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ESOL Instructor (Part-Time/Temp) Hot Bread Kitchen

  • Date Posted February 26, 2024
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Culinary / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description


Hot Bread Kitchen’s mission is to create economic opportunity for women and gender-expansive people, immigrants, and people of color through culinary skills training, high-quality job placement, food entrepreneurship programs, small business guidance, and an ecosystem of support, utilizing New York City’s vibrant food industry as a catalyst for change.  

Job description


Hot Bread Kitchen’s rapid growth plan through 2024 includes the expansion of our services to support the recently arrived migrant population in New York City.  Hot Bread Kitchen seeks a part-time, temporary ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages)  instructor to teach a contextualized Culinary ESOL curriculum for our 6-week Culinary Career Pathways for New New Yorkers program. Our ESOL class focuses on developing English language skills for the culinary workforce that promotes culturally and socially responsive ecosystems of support.  This role is responsible for ensuring Hot Bread Kitchen members have the language skills necessary to succeed in Hot Bread Kitchen’s culinary training program and prepare them for jobs in the food industry. During class hours, this person is responsible for the direct supervision of a Language Lab Assistant.


Key Responsibilities

    • Using established curricula and lesson plans, provide contextualized and differentiated ESOL instruction for students.
    • Develop activities to supplement existing curriculum.
  • Provide support to supplement NYC Food Protection course.
  • Document attendance and student’s progress.
  • Attend weekly meetings with program staff to review student progress and participation.
  • Provide one-on-one support to students as needed.
  • Use allotted administrative hours to prepare for classes.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • Passion for Hot Bread Kitchen’s mission
  • TESOL certification
  • Minimum 3 years teaching English as a Second Language to adult multilingual learners 
  • Best Plus Certified (preferred)
  • Spanish-speaking and/or French-speaking proficiency required and fluency preferred
  • Proactive, resourceful and results-oriented
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Strong communicator with ability to work with a diverse group of bi/multilingual adult learners


    • Facilitative communication - Uses language effectively to gather information and facilitate an exchange of ideas. Encourages and engages in two-way dialogues.
    • Interpersonal relations - Exhibits respect and understanding of others to maintain professional relationships. Ensures trust and respect. Recognizes and owns personal impact of their words and actions. 
  • Flexible - Be open to generating and expanding upon new ideas. Be able to change your mind and actions. Be mindful of blind spots and open to feedback. Adapts to changes while remaining focused on goals. Welcomes and works with changing environments.
  • Inclusive - Fosters a diverse and respectful workplace where team members are valued for who they are. Values divergent perspectives and regularly includes others in planning and decision-making. You build equity and inclusion into goals and plan for staff development, retention, strategy, and culture. Identifies potential for bias, holds one’s own values, judgements, prejudices and opinions and actively works to minimize inequities.


We are driven by a feeling of commitment to support our members, teammates, and partners as best as we can. Our culture of equity comes from the many cooks in our kitchen and the diversity of perspectives we each bring. We believe that respect goes a long way in making people feel welcome, accepted, and celebrated. We seek out opportunities for connection and become a stronger team by being in community and prioritizing candor over consensus. The pace of our work and velocity of change can be quick; our entrepreneurialism helps us take optimistic risks and pursue inventive solutions.


Estimated Total Project Time and Schedule:

  • Culinary ESOL for New New Yorkers
  • 100 hrs./cohort including:
    • 75 hours of contextualized ESOL instruction to up to 25 members enrolled in the Culinary Training Program (15 hrs./ week, less some weeks)
    • 25 hours of additional prep time  (approx. 4 hrs./week)
  • Classes are held in-person at City Harvest in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
  • Monday-Friday 1:15 pm - 4:15pm
  • Program calendar:
    • April 16-May 23, 2024


Position Start date: April 16, 2024


Location and hours 

This position requires regular in-person attendance at City Harvest in Brooklyn starting on April 16, 2024. The class hours are 1:15 pm - 4:45 pm, five days per week for a six-week period, with the need for some flexibility in work hours. We follow New York City and State guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination and masking.


Compensation (teaching and prep time)

This is a 6-week position (approximately 15 teaching hours and 4 prep hours per week) . The compensation will be $45 - $55 an hour. This is a temporary position and is not eligible for benefits. 


Hot Bread Kitchen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, religion, color, disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), age, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Any applicant with a mental or physical disability who requires an accommodation during the application process should contact to request such an accommodation.

Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
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DeadlineMarch 29, 2024

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