Culinary Arts Educator

  • Hudson Valley, NY
  • $2,000 base salary, additional compensation based on experience USD / Year

Website Eden Village Camp

Jewish Farm-to-Table Sleepaway Camp

Bring your food values deliciously to life as the Culinary Arts Specialist at Eden Village! You’ll work with the abundance of our farm and orchard to teach farm-to-table cooking skills and inspire young people to have autonomy over what they eat and where their food comes from. Get creative with fresh goat milk from our goats, eggs from our chickens and an abundance of farm fresh veggies, inspiring deep gratitude for the land and communities that feed us. Guide campers in learning everything from knife skills and kitchen safety to how to make fresh pasta, pickles, bread, ice cream, fermented foods, canned goodies and so much more!

Eden Village camp is a non-profit overnight camp rooted in the Jewish vision of creating a more environmentally sustainable, socially just, and spiritually connected world. We’re dedicated to providing campers with an incredible summer experience while empowering them to promote a vibrant future for themselves, their communities, and planet.


  • Live on site at Eden Village Camp for the 9 week summer season
    Prior experience as an educator
  • Basic knowledge of farm to table cooking including but not limited to: knife safety skills, basic cooking techniques, fermentation, pickling, cooking in a cobb oven, vegan and gluten free baking, incorporating seasonal produce, and reducing food waste.
  • Must love being organized and ready to caretake a space used by 250+ community members.
  • Work well on a team and be open to direction from your supervisor.
  • Specialists must be at least 19 years old, and are expected to stay at camp the entire season and attend staff training.


  • Teach 3-4 programs every day for campers ages 8-16.
  • Prepare lessons for campers age 8-16 on farm to table cooking.
  • You are coming into years of pre-written lesson plans with the ability to tinker and personalize.
  • Keep the Farmers Kitchen clean and organized. All cooking spaces need to meet health department cleanliness standards.
  • Able to manage camper allergies and food restrictions safely and responsibly.
  • Ideally, you can help draw connections between being Jewish and farm to table cooking…but we can help with that.
  • Flexible and able to go with the flow as challenges arise
  • Community-minded with an emphasis on intentional Jewish community experience
  • Excited to work with kids

All staff at Eden Village, regardless of their job, should expect to support the running of camp in a variety of ways that are not outlined here. As a community working collectively to keep 200 children safe and happy, each summer is full of unexpected blessings and challenges. We rely on our staff’s flexibility to meet those challenges.

Why you’ll love it!

  • Experience deep community with a vibrant staff of 120 young people from all over the world and a core cohort of 15 other educators specializing in art, herbs, farm, wilderness skills, and more!  Our community values skills sharing, spiritual growth, and inclusivity.
  • You’ll enjoy three kosher, organic, locally sourced meals a day.
  • We have a secret little room just for staff snack…and a not-so-secret not-so-little FARM full of fresh off the vine snacks! We’re munching on cherry tomatoes, blueberries, raspberries, cucumbers, peaches, cherries, carrots, and so much more all summer long.
  • You get to hang out with goats!
  • We have at least one  staff fun activity every night and staff-only swim a few times a week.
  • You’ll inspire kids to be more playful, kind, caring, joyful, and grateful- changing their lives and changing the world!

Dates: June 14 – August 21, 2023

Time Off: All staff receive one 24-hour day off per week, and around 3 hours off every day.

Salary: $2,000 base salary, additional compensation based on experience

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