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Camp Potlatch - Kitchen Assistant

  • 30 May 2018 3:07 PM
    Message # 6274103

    JOB TITLE:               Kitchen Assistant                               

    START DATE:           June 30, 2018                                     END DATE:          August 30, 2018  

    REPORTS TO:          Camp Coordinator & Head Cook


    Camp Potlatch, owned and operated by Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC, is a wilderness based residential summer camp located in BC’s Howe Sound area for children between the ages of 7 and 16. Camp Potlatch has been in operation for over 70 years with the philosophy of providing quality summer experiences to all children, including those from low-income families. Successful camp staff candidates will require a criminal record check and must provide references. All camp staff live and work on site, which is located 45 minutes away from downtown Vancouver.


    With the support of a Cabin Leader, the successful candidate will spend four camp sessions planning, implementing, and leading 6 day outdoor programs to cabin groups of 10 children in a wilderness residential environment. The other four sessions of the summer will include paid work as a Kitchen Assistant who also acts as a resource staff member to all other staff at Camp Potlatch.

    Working with a Cabin Leader, Volunteer Cabin Leaders are directly responsible for the 24-hour care and supervision of 10 campers per week between the ages of 7-14. Cabin Leaders will lead their cabin group through a variety of core activities over the course of the week including an overnight out-trip.

    The Kitchen Assistant is responsible for assisting the Head Cook with all aspects of Camp Potlatch’s food service. This includes but is not limited to: food preparation, cooking, cleanup/dishes, serving from the kitchen. Other duties may be assigned by the Head Cook and Camp Coordinator.

    Remuneration for this position includes transportation to and from Camp Potlatch, meals, accommodation, and a competitive industry salary for the term. All split positions pay a daily rate for up to 28 days spread out throughout the summer.


    Kitchen Assistant:

    Kitchen Assistants are required to commit to a full summer contract at Camp Potlatch, splitting his or her responsibilities between being a Volunteer Cabin Leader and a paid member of the kitchen team (roughly 4 weeks in each role).

    • Help the Head Cook ensure all dietary restrictions and food allergies are accommodated
    • Unloading and storage of food deliveries
    • Help in the general duties that may arise as part of a non-counseling staff for that time period (help with meal time skits, theme days and camp wide games)

     Volunteer Cabin Leader:

    • Lead Camp Potlatch outdoor programs with the support of a Main Camp Cabin Leader
    • Be a creative, flexible, supportive and approachable leader
    • Work as an active and positive member of the Camp Potlatch staff team


    • Must be 18 years old by July 9, 2018
    • Previous experience working with children
    • Foodsafe Level 1
    • Standard First Aid with CPR “C”
    • Bronze Cross
    • Clean Criminal Record Check (Vulnerable Sector).

    CLOSING DATE: This posting will remain open until the position is filled.


    Please email a resume and cover letter to: Katie Ellison, Camp Coordinator:

    For more information please take a look at the 2018 Staff Application Guide available on the Camp Potlatch website at

    Thank you in advance to all persons that apply for this position. Please note that only those selected for interview will be contacted.

    Last modified: 30 May 2018 3:09 PM | Camp Potlatch


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