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

Job Description:

Do you thrive in the kitchen? Do you love working with kids, and want to give back to your community? Come teach cooking classes with Sprouts and share your passion for cooking with the next generation of chefs as one of Sprouts’ Chef Instructors! 

Your Role:

We are currently looking for motivated, personable Cooking Class Instructors that are passionate about our mission to educate kids about the importance of nutrition and cooking! You will get to work hands-on with our students who are so excited to cook with you! This position is a rewarding way to use your culinary skills in a fun and exciting environment! 

We are looking for candidates who are natural leaders, quick thinkers, and problem solvers, who have a passion for community service. We hope you join us for a season of delicious food and tons of cooking with fun and energetic kid chefs!

Class Details:
  • Location: Varies throughout the Bay Area
  • Class size ranges from 8-12 kids
  • Ages range between 7-12 years old
  • 2 hour class, plus set up and clean up
  • Classes usually occur on Saturdays or Sundays
  • Recipes, equipment and class assistants will be provided!
Your Team:

As one of Sprouts’ Chef Instructors you will be working with our team, especially our Culinary Program Director and Office Manager. You will also have the opportunity to work with students, partner organizations, farmers, and community members interested in getting involved with our mission.

Your Office and Schedule: 

We are based in San Francisco, and have cooking classes all throughout the Bay Area! 

Class dates and times will vary and usually occur on weekends during the late morning or early afternoon. 

Skills and Requirements

Desired qualities:

  • Drivers license and access to reliable car
  • Teaching experience
  • Cooking experience (doesn’t need to be professional experience)
  • Afternoon and weekend availability
  • Located near SF or East Bay Area area
  • Comfortable in the kitchen and with ingredients 
  • Enthusiasm for nutrition, cooking, and education 
Commitments and Contract Period:

This is a contract position based on the organization’s need. 

Compensation and Benefits:

$70/class

How to Apply:

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, interests/goals, and past experiences are pertinent to the position Required
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 the San Francisco Bay Area! 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

7 team members (Executive Director, Culinary Program Director, Office Manager, Accountant, 3 Americorps), 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ local chefs.

INTERNSHIPS

Job Posting: 

Don’t miss this opportunity to work behind-the-scenes of a culinary non-profit working to teach youth how to cook healthy meals for their communities! At Sprouts Cooking Club, you will gain inimitable, first-hand experience working within a successful culinary nonprofit.  You will have multiple opportunities to meet influential players within the culinary world and be involved in direct-service activities such as our Chef-in-Training program and our youth culinary classes. Your passion and hard work will help empower young adults to train to become chefs and secure sustainable culinary jobs. By the end of the internship, you will have both youth and young adults prepare for healthier futures.

Your Role: 

As Sprouts’ Marketing Intern, you will play a crucial role in telling the inspiring stories of our Chef-in-Training interns. You will have a chance to interact directly with Chef-in-Training interns, and create profiles of their stories for the website as well as create informational materials on the Chef-in-Training Program. You will also have the opportunity to work directly with Sprouts’ Founder and Executive Director as you help expand our Chef-in-Training Fundraiser cooking camps for kids to the Palo Alto area as well as New York City.  You will work with our NYC and Bay Area team to create press releases, Facebook posts, and create community involvement. This position is incredibly hands-on, active and rewarding as you are able to see the behind-the-scenes planning of an impact-forward, growing nonprofit. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to be involved in a program that is really making a difference in our community!

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 skill set is highlighted throughout the internship and your goals for personal and professional growth are met.  Everyone has something to offer, and your opinion will be heard. This internship offers you the chance to learn by doing and have the opportunity to achieve your own learning goals. The sky’s the limit! 

Sample Tasks:
  • Check-in meeting with Sprouts’ Founder and Executive Director
  • Gvideo chat with Sprouts CIT manager to go over current Chef-in-Training profiles
  • Editing and organizing high-quality photos of Sprouts Chef-in-Training interns to use in informational materials, and Sprouts website.  If local to Sprouts, you will also be able to capture photos.
  • Reaching out to camp and parent bloggers in NYC and the peninsula
  • Writing PR release for Sprouts NYC and peninsula summer camps
  • Creating FB and google ad campaigns
  • Corresponding with NYC and peninsula chefs to discuss ways to highlight their work with Sprouts
  • Creating unique content for social media to promote blog and engagement
  • Assist with writing the quarterly newsletter for Sprouts
  • Website updates via our WordPress platform

Locations, Hours, Compensation

Work hours:   8-12 hours a week, Schedule is determined by the intern, September 3rd – December 20th

Location:   While this position is remote, interns are welcome to join us in our San Francisco-based office. Additionally, we have team members in NYC and New Hampshire. 

Compensation: This is a volunteer internship position.  If available, you will receive college credit for all of your work, as well as a letter of recommendation.  

Skills and Requirements

Strong organizational skills, high aptitude, familiarity and comfort with technology (especially different social media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). For Bay Area and NYC applicants, photography experience is a plus.  Great writing and storytelling skills, marketing experience and/or willingness to learn, strong interpersonal skills, must have reliable access to a computer. Interest in community, children, chefs, nutrition, and cooking. 

Your Team: 

As the Fall Marketing Intern, you will report directly to the Marketing Director.  You will also be working with our professional marketing team and have the opportunity to be a part of our team and learn from each team member’s experience.

How to Apply:

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

  • Resume
  • Cover letter that explains why your skill set, 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 the San Francisco Bay Area! With the support of Jamie Oliver and the endorsement of Alice Waters on our advisory board, we fulfill our mission through 5 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

Team: Executive Director, Culinary Director, HR, IT, Accountant, Bookkeeper, CIT Manager, Marketing, legal team, 5 Board of Directors, 9 Advisory Members, 50+ volunteers, and 100+ 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.

GET IN TOUCH


BAY : (510) 680-3614
Sprouts Locations

169 11th street, San Francisco CA 94103

 

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