At the National Ability Center, people are our most important asset. Join a dynamic team that empowers others and facilitates individuals and teams to be their best selves. As one of the largest adaptive recreation, outdoor adventure, education and training organization in the country, the leadership team is dedicated to the NAC’s mission and creating a national movement, building the Adaptive Nation! The Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for providing menus & preparation of food for incoming groups, camps, & events.
The National Ability Center leadership team overseas a wide variety of programs both seasonally and year-round. Adaptive programs include Alpine and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, horseback riding, hippotherapy, indoor rock climbing, swimming, archery, sled hockey, cycling, water-skiing, wakeboarding, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, and ropes course. Splore outdoor adventure programs provide farther afield adaptive programs, from 1 day to multi-day trips including river rafting, snowshoeing, outdoor climbing, Nordic skiing throughout Northern and Southern Utah’s mountains ranges and waterways.
The team has accomplished its mission year-over-year serving 7,200 individuals and their family members this past year. Participants come from 50 states and 30 countries from children to adults. Instruction is provided by professional, certified instructors and complemented by trained interns and volunteer assistants. More than 1,700 volunteers contribute over 32,000 hours annually. Many of the instructors and volunteers are also individuals with dis/abilities and serve as role models.
Leadership and Culture
The NAC culture recognizes that outdoor recreation is fun, provides physical challenge, builds self-confidence, promotes overall health, and requires development of life-long skills. Evident in the culture is a dedication to servant leadership through excellence in all that we do for all those that we serve and their families. Helping to unlock the inner potential of participants with the life-changing impact of adaptive programs is deeply rewarding. Hang up the tie and suits, its jeans and outdoor attire! Participation in the outdoor activities encouraged but not a requirement. “I can” lives here.
Kitchen Assistant - Job Summary
The Kitchen Assistant will be responsible for providing menus & preparation of food for incoming groups, camps, & events. An initial focus will be in assisting the development & execution of an in-house catering service to fulfill all lodge guest needs. We are looking for a professional cook to prepare food to the exact specifications outlined by the Culinary Development Manager. Kitchen Assistant duties will consist of assisting the Culinary Development Manager with daily operations, special events, food preparation, cleaning, and kitchen maintenance. A primary function of this and every other job at the National Ability Center is to ensure that each member, guest, and visitor receives the highest caliber of service.
Core Tasks and Responsibilities
Core Knowledge and Qualifications
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Education and Experience
The National Ability Center is invested in both hard and soft benefits for our team. We provide medical, employer contribution to HSA, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, paid time off and holidays and optional vision, short-term disability and other benefits as outline in the Employee Handbook.
Position Type: Full-time Non-Exempt
Schedule: Occasional weekends, Nights, Early Mornings, and Holidays required dependent on occupancy/event schedule
Location: National Ability Center Ranch Park City, Mountain Center Park City, other program-related locations
Supervisor: Culinary Program Manager