Job Posting: Origins Kitchen Staff

Job Posting: Origins Kitchen – Dishwasher/Prep

Anticipated start date:Open until filled
Terms of employment:Full-time permanent; Friday – Tuesday (32-40 hours as needed)
Hourly Wage:Starting at $16.75/hour; based on experience
Application deadline:Open until filled

About The Exploration Place:

As the largest museum and science centre outside of the lower mainland, The Exploration Place has taken a leadership role in the region and has offered quality programs and services for over two decades. The Exploration Place is a charitable organization with a mission to provide learning opportunities that foster an understanding of significant past and current issues shaping our community by linking experiences within the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George to the world in a unique, participatory Museum of regional history, science, and technology. You will be joining a team of enthusiastic and passionate individuals whose goal is to work together for the success of all departments and have fun doing it! This position is ideal for a detail-oriented, energetic, creative person who has a passion for supporting the meaningful programs and services we offer and wants to be a part of a team that makes a positive impact in our community.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for high-functioning individuals who can become leaders but also work within our parameters. The ideal candidates are those who love a challenge, are highly organized and personable, with a passion for great food and how it is sourced! These roles will significantly grow and develop within the first year. There will be many staffing and scheduling changes, so we envision promoting the right person quickly to Kitchen Lead. Those applying for these positions could be prep chef, baker, or prep and dish person until clear roles and responsibilities are established. There will always be some element of these tasks present in the role, but more so in the first 6 months. To be successful, you’ll need creativity, attention to detail, management skills, a wide range of baking, prepping, cooking skills, and a serious knack for multi-tasking.

What are the hours and benefits?

These are permanent 40-hour/week full-time positions. A regular workday is 8 hours, plus a 30-minute unpaid lunch break. Occasional extended hours and evenings for events will also be required. After a 3-month probationary period, benefits include: •Extended health and dental benefits•Vacation accrual of 2 weeks (80 hours) annually•Sick leave of 10 days (80 hours) annually•Annual Membership to The Exploration Place•Staff discount in our gift shop•Professional Development opportunities related to this position and the museum and science centre industry

Job Summary:

We are looking for those that have a desire to work in a productive environment. An excellent employee must be able to follow instructions in all aspects of a kitchen. You must be quick moving around the kitchen and competent in multitasking. Experience is valued, but passion and an eagerness to learn and take on new challenges are key; we’re happy to train.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the following:

Main Job Duties:

  • Prioritize cleanliness and health standards at all times
  • Sanitize and wash dishes and other items by hand•
  • Clean and sanitize kitchen including work surfaces, cupboards, storage areas, appliances and equipment.
  • Handle and store cleaning products
  • Sweep and mop floors
  • Remove kitchen garbage and recycling
  • Receive, unpack, and stock supplies in refrigerators, freezers, cupboards and other storage areas
  • Ensure compliance with sanitation and safety regulations, including communicable illness protocols
  • Maintaining the physical appearance and cleanliness of the kitchen, ensuring that the facility and all equipment remain in good repair, and creating a polished aesthetic
  • Representing the Museum with the utmost integrity, exemplifying the values and mission of our organization
  • On occasion, you may be asked to perform the following:
  • Monitoring inventory and maintaining grocery list
  • Estimating future needs for goods, kitchen utensils, and cleaning products
  • Prepping and assembling ingredients by washing and chopping fruit and vegetables, cutting meat and cheese, etc.
  • Helping train new employees on operations, protocol
  • Attending staff meetings
  • Being an advocate of our brand and facility
  • Aiding with various special events as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, skills, and abilities we are looking for:

  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to perform basic math, writing, and reading tasks without supervision
  • Ability to handle stressful situations while working in a fast-paced, customer-orientated facility, in cooperationwith other staff and departments
  • Ability to work closely and communicate respectfully with The Exploration Place team at large
  • Proven track record as a self-starter; dedicated and goal orientated team player
  • Possess excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
  • Be familiar and comfortable with software, including Point of Sale Systems
  • Be familiar and comfortable with communication and collaboration tools such as Zoom and SLACK
  • Must show flexibility when asked to perform other tasks as needed
  • Ability to work evenings, holidays, and weekends as scheduled
  • Be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds on select occasions and stand for long periods
  • Ability to follow established company policies
  • Canadian Citizenship or permanent resident status
  • Possess a minimum of Grade 12 Graduation Diploma, Dogwood, or equivalent
  • Must be willing to present a BC Vaccine Card showing full COVID-19 vaccination and abide by all COVID-19 regulations. If, over time, Health Canada updates its definition of “fully vaccinated” (such as requiring“booster” vaccine doses), employees will be expected to comply to maintain fully vaccinated status

The following will be considered an asset for this position:

  • Previous dishwashing skills; commercial or personal kitchen/baking experience
  • Positive, forward-thinking
  • Teachable, receiving critique and mentoring with decorum
  • Flexible, early riser▪Quick mover, high functioning multitasker
  • Approachable yet firm, tactful, and diplomatic
  • Detail-oriented
  • Desire to learn about and work with dietary restrictions
  • Reliability and punctuality are a must

The Exploration Place is an equal opportunity employer.

We strongly encourage applications from individuals from underrepresented communities, diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences. We’re looking for motivated, compassionate people who can execute from the ground up. The Exploration Place is committed to providing our team members with safe, quality work experience, employability skills, and access to career development through professional development opportunities and mentoring. We use an in-depth, hands-on training program that allows our new employees to learn by doing, working closely with all departments and the leadership team.

All offers are subject to the satisfactory completion of reference, police criminal record checks, and proof of vaccination. Only successful applicants will be contacted. Please email your resume, cover letter, and three references to: 

Attn: Jeni Arnott



LOCATED AT: 333 Becott Place in Lheidli T’enneh Memorial Park Prince George, BC V2L 4V7

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