Camp Westminster Lunch Assistant 

Position Summary: The Camp Westminster lunch assistant helps the set up of lunch, records campers’ choices in the lunch line, supervises lunch and helps campers find “lunch buddies,” and assists with lunch dismissal and clean up. 

Intradepartmental Relationships

Reports to: Director of Camp Westminster; Director of Food Preparation
Supervises: Campers at lunch

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist in the direction, supervision, and organization of campers
  2. Be a role model to campers and staff in attitude and behavior: set a good example to campers and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices. This includes, but is not limited to, the schedule, care for others’ desires and preferences, and sportsmanship.
  3. Help director of food preparation set up the lunch line, water pitchers and cups, and tables for lunch. Arrange brought lunches in an appropriate place
  4. Record campers’ lunch choices on a spreadsheet—and check to make sure they are appropriate for what their account indicates
  5. Supervise lunch and help campers feel comfortable: monitor behavior and help campers find “lunch buddies”
  6. Assist with a timely and order lunch dismissal
  7. Help director of food preparation with cleanup
  8. Enter campers’ lunch choices into Google doc spreadsheet

Position Qualification Requirements

Education/Training:
Completed at least 9th grade

Experience:
Previous experience with working with children—other camps, VBS, babysitting, etc.—is preferred.

Skills and abilities which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:

  • Read and interpret a spreadsheet with camper lunch choices and a la carte balances
  • Quickly and accurately record campers’ choices on a spreadsheet while the campers come through the lunch line
  • Possess the ability to relate to youth and adults in a positive manner
  • Read, interpret, and make entries into a Google doc spreadsheet

On-The-Job Training Time:
Orientation and training session Thursday, April 4, 4–6:30 p.m (optional, but encouraged). Additional training will occur Wednesday, May 29 (mandatory; time TBD but in the morning for about three hours).

Physical/Visual Activities or Demands:
Physical/visual activities or demands that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job:

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participated (various age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff
  • Ability to observe camper behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations required
  • Additional physical requirements include, endurance, walking, running, eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate indoor and outdoor equipment, normal range of hearing and eyesight, the ability to lift at least 25 pounds, and the willingness to handle sun exposure and the risk of getting wet and dirty

Work Environment:
Environmental and atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job: Every camp program has an outdoor component during camper check-in, check-out, and other transitions. Otherwise, the work environment is the kitchen and café.

 

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. “Commonly associated” is not intended to mean always or only. There are different experiences that suggest other ways or circumstances where reasonable changes or accommodations are appropriate.

All activities, demands, conditions and requirements are linked to Essential Job Functions unless marked with an asterisk which denotes linkage only to marginal function(s).

To apply, please complete the Online Application. Applications must be submitted by Thursday, February 14 at midnight.