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Harlem Children’s Zone

Dishwasher, Promise Academy Kitchen

New York, NY

Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ) - a world-renowned education and poverty-fighting organization based in New York - seeks an enthusiastic, dedicated, and mission-aligned Assistant Dish Washer with the Promise Academy Kitchen Department.

The Dishwasher will bring a passion for the mission of Harlem Children's Zone: break the cycle of intergenerational poverty with comprehensive, on-the-ground programming that builds up opportunities for children and families to thrive in school, work, and life.

The Dishwasher will join our Promise Academy Kitchen team that works to transform how the community engages with food-by improving our nutrition environment and thinking more sustainably about what we eat through hands-on nutrition education in the garden and the kitchen, in the classroom, and in the boardroom. Transforming what we eat is crucial to HCZ's larger missions-in the classroom, future, and beyond. The better we eat, the better we learn, and the better we live. So, join us as we create a community of educated eaters. We are looking for a dedicated, organized dishwasher who enjoys working as part of a team in a fast-paced culinary environment. The Dishwasher is responsible for the overall cleanliness of the kitchen equipment and workspace in addition to restocking items, unloading delivery trucks, helping prepare cook stations, cleaning appliances and machines, emptying and cleaning trash receptacles, and other duties, as needed. To be successful as a Dishwasher, you should be a committed, communicative team player with excellent time management skills. You should be able to prioritize tasks in a busy setting and adhere to all food safety regulations and procedures.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid NYC DOH Food Protection Certificate

Who you are
• Understanding and knowledge of safety, sanitation, and food handling procedures.
• English language and professional communication skills are required.
• Ability to take direction.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Must have problem-solving abilities, be self-motivated, and be organized.
• Commitment to quality service and food and beverage knowledge.
• Individual is responsible for achieving on-site certifications provided by the employer

What you'll do
• Store and Dry pots and pans in their correct areas
• Clean and Sanitize ALL pots and pans.
• Maintain cleanliness of the pot and pan area.
• Properly Store all of the equipment in the kitchen area.
• Sweep and mop the kitchen, including all storage areas.
• Put away deliveries in their proper storage areas, label them, and date them.
• Break down kitchen equipment (stoves, grill, and ovens) and clean thoroughly.
• Clean the shelf above the dish sink.
• Clean and maintain the dish machine.
• Keep the dish racks clean at all times.
• Clean and sanitize all storage areas for equipment (dish carriers, tray carriers, shelves...)
• Wipe down walls around the dish sink and dishwasher.
• Clean under and behind all equipment and dish sink.
• Remove garbage from the kitchen as needed.
• Sweep and mop the kitchen floor regularly.
• Clean and sanitize the bathroom every Monday and Thursday
• Clean and organize the slop room regularly.
• Assist as needed in other areas outside of the dishwashing area.
• The kitchen is to be SPOTLESS at all times and free of any possible hazards (water, oil, grease, etc.)

• Ability to stand for long periods of time, and the ability to bend, kneel, and reach to store/retrieve supplies
• Ability to lift, carry, and push supplies and boxes up to 50 pounds
• Occasional environment exposures to cold, heat, and water.


  • Monday-Friday
  • 6:30 AM- 2:30 PM


As a member of the Harlem Children's Zone team, you will join a supportive and inclusive community dedicated to helping children, families - and our staff - thrive. We offer highly competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package, and opportunities for growth.

Our exceptional full-time benefits include:

  • Highly competitive base salaries
  • Paid time off
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Career Advancement
  • No-cost health insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Short-and long-term disability
  • Additional voluntary benefits
  • Wellness discounts
  • Commuter benefits
  • Financial wellness perks
  • Additional Benefits (Discounts on flights, hotels, theme parks, concert tickets, and more.)

The salary range for this position is $40,000 - $45,000 per year. To be considered, interested applicants can also submit a cover letter and resume to No telephone inquiries or recruiters, please. Replies will only be sent to qualified applicants. Harlem Children's Zone is an EOE.


Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: Harlem-DISHW002197
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Performance Bonus
    • Pension
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within