Our amazing team of chefs, educators and coordinators are passionate about inspiring young people to eat well. Does that sound like you? Take a look at jobs and internships available at The Sylvia Center now.


Director of Programs – Oversee all programs, both upstate and city. This position requires prior experience teaching nutrition education programs, managing programs at a high level, and the ability to work strategically to achieve program outcomes. 


Chef Instructor – For our Teen Culinary Apprenticeship program during the 2018-2019 school year. The primary teaching program runs from late January to the end of June and will take place 4 days per week during after school hours with some weekend days for field trips. Prior to the program start date, the instructor must be available for training, meetings and student recruitment from October to December. After the teaching program, the instructor will visit summer sites, which are flexible in scheduling. 


Community Chefs and Chef Assistants – For our afterschool Cooks for Health programs. Classes are conducted at New York City Housing Authority Community Centers throughout the five boroughs of NYC and community sites in Hudson, NY. During our classes, students learn basic cooking techniques (chopping, grating, whisking, kneading, rolling) as well as skills essential for any good cook: kitchen safety, flavor profiles and creative combining, planning and strategizing, and teamwork. Each class culminates with students and instructors sitting together to enjoy the meal they created. 


Candidates can send their resume and cover letter to: careers@sylviacenter.org.


Each year, we work with talented and enthusiastic interns interested in food education, organic gardening, and social justice. Interns are immersed in the daily work of programs, fundraising, and communications and are invaluable support for our team. We pride ourselves in training the next generation of changemakers to give them the experiences they need to pursue their goals.

Check back soon for internship opportunities!