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301-874-5147
3035 Buckeystown Pike
Adamstown, MD 21710

Employment

FULL-TIME | PART-TIME | VOLUNTEER | SEASONAL


What are we looking for?

Since being founded in 1952, the Claggett Center has been a vital, life giving center for mission and ministry in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland and beyond. Today, Claggett continues to be a place set apart, providing space for spiritual renewal, growth, and learning through ministries of hospitality and programming. These continued experiences are a result of our staff staying true to our Vision, Mission, and Values. Specifically, we look for the demonstration of these Values:

  • Sacred Space: Claggett is a “spiritual oasis” where guests escape from the distractions of daily life, where they are spiritually nourished and refreshed in God’s presence.
  • Open to All: Claggett offers an environment where all of God’s children feel welcome and honored. Claggett strives to remain physically and financially accessible to all.
  • Stewardship of God’s Creation: Claggett is a responsible steward of all of God’s gifts in order to benefit this generation and the next.
  • Safety – Emotional, Physical and Spiritual: Claggett is a place of physical, emotional and spiritual safety, where guests and staff feel secure and challenged to “explore new territory.”
  • Faithful to the Gospel of Christ:  Claggett provides Christian hospitality to all guests and is a center for lifelong Christian formation that encourages Christian discipleship by providing programs and opportunities for leadership development for all ages.


What will it be like to work at Claggett?

The Claggett Center is an organization with guest accommodations ranging from hotel style rooms, cottages, historic farmhouses and a four story school house, all set on 200 acres of farmland along the Monocacy River. Claggett has been serving guests, campers, and groups for over 70 years providing a setting and experience that is truly authentic. Our vision, to be a vital (life giving) center for mission and ministry in the Diocese of Maryland and beyond, unites us as a team to create exceptional hospitality experiences through the combination of our beautiful setting and Christian hospitality. Our amazing staff are at the heart of it all.

In addition, we look for the demonstration of the following key attributes:

  • Guest Focused
  • Quality Work
  • Productivity
  • Dependability
  • Adaptability

Full Time Positions

Executive Chef

The Executive Chef is a member of the Claggett Center leadership team and reports to the Director of Guest Experience. This is a full-time, salaried (exempt) position. The Executive Chef shall further the mission of the Claggett Center by providing exceptional Christian hospitality through the leadership and execution of food service and guests’ dining experiences.

The ideal candidate will have an associates degree in culinary arts with sufficient experience as a sous chef (or equivalent with a caterer or in an institutional kitchen) to provide leadership of the food service department. A proven track record of creative culinary skills, nutrition and menu planning, experience in supervising and managing staff and purchasing food and equipment is required. Additional qualifications include the following:

  • Self-starter that can work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Courteous, approachable, and responsive demeanor when working with the public.
  • Dependable, professional behavior with a responsible work ethic.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Willingness to work in the kitchen, but also in an office setting.
  • Comfortable working in a faith-based community.
  • Be in good physical condition--able to lift and move at least 75 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Willingness and availability to work flexible hours, evenings, and weekends as necessary.


Please see the position description for full description of responsibilities, hours, and compensation.


To apply: Complete job application and send to jobs@claggettcenter.org.


Cook

The Cook is a member of the Claggett Center culinary team and reports to the Head Chef. This is a full-time hourly (non-exempt) position, ranging in hours from 32-40 per week. The Cook shall further the mission of the Claggett Center by providing exceptional Christian hospitality through the execution of food service and guests’ dining experiences. 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum two years of formal culinary/quantity food service employment or commensurate experience.
  • Self-starter that can work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Courteous, approachable, and responsive demeanor when working with the public.
  • Dependable, professional behavior with a responsible work ethic.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Comfortable working in a faith-based community.
  • Be in good physical condition--able to lift and move at least 75 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.


Please see position description for full description of responsibilities, hours, and compensation.

To apply: complete job application and send to jobs@claggettcenter.org.


Part-Time Positions 

Adult Retreat Coordinator

The Adult Retreat Coordinator is a member of the Programs Department and reports to the Programs Director. The Adult Retreat Coordinator shall further the mission of the Claggett Center through providing exceptional Christian hospitality through the preparation, implementation and delivery of Claggett original programs.

The position is part time, working an average of 80 hours per month: the Adult Program Coordinator will provide hospitality services during retreats (weekend and overnight availability is required), and provide administrative and coordinating support during the week.

Responsibilities include providing exemplary hospitality to guests and facilitators of adult programs, managing program schedule and logistics, and working with the programs team to plan and develop spiritually enriching, welcoming retreats at Claggett.
 
Please see position description for full description of responsibilities, hours, and compensation.


Qualifications & Requirements:

The ideal candidate will be grounded in Christian faith consistent with the Episcopal Church and have a natural talent for exceptional customer service and hospitality. Experience with faith formation and/or event logistics or management is desirable. Additional qualifications include the following:

  • Self-starter that can work independently with minimal direct supervision.
  • Energetic, creative, friendly demeanor with a positive attitude when working with the public. 
  • Dependable, professional behavior with a responsible work ethic.
  • Ability to maintain the integrity of sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds. 
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. 
  • Willingness and availability to work weekend or evening hours as required by program schedule.

To apply: Complete job application and send to jobs@claggettcenter.org.



We accept applications on a rolling basis for the following part-time positions: 

Housekeeper

The Housekeeper is part of a team, led by the Housekeeping Director, that takes primary responsibility to ensure that all of the guest spaces are kept clean. Housekeepers perform a variety of housekeeping services to maintain clean guest rooms according to established standards. 

Hours: Hours are variable, depending fully on guest schedules. The work will be a combination of midweek and weekend shifts. Shifts are typically 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM or 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM but vary some from week to week. 

Compensation: Starting at $16hr - Hourly Rate is commensurate with experience, particularly commercial cleaning, janitorial, or housekeeping job experience.

Position Requirements:

  • Hold high standards in cleanliness of various spaces.
  • Work either in a team or independently.
  • Bend, lift, reach, push, carry and sustain repetitive motions. 
  • Stand, walk, climb steps and work on their feet for extended periods of time.
  • Work efficiently, moving from one task to the next with minimal wasted effort.
  • Work with cleaning chemicals.
  • Exhibit a friendly and hospitable attitude to all guests and staff, even when tired.
  • Follow instructions and yet be able to assess the situation and discern what is needed.
  • Pass a criminal background check.
  • Needs reliable transportation.
  • Comfortable working in a faith-based community.
  • Approach work with a flexible attitude. Have an ability to switch tasks with changing demands without experiencing undue stress or frustration.
  • Must be self-motivated and punctual.
  • Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by supervisor.
  • Have the ability to understand and speak English at a level which allows the safe, efficient performance of the job.

To apply: Complete job application and send to jobs@claggettcenter.org. 


Cook

The candidate must be proficient in all around cooking skills, including, but not limited to: saute, frying, baking, roasting, braising, competent and safe knife skills, cleanliness, following recipes, creativity.  The Cook is primarily responsible for food preparation and execution of meals served in the dining facility in accordance with standards set by the Chef.  In addition, the Cook will assume a leadership role by directing other staff members in the absence of the Chef.  They will ensure that sufficient quantities of quality menu items are prepared in a timely manner in accordance with the meal schedule.  Some food service experience is preferred.  We are willing to train someone with a positive attitude and good work ethic. 

Compensation: Starting at $18hr - Hourly Rate is commensurate with experience


To apply: Complete job application and send to jobs@claggettcenter.org. 


Food Service Attendant

Assists in the preparation of foods by chopping, washing, cutting, assembling, and mixing food stuffs for cook; oversees line to make ceratin all items are replenished appropriately; washes and sanitizes dishes and utensils; cleans the dining area and replenishes napkins, utensils, and other necessities.

Compensation: Starting at $16hr - Hourly Rate is commensurate with experience

To apply: Complete job application and send to jobs@claggettcenter.org. 


Seasonal Positions

Applications for 2023 Summer Camp staff, including assistant camp director, senior counselors, junior counselors, camp nurses, chaplains, and adult volunteers will be available in January! Click here for more information.

Summer Lifeguard positions available seasonally.