Cedar County 4-H Food Stand Coordinator

Base County
Counties Served

  • Orientation with staff regarding safe food handling requirements, functionality of the food stand, financial management and record keeping.
  • Follow the Health Code as regulated by the State of Iowa and/or its representative.
  • Adhere to the 4-H Child Protection and Screening Policy required of all adults that work with youth in the ISU Extension 4­H and Youth Program.
  • Prepare the food stand for efficient functioning by:
    • Review the previous year food stand records and recommendations.
    • Prepare a list of food and supplies to be ordered for fair
    • Contract the vendor(s) from which food and supplies will be purchased, place orders and make arrangements for delivery and/or pickup of goods.
    • Obtain necessary key codes for access to 4-H buildings.
    • Submit food stand related bills for personal reimbursement and other bills to the Extension Office and Extension Council for reimbursement.
  • Maintain efficient function of the food stand by:
    • Keeping the food stand open for service during the week of fair on Tuesday from 8:00 am – 11:00 am; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 6:30 am – 7:00 pm and Sunday from 8:00 – 2:00 pm.
    • Be available or make arrangements for delivery of food and supplies to the grounds.
    • Purchase food and supplies as necessary to keep the food stand open during operation hours.
    • Let the office know if additional cooking utensils, roasters, containers are needed.
    • Monitor the final cleanup of the food stand after the completion of the fair.
    • Enforce policies as determined by the 4-H Youth Committee or Extension Staff.
    • Several times daily, keep the restrooms clean and well stocked with paper supplies. Restrooms need to be cleaned at the conclusion of the fair.
  • Financial:
    • In cooperation with Extension staff, ensure proper cash handling procedures are followed.
    • Keep a complete record for all transactions of the food stand including income and expenses.
  • Assist Extension staff and the 4-H Youth Committee with continued improvements in the function of the food stand
  • High school graduate preferred.

  • Must be 18 years old or older.

  • Experience in food service as an employee or volunteer preferred.

  • Ability to communicate, lead and manage both youth and adults.

  • Knowledge of current food safety practices or ability to complete training.

  • Must be able to lift to 25 lbs.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license and pass a background screening.

  • Must pass required background checks.

Additional Information

Please find the application online or it can be picked up at the Cedar County Extension Office (107 Cedar St. Tipton IA 52772). Submit application to Cedar County Extension or to Teresa Bohlmann at tbohlman@iastate.edu.

Job Type
vary; work starts in June, required attendance fair week (7/9-14/24)
$750 or 15% (whichever is greater) of he total net income of the food stand
This position will remain open until filled

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