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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 Assistant Kitchen Manager position includes one pre-camp specialist training week beginning June 19th - June 25th. One week of pre-camp staff training June 25th-June 30th and six weeks of residential camp that runs from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon each week. Specific dates the camp operates in 2023 are July 2nd -August 11th. The Assistant Kitchen Manager will assist the kitchen manager in setting up the kitchen, creating a kitchen prep schedule, and reviewing and sign-off from the Department of Health plan and ACA guidelines. They will also be responsible for helping clean and close the camp’s kitchen facility following the Watkins Glen State Park guidelines during the weekend of August 13-14. The Assistant Kitchen Manager is not required to live on the camp property, although they may be required to stay during the summer as needed.

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, exempt position.

Salary and Benefit Details

Salary commensurate with experience. 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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Contact Name:

Kimberly Amey

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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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