OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • 13-Mar-2018 to 15-Apr-2018 (PST)
  • Education
  • Newport, OR, USA
  • $11.25 - $11.97
  • Hourly
  • Special Project - Part-Time

Eligible for health benefits and Oregon Sick

The Prep Camp Cook prepares ingredients necessary for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the OMSI Outdoors programs at the Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray in Newport, Oregon.

Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization
  • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives
  • Professionally represent OMSI with all internal and external contacts with appropriate appearance, action and communication.
  • Supporting OMSI Outdoors's Sustainable kitchen practices.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare ingredients quickly and efficiently for large school and summer camp groups at designated
  • Wash dishes used in meal preparation and as needed.
  • Maintain Oregon Health Code and American Camping Association standards in handling, cooking, and storing of food.
  • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly. 
  • This position is special project, scheduled for 15 hours/week.

Working and Living Conditions:

  • Scheduled to work the months of March October, with extended time off in June and September.
  • Must be able to work independently and manage time with minimal
  • Regular shifts include a Tuesday-Friday morning shift 7:30-11:30 and a Monday Thursday afternoon shift
  • 3:30-7:30pm; hours may flex to cover occasional weekend work.
  • Work environment includes hot surfaces and ovens, open flames, sharp knives, toxic or caustic chemicals, and all-season outdoor weather
  • Must have visual, perceptual, cognitive and judgment ability to: recognize and respond verbally to health and safety concerns and to deal appropriately with any improper
  • Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), color vision (the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing standard red, green, and amber), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).
  • Noise level is very quiet (examples: forest trail, isolation booth for hearing test) to loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment).
  • Physical Demands: 5% Sitting, 75% Standing, 20% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling Pounds 5 80

Secondary Functions:

  • Cooks meals when Camp Cooks are unavailable for a shift
  • Coordinate with other cooks in meal planning, and
  • Follow sustainable food practices, as outlined by the
  • Wash kitchen
  • Provide logistics and facility support by, cleaning and other tasks deemed necessary for successful camp operation by the



  • Ability to follow basic
  • Use kitchen tools and equipment
  • Flexibility in weekly schedules and daily
  • Understanding of confidentiality and
  • Professional communication skills, both written and
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving
  • Excellent coordination and project management
  • Good attention to
  • Strong customer service
  • Ability to follow recipes and improvise when
  • Ability to repurpose leftover food into new
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, and


  • Food presentation
  • Experience packing food in coolers and dry bins for

Education & Work Experience:


  • Working knowledge of preparing vegetables and meats for cooking.
  • Minimum 1 year of cooking in the food
  • High School diploma or equivalent combination of experience and


  • Minimum 1 year of cooking for camps, schools or other large groups
  • Bilingual - Spanish/English.
  • Experience working with

Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications:


  • Valid Oregon Food Handlers
  • Current CPR and first aid
  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check, fingerprinting, reference checks, and American Camp Association (ACA) background checks.
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