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Position: Kitchen Manager
Organization: JUMP! Foundation
Location: wilderness site near 100 Mile House, British Columbia


JUMP! Canada is looking for a dynamic, passionate, and hardworking Kitchen Manager to support all food and nutrition related systems for programs for youth at our wilderness site near 100 Mile House, BC.


JUMP! Canada (formerly Educo Adventure School) programs are based from our 160 acre off grid wilderness site near 100 Mile House, BC. JUMP! believes in inspiring, empowering, and engaging youth through collaborative and innovative transformational learning programs. We use experiential adventure activities that challenge youth to step outside their comfort zone, develop their interpersonal skills and provide them with opportunities to exercise personal leadership. Programs include a range of activities including climbing wall, low and high ropes courses, teambuilding activities, canoeing and backpacking. Please visit our website for more information at


The Kitchen Manager will work both independently and collaboratively with volunteers and JUMP! staff to prepare and serve delicious and nutritious meals for participants and staff. With supervision and support from the Program Director, responsibilities include:

  • Meal Planning: Plan nutritious and healthy meals and snacks during all program and prep days. Plan alternative menu options for people with dietary restrictions and allergies.
  • Food Preparation: Prepare meals for up to 60 people in an off grid kitchen system (commercial propane stove and running water).
  • Resource Management: Track food inventory, file orders with grocery suppliers, do local grocery shopping.
  • Budget Management: Monitor food budget and track food related expenses and kitchen equipment needs.
  • Relationship Management: Communicate positively with vendors, local community partners, health authority inspectors, participants, staff and volunteers.
  • Leadership: Direct, supervise, and mentor facilitators, kitchen assistants, and volunteers when they are assisting in the kitchen. Act as Incident Commander in a kitchen or food emergency.


  • FOODSAFE Level 1 Certification
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1 or Standard First Aid
  • 1+ years experience (or equivalent) in large group meal preparation and kitchen management
  • Familiarity and experience in remote wilderness living.


  • Integrity: JUMP! programs offer participants opportunities to be the best versions of themselves, to reflect on and accept who they are, and to contribute as positive community members. Your approach to life reflects these aims.
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the program. Convey a welcoming and inclusive demeanor to the public and your staff team through openness and attentiveness to every individual.
  • Foster Community: Work cooperatively and effectively with others. Engage community members in our work and in sharing who we are as an organization. Offer mentorship and supportive feedback to your colleagues.
  • Organization and Planning: Set priorities with your supervisor, maintain your work schedule, take initiative on your goals and monitor progress.
  • Openness: Be open to feedback and share honest feedback with colleagues in a respectful, caring, and direct way.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problems to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.


  • Opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young people by facilitating transformative outdoor experiences
  • Flexible work environment with the ability to work remotely and spend time in nature
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Professional development opportunities, including training in outdoor leadership and risk management.
  • Access to a supportive community of fellow outdoor enthusiasts and educators
  • Experience living in a sustainable, net-zero environment, fostering a commitment to environmental stewardship
  • Engage in an intentional community dedicated to fostering personal growth, collaboration, and shared values.
  • Room and board provided, allowing for a seamless transition into the camp lifestyle and fostering a sense of community among staff members.


Program staff live and work on site at our beautiful remote base camp, 20km west of 100 Mile House in the Cariboo region.


Application link here

Please submit and upload the following information via the relevant link on the JUMP! Foundation’s Recruitment Portal.

  1. CV / Resume
  2. Letter of Motivation
  3. A 5-minute video or audio recording with your response to each of the following three prompts:
    1. Tell us about a significant achievement of yours.
    2. Tell us about a personal or professional failure and what you learned from it
    3. How will working at the JUMP! Foundation give you a sense of purpose?
  4. Provide 3 Professional References (Name, Title, Email, and Phone Number)
  5. Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 18 2024    ID: 70644