• Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
  • Deadline: January 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Work Term: May 25, 2020 – August 21, 2020

Reports to: Camp Director and Head Cook

Pay: $70.00/Camp Day*


To provide necessary assistance to the Head Cook on a daily basis in accordance to the Camp Tidnish and Easter Seals Nova Scotia policies and procedures


  • Must be a high school graduate
  • Must have completed or be willing to complete Food Safety Certification
  • Previous experience working in a busy kitchen and working or volunteering with persons with disabilities considered an asset, though not a requirement.
  • Familiarity with special diets (pureed, diabetic, gluten free etc.) considered an asset


  • Must possess strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work in a busy atmosphere
  • Must be willing to adjust and adhere to camp policies, procedures and program
  • Must be a team player
  • Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision

Under the direction of the Head Cook and the Camp Director the Assistant Cook will:

  • Be responsible to take part in all recommended training sessions
  • Be responsible for assisting the Head Cook in meal and snack preparations
  • Be responsible, along with the Head Cook, to maintain a high standard of cleanliness in all areas of the kitchen
  • Be responsible for washing all dishes, pots, serving trays, utensils, etc., and ensuring they meet sanitary health codes under the direction of the Head Cook
  • Be responsible to ensure ALL garbage is removed from the kitchen and food storage room after every meal
  • Be responsible for damp mopping the kitchen floor after every meal and mop every night in partnership with the head cook
  • Be responsible for preparing the dishes for the setting of tables one half hour before lunch and supper
  • Be responsible, with the Head Cook for cleaning the kitchen thoroughly (including ovens, refrigerators, walls, dishwasher, etc.) on the last night of each session;
  • Be responsible for gathering dishcloths and kitchen linen every evening
  • Be responsible to continually assist camp team in monitoring the health and welfare of campers in all aspects
  • Be responsible to keep a regular inventory of cleaning supplies, and inform Camp Director if orders are required
  • Be responsible to participate in camper related activities when primary duties are completed
  • other duties as required.

*Pay includes room & board The Camp Tidnish season operates from May 25 – August 21, 2020. During this time the Assistant Cook is required to live on site during camp sessions and be on call as required. Hours of work are directly related to a typical camp day plus any additional hours required to fulfil the duties associated with the position.


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Questions can be directed to Camp Director, Donna MacPherson –