A 700-acre Demeter certified 650A Biodynamic farm in central Columbia County, NY

Dining Hall Staff Positions

Dining Hall Staff

Join us at our unique Farm Camps in the heart of the Hudson Valley! Hawthorne Valley Farm’s Place-Based Learning Center is hiring for our Residential Camps Dining Hall Kitchen staff.

Hawthorne Valley Farm is a place where children can experience a working farm and through active participation learn practical skills, develop social relationships, and gain a deeper sense of self and relationship to nature. Our program activities are designed to bring children and staff closer to nature, each other, and themselves, foster healthy food choices and build strong communities. Our camps offer children the opportunity to spend their summers in a no-tech, nature-based, Waldorf-inspired learning environment on our 700-acre working biodynamic farm. Our kitchen features organic, home-cooked vegetarian meals sourced from our farm, gardens, bakery, kraut cellar and creamery as well as other Hudson Valley growers.

We are currently seeking 3 cooks to help our Kitchen Manager serve three meals per day to a complement of 40 campers and 15 staff.  The positions run for 8 weeks of meal preparation including two weeks of training for counselors and then 6 weeks of campers and staff. The positions call for rotating 6-8 hour shifts six days per week with one full day off per week. These positions also include room and board. The summer cook positions run from June 20th through August 13th, 2016.

Salary Range – $3,000 to $5,000 for the camp season.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

For all available positions, please send cover letter, Hawthorne Valley Application for Employment, current resume and the names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses of three work references, to Place Based Learning Center Director Rachel Schneider by email or mail to: Hawthorne Valley Farm, Main House, 327 Route 21C, Ghent, NY 12075.  For more information please call 518-672-4465 x236.