Employment Opportunities

 

Elementary Culinary Arts/Nutrition Teacher, 2019-20

The Soulard School, a charter elementary school located in the Soulard neighborhood, seeks a full-time culinary arts instructor/chef for the 2019-20 school year.  The culinary arts program provides students with a framework for learning about healthy eating and environmental sustainability, as well as access to healthy meals at school.  Food literacy is a part of our curriculum where students learn about food and nutrition, grow their own food, and visit farms and markets to know where their food comes from. Two to three times a week, our student chefs plan and prepare all aspects of a balanced meal for the entire school.

This position is a full-time school-year (10 month) salaried position starting August 12, 2019 with the need for additional paid planning time over the spring and summer of 2019 as we work to ensure the program is compliant with federal guidelines.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Teaching:

  • Use the school’s nutrition curriculum framework, plan and prepare lessons to teach nutrition classes weekly in grades K through fifth grade, including provide trimester grades/summaries of activities for student report cards

  • Plan meals with students; with a strict budget in mind.  Shop for fresh produce at the local farmers’ market with students

  • Connect and collaborate with classroom teachers integrate nutrition experiences with classroom studies

  • Plant and maintain garden beds on the school grounds and connect to nutrition classes

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and other professional development activities and school functions as appropriate

Kitchen Management:

  • Work with administration to manage school lunch and breakfast program to meet state and federal school lunch guidelines, including creating menus and recipes that meet nutritional guidelines

  • Manage the school’s kitchen and create and serve breakfast and lunch

  • Ensure that kitchen and food program meet all health and safety requirements

  • Supervise one assistant chef and parent volunteers in the kitchen

  • Coordinate purchasing and delivery of all food for school programs within a set budget

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Experience in commercial/school food preparation and kitchen management

  • Knowledge of nutrition/healthy eating

  • Ability to create lesson plans

  • Experience with children in an educational setting 

Preferred:

  • Degree specific to the fields of Nutrition or Culinary Education

  • Current Elementary Teaching Certificate

  • Current Food Handlers License

  • Knowledge and appreciation of/connections to community resources regarding food, gardening/farming and nutrition

  • Knowledge of federal school lunch program guidelines

To apply, send resume and cover letter by April 1, 2019 to employment@soulardschool.org or call (314) 865-2799 with questions. Please review our website, www.soulardschool.org to learn more about our school’s approach to learning prior to applying.

 

Assistant Elementary Culinary Arts/Nutrition Instructor, 2019-20

The Soulard School, a charter elementary school located in the Soulard neighborhood, seeks a part-time culinary arts instructor/chef for the 2019-20 school year.  The culinary arts program provides students with a framework for learning about healthy eating and environmental sustainability, as well as access to healthy meals at school.  Food literacy is a part of our curriculum where students learn about food and nutrition, grow their own food, and visit farms and markets to know where their food comes from. Two to three times a week, our student chefs plan and prepare all aspects of a balanced meal for the entire school.

This position is a school-year (10 month) hourly position from 9:00-1:00 daily.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work under Culinary Arts Teacher to manage school lunch and breakfast program to meet state and federal school lunch guidelines, including creating menus and recipes that meet nutritional guidelines

  • Assist in managing the school’s kitchen and creating and serving breakfast and lunch

  • Ensure that kitchen and food program meet all health and safety requirements

  • Supervise parent volunteers in the kitchen as directed by Culinary Arts Teacher

  • Support purchasing and delivery of all food for school programs within a set budget

  • Assist in planting and maintaining garden beds on the school grounds

  • Participate in staff meetings and professional development activities and school functions as appropriate

Required:

  • Experience in commercial/school food preparation

  • Knowledge of nutrition/healthy eating

  • Experience with children in an educational setting

Preferred:

  • Degree specific to the fields of Nutrition or Culinary Education

  • Current Food Handlers License

  • Knowledge and appreciation of/connections to community resources regarding food, gardening/farming and nutrition

  • Knowledge of federal school lunch program guidelines

To apply, send resume and cover letter by April 1, 2019 to employment@soulardschool.org or call (314) 865-2799 with questions. Please review our website, www.soulardschool.org to learn more about our school’s approach to learning prior to applying.

 

Ongoing Hiring

The Soulard School is always building our list of substitute teachers, especially at the early childhood level. Subbing is a great way to get acquainted with our philosophy and staff. If you are interested in being added to our list, please use the site to learn about our approach to education prior to applying. Certified teachers preferred. E-mail cover letter and resume to employment@soulardschool.org

 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO EMPLOYEES:  The Soulard School hires employees of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made  available to students at the schools.  The schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.