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Bay Area Youth Agency Consortium (BAYAC) AmeriCorps Culinary Arts Educator

BAYAC AmeriCorps

BAYAC AmeriCorps collaborates with over 20 agencies in over 70 schools and community-based organizations to serve youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of AmeriCorps, BAYAC Members commit to a full-time (40 hours/week) term of service in Bay Area communities, working to provide youth with opportunities for meaningful engagement, skill building, and emotional and social development. The Breakfast Project is a host site for BAYAC Members serving in our 2018-19 cohort.

  • Work full time in diverse and vibrant Bay Area communities

  • Work within the education and nonprofit sectors

  • Develop youth development skills through ongoing training and learning opportunities

  • Make lasting connections with fellow service-minded community members

  • Develop personal and professional goals with guidance and support

  • Promote meaningful community partnerships

  • Become part of a large AmeriCorps alumni network

Position Description

The Breakfast Project Culinary Arts Educator works within the community at Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy (HMCRA) to bring hands-on food education to a diverse group of students in grades K-5. The role involves designing and teaching lessons, collaborating with school staff, and maintaining the kitchen classroom as a safe and effective educational space. The Culinary Arts Educator reports to the Director and works closely with the Principal of HMCRA.  


  • Co-teach daily culinary arts classes (morning program, school day, and after school) for students in grades K-5

  • Mentor individual students in and out of class, model respect and curiosity for learning, and encourage students’ interests and talents

  • Collaborate with grade-level teachers on curriculum design  

  • Maintain the physical space of the kitchen classroom, as well as supplies and equipment

  • Contribute to a safe, sanitary, and food-positive environment

  • Support three daily lunch and recess periods

  • Design and lead evening activities for students in childcare during school community events

  • Help plan and execute ad hoc events such as Family Gratitude Breakfast or Weekend Garden Brunch raffle prize

  • Represent The Breakfast Project to the wider community


  • Experience working with children ages 5-11

  • Experience working within multicultural communities

  • Familiarity with common produce and ingredients used in the kitchen

  • Ability to interact effectively with a variety of constituents including students, parents, teachers, volunteers, and visitors

  • Ability to work in a physically demanding environment, which includes lifting, standing, and bending

  • Successful completion of the ServSafe Food Handler certification (upon hire)

AmeriCorps Qualifications

  • U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or a lawful permanent resident of the United States

  • At least 18 years old

  • High school graduate or obtained a GED

  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours/week) and commit to an 11 month term of service from August 2018-July 2019

  • Successful completion of TB test and Live Scan/fingerprinting (upon hire)

Benefits Include

  • $1,430 monthly living stipend

  • $5,920 education award upon completion of term

  • Health care benefits through Symetra

  • Student loan forbearance for qualifying loans

  • Childcare assistance (if eligible)

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