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Trip Food Coordinator & Assistant Positions

2024 positions filled.

The Ideal Food Staff

Must love taking the time and thought to make great food! Food can make or break an outdoor experience. Our overnight trips rely upon our amazing food gurus to plan, prepare, and pack out the best meals you can find on the water.​

The Work

Our Food Coordinator is a full time position in charge of creating menus, purchasing, and prepping meals for day and overnight trips. We also have a take-out menu for visitors that includes wraps and treats that helps fill in when trips are slow. Food Assistant positions are generally part-time but can be combined with another role such as Support or Reservations to create full-time work. 

Qualifications & Responsibilities

  • On time and able to work early hours during our busy season.

  • Good communication skills.

  • Professional & clean appearance.

  • Confident problem-solving attitude

  • Own transportation to and from work

  • Other desired skills: Computer literate, organized.

Compensation & Benefits

We have a five-level system, with experience, ability, commitment, and knowledge of our business bringing commensurate increases in compensation. Substantial increases are given to staff as they gain levels, seniority every 55 days, and for previous experience. We also award a bonus of up to $1000 for those who complete their contract. First season food assistants working full time can expect tp average $16/hour, and full time kitchen managers $17-22/hr including end of contract bonus, dependent upon quantity and quality of work.

Staff get free personal use of paddling equipment and access to our employee equipment purchase program offering up to 50% off retail prices on boats and other gear.

Position dates

Start date can begin as early as May 1st (part-time) to get ready for the season, but latest start date is the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. (This is a training/prep day for Memorial Day weekend) Position runs through Labor Day with part-time work potential during shoulder seasons. Some flexibility in work start and end dates is possible.

To Apply

Our goal is to have these positions filled by March1st. 

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