his or her potential and become part of the community
  • Responsible for the health, safety and happiness of ALL campers at ALL times
  • Act as "early-warning system" for campers with problems
  • Set-up and break down of all A/V requests for camp programs, evening programs, concerts, plays, etc.
  • Maintain an organized ledger of A/V requests, inventory, and other necessary equipment
  • Assist in Operational responsibilities including but not limited to driving a camp vehicle out of camp for errands, setting up and breaking down chairs/tables for events, building furniture as needed, moving items around camp as needed
  • Be available for cabin activities whenever possible
  • Act as general resource for other camp activities relating to Operations & A/V
  • Participate in other camp programming as is practical. All specialty counselors are assigned to units and cabins and should be with assigned units/cabins when they do not have direct programming responsibilities -- especially at meals, song sessions, services and evening programs. Sitting with cabins and interacting with campers is a must
  • Exercise good judgment and safety consciousness at all times. Act as role-model for safety with campers
  • Directly responsible for some maintenance and upkeep of facilities and supplies
  • Attend in-camp training sessions and staff meetings as required
  • Any other assigned tasks

Designated Supervisor: Associate Director Please Note: Some specialty counselors live in cabins with campers, and some specialty counselors live in staff housing. All specialty counselors have the possibility of living in staff housing. Whether or not a specialty counselor lives with campers, they will be assigned to a cabin an expected to be present and supervise those campers while not at their specialty area.

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
  • Strong background and experience in camping and/or related fields
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in Camp setting
  • Ability to creatively plan & schedule programs and activities, and to maximize the skills & talents of staff members
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism
  • A college graduate (preferred) or undergraduate
  • Must be self-starter and able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel

Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings as a member of Camp’s Leadership. Help formulate and implement policy. Prepare and submit required materials
  • Directly responsible for planning, preparation and implementation of all evening programs for assigned unit/department; serve as the creative force for unit/department programs, assign staff members to program teams and work closely with specialists planning programs for your unit/department
  • Directly responsible for consistently having unit’s/ department’s program supply requisitions turned in.
  • Whenever possible, incorporate unit/department staff members in program planning and leadership.
  • Make all site & supply arrangements
  • Coordinate activities of cabins in the unit: cabin activities, staff days off, etc.
  • Act as role model for unit/department staff. Be a ―counselor’s counselor, assisting unit/department staff with problems, questions and support
  • Regularly evaluate the performance of unit/department staff members, following the policies of staff evaluation
  • Act on behalf of unit/department on issues involving Camp community
  • Run unit/department staff meetings
  • Be directly involved with all campers and staff in unit/department. Ongoing camper and staff problems are of particular concern. Communicate with the Camp Director and Assistant Camp
  • Director on key matters. Will be called upon to communicate directly with parents.

Designated Supervisor: Assistant Camp Director Please Note: Unit Heads live in staff housing which may be attached to camper housing

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
  • An Assistant Unit Supervisor must be a dedicated staff member who is looking to take on further leadership responsibilities within camp
  • An Assistant Unit Supervisor must have leadership skills necessary to motivate, support and guide other Unit Staff
  • The role of an Assistant Unit Supervisor is to serve as a role model for the rest of the Unit Staff, as well as be the direct support to the Unit
  • Supervisor in the day to day management of the Unit

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as member of the camp’s assistant supervisor staff, attend regular meetings, be involved in the implementation of camp policies as they affect campers and staff members and assist in the enforcement of these policies
  • Be a positive role model for counselors and campers in his/her unit and in the general camp community
  • Act in the capacity as a mentor for the staff, one to whom a staff member can bring their bunk/program area problems, successes, challenges and questions
  • Act as a mediator and/or guide during disputes
  • During staff training, help teach staff their responsibilities and skills they need for the summer
  • Record and keep a binder of programming and logistical materials to be turned into supervisor at the end of the camp season
  • Support the Unit Supervisor in coordinating days off for staff in Unit
  • Develop new and innovative ways of having fun and recognizing staff in your Unit and implement them with your Unit Supervisor
  • Praise and recognize staff for work well done and going above and beyond expectations
  • Correct or reprimand Unit staff as soon as practical (in private), for actions that put health and safety of a camper at risk
  • Know the names of all the campers and staff in the unit and be knowledgeable about their needs
  • Coordinate the activities of cabins in the unit with the Unit Head
  • Assist in monitoring the up-keep of equipment, supplies and facilities.

Designated Supervisor: Unit Supervisor Please note: Assistant Unit Heads may live in camper cabins or staff housing

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
  • Strong background and experience in camping
  • Strong background and experience in your specific area of supervision
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in Camp setting
  • Ability to creatively plan & schedule programs and activities, and to maximize the skills & talents of staff members
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism
  • A college graduate (preferred)
  • Must be self-starter and able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel

Responsibilities:

  • Attend meetings as a member of Camp’s Leadership Team. Help formulate and implement policy.
  • Prepare and submit required materials
  • Directly responsible for planning, preparation and implementation of all programs for assigned department; serve as the creative force for department programs, assign staff members to program teams and work closely with specialty counselors planning programs for your department
  • Directly responsible for consistently having department’s program supply requisitions turned in.
  • Guiding the department staff to be able to effectively lead programming in their activity areas.
  • Make all site & supply arrangements
  • Coordinate activities of all groups participating in your department’s activities at a given time: allocation of space, staff, etc
  • Act as role model for department staff. Be a ―counselor’s counselor, assisting department staff with problems, questions and support
  • Regularly evaluate the performance of department staff members, following the policies of staff evaluation
  • Act on behalf of department on issues involving Camp community
  • Run department staff meetings
  • Be directly involved with all campers and staff in department. Ongoing camper and staff problems are of particular concern. Communicate with the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director on key matters.
  • Be a presence and an advocate for camp wide policy.

Designated Supervisor: Assistant Camp Director Please note: Department Supervisors live in staff housing which may be attached to camper housing

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
  • An Assistant Dept. Supervisor must be a dedicated staff member who is looking to take on further leadership responsibilities within camp and their department.
  • An Assistant Dept. Supervisor must have leadership skills necessary to motivate, support and guide other Dept. Staff
  • The role of an Assistant Dept. Supervisor is to serve as a role model for the rest of the Dept. Staff, as well as be the direct support to the Dept. Supervisor in the day to day management of the department

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as member of the camp’s assistant supervisor staff, attend regular meetings, be involved in the implementation of camp policies as they affect campers and staff members and assist in the enforcement of these policies
  • Be a positive role model for counselors, specialists and campers in his/her department and unit and in the general camp community
  • Act in the capacity as a mentor for the staff, one to whom a staff member can bring their activity area/cabin problems, successes, challenges and questions
  • Act as a mediator and/or guide during disputes
  • During staff training, help teach staff their responsibilities and skills they need in order to successfully impliment a safe, engaging, enjoyable activity program in their specific department.
  • Record and keep a binder of programming and logistical materials to be turned into supervisor at the end of the camp season
  • Support the Dept. Supervisor in coordinating the day to day programming in each department as well as the scheduling of staff.
  • Support the department head in managing the behavior of all department staff on a day to day basis.
  • Model the positive behavior that we expect from our staff and correct the behavior of others when appropriate.
  • Develop new and innovative ways of implementing the program in your specific activity area
  • Praise and recognize staff for work well done and going above and beyond expectations
  • Ensure the health and safety of all campers while using your activity area and throughout the general camp day. If this means correcting staff behavior when practical, an assistant department supervisor must do so appropriately.
  • Assist in monitoring the up-keep of equipment, supplies and facilities. Take regular inventory and recommend ordering supplies when appropriate

Primary Supervisor: Department Supervisor Please note: Assistant Department Supervisors may live in camper cabins or staff housing

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
  • Strong background and experience in camping and/or related fields
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in Camp setting
  • Ability to creatively plan & schedule programs and activities, and to maximize the skills & talents of staff members
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism
  • A college graduate (preferred) or undergraduate
  • Must be self-starter and able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with supervising Assistant Director and other members of Professional Staff about notable events/incidents/developments in Gesher program
  • Work with Gesher Assistant Directors to create and implement leadership-training programs for CITs
  • Spend ample time in the Bayit, observing CITs and helping to establish and enforce Bayit rules to ensure general upkeep of the Bayit
  • Help to plan and coordinate CIT outings
  • Supervise Assistant Gesher Directors: provide feedback, both through weekly check-ins and formal written evaluations at the end of each session
  • Assist Assistant Directors in different areas of responsibility to supervise, giving support and guidance
  • Help to establish and enforce general CIT rules and procedures
  • Work with assigned Gesher faculty member to help plan and lead Gesher Jewish programming
  • Handle scheduling responsibilities for Gesher program and Gesher assistant directors
  • Communicate effectively with other supervisors about responsibilities of CITs in units and departments
  • Introduce CITs to general staff population during Staff Training

Designated Supervisor: Assistant Camp Director Please Note: Unit Heads live in staff housing which may be attached to camper housing

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of leadership skill and capacity
  • Strong background and experience in camping
  • Strong background and experience in your specific area of supervision
  • Desire and ability to work with children and adults in Camp setting
  • Ability to creatively plan & schedule programs and activities, and to maximize the skills & talents of staff members
  • Ability to give & take constructive criticism
  • A college graduate (preferred)
  • Must be self-starter and able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Must have leadership skills, ability to motivate, manage, and counsel

Responsibilities:

  • Work with Gesher Director to create and implement leadership-training programs for CITs
  • Supervise CITs throughout the summer, both within Gesher programming and CITs work in unit/department
  • Provide feedback for CITs through check-ins and formal written evaluations
  • Live in Bayit and establish close but appropriate relationships with all members of Gesher program, establish and enforce Bayit rules and ensure cleanliness and upkeep of living spaces
  • Work with assigned Gesher faculty member to help plan and lead Gesher Jewish programming
  • Lead and facilitate one of several Gesher “committees” -- Banquet, Variety Show, CIT programming, gear and ruach
  • Be present and engaged in all CIT programming, whether leading or participating
  • Communicate openly and consistently with Gesher Director about any CIT issues -- have an “ear to the street” in terms of what’s happening in the Bayit and among the CITs
  • Aid in planning of Gesher Family Shabbat
  • Feel comfortable receiving feedback from Gesher supervisor and passing feedback up

Designated Supervisor: Gesher Supervisor Please note: Assistant Gesher Supervisors live in the Bayit with Gesher participants

Driver Qualifications:

  • Possess a valid Drivers Licence (International Drivers Licence if from outside the United States)
  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Training and experience in driving for long periods of time in unknown areas.
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of assigned area
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in driving

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain clean and safe camp vehicles
  • Be the primary camp driver both in camp and out of camp for all of our driving needs.
  • Manage a daily schedule that allows Camp Harlam to know where the driver is at all times.
  • Drive in a safe manner at all times.

Designated Supervisor: Associate Director Please note: If the driver is in residence at camp, they will live in staff housing.


Food Service Staff Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Training and experience commensurate with needs of Support position
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of assigned area
  • When required, hold relevant certifications in Support area
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in specific Support area

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare meals
  • Maintain cleanliness in the kitchen and dining hall
  • Designated Supervisor: Food Service Supervisor and Associate Director

Please note: If food service staff is in residence at camp, they will live in staff housing.


Security Staff Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Training and experience commensurate with needs of Support position
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of assigned area
  • When required, hold relevant certifications in Support area
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in specific Support area

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor arriving guests to camp
  • Patrol all areas of camp property
  • Be aware of any threats to camp
  • Communicate with appropriate people to provide a high level of safety
  • Assist with other needs of camp, as assigned by supervisor

Designated Supervisor: Director and Associate Director Please note: If security staff is in residence at camp, they will live in staff housing.

Office Staff Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Training and experience commensurate with needs of Support position
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of assigned area
  • When required, hold relevant certifications in Support area
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in specific Support area

Responsibilities:

  • Answer phones and communicate messages in a timely manner
  • Sort and distribute mail and packages to campers and staff
  • Manage sign in and out of campers
  • Provide a high level of customer service to all visitors
  • Assist with other needs of camp, as assigned by supervisor

Designated Supervisor: Associate Director Please note: If office staff is in residence at camp, they will live in staff housing.


Housekeeper Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate with others and abide by all rules and policies
  • Training and experience commensurate with needs of Support position
  • Strong enthusiasm for and broad-based knowledge of assigned area
  • When required, hold relevant certifications in Support area
  • Ability to work hard, maintain a high level of motivation and be dedicated to work in specific Support area

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure cleanliness of public spaces
  • Respond to issues of cleanliness and sanitation throughout the camp community
  • Sanitize bathrooms in camper cabins
  • Provide a high level of customer service to all visitors
  • Assist with other needs of camp, as assigned by supervisor

Designated Supervisor: Associate Director Please note: If housekeeping staff is in residence at camp, they will live in staff housing.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in food service environment is preferred
  • Professional, articulate, friendly, and punctual
  • Possesses and exhibits the drive to provide exceptional customer service
  • Full time flexible hours are required (able to work days, nights, weekends, holidays)
  • Must be able to stand/walk for 8 hours; bend, push, pull; lift 30 lbs
  • Professional appearance appropriate for Camp Harlam
  • Able to work at a rapid pace while maintaining attention to detail; ability to multi-task
  • Good supervisory, teaching and motivational skills
  • Good communication skills

Responsibilities:

  • Anticipate campers’ and staff’s (customers’) needs and ensure that service meets/exceeds expectations to ensure a memorable and pleasant dining experience.
  • Maintain communication with and support the Food Service Director, Head Chef and Sous Chef.
  • Inspect dining room, table settings, chairs, floors, PA system, proper maintenance, cleanliness and safety. Takes immediate action to correct any issues.
  • Update daily/meal menu board as directed by the Food Service Director, Head Chef and/or Sous Chef.
  • Ensure customer entrance to dining room and seating is orchestrated in a calm, organized and timely manner.
  • Check tables throughout service times for customer satisfaction, resolve customer needs.
  • Enforce camp rules, regulations and policies.
  • In absence of the Food Service Director, Head Chef and Sous Chef, may serve as Manager on Duty (MOD) and handle opening or closing procedures.
  • Conduct pre-meal meetings with Counselor/Camper Service Teams.
  • Ensure dining room supplies are stocked. Reports any supply shortages to the Food Service Director.
  • Assist with any special event set up and break down.
  • Coordinates and supervises food distribution between kitchen and service staff.
  • Review daily and weekly menus, meal counts, special diet offerings and other applicable announcements with Food Service Director, Head Chef or Sous Chef.
  • Lead to achieve desired results in high quality service and experience for our customers
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Reports To: Food Service Director, Head Chef, Camp Director, Associate Director and Foodservice Partner (Sustainable Food Systems, LLC)

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Qualifications:

This position requires that the Head Chef be proficient in all levels of foodservice management, food production, ordering, supervising subordinates and is able to operate all kitchen tasks.  He/she must have at least 5 years of professional culinary experience and excellent verbal communication skills. An advanced education degree in Food Service, Nutrition or Culinary Arts is preferred as well as a current Serve Safe certification.

He/she must have specialized skills in:

  • Culinary Arts, scratch cooking and high volume food production
  • Preparing and serving food to school-aged children as well as adults
  • Managing and training a diverse team
  • Ability to maintain a professional atmosphere throughout the food service facility and team
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Menu development, Kosher Style menu experience is preferred
  • Inventory management
  • Kitchen sanitation, (Must have current ServeSafe certificate)
  • Accounting systems for  managing cost control in a food service & production
  • The management of food allergies and intolerances
  • Vendor relationships
  • Availability to work on site from early June through late August

Responsibilities:

  • With the FSD, support the management all operations of the camp food and dining service including coordinating activities between the kitchen and dining room.
    • Hands-on production of all meals and food-related events.
    • Work in tandem with the Camp’s Foodservice Partner – John Turenne of Sustainable Food Systems, LLC – in all review and implementation of all food service management and policies and procedures.
    • Training, management & supervision of all food service staff, including sous chef, cooks, dishwashers, and assorted other support staff.
    • Maintain, review and revise all menus with the FSD, Associate Director, Food service Consultant and Administration.
    • Support the proper service of camp meals through training and directing the work of all food service employees.
    • Ensure safe and efficient preparation and serving of camp meals.
  • Understand and support the FSD administrative responsibilities for the camp foodservice. This will include, but may not be limited to: food production management; ordering of food, equipment, and supplies; inventory management; manage the routine maintenance, sanitation, and upkeep of the camp kitchen, its equipment, and facilities. Along with the FSD, the Head Chef will:
    • Maintain inventory of food and supplies.
    • Order food and kitchen supplies consistent with menus, enrollment counts and camp needs.
    • Maintain proper relationships with all vendors.
    • Continually search for the best product prices while maintaining a high standard of quality
    • Maintain high standards of cleanliness, sanitation, and safety in all food-service areas, including kitchen, dining hall, storage, recycling and be ready at all times for ACA, state and local inspections and tours.
  • Support the FSD in the management of all administrative and human-resource functions with regard to foodservice employees. This will include:
    • Monitor all foodservice employee performance and training.
    • Participate in appropriate camp staff training.
    • When applicable, assist with interviewing and hiring of cooks and kitchen staff.
    • Plan, coordinate, schedule, and supervise the work of all foodservice staff.
  • In conjunction with the FSD and Specialty Foods Liaison, manage all special food needs and food allergies of participants, staff and guests.
    • Work in partnership with Health Camper (Beth Schwartzman) and the Specialty Food Liaison to design and implement all menus and strategies for delivery of food to campers and staff, including the coordination of “special needs foods” services.
    • Supervise the preparation and delivery of all special food needs
    • Work in partnership with medical staff in regard to meeting individual camper/staff needs as well as providing support to the infirmary in terms of daily food delivery, etc.
  • Participate in other camp duties such as staff meetings, special celebrations, and guest services as required.

Designated Supervisor: The Head Chef will report directly to the Food Service Director (FSD), and indirectly with the Associate Director.

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Qualifications:

This position requires that the Sous Chef be proficient in all levels of foodservice management, food production, ordering, supervising subordinates and is able to operate all kitchen tasks.  He/she must have at least 3 years of professional culinary experience and excellent verbal communication skills. An advanced education degree in Food Service, Nutrition or Culinary Arts is preferred as well as a current Serve Safe certification.

He/she should have specialized skills in:

  • Culinary Arts, scratch cooking and high volume food production
  • Preparing and serving food to school-aged children as well as adults
  • Working within a diverse team
  • Ability to maintain a professional atmosphere throughout the foodservice facility and team
  • Ability to give and receive constructive feedback
  • Kitchen sanitation, (Must have current ServeSafe certificate)
  • Availability to work on site from early June through late August

Responsibilities:

  • With the FSD and Head Chef, assist in supervising all operations of the camp food and dining service including coordinating activities between the kitchen and dining room.
    • Hands-on production of all meals and food-related events.
    • Work in tandem with the Camp’s Foodservice Partner – John Turenne of Sustainable Food Systems, LLC – in all review and implementation of all foodservice management and policies and procedures.
    • Training, management & supervision of all foodservice staff, including line cooks, dishwashers, and assorted other support staff.
    • Review and provide input on all menus with the FSD, Head Chef and Foodservice Consultant.
    • Support the proper service of camp meals through training and directing the work of all foodservice employees.
    • Ensure safe and efficient preparation and serving of camp meals.
  • In conjunction with the FSD, Head Chef and Specialty Foods Liaison, support the management of all special food needs and food allergies of participants, staff and guests.
    • Work in partnership with Health Camper (Beth Schwartzman) and the Specialty Food Liaison to design and implement all menus and strategies for delivery of food to campers and staff, including the coordination of “special needs foods” services.
    • Supervise the preparation and delivery of all special food needs
    • Work in partnership with medical staff in regard to meeting individual camper/staff needs as well as providing support to the infirmary in terms of daily food delivery, etc.
  • Participate in other camp duties such as staff meetings, special celebrations, and guest services as required.

Designated Supervisor: The Sous Chef will report directly to the Food Service Director (FSD) and the Head Chef and indirectly with the Associate Director.

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Qualifications:

Critical skills for the Specialty Foods Liaison’s success in their position will be:

  • Knowledge of the issues and concerns related to dietary restrictions and/or food allergies.
  • Creating and implementing systems (and executing effective means of accountability) for their areas of oversight.
  • Maintaining active oversight and communication will all key staff.
  • Being an effective liaison between all related areas, including the communication with families.
  • Smiling, laughing and being a great kid person!

Responsibilities:

Direct oversight and primary responsibility within key areas:

  • Specialty Foods #1: Campers/Staff with Food Allergies & Dietary Restrictions
    • With necessary understanding and expertise of contemporary challenges for individuals with these concerns, the SFL will be expected to be an informed and resourceful member of the camp staff with respect to food allergies and/or dietary restrictions.
    • Gathering of all available information and making certain that necessary lists/schedules/details are shared and accessible for all parties necessary.
    • Planning and coordination (with the Food Service staff) for the provision of appropriate meals/snacks for all campers/staff that are identified as having specialty food needs.
    • Assistance in the creation of systems to maintain quality and efficiency in the delivery of specialty foods to all campers/staff identified as having specialty food needs.
    • Coordination and communication with internal resources (such as Health Center staff, Camper Care and campers/staff) to assure that all necessary individuals are aware of systems in place and can support their success.
    • Communication (during the summer camp season) with external resources (such as vendors to discuss ingredients) and camp families to provide updates, answer/ask questions, and provide high-quality service.
  • Specialty Foods #2: Camp Programs with Special Requests/Needs for Food
    • Coordination (with Food Service staff) in the organization and provision of all specialty food supplies as requested by professional staff and/or summer supervisors. This would include activity food needs such as those needed for overnights/cook-outs/barbecues, special events, staff events, etc.
    • Communication with necessary staff (such as summer supervisors, Health Center staff, etc.) to make sure processes are clear and any issues are able to be solved.

Support and success as a liaison with key constituents and stakeholders:

  • Food Service Staff – The SFL will assist with the communication, explanation, support, direction and/or evaluation of the staff (most specifically within the areas of Specialty Food preparation and systems).
  • Health Center Staff – With the Health Center Supervisor, the SFL will ensure that information, systems and protocols related to campers/staff with any specialty food needs that in any way relate to possible concerns for the medical staff and/or the health/safety of anyone at camp are shared and coordinated.
  • Camper Care Team – The Camper Care staff will be a source of support for campers/staff/families throughout the summer, so the SFL will benefit from active communication and coordination with these professionals, especially with regards to communication with families and any identified camper concerns that arise while performing their work.
  • Professional Staff – If any concerns arise with campers, staff, families and/or any areas of camp (within or without of the food service area), the SFL should feel free to communicate and coordinate directly with members of our camp’s year-round leadership staff. Most likely, the Associate Director will be the most available and regularly present member of the team in the Dining Hall area.

Designated Supervisor: Food Service Director

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Camp Harlam is seeking a qualified Alternative Foods Cook to oversee the production of all food allergy, vegetarian, vegan and other specialty food service.  This position will work with our Food Service Director and Head Chef to produce a high quality foodservice program from early/mid June to late August 2020.

Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of professional culinary experience
  • Understands the complexities of food allergies and special diets
  • Experience in volume food allergy foodservice production
  • Experience managing, training, leading and supervising a foodservice team
  • Experience producing high volume foodservice in small batches ensuring quality, freshness and nutritional value
  • The ability to maintain a professional atmosphere and develop a team atmosphere throughout the foodservice facility and team
  • The ability to give and receive constructive input and work interpersonally with superiors, subordinates, peers and camp staff
  • The ability to prepare meals with fresh local food
  • Experience preparing meals for school-age children as well as adults
  • Experience or knowledge preparing Kosher ‘style’ meals is preferred
  • Experience with healthy and scratch cooking techniques
  • Passion for sourcing and foraging local and sustainable food
  • The ability to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies
  • Availability to work from early/mid June, to mid/late August
  • The ability to work a long and flexible schedule that includes some opening and closing shifts

Designated Supervisor: Food Service Director

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