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YMCA Camp Elphinstone - Kitchen Cook Positions

  • 05/27/2022 2:30 PM
    Message # 12796690

    Position Title: Kitchen Cook Positions

    • Kitchen Assistant
    • Cook
    • Prep Cook

    Location: YMCA Camp Elphinstone, 1760 YMCA Road, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V6
    Rate of Pay: $20-$27.50/hour
    Terms: Various contracts available:

    • March – November 2023
    • May – October 2023
    • June – September 2023

    (Fulltime, 5 shifts a week, must be flexible)
    Reports To: Head Chef/Food Services Supervisor

    Nature & Scope:
    Kitchen staff are responsible for providing support to Head Chef and kitchen team with the operation of the YMCA Camp Elphinstone kitchen. They will be responsible for preparation, washing dishes, maintaining the cleanliness of the dish room and dining hall, and assisting with general food preparation and serving for at least two meals a day for 40-450 children and adults.


    • Washes dishes, pots and pans, and all plates, cups, and cutlery following meals
    • Maintaining an organized, clean dish room with proper garbage and recycling removal
    • Maintaining organized, clean buffet and coffee areas
    • Assist with general food preparation and cooking of meals
    • Assist with inventory and stock
    • Making sure weekly and daily cleaning checklists are completed
    • Ensure Food Safe standards are followed at all times


    • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C
    • Food Safe level 1
    • WHIMIS Certification an asset
    • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
    • Ability to stand for a long period of time and lift up to 50 pounds
    • The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated, as per the timeline set out by the province

    YMCA Camp Elphinstone:
    YMCA Camp Elphinstone is located near Gibson’s on the Sunshine Coast, a 40-minute ferry ride from Vancouver. It is situated on 144 acres of temperate rainforest along the shores of Howe Sound. During July and August, Camp Elphinstone offers programs for youth ages 5-17, including one- and two-week overnight camps, sailing camp, Leadership Development, out-trips to Desolation Sound and the Sunshine Coast Trail, and day camps. From September to June, Camp Elphinstone operates as an Outdoor Education, Event and Retreat Centre for schools, conferences, weddings, and other special interest groups. Camp Elphinstone currently serves over 12,000 participants annually.
    YMCA Camp Elphinstone has accommodation and dining for up to 472 people, offering programs like swimming, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, stand up paddleboarding, low/high ropes, rock climbing, wilderness and environmental programs, archery, crafts and more. Camp Elphinstone employs approximately 140 staff/volunteers during July and August, with a team between 20-50 for the spring and fall Outdoor Education seasons, and a smaller core team of 10 staff during the winter season. Successful Camp Elphinstone staff are self-motivated individuals whose ambition is to help children and youth develop in an outdoor camp setting.
    In addition to bringing a commitment to YMCA vision and values, the candidate should possess the following competencies:
    Leading Self

    • Evolve in Professional Capability – Commit to being better
    • Achieve Excellence and Authenticity – Show up with the best version of you

    Leading Others

    • Develop the Potential in Others – Help people grow and lead
    • Create a Culture of Connection – Build bridges between people and partners

    Leading Mission

    • Think and Act Strategically – Make good decisions and act on them
    • Make an Intentional Impact – Advance the strength and cause of the Y

    To apply for the Kitchen Assistant Position, please click the link below:

    To apply for the Cook position, please click the link below:

    To apply for the Prep Cook position, please click the link below:

    Application Deadline: Ongoing

    Thank you for your interest and application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is committed to creating an inclusive, accessible environment where all members of our community feel valued, respected, and supported. We encourage applications from the diverse communities in which we live and serve, including but not limited to people of colour, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. We have established policies, procedures, and practices to meet accessibility standards throughout the hiring process. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department.

    Last modified: 11/09/2022 12:17 PM | YMCA Camp Elphinstone


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