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Whistle Stop Cook & Baker

Posted: 03/31/2024

Position Title: Whistle Stop Cook & Baker – Part-time
Reports to: Whistle Stop Manager
Hours: Hours will vary depending upon the time of year, upcoming special events, and programs in the Historic Village. Work will be primarily focused upon fulfilling requests from the confectionery and the Historic Village. Work will generally be scheduled from May through early October with additional time scheduled in March and November for special programs and confectionery sales. Work will usually occur between Wednesday and Sundays. While hours may vary, they will generally be 8 – 16 hrs./ week.
Pay Range: $15.00/hour
Overview of Position: A Whistle Stop kitchen cook’s work consists of assisting in the preparation and production of various food products. The cook will receive direct instructions and approval from the Whistle Stop manager, or Manager of Foodways and Village Life. Work takes place in the Whistle Stop kitchen however, some activities may occur in other museum kitchen facilities.
  • Under guidance from the Whistle Stop Manager, the cook will combine ingredients to prepare items for sale or use in the Historic Village and elsewhere, prepare a variety of doughs and mixtures under limited supervision, assist with the preparation of special tastings, items used for historic dining experiences, and other items requested as directed by manager. (70%)
  • Maintain kitchen inventory and internal ordering through manager. Receive deliveries and verify quantities. Clean the equipment used in the kitchen each day. (15%)
  • Package, label, and prepare confectionery products for sale. Deliver items for sale to the confectionery as needed. (10%)
  • Track hours by specific projects as assigned. (3%)
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by manager. (2%)
  • Certificate or diploma from high school or trade school.
  • Working experience in a kitchen or bakery. General knowledge of pastry production      and historic cooking techniques will be considered an advantage.
  • Level 1 Safe Food Handling Certification within one year of hiring.
Working Conditions: 
  • Working conditions in the job involves exposure to high temperatures, dust, and a working environment filled with a variety of spices and other cooking ingredients.
  • Ability to use large ovens, production guides, mixers, forms for confectionery products, proof boxes, and other materials and devices following training. Able to break down and reassemble equipment as needed. 
  • Ability to handle weight up to 50 pounds
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Genesee Country Village & Museum is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees, applicants, and interns for employment. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without discrimination due to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, military or veteran status, marital status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
Diversity Statement:  Genesee Country Village & Museum is actively committed to broadening our understanding of DEAI (Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion), and making it part of everything that we do. Guided by our mission, values, and inclusive culture of curiosity, we strive to dismantle inequity and address erasure through ongoing dynamic interpretation, communications, research, and outreach. We celebrate the stories of our shared past; connect the rich diversity of the 19th century to the present; and collaborate with the communities we serve to create welcoming spaces for  learning, work, exploration, and play.   

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