Allergic to Salad

Children's Food Educator Assistant

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Posted On: Saturday, 7th July 2018
Category: Education
Location: New York City, New York
Job Type:
Part Time

Job Description:

Company Description:

Allergic to Salad is a health-based youth culinary program. We offer hands-on, from-scratch CORE- and STEM-based cooking classes to after-school and in-school programs for students aged PreK thru High School School. 

We realize many claim they are “allergic to salad”– a convenient and understandable excuse in this era of pre-packaged industrialized food. Our work combats this widespread “allergy,” while increasing skills, technique, and familiarity with healthy foods, and creating a platform for a lifetime of adventurous eating through activity-filled classes.


Are you passionate about cooking, healthy eating and educating children? Join the Allergic to Salad team! 

Positions available on rolling basis!



Allergic to Salad is seeking reliable, self-motivated, independent, fun-loving and kid-loving part-time Children’s Food Educator Assistants to join our team. This person(s) will get a quick look into children culinary education by assisting the main educator during kids cooking classes.

Candidate should be a highly reliable, on time, good, clear communicator, flexible and positive team player and outspoken and comfortable working with children. Knowledge and opinions regarding issues around food access, food justice and local foods are necessary.

Seeking assistants to begin in September with a minimum 3 month commitment. 

Duties include:

  • Assisting kids cooking classes for kids aged 2.5 to 15
  • Help supervise and aid children during cooking while sustaining a discourse on relevant food topics.
  • Photographing children and the food
  • Maintain a positive, safe, supportive and welcoming environment.


Time Commitment:

Flexible/ part-time. Most classes take place AFTER SCHOOL (3:00 – 5:00 PM). 1.5-3.5 hours per day with flexible weekly schedule



Position is paid hourly.


Mostly flexible. Can pick from a few locations around New York City. Please make note of your location preference in the subject of your email!

Knowledge & Experience:

  • Must be interested in food and/or food policy
  • Reliable, self-motivated, independent, motivational
  • Fun-loving and kid-loving a must.
  • Basic kitchen/ cooking and food knowledge—can explain these concepts to children.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Social media skills a plus
  • Organized with an attention to detail.
  • Flexible, with ability to improvise, if needed.
  • Candidate can be as young as high school
  • Background checks required
  • Child CPR/ First Aid Cert a plus, or willingness to acquire.


To Apply:

If interested, please send email to with cover letter, resume, preferred boroughs and ideal number of work days. 


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