Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

September 6, 2016

Rainier Beach High School Cooking Club Assistant

Position title:

Rainier Beach High School Cooking Club Assistant


Name of organization:

Seattle Tilth




Position description:

Are you a creative cook, excited to share knowledge and enthusiasm around food with local students? The Rainier Beach High School (RBHS) Cooking Club Assistant Leader works with Seattle Tilth’s Community Kitchens Northwest (CKNW) program manager to lead and support students at Rainier Beach High School’s weekly after-school cooking program.



  • Help program manager:
  • Set up kitchen classroom before students arrive and take inventory regularly.
  • Build and maintain a fun, inclusive and student-centered learning environment for 12-15 participants.
  • Support kitchen flow and food preparation as needed.
  • Assist with menu planning and recipe development, based on feedback from students.
  • Facilitate cooking activities and interactive nutrition education with participants.
  • Practice and encourage general kitchen management including food safety protocols and first aid.
  • Work with students to clean kitchen after cooking.



  • Gain skills and experience in the fields of nutrition, culinary arts and youth development.
  • Develop professional contacts with Seattle Tilth staff and volunteers.
  • Contribute to important work around equitable and sustainable food systems.
  • Enjoy building community with wonderful people around delicious food.


Time commitment:

Tuesdays 3:30-6:30 p.m. when the high school is in session. Volunteers are asked to commit to one semester (Sep.-Dec. or Jan.-May) or the full year.


Skill requirements:

  • Background in cooking, nutrition, social work, youth development, or related fields.
  • Clear, consistent and timely communication.
  • Experience and comfort working with high school students.
  • Familiarity with Rainier Beach neighborhood/community (preferred).
  • Current WA food worker permit (strongly recommended).
  • Successful completion of RBHS-conducted background test.


Start date: Sep 20, 2016


End date: December 2016 or May 2017



Rainier Beach High School, 8815 S Seward Park Ave, Seattle, WA 98118


How to apply:

1. Complete a volunteer/intern registration form at

2. Email a brief introduction and resume to Priority will be given to applications received by September 7. Interviews will take place the week of September 12.


Supervisor contact info:

Mimosa Collins, RD