Food Educator

Midwest Food Connection
Jobs - Full Time
Minneapolis, MN

Job Announcement — Food Educator


Midwest Food Connection is seeking several teachers to bring our programming to Twin Cities elementary and middle school classrooms. Our holistic curriculum blends storytelling, cooking, art, gardening, and culture to educate young people about how food, and our relationship with it, can lead to a better future. We are seeking one half-time and one full-time educator.


Start-date: mid-August


Salary:   Full-time: $34,000-37,000 for 10 months, 40 hours a week

               Part-time: $17,000-19,000 for 10 months, 20 hours a week


Benefits: health, dental, retirement, vacation, and flexible hours


Primary Duties

  • Work independently to plan, prepare, and teach an established curriculum
  • Teach an assigned number of classes each week in our partner schools
  • Join and work closely with a small teaching team
  • Maintain and build relationships with our collaborating classroom teachers
  • Attend to additional responsibilities to support the work of a small non-profit


Required Qualifications

  • Teaching experience with elementary or middle school-aged children
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with children and adults
  • Passion for food
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage own time, and balance multiple projects without direct supervision
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from various cultural backgrounds


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Wordpress, Mailchimp, or similar online communications platforms
  • Grant writing or fundraising experience
  • Second language proficiency


­Additional Requirements

  • Ability to provide transportation to and from schools, grocery stores, and meeting sites
  • Availability of home office and storage for teaching supplies



Please send resume and cover letter, by mail or e-mail, by June 25, 2019


Culinary and Garden Adventures in the Classroom


P.O. Box 18749 Minneapolis, MN 55418 || 651.373.9878 || ||