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14 Jun 2017

Other Outdoor Kitchen Assistant

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center – Posted by kryan Gates, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Position: Kitchen Assistant
Location: Opal Creek Wilderness Area, Oregon
Work year: Seasonal: until November 14, 2017
Responsible to: Food Service Manager; Program Director

Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center seeks a full-time, seasonal Kitchen Assistant for our 2017 programming season. Opal Creek is a magnificent 35,000-acre ancient forest on the western slopes of the Cascade Range in Oregon. This spectacular area achieved federal protection from logging after a very long and nationwide struggle. Our small non-profit offers environmental education programs to children and adults (2nd grade- university students); family, youth, and adult workshops; and cabin rentals to the general public. Assistant Cook responsibilities include meal preparation, dish washing, and hospitality for all programs, as well as engaging the public. We are seeking someone who is community oriented, has the necessary cooking, cleaning and hospitality skills, and takes pride in producing tasty vegetarian meals.

We have a small staff and everyone is required to help in a variety of ways to successfully run our remote residential facility with a diversity of programs. Programs are run from the old mining town of Jawbone Flats, an off grid community three miles inside of the Opal Creek wilderness Area. This is a residential position, and staff will live at Jawbone Flats in housing provided by the organization.

Compensation: $10.00/hour, plus housing, utilities and partial board.

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Minimum qualifications
2 years previous experience in commercial or camp-like kitchen, and comfortable in the outdoors. The selected candidates will have the personal qualities necessary for working within a small non-profit organization, including the ability to succeed in a dynamic and demanding environment. An Oregon food handlers card, and First Aid and CPR certification is required by the time of employment.

How to Apply

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Megan Selvig, Program Director, at This position is open until filled. Mission: Promoting conservation through educational experiences in wilderness.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Other Outdoor. Job Tags: healthy home cooked meals and old growth forest.

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