FOOD EDUCATOR

Job Type

Part Time
Contract

Salary

Details: $75+ per class

Published

05/24/2018

Address

New York
NY
United States

Description

Hiring for Educators in BROOKLYN, BRONX, MANHATTAN and QUEENS for the 2018-19 school year!


Company Description

Allergic to Salad is a youth-based culinary program. We offer hands-on, from-scratch CORE- and STEM-based healthy cooking classes to after-school and in-school programs for students aged PreK thru High School.


We realize many claim they are "allergic to salad" a convenient and understandable excuse in this era of pre-packaged industrialized food. Our work combats this widespread "allergy," while increasing skills, technique, and familiarity with healthy foods, and creating a platform for a lifetime of adventurous eating through activity-filled classes.


Job Description

Are you passionate about cooking, healthy eating and educating children? Join the Allergic to Salad team! Positions available on rolling basis!


Description:

Allergic to Salad is seeking reliable, self-motivated, independent, fun-loving and kid-loving part-time Children's Food Educators to join our team. The Children's Food Educators work closely with Allergic to Salad founder and lead educator with high potential for growth into independent self-led positions. This person(s) is responsible for leading and/or assisting kids cooking classes. Classes are in various locations around the city -- east Brooklyn, lower Manhattan, Western Queens, for example-- educators PICK THEIR OWN schedule/ location (based on availability). Candidate should be a good, clear communicator, flexible and positive team player, outspoken and comfortable working with children. Opinions regarding issues around food access, food justice and local foods a definite plus. A knowledge of, and willingness to teach a variety of cuisines, as well as an ability to "cook on the fly" if needed. 2+ years experience working w children in some capacity HIGHLY PREFERRED. Experience teaching / managing a classroom (pre-school aged or older) HIGHLY PREFERRED! Culinary degree NOT necessary.


Seeking educators for the 2018-2019 school year to teach. Most classes available in AFTER SCHOOL hours (2:30 to 6:00pm). Limited in-school offerings.


Note that payment is PER CLASS, not hour. Payment is $75 (or more) PER CLASS (educators are responsible for food purchases, averaging $10-15 per class). (Take home pay, post food purchase and figuring for class set up and clean up tends to break down to $20-25/ hour.)


Please make note of your location preference in the subject of your email!


Duties include:

- Assisting and/or leading kids cooking events (classes, parties, and special events) for kids aged 2.5 to 16, as well as some high school/ adult/ family classes. These classes are HANDS-ON for students -- not demo.

- 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 attendees and with Allergic to Salad.

- Potential for recipe development, testing, writing and other opportunities

- Maintain a positive, safe, supportive and welcoming environment.


Time Commitment:

Flexible/ part-time. Most classes take place AFTER-SCHOOL (3:00- 5:00 PM). Availability at least TWO weekdays during after-school is a must. Commitment can increase to weekends once after school classes are established. Looking for educators to take on classes starting September for the 2018-2019 school year. There may be some summer programming, tho very limited.


Knowledge & Experience:

- Classroom management skills necessary.

- 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 and can explain these concepts to children.

- Strong communication skills

- Knowledge of, or ability to quickly learn basic computer programs (example, Google Docs)

- Social media skills a plus

- 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.

- Child CPR/ First Aid Cert a plus, or willingness to acquire.

- Background check for DOE clearance a must


Submit Cover Letter and Resume when applying! Programs@allergictosalad.com

Benefits

Payment is PER CLASS, not per hour. Rate starts at $75 for a one-hour class (prep/ clean up and cost of ingredients are the responsibility of the educator.) Breaks down to aprox $20-25 per hour.

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency. Also in need of educators w Spanish fluency to lead classes in language immersion classes.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree

How To Apply

programs@allergictosalad.com
http://www.allergictosalad.com

Send cover letter noting background and interest with resume.


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