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Open Table Summer Internship 2022 Open Table

Open Table Summer Internship 2022 Open Table is honored to continue to serve the Rochester, MN community in 2021 on Thursdays. Open Table will, again, be hiring a young adult intern to support the work of volunteers and the ministry team for the summer months. Open Table Mission: Open Table is a mobile food truck ministry in partnership between Zumbro Lutheran Church and People of Hope Lutheran Church. All are welcome. Anyone who desires a free meal is welcome. Our meal consists of a hearty burrito, fruit cups, and cookie. Turkey, rice, beans, corn salsa, and cheese are options for burrito filling. Fruit cups and Channel One donations of fruit, cheese, yogurt, and other foods are available to take home and may vary from week to week.

Job Description

Approximately 14 weeks (approx. May 19- August 18 -some flexibility is available to accommodate school schedules)

Approx. 6 hours per week, must be available Thursdays 2 – 7 pm additional hours can be flexible during the week.

• Reports to Dir. of Mission and supported by Youth and Young Adult Minister and Open Table Food Manager.

$11.50 per hour paid bimonthly.


Kitchen Team Lead and oversight of kitchen volunteers including some food prep, cleaning, and food logistics.

Team Lead on the truck including overseeing volunteers, distributing meals, and interacting with guests.

• Shopping for fresh fruit and vegetables from local sources, prepping for Thursday service, and managing store room and inventory.

Support Open Table team and Staff with telling the story of the mission and furthering the mission and vision of the ministry. This may include attending team meetings, special events, staff meetings, and assisting with communication needs (as directed by the Director of Mission and Open Table team)

• Attend internship reflection meetings.

• Complete and pass the online Child Protection and SafeServ Food Safety trainings Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

• A young adult 18+ (with at least a high school diploma with a preference of at least one year of college and/or gap year work) seeking a learning and serving leadership experience in a progressive Christian church setting.

Highly adaptable, able to multi-task, comfortable interacting and leading with a diverse group of people, able to demonstrate self-direction, teachable and a servant-leader spirit are needed skills in this position.

Experience working with food prep and/or diverse communities is a bonus. • No church affiliation required. The position is open to people of any faith (or no faith) commitment.

Multilingual Candidates (Spanish or Somali) are especially encouraged to apply.

How to apply: Send letter of interest and resume (or any questions) to Sarah Lichty, Director of Mission by March 25, 2022 (sarahlichty@zumbrolutheran.org). Applications will be reviewed beginning March 25th until filled.