Harlem Children’s Zone

After-School Culinary Arts Specialist, Grades K-12

3+ months agoNew York, NY

HCZ requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to commencement of employment.



We are seeking part-time Culinary Arts Specialist. The ideal candidate will be experienced culinary arts professional, with a background teaching and providing instruction in a school-based setting. This position requires an individual who takes initiative, is self-driven, and passionate about educating our youth.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and execute culinary arts curriculum
  • Teach weekly cooking program sessions
  • Supervise and guide program participants
  • Coordinate onsite showcase during the holidays and special events in collaboration with other specialists
  • Develop positive relationships with students that promotes wellness, growth, respect and dignity
  • Connect students to the culinary industry by facilitating activities and/or forums that will provide students with the knowledge of different culinary related careers and education
  • Assist students with preparations of quarterly showcases and special events
  • Communicate and work effectively with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Collaborate with other instructors on curriculum ideas and implementation
  • Act as a positive role model for students
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Skills, and Knowledge Requirements
  • A commitment to the mission and programs of HCZ
  • Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts or an equivalent experience/certification
  • 2 years experience working in catering and/or food services; 1 year of management level experience in desired
  • NYS Department of Health certification is a plus
  • Knowledge of kitchen safety is a must
  • Must have strong classroom management skills
  • Experience working with youth and adolescent population
  • A commitment to teaching and providing continuity on a part time basis
  • Ability to connect with teens and offer motivation and encourage self-esteem in youth
  • Must have strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work well within a team unit
  • Ability to effectively engage students
  • Must be available to work afterschool and evening hours



To be considered, interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. No telephone inquiries or recruiters please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. HCZ is an EOE.


Job ID: Harlem-CULIN01441

Perks and Benefits

  • Financial And Retirement
    • 401(k)
    • pension
    • performance bonus
  • Health And Wellness
    • health insurance
    • dental insurance
    • vision insurance
    • life insurance
    • short-term disability
    • long-term disability
    • wellness program
  • Office Life And Perks
    • flexible work hours
    • remote work opportunities
    • commuter benefits program
  • Professional Development
    • promote from within
  • Vacation And Time Off
    • leave of absence
    • paid vacation
    • paid holidays
    • personal/sick days
    • maternity leave
    • paternity leave