Operations Assistant – Kitchen & Programs

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Florida, MA
United States


Christodora Inc

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Christodora, a 124-year-old nonprofit, nonsectarian organization, based in New York City, seeks Operations Assistants to join our team at the Manice Education Center (MEC) in the town of Florida, Massachusetts on a 200-acre wooded campus for the spring, summer, and/or fall seasons.  MEC operates outdoor environmental and expedition education programs for up to 1,200 youth from New York City from April through October each year. 

Join our Spring Team: April 4 – June 8, 2022

Join our Summer Team: June 9 – Aug 28, 2022

Join or Fall Team: Sept 6 – Nov 6, 2022



Operations Assistants (OAs) are pivotal to the successful, safe, and healthy running of a residential outdoor education program.  Reporting to both the Food Service Manager and Facilities/Property Manager, OAs work closely with other MEC managers in the kitchen, dining hall, on the grounds, in the greenhouse and gardens, and across the facilities.  Approximately 60 percent of time is spent supporting food service delivery to approximately 60 people at each meal; approximately 20 percent of time is spent in maintenance and custodial duties across two camp buildings and the main grounds; and approximately 20 percent of time is spent in provided programming on the MEC grounds that directly affect food service delivery.

  • Preparing, serving, storing food as directed by Food Service Manager
  • Dishwashing and kitchen and dining hall cleaning/monitoring
  • Intake of food deliveries
  • Adhere to Health Department Regulations and ServSafe food handling procedures as trained by the Food Service Manager
  • Support with cleaning non-dining facilities: restrooms, showers, and common spaces
  • Assist with basic yard work, landscaping, building repairs, and/or utility upkeep as needed
  • Work closely with educators to generate task lists for gardening including: cultivating, seeding, planting, watering, mulching, weeding, and harvesting
  • Plan the layout and rotation of garden vegetables, herbs, etc. alongside students and staff



  • 18 years or older
  • Valid drivers license or reliable transportation
  • Experience with food service operations, custodial services, landscaping, and/or property management more generally
  • Positive attitude and detail-oriented
  • Reliable and trustworthy, honest and fair
  • Commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly, and energy-efficient practices
  • Medical physical and immunizations per MA regulations for recreational camps
  • Cleared through state and federal background checks to work in youth setting
  • Ability to sit, stand, squat, crouch, and crawl independently in most types of weather
  • Ability to lift weight (<40lbs) above shoulders; carry weight (<40lbs) and drag weight (<40lbs) no more than 20 yds independently
  • Follow all applicable company, state, and federal protocols and policies to protect the health and safety of self and others
  • Willingness to be in work environment with youth from NYC


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How to Apply:

Please send a resume and detailed cover letter in the body of an email to employment@christodora.org with only “[Last Name]/MEC OA” as the subject of the email.  Three professional references may be requested following an initial interview.  Christodora is committed to making a difference within a culturally diverse educational environment, and applicants are encouraged to include how they will further this goal in their application materials.

Christodora is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and/or any other characteristic protected by law.

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  • $375/week
  • Room and board at MEC during employment
  • Outdoor equipment discounts

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