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The Kitchen Aide is a paid employee who serves for the summer season, assisting the Food Service Manager and Assistant Cook to provide quality food service for the camper/guests. The Kitchen Aide is involved with food preparation, serving and 

clean-up. The specific responsibilities of the Kitchen Aide vary form session-to-session depending on the specific needs of the program and food service.



The Kitchen Aide serves during the summer season as determined by the Center’s programs and needs.


Employed and Supervised by

The Kitchen Aide is employed by Hope Conference and Renewal Center and supervised by the Food Service Manager in consultation with the Center Administrator.



The Kitchen Aide is involved in the provision of food service, meals and snacks.

A. Planning, Preparations and Staff Communications

The Kitchen Aide cooperatively works with all other weekly volunteer and summer-long paid staff. S/he fully participates in the Summer-Long Staff as well as daily and weekly staff meetings. The Kitchen Aide cooperates and communicates with the Food Service Manager and Assistant Cook on a regular basis.

B. Food Preparation

The Kitchen Aide helps with the food and snack preparation as directed by the Food Service Manager for all camper/guests contracted for Center food service.

C. Clean-up

The Kitchen Aide does regular clean-up after meals and snacks, including the washing of dishes, pots, pans, counters, stove, kitchen and dining room floors, dining tables, and food storage areas. The Kitchen Aide also properly disposes of trash and recyclables. S/he is expected to maintain cleanliness at or above the standards of the New Jersey Department of Health.

D. Policy and Procedures

The Kitchen Aide personally follows, adheres to and models all policies and procedures of the Center, including the Personnel Policies, Discipline Policy, Emergency Procedures, and Guidelines. S/he encourages other staff to do the same.

E. Other Responsibilities

The Kitchen Aide seeks time for personal devotions and Christian meditation. The Kitchen Aide completes written evaluation(s) of his/her and other staff performance as requested. S/he does other duties as requested by the Center Administrator.



A. Has demonstrated skills and abilities in:

  1. Meal and snack preparation.

  2. Cleanliness.

  3. Community-building and Cooperative (group) problem-solving.

  4. Caring and supportive personality.

  5. Making decisions based upon Christian principles and Hope Center philosophy, rules and regulations.

B. Posses or be:

  1. Commitment to Jesus Christ and His Church.

  2. Willing to become familiar with the Moravian Church and its beliefs.

  3. Active in a Christian Church.

  4. Minimum of age 16 (age 17 and High School graduate preferred).

Other Information

  • As with all Weekly and Summer-Long Staff, a Covenant (contract) is issued for signature to the Kitchen Aide by the Center Administrator on behalf of the Hope Center Management Board. 

  • Remunerations: salary, workers’ compensation, staff shirt, training, and reimbursement for approved expenses. Guaranteed minimum of 24 consecutive hours off per week and at least 2 hours break per day.               

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