Culinary Educator

New Settlement Apartments

Location:

New Settlement Apartments - Community Food Action
1512 Townsend Ave. Main Office
Bronx, NY, 10452

Borough:

Bronx

Job Type:

Paid

Status:

Part Time

Length:

Temporary

Specific Days Needed:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Minimum Hours/Week:

8 hours/week

Maximum Hours/Week:

16 hours/week

Public Transportation:

Bus (BX 1, BX 2), Train (4, B, D)

Area of Focus:

Health/Nutrition

Job Description:

 About New Settlement and Community Food Action:

New Settlement Apartments is a settlement house based in the Mt. Eden community of the Southwest Bronx, with a 27-year demonstrated commitment to increasing preparedness and access to safe and affordable housing, high-quality public and post-secondary education, expanding opportunities for healthy and active living, and fair and sustainable employment. Grounded in its commitment to affordable housing and a thriving neighborhood, New Settlement Apartments collaborates with community residents and develops partnerships to create services and opportunities that celebrate the inherent dignity and potential of individuals and families.

Community Food Action takes a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to food justice in our neighborhood. We embed hands-on food education into local institutions, develop community leadership, and create opportunities to grow, purchase, eat and compost good food. We aim to model community-responsive solutions to inequities in the food system.

The 170 Farm Stand is a vibrant youth-run market, offering a selection of high quality and fresh food from local farmers at fair and reasonable prices, education on the value of seasonal eating, and food scraps composting for Mt. Eden residents of all ages. Community Food Action is excited to carry on the 170 Farm Stand in 2018 after a successful inaugural season. At the Farm Stand, Community Food Action will be implementing Farmers’ Markets for Kids, a nutrition program through the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

 

About the Culinary Educator Position:

Community Food Action seeks one highly organized, self-motivated, and outgoing individual to work as part of a team in the preparation and delivery of Farmers’ Markets for Kids at the 170 Farm Stand.

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email: communityfoodaction@newsettlement.org

To the Attention of:

Taisy Conk

Required Skills/Experience:

 Responsibilities may include:

·         Collaborate with Educators to prepare for and implement interactive four to six cooking demonstrations to children and families each Farm Stand day.

·         Follow curriculum and ensure integrity of Farmers’ Markets for Kids programming

·         Be knowledgeable about origins and uses of products at market; be able to communicate knowledge about the benefits of seasonal eating to participants and customers

·         Carry out and ensure proper transport and set-up of tent, equipment, cooking supplies and educational materials

·         Market and promote FMK and the 170 Farm Stand to ensure minimum required level of participation is achieved

·         Maintain food safety, including cleaning and sanitation of all cooking equipment used in cooking demonstrations

·         Ensure necessary cooking materials are on site each week and purchase food

·         Collect surveys for all workshop participants and complete all paperwork fully and accurately

·         Attending monthly office hours to participate in check-ins with supervisor

Qualifications include:

·         Basic knife skills and ability to execute basic cooking techniques required

·         Bilingual English/Spanish speaker strongly preferred

·         Experience educating or engaging with a low-income community-based setting required

·         Experience or training in nutrition, culinary arts, or cooking in public setting preferred

·         Experience conducting nutrition workshops at farmers markets a plus

·         Dynamic personality and excellent presentation, interpersonal and communications skills.

·         Ability to work well with a wide variety of individuals, especially children

·         Knowledge of or enthusiasm about food issues as related to healthy living and restoring food sovereignty to communities strongly preferred

·         Experience working as part of a team preferred

·         ServSafe certification or successful completion of the NYC Food Protection course

·         Places value on cultural awareness in a multi-ethnic community. Ability to adapt recipes to the community served by the 170 Farm Stand preferred.

·         Bronx or Upper Manhattan native or resident preferred

·         Physical Requirements: The position requires working outdoors in all weather conditions, standing and walking for extended periods, and carrying heavy and bulky items

This paid position is part-time and seasonal to coincide with the regional growing season (July - October 2018). The position will start with two training days in June, with weekly hours beginning in July and ending in late October. The Culinary Educators will work 8 hours per week during the 16-week Farmers’ Market for Kids season. The Farm Stand’s hours of operation are Wednesdays from 2:30 to 6:30pm.

How to Apply

The pay rate for this position starts at $16/hour.

Please send a pdf of your cover letter and resume to communityfoodaction@newsettlement.org with the subject line "Culinary Educator Application: YOUR LAST NAME" EEO/AA

 

FOR MORE INFO:  see https://newsettlement.org/food/