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TEACH KIDS COOKING (YOUTH FOOD EDUCATOR)

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Allergic to Salad
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New York, NY
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Published 28 days ago

Are you passionate about cooking, healthy eating and educating children? Join the Allergic to Salad team!

This is an IN PERSON position teaching children cooking at school-based AFTER-SCHOOL programs across NYC. Locations vary, including BRONX, BROOKLYN, MANHATTAN, QUEENS, and STATEN ISLAND. Especially seeking educators in the BRONX and QUEENS, as well as applicants who can speak Spanish comfortably.  (All locations/availability; please apply)

HIRING ON A ROLLING BASIS. IMMEDIATE START DATES AVAILABLE.

TIME COMMITMENT:

FLEXIBLE! Educators pick their schedule/location 1 to 5 days a week. All classes are held 3:00-6:00 PM.

Position starts mid-September and runs through end of June on the DOE schedule. You MUST be available for the FULL 9 months!

Possible extension for summer/next school year.


COVID GUIDELINES:

Educators and students are required to follow DOE/DOH guidelines, including mask wearing (for everyone) and social distancing.

COVID vaccination REQUIRED.


DESCRIPTION:

Allergic to Salad is seeking reliable, self-motivated, independent, fun-loving and child-loving part-time youth food educators to join our team. The youth food educators work closely with Allergic to Salad founder and lead educator, Stacey Ornstein and ATS’s program officer, with potential for growth into independent self-led positions. This person(s) is responsible for leading and/or assisting kids cooking events (classes, parties and special events). Classes are in various locations around the city. 

Candidate should be a highly reliable, on time, good, clear communicator, flexible and positive team player, outspoken and comfortable working with children, and comfortable working independently leading a class of students. Opinions regarding issues around food access, food justice and local foods a big plus. A knowledge of, and willingness to teach a variety of cuisines, as well as an ability to “cook on the fly” if needed. 

At least 2 years working with children highly preferred.

Culinary degree NOT necessary.


PAYMENT TERMS:

Note that payment is PER CLASS, not hour. Base payment is $75 PER one-hour CLASS. Longer classes are paid at a higher rate. Educators are responsible for food purchases, averaging $15 per class, and should factor set up for class (about 20 minutes) and clean up post class (about 20 minutes). (Take home pay, post food purchase and figuring for class set up and clean up tends break down to approx. $20-25/ HOUR.)


DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Leading kids' cooking classes, for children aged 4 to 16.
  • Prep for classes: purchasing groceries and prepping/cleaning, as necessary.
  • Clean up: must leave locations in condition found, or cleaner.
  • Lead, supervise and aid children during cooking while building a discourse on relevant food topics.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with both parents and children.
  • Follow up after classes with Allergic to Salad and Site Director.
  • Maintain a positive, safe, supportive and welcoming environment.

 

KNOKWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE:

  • Classroom management skills necessary.
  • Highly reliable, self-motivated, independent, motivational
  • Fun-loving and kid-loving a must.
  • Some teaching background preferred, but experience w kids necessary
  • Basic kitchen/cooking and food knowledge—can explain these concepts to children.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn basic computer programs (Google Drive)
  • Organized with an attention to detail.
  • Flexible, with ability to improvise, if needed.
  • Candidate may be in the process of completing a Bachelor’s Degree, Culinary Degree, or having completed either/both, tho culinary degree is not necessary.

Are you passionate about cooking, healthy eating and educating children? Join the Allergic to Salad team!

This is an IN PERSON position teaching children cooking at school-based AFTER-SCHOOL programs across NYC. Locations vary, including…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    October 29, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 29, 2021

Compensation

See below
$85 per 60-min class (plus set up clean up)

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency.

English proficiency.

Location

On-site
New York, NY, USA

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume.

Please submit cover letter and resume.

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