Shambhala Music Festival – Now Hiring Cooks – Camp Accommodations Included (Contract)

Do you have previous remote camp experience? Shambhala Music Festival is seeking for qualified cooks for their kitchen. These are contracts for 2, 3, and 4 weeks.  Cooks are responsible for cooking and serving meals to the entire festival workforce. Contracts run varying lengths within the time period of July 16 – August 17 in Salmo, BC.  You will be required to stay on-site and previous camping experience is required.


  • Free Admittance to festival
  • Arrive early and watch the festival come to life.
  • Great location for Crew Camping
  • One meal per 8.5 hr working shift, two meals per 12 hr working shift.
  • Being a part of something special and playing a big part in everyone’s great time.
  • Memories to last a lifetime!


  • Take directions in food preparation from the Sous Chef & Kitchen Manager/Chef
  • Ensure compliance with WorkSafe BC and IHA FoodSafe practices at all times.
  • Assist Kitchen Manager and Sous Chef in delivering all meals on time
  • Assure all recipes are being followed, and portion size follows SMF standards
  • Ensure meals are of highest possible quality


  • Food safe certification or equivalent is an asset
  • Experience working in a kitchen is required
  • Experience cooking for crowds, up to 800 on a 24/7 schedule, an asset
  • Previous festival experience an asset
  • Strong listening skills and able to take directions
  • Excellent communicator with strong organizational skills
  • Capable of multi-tasking and prioritizing
  • A committed and self-motivating individual
  • Superb ability to maintain a level head in stressful situations
  • Flexible and able to respond to changes in working conditions
  • Comfortable working long shifts and outdoors
  • Solid understanding of how a kitchen is run and the operation of various equipment

If you are interested in working for Shambhala Music Festival as a Cook, click here to fill out an application. And mention that you are applying in response to this job posting as a Cook. Please note that only selected applicants will be contacted for the next phase of hiring process.

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