Kick off your heels and take off that formal attire – this internship is hands-on, delicious, and an amazing opportunity to become friends with some of the hottest chef talent that NYC has to offer! If you are a culinary aficionado, aspiring chef or a culinary entrepreneur – this is the perfect opportunity to make a name for yourself in the culinary community and meet the right people! Not only that, but you will be making a direct impact on Sprouts expansion to New York, and work alongside Sprouts founder all the while making a difference in the lives of dozens of children.
As Sprouts NYC Summer Camp Manager, you will be the official liaisons between Sprouts community of parents, chefs and, of course, our team! You will help lead our summer camp team through weekly check-ins with Sprouts management and counselors, ensuring that camp logistics (such as transportation and collecting waiver forms) run smoothly. This position includes a variety of tasks but, ultimately, your goal is to improve the camp experience for the parents and kids!
You will work with Google spreadsheets, public relations, and marketing. This position will offer the inimitable experience of networking with local chefs, creating strong ties with neighborhood parents and children, increasing your personal culinary skills, and developing computer and business skills.
The summer can be broken down into these phases:
Management Phase (TBD, based on applicant’s schedule and availability):
During the Management Phase, we will have a Sprouts orientation, summer programming meetings, chef meet-and-greets, a preliminary logistic organization, and a team orientation that will include first aid and kitchen safety awareness. This will also include calls with parents.
Phase 1, Pre-Camp Phase (July 3 – July 14):
You will spend 16-24 hours with Sprouts, answering parent calls and responding to emails. You will help finalize parent registration matters, as well as transportation and team logistics. You will also have meetings with the Sprouts Summer Camp Manager, Directors, and Counselors, running miscellaneous errands and summer camp prep.
Phase 2, Camps in Session (July 15 – July 30):
Phase 2 is the most labor-intensive, as it is when we have the actual cooking camps. It will be a 45-hour work week, typically running from Monday-Friday. You will be spending time at camps, checking-in with team members, as well as working remotely, making sure scheduling and logistics are smooth. You will also meet the parents and send out both welcome and daily follow-up emails. Additionally, you will be overseeing counselor sub-roles and ensuring all counselors are happy!
Phase 3, Post-Camp (July 31 – August 7):
Your schedule will return to 3 full office days each week. During this time, your tasks will consist of post-camp follow-up, such as surveying parents. During the cooking camps, we are typically approached by a variety of people who propose collaboration projects and opportunities. We use Phase 3 to conduct follow-up emails, telephone calls, meetings, and creating thank-you packages for our wonderful donors.
Your Professional Growth:
Your professional growth is incredibly important to us, and you will work closely with Sprouts’ founder to outline your professional objectives. You will develop leadership, entrepreneurial, and project management skills as you help bring Sprouts to NYC!
This position is designed to help individuals gain valuable experience in the culinary world and hone their culinary, professional, and leadership skills. As a small nonprofit with little hierarchy, your voice will be heard and your opinion will be sought after!
Skills and Requirements:
Qualified candidates will have strong organizational skills, cheerful and social disposition, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology, strong interpersonal skills, interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. Looking for candidates with leadership skills. Must have high energy, optimism, enthusiasm for Sprouts mission, initiative, independence, and ownership of tasks.
– Handling calls and emails from interested parents!
– Lead summer camp day of classes and activities
– Planning details and coordinating logistics for Sprouts first-ever NYC summer camps (2 weeks in July)
– Correspond with restaurant chefs to plan menus and classes
– Check in with team departments to plan class details including inventory for ingredients for classes, team volunteers to assist, and team instructors to lead classes
– Reaching out to and working with chefs through solicitation emails, follow up chef visits, coordinating class details, restaurant media
– Develop resources, templates and tools such as lesson plan templates and activity templates
Commitments and Contract Period:
This is a 4 month commitment:
– Starting immediately: 2 to 5 hrs/week
– 3 weeks before camp: 16hrs/week
– Camp weeks: 45 hrs/week
– Post Camp week: 39 hrs/week
Preference to candidates with cooking and leadership experience.
You must have easy access to Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Compensation and Perks:
You will gain valuable experience working with a successful nonprofit, all while serving the community with your contribution to Sprouts. You will receive a $120 stipend, and a signed Alice Waters book!