Kitchen Commons Seeks Spring-Summer Community Kitchen Resource Intern!
We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join our team as a Community Kitchen Resource Intern for Spring-Summer 2017. Ideal candidates will be able to start by 3/20/2016 and work through 8/31/17. The intern will receive a $250 stipend, half paid at the one-month check-in and half paid at the end of the internship. Interns can also arrange to receive course credit.
The Community Kitchens Resource Intern supports our partner Community Kitchens and Leadership Program by capturing stories and statistics to support program evaluation and promotion, co-leading trainings, skill-shares and networking events, developing food sourcing resources and providing support to the Community Kitchens, particularly the Hob Nob cooking group. Community Kitchens are a way of stretching food dollars, strengthening community ties and fostering resource and skill sharing. Kitchen Commons’ efforts are modeled on established successful Community Kitchen networks in Seattle, Canada, and Latin America.
The Hob Nob Lunch Group is a cooking group started and attended by adults with developmental disabilities, support providers, and friends. The monthly cooking session takes place in the Hollywood Senior Center in NE Portland on the third Friday of the month from 10am-2pm. All recipes used in the group focus on the diverse abilities of participants with a focus on accessible cooking and healthy eating. Kitchen leaders work with volunteers and participants to agree on foods that participants want to cook. The group cooks and eats a meal together sharing food skills, and enjoying friendship and delicious food.
The intern should expect to regularly work about 10 hours per week, with additional hours as necessary especially during event weeks. Daily schedule will often be flexible, with some evenings and weekends required, and at least one consistent weekly time for shared “office hours” at a community center workspace in NE Portland. This internship will be supporting the “Hob Nob” Community Kitchen group for adults with developmental disabilities, which will require availability on 3rd Fridays from 10am to 2pm. Please see the full position description below.
We will review applications as they are received and begin scheduling interviews, with priority given to applications received by Monday, March 13th, 2017. Please send a letter of interest and resume (attached as a PDF with your name in the document title) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your letter should include a description of your background and qualifications and why you are interested in the internship and in Kitchen Commons. For more information, visit www.kitchencommons.net.
Community Kitchen Resource Intern – Spring – Summer 2017
The Community Kitchen Resource Intern supports our partner Community Kitchens and Leadership Program by capturing stories and statistics to support program evaluation and promotion, developing food sourcing resources and providing support to the Community Kitchens, particularly the Hob Nob group. The Intern will assist with planning, outreach, implementation and evaluation for the spring Kitchen Leader Training and the spring and summer skill-building events.
Hours: 10 hours per week from 3/20 through 8/31/17. Hours are flexible, with additional hours necessary during event weeks.
Compensation: $250 stipend, half at the one-month check-in and half at the end of the internship.
Reports to Program Coordinator: Jennifer Elting, email@example.com, 503-287-8248
- Develop a project workplan and timeline in coordination with the Program Coordinator.
- Participate in weekly staff/intern meetings and shared “office hours”, as well as general organizational meetings and project/committee meetings as necessary. If unable to attend a meeting or office hours, e-mail updates beforehand.
- Check in as needed with the Program Coordinator when any questions, concerns or challenges arise; proactively seek support and resources.
- Participate in a 1-month check-in meeting and in an exit/transition interview at the close of the internship period.
- Help to divide and assign event tasks to volunteers, based on the needs of the task and the interests and skills of volunteers. Follow up by phone, e-mail and in-person with event volunteers to support follow-through and to help develop volunteer skills and leadership.
Hob Nob Community Kitchen Support
- Meet with current Hob Nob Community Kitchen leaders to learn about and get to know the group, discuss what has worked so far and any desired changes to group goals and agreements, and what kinds of support they would like going forward.
- Create invitations through e-mail, phone calls, and flyers; coordinate RSVPs.
- Help plan menu and develop recipes according to group standard and specification (simple steps, color coding)
- Coordinate budget and shopping
- Coordinate set-up, facilitation, and clean-up during the cooking session
- Facilitate cooking group evaluation with participants and leaders and submit reports to Kitchen Commons
- Help coordinate a fundraising and outreach event for the cooking group.
Community Kitchen Logistics/Evaluation, Network Support & Event Support
- In collaboration with the Program Coordinator, support the Spring Community Kitchen Leader Training and other Kitchen Commons events such as networking and skill-building workshops with planning, outreach, implementation and evaluation.
- Attend and support Community Kitchens other than Hob Nob as available.
- Contact Community Kitchen leaders after each event to debrief, collect recipes, photos and stories/quotes, and assist with organizing the information collected.
- Support outreach events such as community information tables as available.
- Work with you to implement a plan for meeting your personal and professional goals and gaining skills and work experience from the internship.
- Provide the necessary training, information and resources for fulfilling the responsibilities of the internship.
- Be available for questions and guidance at regularly scheduled office hours and as needed.
- Provide opportunities for connecting with and learning about local food organizations.
- Provide opportunities for participating in, learning about and contributing to the Kitchen Commons mission and goals.