Camp Head Dining Hall Attendant - Camp Hidden Lake

ALM - Lexington, MS 626 Oregon Road 39095, 626 Oregon Road, Lexington, Mississippi, United States of America Req #24091
Monday, January 9, 2023

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

Job Summary

Plans, coordinates, supervises and evaluates the day-to-day operations of the camp dining hall; ensures the dining hall operates in compliance with health standards and regulations; supervises, schedules, evaluates, and participates in the work of dining hall personnel including the Camp Dining Room Attendants, Camp Dishwashers and Camp Kitchen Assistants.

Essential Functions:Plans, schedules, assigns, and supervises the work of dining hall attendants, dishwasher and kitchen assistant; trains and instructs employees in the proper methods and procedures; monitors work in progress and upon completion to ensure quality standards and health regulations are enforced.Must follow all Site and Food Service Accreditation Standards set forth by the American Camp Association.Maintain personal hygiene according to health regulations (i.e. washing of hands, hair put back, closed-toed shoes, etc.). Maintains and follows all health regulations as to cleanliness of dining room and kitchen.Rotates assignments of Camp Dining Room Attendants (i.e. serving line, head table, restrooms, mopping, etc.).Be responsible to make sure all tables have all necessary items for each meal (i.e. silverware, napkins, glasses, etc.).Ensures all Camp Dining Room Attendants, Camp Dishwashers and Camp Kitchen Assistant report for duty on time.Assigns Camp Dining Room Attendants to pre-meal setup duties, serving line and after meal clean up.Ensures all Camp Dining Room Attendants are ready to serve 10 minutes before each meal, and that they wear hair nets, aprons and gloves.Ensures the milk is rotated, put out and placed back in refrigerator in a timely manner to insure freshness and to monitor milk as per USDA requirements.Check to be sure all clean-up is done properly before dismissing Camp Dining Room Attendants and Camp Dishwashers.Oversees the maintenance and sanitation of the dining room equipment and furnishings.Oversees the cleanliness of tables, benches, floors and ascertaining that everything is in readiness for the following meal.Oversees the cleaning and maintaining of the restroom facilities within the dining area.Inspecting the cleanliness of all dishes and silverware. Sets up an adequate area for the disposal of trays, silverware, trash, glasses and recycling.Maintains stock, clean and prepare beverages as needed in the dining room.Inventory and refill any materials needed in the operation of the dining room.Reports to dining Hall 45 minutes prior to scheduled meal time.Prepares and maintains statistical records of meals serviced and donations received.Monitors kitchen and dining areas to ensure continued compliance with safety and sanitary regulations.Ensures that enough food is prepared based on the number of campers to be served and that food is prepared in a timely manner as scheduled.Serves food and beverages in a presentable manner; prepares plates for persons requiring additional assistance.Ensures that wash water temperatures in mechanical dishwasher is at least 100 degrees F and rinse water temperature is at least 180 degrees F.Ensures that kitchen facilities use only clean and sanitized utensils and equipment during food preparation.Ensures cleaning and sanitizing of food contact surfaces after each use.Ensures the time that potentially hazardous foods remain in the temperature danger zone of 40 degrees F to 140 degrees F is minimized.Ensures that all garbage containers in kitchen and dining areas are securely covered and tied when not in use.Ensures that initial water temperature for hand washed dishes is at least 100 degrees F and a second rinse process is used with an approved chemical sanitize.Ensures that all dishes and food services utensils are air dried and protected from dust and contamination between uses.Participates enthusiastically as a member of the camp staff team to deliver and supervise evening programs, special events, overnights and other all-camp activities and camp functions.Sits with camper tables during meals and serve as a table monitor when needed.Keeps personal living quarters neat, clean and ready for inspection.Be available to participate and assist with camp programs and activities as directed by the Camp Director.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of food preparation and management.Knowledge of current health and safety laws and practices related to food service.Knowledge of proper cooking methods and procedures.Knowledge of meal planning techniques.Knowledge of acceptable food storage and cleaning techniques.Knowledge of the principles and practices of budget preparation and administration. Knowledge of health regulations governing the operation of public kitchens.Ability to lead, motivate, supervise and evaluate the work of subordinate employees.Ability to plan and cook nutritional, tasteful, and safe food for large groups in a timely manner.Ability to ensure kitchen appliances are properly operated and maintained.Ability to order food and kitchen supplies in a economical manner and to maintain an adequate level of inventory.Ability to ensure kitchen operations conforms with local, state, and federal health regulations.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

Two years progressively responsible experience in food service management with at least six months experience in a supervisory capacity preferred OR any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Licenses and Certifications

CPR and First Aid Certification

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

Some physical requirements of the Camp Dining Hall Supervisor position could be endurance including climbing, standing, some bending, stooping, and stretching. Eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate dining hall 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

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.



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.

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Application Submittal Period: January 9, 2023 -April 30, 2023


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.

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Other details

  • Job Family ALM-EXEMPT
  • Job Function Camp
  • Pay Type Salary
  • 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