Camp Dining Hall Attendant - Camp Hidden Lake

ALM - Lexington, MS 626 Oregon Road 39095, 626 Oregon Road, Lexington, Mississippi, United States of America Req #24092
Monday, January 9, 2023

The Salvation Army, an internationally recognized non-profit, faith-based organization, has a job opening for a Camp Dining Hall Attendant for the Camp Hidden Lake location located in Lexington, MS.

Job Summary: Assists in the preparation and serving of meals; coordinates the cleaning of the kitchen and dining area; maintains inventory. Assists in preparing meals, beverages, and snacks; washes and chops fruits and vegetables; assists in the preparation of special meals to include picnics, guest dinners, etc. Coordinates the timing of camper meals with the music leader. Assists in serving meals ensuring appropriate proportions are provided; provides meal counts to the Dining Hall Manager. Maintains inventory; ensure items are stocked and organized with supplies; advised the Dining Hall Manager of any needs. Coordinates the cleaning of the dining hall to include sweeping, mopping, polishing and waxing the kitchen and dining room floors. Ensures the cleanliness of the tables, chairs, condiment holders, refrigerators, freezers, ice machines, coffee makers, stoves, and ovens. Maintains awareness of the dining area to ensure safety, fire and health policies and procedures are always observed; reports any deviation to the Dining Hall Manager. Coordinates the disposal of trash and recyclables. Assists in making special arrangements for special events and/or programs. Performs other related work as required. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of cleaning practices, methods, and techniques. Ability to assist in the preparation and presentation of meals. Ability to wash dishes and kitchen appliances. Ability to clean kitchen and dining area. Ability to build and maintain effective mentor relationships with children and youth. Ability to communicate effectively with campers and camp staff. Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff. Ability to observe camper and staff 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 requiring first aid; Must be able to assist campers in an emergency (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers. Ability to meet attendance requirements. Ability to read, write, and communicate the English language. Ability to observe children and youth and ensure their safety.

Education and Experience: Six months experience working in a kitchen preferred, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Certifications: Certified in first aid and CPR

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: Some physical requirements of the Camp Dining Room Attendant position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate dining room equipment and activities are required. Requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Have a willingness to live in a camp setting and work irregular hours delivering a program in the facility available. Operate with daily exposure to the sun and heat and varying environmental conditions.


Additional Information: All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.
 Camp Staff Orientation will be held 06/12/2023 – 06/18/2023 and participation is required.

The 2023 summer Camp program will be held 06/19/2023 – 07/22/2023. If you are unable to work the entire program session, please let us know on your application.
 Application Submittal Period: January 9, 2023 -April 30, 2023

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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We appreciate your interest in employment opportunities with The Salvation Army!

Other details

  • Job Family ALM-NON-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Camp
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Job Start Date Monday, June 12, 2023
  • Job End Date Saturday, July 22, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • ALM - Lexington, MS 626 Oregon Road 39095, 626 Oregon Road, Lexington, Mississippi, United States of America