Our Commitment to Equity

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application. Camp Fire strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.


Our Investment in You

Through a commitment to equity, continuous learning and by leading with our values, we believe in maintaining a supportive work culture while providing the highest quality programming. Camp Fire is putting the call out to passionate individual who is ready to join our team.


Job Summary:

-All aspects of food service at Camp El Tesoro, providing safe, quality meals as requested by guests and staff.

-All aspects of housekeeping to all guest inhabited buildings at Camp El Tesoro 



Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

-          1+ years food service experience in school or childcare setting.

-          1 year housekeeping experience

-          Knowledge of food allergens, common dietary concerns

-          Ability to pass drug test and stringent background check

-          Ability to Read/Write give and follow directions

-          Ability to work long shifts on your feet

-          Ability to work flexible schedule including weekends and holidays with an occasional need to work overtime



Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

-Basic computer knowledge with experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook

-Experience in MSDS, Chemical safety, cleaning products safety

-First Aid, CPR certification within 1 year of employment

-Ability to use common math for measuring and inventory needs

-Experience in non-profit programs or organizations


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

First Aid / CPR certified

Current Food Handlers Certification (within 90 days of employment)


Essential Functions:

These are the abilities that are used to reduce potential discrimination against persons with disabilities who are able to fulfill the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  These typically include the physical abilities necessary for the position. 


·         Ability to operate commercial kitchen equipment safely and properly, such as, ovens, stoves, dishwashing machines, mixers, warmers, deep fryers, small appliances etc.

·         Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines

·         Maintain high level of cleanliness in kitchen and food service setting

·         Ability to communicate clearly

·         Ability to use office equipment including copiers, computers and telephones

·         Follow Camp Fire First Texas personnel policies and procedures

·         Ability to meet physical demands, at times in an outdoor environment



Must maintain clear communication and positive relations with all program staff, guests, volunteers, peers, and supporters of Camp El Tesoro and will report directly to Camp El Tesoro Food Service and Housekeeping Director.



This Position is responsible for the safe and timely execution of quality meals to all guests and staff, and will maintain all guest inhabited buildings cleanliness to the best standards possible to provide a safe, clean, welcoming environment to all guests of Camp El Tesoro.


Key Area of Responsibility:

Key Area of Responsibility                                                Cooking and Food Prep


  • Prepare, season, and cook dishes such as salads, soups, meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and desserts; following recipes and menus established by Camp Fire.
  • Provide menu options for a wide variety of dietary needs and restrictions.
  • Preparation and delivery of meals.
  • Follow safety and cleanliness protocols.
  • Provide courteous and professional service to guests.
  • Assist with the coordination of activities and operations between camp departments as they relate to the food service program.
  • Uphold the standards of Camp Fire and Camp El Tesoro in all aspects, dealing with campers, participants, parents, staff, and volunteers in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Set up serving line and make sure all food items are properly presented
  • Comply with federal and state health department standards and codes for proper food handling and storage
  • Maintain standards of kitchen, refrigerator, freezer and pantry cleanliness as mandated by the Texas Department of Health and ACA.
  • Document refrigerator, freezer and dish washer temperature throughout camp site as mandated by the Texas Department of Health and ACA.
  • Work with Overnight Camp director or his/her designee to provide all food and supplies for cookout.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned. 


Key Area of Responsibility                                    Kitchen & Dining Hall Cleaning         

  • Ensure kitchen and workstations are clean
  • All cleaning pertaining to the preparation of the food; including but not limited to:
    • commercial kitchen equipment
    • dishes
    • floors
    • empty trash
    • stock room/pantry
    • freezer/refrigerator
    • work surfaces
    • dish machine area
    • carts
    • all linens

  • Maintain a clean serving area
  • Maintain proper personal hygiene
  • Maintain all kitchen facilities and equipment in a proper high quality and clean manner. 



Key Area of Responsibility                                                             Facility Cleaning         

  • Provide cleaning service of camp facilities as needed.
  • Maintain all cleaning equipment
  • Provide seasonal cleaning of cabins and meeting areas throughout camp
  • Trash removal and clean-up
  • Provide each building with the appropriate amount of paper goods, trash bags and cleaning supplies
  • Check brooms, mops, trash cans, and dust pans and replace as needed
  • Report any facility maintenance or repair needs to the facilities team
  • Record and report time worked daily in an honest and reliable fashion.


Physical Demands


  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Requires ability to safely operate all necessary kitchen equipment and cleaning supplies.
  • Work is performed in a fast-paced kitchen environment.  Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing is essential for this position.  Visual acuity is required for reading computer screens and/or documents and making changes as necessary/required.  Job requires high levels of alertness and concentration.
  • Walking is frequent.  Repetitive stooping and bending with frequent lifting of light to heavy objects is required.  The ability to sit and stand for long periods of time is required as well as the ability to manipulate keyboards, telephone keypads, and kitchen utensils.  Must have visual and auditory ability.



Program and Management Key Areas of Responsibility: 


Key Area of Responsibility

Specific Duties

Program or Project Operations

Provide safe and high quality food and housekeeping services to guests of Camp El Tesoro


Human Resources

 -Provide all necessary information and documentation required to fulfill employment requirement of state, federal, and local governments regarding employment.

-Record and Report all time worked honestly and timely

-Report and Accidents, Injuries, Incidents in a timely manner

-Follow chain of command and Camp Fire First Policies for any disputes or issues with any guests or co-workers in a proper and timely manner.


Financial Operations

-Must follow all fiscal control policies of Camp Fire First Texas

-Help to reduce waste and maintain productivity in order to be as fiscally responsible as possible



Marketing & Communication

-Represent Camp Fire First Texas and Camp El Tesoro with proper marketing and branding in both communications and attire.

-Communicate appropriately through telephone, fax, email, and verbally with all guests and staff of Camp Fire First Texas.



Facilities & Equipment

-Proper operation of Camp El Tesoro equipment, tools, vehicles and supplies

-Properly report issues or concerns with facilities and equipment

-Properly maintain  food service and housekeeping tools and equipment

See Above: “Key Areas of Responsibility”


General Responsibilities


See Above: “Key Areas of Responsibility”



About Camp Fire:

Camp Fire First Texas is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that invests in North Texas communities by providing out-of-school time and outdoor learning programs for children and youth while also offering workforce development programs for early childhood educators. We envision a community in which every child has equitable access to the learning opportunities they need to succeed and thrive in a rapidly changing world.


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Our Commitment

Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally responsive, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff. Camp Fire First Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any otherization protected by law.

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