Founded in 2004, DC Bilingual provides an innovative dual immersion Spanish and English learning program for all students, regardless of their home language. Through our rigorous academic curriculum, comprehensive arts, technology, and athletics programs, and our celebration of diverse cultures, DC Bilingual’s students learn the skills and values they need to become influential participants in their community. DC Bilingual operates an award-winning, progressive wellness program that encompasses nutrition, physical fitness, mental wellbeing and environmental stewardship. Students have access to wholesome, nutritious food throughout the day; learn to make healthy choices through culinary education; and experience the full cycle of food in our garden, where they plant, care for, harvest, and compost food. This year we opened the DCB Community Kitchen - a commercial kitchen space to prepare scratch-prepared meals for 440 students each day. Beyond preparing meals, the space will serve as a learning platform for families and adults interested in advancing their knowledge related to the food service industry.
DC Bilingual is recruiting a Culinary and Gardening Educator to support wellness programming during and after school. The main focus of the work is to develop further our school-based programs related to hands-on cooking, gardening, and nutrition education and share the programs with the greater DC Bilingual PCS community. DC Bilingual seeks motivated staff who are committed to the school's mission and will bring professionalism, urgency, and dedication to the school environment. DC Bilingual expects all staff to be a part of and work collaboratively within our professional learning community (PLC). The Culinary and Gardening Educator's responsibilities will include:
- Design, implement, and evaluate a series of in-school Culinary and Gardening intensive workshops for grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade
- Work with the Director of Food and Wellness to meet the goals of the Community Kitchen
- Support the Director of Food and Wellness in designing and leading community workshops outside the school-day hours
- Co-create and co-lead after-school programming with the Food Corps Service Member
- Support family engagement events by developing structured hands-on activities (cooking demonstrations, planting, etc) for community members
- Coordinate the growth and sourcing of ingredients from the school garden as well as from local farmers and producers
- Lead the life-cycle of garden activities, to include scheduled and organized garden maintenance.
We are looking for individuals with experience in leading hands-on, cooking and gardening-related workshops, with a focus on elementary education. Bilingual applicants are highly desired.
this position is PAID: hourly, varies DOE, $20.00 - $27.00
How to apply
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DeadlineDecember 14, 2018