Program Assistant The League of Kitchens
- Date Posted August 22, 2019
- Location New York City, NY
- Category Culinary / Education
- Job type Freelance
The League of Kitchens is a culinary dream-team of women from around the world who will welcome you into their homes, teach you their family recipes, and inspire you with their personal stories. We offer cooking classes and tours in New York City.
We opened in NYC in 2014. We currently have 12 instructors from all over the world, and have taught thousands of students from the U.S. and abroad.
This participatory learning / cooking / eating / sharing experience starts with an interactive cooking lesson and leads into a celebratory dinner. Each experience offers opportunities for meaningful connection and social interaction, cultural engagement and exchange, culinary learning and discovery, and exceptional eating and drinking. Through this experience, we seek to build cross-cultural connection and understanding, and to increase access to traditional cooking knowledge.
We’re looking for a smart, big-hearted, self-directed, hard-working, and passionate individual to help us continue to grow this exciting social enterprise.
The League of Kitchens has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Oprah Magazine, the Chew, Tasting Table, Saveur, The Splendid Table, and Time Out New York, among others. Conde Nast Traveler called the League of Kitchens “quite possibly the coolest foodie thing to do in NYC whether you're a visitor or local.”
The Program Assistant will work closely with the CEO and will manage both outward facing customer service and internal admin related responsibilities.
We promise that you'll have lots of opportunities to learn and grow, to meet amazing people, to build your network, to cook/eat incredible food, and to contribute in meaningful and substantive ways.
And as this is a very small operation, you will also be able to shape this role to your interests and to get involved in other areas of the business that interest you.
Role and Responsibilities:
- Serve as the primary staff member responsible for customer service and for class admin, including scheduling workshops, ordering and distributing workshop supplies, managing the class registration process, and monitoring info and support email inboxes.
- Create monthly instructor invoices and manage receipt reimbursement.
- Solicit survey feedback from workshop participants, monitor and analyze results, and share feedback with other staff and instructors.
- Provide administrative support to the League of Kitchens CEO.
Who are we looking for?
- You're a master at juggling multiple tasks, wearing multiple hats, and keeping track of all the tiny details.
- You're super organized--your lists have lists and your email box is immaculate. You're great at prioritizing and organizing your workflow.
- You have a strong track record in admin, operations, logistics, or all of the above.
- You're dependable and thorough, and you go the extra mile with everything. You're always trying to find ways to improve your work and your process.
- You're self-directed and self-motivated. You're as happy working on your own as you are collaborating with others.
- You're flexible and adaptive and have a great sense of humor. You're comfortable with change and flux. You have a "gung-ho/can-do" attitude.
- In general, you're great with people. You connect easily with people from different backgrounds and cultures. You're sensitive to complex and subtle social and cultural dynamics.
- You're clear and articulate when you speak, and you're great on the phone.
- You have excellent writing skills. Your commas are in the right places, and you know how to shape your writing to fit your audience.
- You're warm, energetic, and enthusiastic, and you're always polite and professional in your interactions.
- You're excited about using food and cooking as a way to build cross-cultural connection and understanding, and you're passionate about promoting the contributions that immigrants make to our culture and society.
Hours: ~10-15 hours/week
Must have some availability during weekday business hours and on weekends. (This availability can change from week to week.) The role is mostly remote but includes a once a week in-person meeting with CEO Lisa Gross.
Compensation: $20/hr as an independent contractor (plus unlimited free cooking workshops).
Location: Flexible/Shifting. (But applicant must be based in NYC.)
Ideal Start Date: As soon as possible Compensation this position is : hourly, $15/hr + Application instructions