Camp Watia Kitchen Assistant
Job Details
Camp Watia - Bryson City, NC
Seasonal Part-time
High School
$16.00 Hourly
Hours Vary


Our Mission: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

Our Cause: Strengthening community.  Every day, the Y works side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.

Our Position: The Y is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility.


Under the direction and guidance of the Food Service Director and consistent with the mission of the YMCA and the policies and guidelines of the YMCA of Western North Carolina, the Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for implementing and conducting the food preparation for campers and staff.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Help support the mission of the camp by preparing meals that meet disclosed dietary needs and are served according to kitchen menus and program schedules
  • Provide excellent customer service by maintaining a clean and safe Dining Hall environment
  • Ensure high quality and timely food service delivery and utmost cleanliness of dining hall facilities in accordance with Department of Health of North Carolina, Swain County regulations, and YMCA and American Camp Association policies
  • Communicate well with campers, staff and vendors
  • Assist with assigned maintenance and housekeeping projects when kitchen is not in operation
  • Communicate daily with the Food Service Director about kitchen and food-related topics
  • Any other duties that are required

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • High School Diploma
  • Experience in a camp environment
  • Skill and experience in using kitchen equipment (Range, tilt skillet, mixer, ovens, etc.)
  • Knowledgeable about food preparation and storage rules and responsibilities to include American Camp Association , State, and County guidelines

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to lift and move up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to work long non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to stand, squat, and see
  • Ability to work in a variety of environments, specifically those subject to extreme heat and humidity
  • Ability to observe and promote safety and security procedures
  • Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies  

The YMCA of WNC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, faith, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.

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