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Cornell Cooperative Extension 4H Camp Hidden Valley: Assistant Kitchen Manager - Watkins Glen, NY in Watkins Glen, New York

The mission of Hidden Valley 4-H Camp is to provide youth with a fun, residential camp experience under the guidance of positive role models that emphasize community building, positive social interactions, environmental awareness, and skill-building.


The summer camp season includes one Senior Staff week beginning June 23rd, one week of mandatory staff training from June 30th through July 7th, and five full weeks and one partial week of residential and day camp running from Sunday at 11:00 AM to Friday at 6:00 PM except the weekend starting August 9th. This weekend will be a working weekend for all camp staff. The specific dates the Camp is in operation are July 7th through August 13th. The Assistant Kitchen Manager will also be responsible for helping clean and close the camp’s kitchen facility following the Watkins Glen State Park guidelines during the week of August 14th -16th.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Cook and serve meals efficiently

  • Daily care and cleaning of kitchen equipment and facility

  • Work with Kitchen Manager on tasks related to kitchen management, including food ordering for camp

  • Assist with supervision of kitchen staff with professionalism and focus on skill-building

  • Assist in filling requisition requests for special meals

  • Follow specific dietary plans and needs for campers and staff with food allergies

  • Follow all Department of Health regulations and ACA guidelines for the kitchen area, including food prep

  • Support and embrace diversity in all interactions with campers, other staff members, volunteers, and parents.

  • Other duties may be assigned as required


  • 18 years of age or previous experience as an assistant cook.

  • Experience with food management and large-quantity cooking.

  • Willingness and flexibility to adjust to camp resources, conditions, and programming.


This is a full time, (TEMPORARY) exempt position.

Salary and Benefit Details

The rate of pay will be $2500.00. (Rate will be reduced for any time scheduled but not worked during the period) The pay rate is commensurate with experience, certifications, responsibilities, and availability. Benefits are not available for this position.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

To be considered for this position, all candidates must:

  • Complete ALL sections of the online application and questionnaires.

  • Attach a Cover Letter.

  • Attach a Resume.


  • External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) Please refer to the "Applying for a Job (External Candidate)" document for additional guidance here:

  • Internal Applicants : Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ontario County are considered internal applicants. Please log into Workday to search jobs and apply using your professional profile.

    Contact Bruce Condie at with any questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

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No Grade - Annual

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Contact Name:

Kelsey James

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. Individuals who bring a diverse perspective and are supportive of diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

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