Positions and Internships

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We wouldn’t exist today if it weren’t for our team of passionate team members that work hard to make an impact in the lives of our youth! We offer a wide range of paid positions – from teaching cooking classes to human resources to event planning. We are committed to teaching our team members as much as possible about the nonprofit sector, youth, and the culinary arts.

PAID POSITIONS

INTERNSHIPS

Calling all videographers! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet Bay Area celebrity chefs, learn new recipes, and use your media talents to help chefs virtually teach youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities. Your videographer experience will facilitate the smooth execution of Sprouts’ live, chef-led, virtual cooking classes for youth, which serve as a fundraiser for our Chef-In-Training program for underserved young adults. Your talent will leave a positive imprint on the community. 

Your Role: 

As Sprouts Virtual Cooking Series Videographer, you will set up and film Bay Area chefs as they do their live virtual cooking class for diverse youth across the United States.  

You will be traveling to chef homes and restaurants to set up cameras, lights, and mics to capture two angles of the cooking class. Access to a car is highly recommended for this position!

Your Professional Growth: 

We believe that everyone has unique talents, passions, and interests to contribute! We will work with you individually to make sure that your skillset is highlighted and your goals for personal and professional growth are met. We will do our best to incorporate your interests in the respective elements of the position. 

Sample Tasks:

  • Bringing equipment to the chef’s home/restaurant
  • Setting up and tearing down two cameras, audio recorders, lighting, microphones, etc
  • Setting up all video inputs to Zoom and starting the Zoom call 
  • Test audio and video equipment
  • Troubleshoot any technical issues
  • Be accessible by phone for pre-event video meetings, if needed
  • Cataloging all videos for efficient coordination 
  • Optional: relaying questions to the chef on behalf of the class participants 

Skills and Requirements:

  • At least 1-year experience (at school or at work) in film production, video production or media 
  • Detail-oriented with a knack for creative problem-solving
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, as well as in team environments
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Comfortable driving to events
  • Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking  
  • Must have access to equipment including:
    • 1-2 DSLR camera(s) with the ability to shoot video (1080p or 4k)
    • AC adaptor and extension cord to power your camera(s)
    • Connecting cable and HDMI to USB adaptor that is compatible with Zoom (such as Elgato Cam Link) 
    • External microphone
    • Portable lights
    • Laptop with Zoom installed

Hours, Location, Compensation:

Work hours: 

Internship to start as soon as the applicant is available, 1 to 5 times per month, depending on class schedule and applicants’ availability 

Typical class times:

Fall: 

Wednesdays  2:30 – 6:00 pm PT

Sundays      9:30 – 1:00 pm PT

Location: Your “office” will be at various locations in the Bay Area, including chefs’ homes and their restaurants

Compensation: $60 per 2-hour cooking class  

Perks: Letter of recommendation, upon request

Flexibility to choose the events that interest you

How to Apply:

We can’t wait to review your application! Please send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org:

  • Resume
  • Complete list of your equipment
  • Link to a recent video you’ve shot using your equipment
  • Cover letter that explains why your skillset, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position

Company Description: 

Sprouts is a nonprofit that teaches youth from all socioeconomic backgrounds what REAL food is all about. We do this through hands-on cooking with REAL chefs from mission-based restaurants in New York City, San Jose, Paris, and the San Francisco Bay Areas! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through three main programs:

  • Chef-In-Training Internships for underserved young adults that want to change their lives around through a culinary career
  • Chef-In-Training Fundraiser Classes and Camps on weekends and school breaks for diverse Bay Area youth
  • Classes for children with special needs

Our Team: Executive Director, Culinary Programming Director, Accountant, Marketing & Events Manager, Office Manager/ HR, Chef-In-Training Fellow, CIT NYC Ambassador, Culinary Instructors, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

Background

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST INTERNS/VOLUNTEERS

  • “Volunteering with sprouts was an awesome experience. Very smooth volunteer process, I’ve done it several times and get the right amount of reminders. Upon arrival, their operations director provides an overview of the program and then kids start arriving. The chefs always are excited to work with the kids and we always make such delicious foods and learn so much about cooking and health. It’s always awesome to see a shy or nervous child’s personality emerge while cooking. Sprouts is doing really amazing and necessary work in our community.”

    Casey A
    Event Assistant
  • “I felt that even in my short summer with this organization, I had made a large impact for many. My time with Sprouts Cooking Club has been challenging, equipping, and growing.  As an intern, I enjoyed dipping my hands in the many moving parts of this living and growing organization. It was a real joy and I hope to collaborate with Sprouts in the future!”

    Tiffany Xu
    Founder's Assistant
  • “The summer I spent interning with Sprouts was an extremely formative and engaging. Being able to enter a workplace where people are just as passionate and excited about food and the power it has in bringing people together as I am was amazing and really exciting. As soon as you join the team you are trusted with responsibilities and are made to feel like your opinions and work count for something in the larger organization. Working with a collaborative team was very helpful as I was able to gain real-time feedback and work through my tasks with the diverse perspectives of my team. Working with Sprouts has not only provided me with working experience but a community with a network that I know I can rely on.”

    Isabel Ling
    Office Assistant

HOW TO APPLY

We can’t wait to review your application! Applications with are on a rolling basis, so apply now! Please fill out this Google Form, and then send the following to sprouts@sproutscookingclub.org.
Required Materials:
  • Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  • 300-400 word-count cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position
Application Process: Initial phone/video interview. Written/in person trial assignment. Final in-person interview.
Letter of Recommendation: At the completion of the internship, the general director writes letters of recommendation for all outstanding interns.

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BAY: (510) 680-3614
Sprouts Locations

San Jose

San Diego

San Francisco

Berkeley

Oakland

New York City

Headquarters: 169 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 

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