GENERAL ASSISTANT (cook)

 
 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:
It is the National Arts Centre’s goal to be a more welcoming, inclusive, accessible, and diverse organization for all Canadians. We believe that the basis of this inclusivity requires a socially and culturally diverse workforce and, therefore, we actively seek to recruit candidates who identify as women, Indigenous, Black, Persons of Colour (IBPoC), persons from the LGBTQ2+ community and persons with disabilities. We encourage you to self-identify in the recruitment process.

COVID-19 Pandemic:
Resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, to ensure the safety of all NAC employees, and in keeping with Ottawa Public Health (OPH) guidelines, it is recommended that while working from the NAC employees should wear masks. Whether individuals decide to wear a mask or not, we thank you for being respectful of others’ choices. Additionally, it is recommended to follow OPH guidelines on workplace preventive practices, (such as distancing, masking when distancing is not possible, ventilation, cleaning, workplace testing, and screening programs) to help prevent transmission.

On occasion, the NAC may impose the wearing of masks and the enforcement of rapid testing should it be deemed reasonable and necessary to do so.

Due to the nature of the position, you will be required to work from the National Arts Centre (NAC) building, effective your first date of employment.

Please know that although we remain under a declared pandemic, events and activities are gradually returning to the building. Consequently, staff members are expected to return to the workplace as required, or perform a combination of remote work and work from the National Arts Centre (NAC). Your direct supervisor will provide guidance and information related to the NAC's Hybrid Work Policy.

Introducing the National Arts Centre.
The National Arts Centre (NAC) is Canada’s bilingual, multi-disciplinary home for the performing arts. The NAC presents, creates, produces, and co-produces performing arts programming in various streams—the NAC Orchestra, Dance, English Theatre, French Theatre, Indigenous Theatre, and Popular Music and Variety—and nurtures the next generation of audiences and artists from across Canada.

Curious to learn more? We invite you to read our strategic plan for 2020-2023 in The Next Act.

Collaboration, innovation and community-led engagement are only some of the many initiatives the NAC will leverage to help shape a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive future for the performing arts in Canada, one that embodies our slogan and loudly proclaims that Canada is our stage.

Job Number: J0922-0337
Job Title: GENERAL ASSISTANT (cook)
Employment Type: Part-Time continuing
Job Category: Hospitality
Open Positions: 5
Posting Date: September 13, 2022
Closing Date: October 9, 2022
Salary: $16.42 - $16.42/Hour
Language Requirement: Bilingual is an asset
Working Hours: As needed (Afternoons, evenings, weekends, and holidays)
Job Reports To: Executive Chef

Key Activities

You will be responsible for assisting the kitchen staff in the preparation and service of food. This position reports to the Executive Chef and Sous Chef and takes direction from the Chef de Partie or the designated representative. Your duties will include preparing, cleaning, and transporting food and assisting in other related duties as required.

Skill Requirements

• High school diploma or currently enrolled in a culinary program;
• Knowledge of food preparation and cooking methods;
• Knowledge of the use and proper handling of all machinery and equipment to ensure the safety of you and your colleagues;
• Ability to work under pressure in a very busy environment;

• Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular basis
• Physical work will be required
• Must be able to push/pull carts weighing up to 100 lbs;
• Must be able to stand & exert well-paced mobility for up to 12 hours;
• Available to work days, evenings and weekend shifts;
• Fluency in both official languages is an asset;
• A past record of satisfactory attendance and punctuality is a requirement.*

*Regular attendance at work is an expectation of employment and an essential part of every job.

Who Can Apply

Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

All communication will be conducted through email and interviews via videoconferencing. Please ensure to have the most up-to-date information on your résumé including your current email address.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted by us.

Important Notice

If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted.

The successful candidate will be required to provide the original or a certified copy of their education credentials as appropriate, along with proof of a valid Criminal Background Check as a condition of employment.

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