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The Hog Island Kitchen Assistant works in coordination with the Kitchen staff of Hog Island that also includes a Head Chef, Sous Chef, and the help of a group of devoted volunteers. The kitchen team provides 3 meals a day for up to 90 people during the course of the 6-day, 5-night camp sessions. A commercial-grade kitchen is part of the dining building known as “The Bridge.”
Under direction from the Head or Sous Chef, the kitchen Assistant will assist with food preparation and clean up including cleaning equipment, cold storage, and pantry spaces. S/He will assist in acquiring, transporting, and inventorying orders from farms and distributors, including transport to island by boat. S/He will work closely with a rotating team of dedicated volunteers who will be aiding the kitchen team.
As there is no regular boat transportation service to and from Hog Island and the mainland, the Kitchen Assistant is required to live in housing on Hog Island in order to perform the functions of this position. Audubon will provide the Kitchen Assistant with a private room with nearby shared bath. Meals are provided on Hog Island when the kitchen is in operation. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, and the day revolves around meal planning and service that includes breakfast, lunch and dinner for a six-day/ five-night program schedule. Occasional weekend work is required. Some weeks will not include a full schedule and full hours may not be expected all weeks.
**Candidates must be available from May 4 to October 9, 2020