Organisation: Museum of Jewish Montreal
Job Title: Food Programming Coordinator
Start Date: Early February, 2021
Compensation: $15.50-$16/hour (based on experience)
Commitment: 34-38 hours/week (based on experience)
Application Deadline: January 17, 2021
The Museum of Jewish Montreal – an innovative place to connect with Montreal’s diverse Jewish life and heritage through new cultural experiences – is seeking a Food Programming Coordinator to help us build community, share Jewish heritage, and inspire young leadership through the lens of food. Specifically, the Food Programming Coordinator will:
- Coordinate the Museum’s food programming, including:
- Helping conceptualize and launch a new series of virtual cooking workshops and a virtual cookbook club
- Developing relationships with community partners and Jewish food professionals for leading workshops and events
- Overseeing event logistics
- Managing event promotion
- Facilitating community engagement during and following events
- Coordinate the Museum’s summer Food Fellowship Program, including scheduling and coordinating guest lecturers, helping with food tour training, supervising student fellows, and providing food tour operations support.
- Potentially co-lead the conceptualization, launch, and management of a food microgrants program for creative Jewish culinary exploration.
- Potentially co-lead the development, launch, training, promotion, and operations for private group food workshop offerings.
- Engage in community outreach, relationship-building, and leadership development around food for young individuals with culinary interests, creative ideas, and engagement potential.
- Stay up-to-date with the latest publications, chefs, thought leaders, and trends in the world of Jewish food.
The ideal candidate is a motivated food-loving individual who is passionate about building community through experiential education and empowering young leaders through new cultural experiences. Applicants should also have:
- 1-3 years of experience in event management and logistics, ideally with cultural programming in a not-for-profit or community organization. Experience organizing food-related events or projects is an asset.
- Curiosity, openness, and interest in learning about Jewish cuisine and the world of Jewish food professionals. Prior knowledge or experience with Jewish cuisine is an asset.
- Academic background or interest in Food Studies, Jewish Studies, Education, Anthropology, History, Public History, Canadian Studies, Québec Studies, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Communications, or Museology and Curatorial Studies is an asset
- Experience working in a cafe or restaurant is an asset, though not required.
- Ability to work well with others: managing external partners, community members, and other staff to create exciting food programming, while also working closely with supervisors and a small Museum team.
- Strong project management, delegation, and time management skills.
- Exceptional organizational and multitasking skills, as well as having strong decision-making skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills in either French or English, with at least intermediate capabilities in the other langanguage.
- Willingness to periodically work weekend or evening events.
Interested individuals may apply directly to the Museum of Jewish Montreal, and applications must include a CV and a cover letter. All materials are due by 11:59 PM January 17 and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Food Programming Coordinator Application”.