SUMMER POSITIONS

KITCHEN MANAGER

Prerequisites:  Min. 16 years old, College/University student or graduated high school in June 2016 or before, current Ontario Food Handler’s certificate (or willingness to obtain one prior to start date).

If cooking for a crowd is your love language, then we have an opportunity for you! Coldwater Canada needs a Kitchen Manager at their base camp on the Camp Norland property in Verner, ON from June 5 to August 28, 2017. From the camp kitchen you will oversee all food preparations related to summer youth programs for Camp Norland, Coldwater, and other guest groups who visit the property as well as making sure the dining hall is set up for each meal. You are excited to develop an arsenal of crowd pleasing, nutritious recipes that you will be confident adapting to accommodate the variety of dietary considerations you suspect could arrive with each new group of guests. Creating a bi-weekly menu is your secret weapon for  making  it easy to coordinate all food ordering and purchasing with Coldwater Canada’s Director. You are known to be calm under pressure and people admire your easy way of sharing kitchen tips and tricks while you train, equip and mentor high school kitchen staff. These gifts also make it easy for you to welcome and integrate local volunteers into food preparation and cooking rotation for on-site youth programs and community events. Ensuring the kitchen is kept clean, exceeding the Ministry of Health standards, is a top priority for you. As a valued part of the team, you look forward to attending weekly staff meetings as well as supervisory meetings. As a team player, it feels natural for you to chip in and help out with any other duties as required.

OFFICE & MARKETING ASSISTANT

Prerequisites:  Min. 16 years old, comfortable using Microsoft Word, a camera and various social media platforms

This position could also be described as the glue that holds everything together. Coldwater Canada needs an Office & Marketing Assistant at their base camp on the Camp Norland property in Verner, ON from July 2 to August 28, 2017. The ideal candidate will be just as comfortable working unsupervised as they are interacting with program participants. Your natural gift of administration will serve you well in this role as you balance the wide range of tasks that fill a typical day or week. You will oversee the office area which you enjoy keeping clean and organized so that everything can be found easily. You love filing and dealing with paperwork; whether it is managing participant correspondence, trip packets, or feedback surveys, you’ve got it all under control. You value the opportunity to be a Coldwater ambassador when you interact with participants, parents, and the community; both in person and electronically. Your creative side will enjoy using participant responses to create and share marketing material. As a valued part of the team, you look forward to attending weekly staff meetings. As a team player, it feels natural for you to chip in and help out with any other duties as required.

 
SERVICE TEAM COORDINATOR

Prerequisites:  Min. 20 years old, a current College/University student or recent grad, preference may be given to a returning staff member

If you are a people person with a heart to serve others, then we may have just the opportunity for you! Coldwater Canada needs a Service Team Co-ordinator at their base camp on the Camp Norland property in Verner, ON from June 5 to August 28, 2017. You will implement the Service Team leadership program with high school Service Team members; coordinating weekly jobs, schedules, and activities with other senior staff so that the various needs around camp are met. You’ll make sure team members receive any necessary training to prepare them for leadership roles at camp and serving in the community. You know the value of strong bonds among team members so you’ll be excited to design and lead a wilderness trip geared specifically for your team. Your committed mentoring of team members leads to individual growth and helps you initiate a unique project suited to each team member. You look forward to continuing to develop your own leadership skills as you prepare for and lead weekly debriefs for the team. Your mindset of “see the need, meet the need” will be well suited to this role.

 
SITE MANAGER

Prerequisites:  Min. 16 years old

Our ministry is blessed with the use of a base camp property which also means we are blessed with a summer-long “To Do” list! Coldwater Canada needs a Site Manager at their base camp on the Camp Norland property in Verner, ON from June 5 to August 28th (potential for a later start date if a high school student is selected). We are looking for an individual who enjoys the various tasks involved with maintaining both a property and its buildings and has the practical skills required to get those jobs done. You take the time to develop and implement a weekly maintenance schedule which enables you to partner with both the Administrative and Service teams to integrate volunteers and Service team members into various areas. You embrace the variety of your work which on any given day might include cutting grass, managing garbage and recycling, washroom cleaning, AV equipment set-up, maintenance of the sauna, or replenishing the camp firewood supply just to name a few. As a valued part of the team, you look forward to participating in weekly staff meetings and morning thoughts. As a team player, it feels natural for you to chip in and help out with any other duties as required.