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Magical Forest Food Service Lead 

Category Food Services  


Under the direction of the Director of Events Services, the Food Service Lead is responsible for daily inventory, and reporting items needed for ordering: food, drinks, and paper goods required to provide 100% of the food service function for both HallOVeen and the Magical Forest. This also includes private parties and park buyouts. This position is responsible for adherence of the staff schedule for all of the seasonal food staff, as directed by the Director of Events Services. This position is responsible for maintaining full compliance of food safety and sanitation laws, including those related to storage, preparation and service of food. Duties will include Food Service Sanitation. Due to the high demands of the Magical Forest, once open you will be working alongside another Food Service Lead or Senior Event Staff.

Embrace Opportunity Village core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with clients and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Villages organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.

There are evening hours and weekend responsibilities with this position that may require extended hours. This is a seasonal position through the months of October January 2023 utilized to support the Magical Forest.


  1. Assist the nightly food service workers and engage community partners in the spirit of their volunteer service and reward the community partners with compliments and encouragement
  2. Daily management of the entire food operation including outdoor and indoor concessions for both the Magical Forest and HallOVeen events
  3. Maintain a continual inventory of cocoa, drinks, food, bread, paper goods, etc.
  4. Adhere to all Health regulations
  5. Secure and maintain walk-in and freezer space needed for inventory, knowing that it may be necessary for frequent food drop offs or pick- ups during busier weeks
  6. Be able to receive food delivery and pick-ups and coordinate with necessary parties
  7. Make recommendations for the appropriateness of staff and the need to eliminate positions.
  8. Coordinate and maintain private party and park buy-out information with Director of Events Services and MF Event Manager to ensure all OV needs are met.
  9. Have all staff and necessary preparations complete and ready for park opening
  10. Monitor food levels throughout the evening to reduce waste
  11. Responsible for the cleanliness and orderliness of kitchen and outer buildings. Assuring that upon closing for the evening staff must wash all dishes, turn off all equipment, clean the grill, sweep and mop floors and put away food items. The kitchen must be ready to go for the JDP students that utilize the kitchen daily.
  12. Able to work in varying food locations indoors and outdoors with various temperatures.
  13. Be on call daily throughout the contract period for advice regarding labor and product ordering
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Food Service Workers
  • Volunteers placed in Concessions

Position Requirements


  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written).
  • Ability to care, respond and work with individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to evaluate emergency situations and prioritize work load in order to meet strict deadlines.
  • Must encompass professional demeanor.
  • Ability to define problems and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret instructions, gain knowledge and have initiative.
  • Must possess social discernment to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.
  • Must have a working knowledge of the Southern Nevada Health District policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of culinary practices and food safety.



  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Required: Three - Five years verifiable work experience in the food service field.
  • Required: Minimum of two years managing a staff.
  • Required: Current Nevada Driver’s License
  • Required: Southern Nevada Health District Food Handlers Card.
  • Preferred: Prior experience with developmentally disabled individuals.



The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a typical kitchen environment and outside in a theme park environment in variable weather conditions.
  • Ability to stand, walk, bend throughout shift.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Ability to stand and walk 90% of work time.
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Shift Various Shifts  
Rate of Pay $17.00/hr  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number FOO-22-00010  
Open Date 7/25/2022  
Location Oakey Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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