The Kitchen Co-Coordinator is responsible for the daily operation of the Centre’s kitchen, which serves healthy vegetarian meals to our resident staff and retreat guests. As the job title suggests, this position works in tandem with one other co-coordinator, who has already been in the position for several months. Both Kitchen Co-Coordinators are directly involved in cooking meals, but they also perform administrative and logistical tasks like tracking inventory, purchasing food and equipment, and ensuring the cleanliness and safety of the kitchen’s operation. In addition, the Kitchen Co-Coordinators schedule, direct, and instruct small teams of other Centre staff on projects and tasks as required. Support, orientation, and training will be available from the existing Co-Coordinator, as well as the Centre’s management and elders.
The position requires a commitment of 27 hours per week of work in the kitchen. All residents of the Centre are also asked to contribute up to 4 hours per week of volunteer communal chores and cleanup shifts. During the first 10 weeks of your time here, we also ask for 7 hours per week of participation in community activities and meetings, as well as classes on yoga theory and practice. This helps new staff understand and connect to the aims of the Centre and the community in a deeper way. Please see below for further details about the job.