Lead Facilitator, Food & Cooking Programs - Children’s Museum of Manhattan
As part of CMOM’s Public Programs team, the Lead Facilitator in Food & Cooking Programs conceives and facilitates food-related programs for children and their families in the Museum—introducing a variety of different food, sharing best practices, and helping children and their families understand the benefits and strategies around healthy eating. Lead Facilitators implement drop-in tastings, programs and workshops for the Museum's general public as related to Museum exhibitions, themed weekends, holidays, and Museum initiatives in early childhood, creativity, health, and world cultures.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES ❖ Conceive and implement programs, workshops, and experiences for children and their adults in food, cooking and nutrition ❖ Implement programs designed for children ages 0 - 4 years old and their adults, as well as programs for children ages 5 & older ❖ Mentor CMOM’s part-time Experience Facilitators through co-teaching and overseeing their daily programs ❖ Oversee supply inventory for programs and submit order requests as needed ❖ Assist in curating CMOM’s Simmer and Sizzle Chef Series ❖ Assist in the coordination of prep and setup of guest chefs ❖ Assist in building partnerships with vendors and community organizations ❖ Collaborate with senior Education Department staff to produce training, progress reports, and evaluations of programs and Experience Facilitators ❖ Communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences ❖ Maintain a safe, clean and organized program environment ❖ Complete other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS Required: ❖ Undergraduate or Graduate degree in culinary arts, food science, food studies, nutrition or health. Individuals who are currently enrolled in related programs will be considered ❖ Access to nutritious food recipes that can be executed in exciting hands-on workshops with children ❖ Ability to engage with children and adults in a welcoming, energetic, friendly, and professional manner ❖ Excellent communication skills—can effectively communicate the educational content and value of museum programs to visitors ❖ Ability to react appropriately and formulate solutions in a fast-paced environment ❖ Proven ability to work independently and prioritize tasks ❖ Responsible, punctual, flexible, and reliable—able to work well with others in a group setting
Desired: ❖ One to three years facilitating and teaching food-based programs and cooking classes ❖ Experience developing food and/or nutrition-based lessons for children ❖ Proven ability to work with families from diverse backgrounds; experience with underserved populations
Additional Experience - a plus: ❖ Fluency in Spanish or a second language ❖ Knowledge of a variety of cultural dishes ❖ Experience working with parents alongside children ❖ Experience working with a diverse group of learners, including children who have special needs ❖ Experience working in museums
Availability: ❖ Must be available to work weekdays and one weekend day, either Saturday or Sunday ❖ Must be available to work holidays and some special events ❖ Lead Facilitators in Food & Cooking Programs may see approximately 16 - 24 hours per week ❖ Seasonal position (with an option to renew)
REQUIREMENTS ❖ Attend orientation and professional development as scheduled ❖ Background checks will be completed on all employees
RATE OF PAY Hourly wage: $20 per hour
HOW TO APPLY Please follow this LINK to submit all application materials. Due to the high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the position, however, please check your inbox and junk mail for any correspondence. The Children's Museum of Manhattan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone inquiries, please.
APPLICATION DEADLINE June 7th, 2019 or until filled
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is dedicated to inspiring children and families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs. These experiences include exhibitions, classes, workshops, performances, and festivals. Based on research, evaluation, and testing, our programs and exhibits are designed to address the multiple ways children learn and to help parents understand and support their children’s development. The Museum’s special areas of focus include early childhood education, creativity (in the arts and sciences), health, and world cultures. CMOM’s Public Programs department hosts a variety of early childhood, arts and science-based programs for children and families, including daily sing-a-longs and storytimes, science and design workshops, and guest artist workshops and performances in dance and music.