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Position: Food Coordinator, Red Wolf Overnight Camp
Organization: the p.i.n.e. project 
Haliburton, Ontario

Duration: This role is fixed term for 4.5 weeks from July 26 – August 25, 2019; with the possibility of additional weeks in July working with our Urban Camps in Toronto

About the p.i.n.e. project:

The p.i.n.e. project fosters confidence, competence, resilience and connection to nature through transformative outdoor experiences for all ages in Toronto and beyond. Our work inspires a vital re-connection between people and nature, community and oneself. We work primarily with children and families in the urban context, delivering innovative year-round outdoor programming. Our programs include weekly programming for children during the school year, overnight camps in South Central Ontario, as well as highly sought-after day camps in Toronto. We also offer family experiences and educator training programs for professionals. Please visit our website for more information at

Position summary:

The p.i.n.e. project is seeking a skilled backcountry food coordinator, with experience working at children’s overnight camps, to join our Red Wolf Overnight Wilderness Camp staff team. Reporting to the Red Wolf Director team, the Food Coordinator will be responsible for food planning, purchasing, and packing. Unlike many overnight camps, the entirety of Red Wolf Overnight Wilderness Camp takes place in a backcountry setting, with campers and staff living in tents, cooking for themselves over open fires, and living in harmony with the land. As such, this role is critical to ensuring the success of our camp. The Food Coordinator would live on site in the backcountry setting.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Menu planning and food purchasing for camp groups
  • Ensure food is nutritious and meets guidelines set by Canada’s Food Guide
  • Actioning and overseeing food packing for camp groups
  • Ensure appropriate quantities of food are available for camp groups
  • Create food clean-up and re-stock systems for groups
  • Ability to ensure all special dietary needs are met
  • Ensure all food is properly labelled
  • Ensure a high level of quality, cleanliness, and food safety within the available facilities
  • Follow safe food handling and sanitary procedures
  • Ensure proper storage, maintenance and organization of food products, ongoing inventory, rotating stock, etc.
  • Coordinate with Camp Managers and staff to ensure food needs are met
  • Drive program vehicles to and from program locations for necessary purchases
  • Participate in staff training week and camp take-down weekend
  • Be prepared to work and live in a backcountry setting in all weather conditions (food is packed indoors)
  • Provide cover for absent staff as required

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Experience with food planning and packing overnight backcountry trips in a camp setting
  • Excellent problem solving skills, results focused, and able to work autonomously
  • Highly organized and demonstrated ability to create and maintain systems
  • Flexibility regarding assigned working hours, including days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays as required
  • Up to date Police Vulnerable Sectors Check
  • Up to date Standard First Aid and CPR-C or higher
  • Up to date Class G Driver’s License with clean driving record
  • Food Handlers Certificate and WHMIS

Staff must also:

  • Be enthusiastic, outgoing, and flexible
  • Have experience working with children
  • Be able and willing to work as part of a team
  • Show maturity and the ability to practice good judgement
  • Commitment to working in a socially inclusive environment, responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to the diverse needs of members
  • Be flexible regarding assigned working hours, including days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays
  • Identify with p.i.n.e.'s mission statement and core values
  • Have a desire to further their own naturalist/wilderness skills, mentoring techniques, and/or nature connection through professional development opportunities with p.i.n.e. staff members

Preference will be given to applicants who have:

  • Up to date National Lifeguard certification (preferred)
  • Naturalist knowledge of local ecosystems (preferred)
  • Up to date Wilderness First Aid certification (WFR/ WAFA) through Wilderness Medical Associates (preferred)

Application procedure:

Please submit a resume and cover letter in a single PDF to:

Email Subject Line: “Food Coordinator Application 2019: FirstName LastName”

PDF Filename: “FirstName_LastName_FoodCoordinator2019”

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview. No phone calls please.

The p.i.n.e. project is committed to developing a resilient, inclusive and vibrant work environment through a barrier-free selection process. We recognize people from diverse professional, cultural and educational backgrounds. Applicants who do not meet all of the stated skills, but feel they would make a positive contribution to the community are encouraged to apply and address these differences in their cover letter. If contacted for a job opportunity, please advise us of any accommodation measures required to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received will be addressed in confidence.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date publiée : Mar 18 2019    Numéro : 52213