Edible Schoolyard Kitchen Educator

Edible Schoolyard · Bakersfield, California
Department Edible Schoolyard
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Edible Schoolyard Kern County (ESYKC)

Kitchen Educator

 

Reports to:   ESYKC Education/Site Manager

 

Position Summary:

The Kitchen Educator is involved in teaching kitchen and garden classes and is responsible for the maintenance, care and upkeep of the kitchen classroom. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

(Include but are not limited to)

  • Maintains the order and cleanliness of kitchen as stated in the kitchen handbook and utilizing kitchen maintenance schedules
  • Involved in kitchen classes guiding students through lesson and recipe execution and clean up
  • Involved in garden classes, guiding students through propagation, harvesting, cultivation, composting, greenhouse production and maintenance of the garden
  • Remains familiar with both the curriculum and the current harvest in the garden, to ensure preparedness to teach the classes
  • Remains informed about daily class schedule and lessons
  • Collaborates with the ESY Education Manager on the execution of grade appropriate kitchen skills, activities and lessons
  • Plans and executes Family Cooking/Garden Classes
  • Attends garden walk-throughs and distributes garden walk-through notes
  • Maintains kitchen inventory

 All Kitchen Staff Will:

  • Participate in the implementation, set up and teaching of daily lessons
  • Help maintain kitchen facilities and equipment
  • Help with daily and weekly kitchen work
  • Participate in garden work
  • Teaches or participates as needed in the garden or other ESYKC sites
  • Attend and participate in all staff meetings, garden walk-throughs and scheduled ESYKC professional development days.
  • Grocery shops in an efficient, sot-effective manner
  • Coordinates maintenance of kitchen facility and equipment including, dishwasher, refrigerators/freezers, ovens, stoves, washer/dryer, cooking tools, and knives.

Community:

  • Help plan and/or execute Community Cooking & Garden Classes, Annual Plant Sale, camps, and fundraising events.
  • Attend school-wide functions (i.e.: Open House, Showcase Night etc.)
  • Maintain healthy relationship with BV Elementary, GFEF  and ESYKC Staff 
  • Represent ESYKC program to wider community (i.e.: giving tours of ESY, public speaking engagements, off site community events)
  • Will be required to participate in Mobile Kitchen Classroom (MKC) offsite events

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with elementary school children in an educational environment
  • Ability to maintain order and safe working practices in a kitchen setting with young students
  • Knowledge of effective and efficient kitchen techniques
  • Attention to detail a must to maintain aesthetic of environment
  • Ability to take direction and work on a variety of tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to interact positively and effectively with a variety of constituents including students, co-workers, parents, teachers, volunteers and visitors
  • Ability to work collaboratively

 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • Experience in a culinary or kitchen setting a plus
  • Experience working with young students preferred
  • Educational experience in related fields preferred


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Ability to work with frequent interruption
  • Ability to stand, stoop, reach and bend
  • Ability to grasp and manipulate small and large objects
  • Ability to read small print
  • Ability to taste, smell and feel to determine quality of food
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to work with and near electrical and other equipment
  • Ability to work outside in summer heat
  • Ability to work with and near electrical and other equipment
  • Ability to work outside in summer heat


Additional Employment Information:

Please refer to and answer the questions regarding convictions in the application. For each question answered "yes" please provide a brief description in the areas provided below.

*A conviction will not necessarily disqualify you from employment.


You may omit:

  • Traffic violations for which the fine imposed was $300.00 or less
  • Conviction of misdemeanor while under the age of 18, if the record was sealed under Penal Code 1203.45
  • Any conviction specified in the Health and Safety Code Section 11361.5 which pertains to various marijuana offenses


 By submitting an application you hereby certify that all statements made in this application are true. You authorize the Grimm Family Education Foundation to verify your references, work record, education, and other matters related to your suitability for employment. You also authorize the listed references and prior employers to disclose to the Grimm Family Education Foundation any and all letters, reports and other information related to your professional and personal background, without giving you prior notice of such disclosure. You agree and understand that any misstatement of material facts herein will result in rejections of your application and forfeiture of any employment or payment as an employee of Grimmway Schools. You further agree to be fingerprinted, provide current proof of freedom from active Tuberculosis, and upon employment, to furnish proof of age and citizenship as directed. 


An Equal Opportunity Employer



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  • Location
    Bakersfield, California
  • Department
    Edible Schoolyard
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level