Culinary Arts Chef /Instructor

$53,000 yearly
  • Tohono O'odham Community College
  • Sells, AZ, USA
  • Jan 21, 2022
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Job Description

Job Title:       Culinary Arts Chef /Instructor

Reports to:    Restaurant Manager/Instructor

Status:           Full-time/ Regular/ Exempt

Salary:           $53,000 Annual (DOE)

SUMMARY: Tohono O’odham Community College (TOCC) is seeking a Culinary Arts Instructor/Chef who will develop, lead and oversee a culinary program that includes a certificate and an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts. The Culinary Instructor/Chef will develop curriculum, teach courses that involve both theory and practice, and oversee the development and operation of a food service business that provides On the Job Learning (OJL) for TOCC college students and dual enrollment students in addition to needed classroom instruction.


  • Develop and manage a food service business in Sells, Arizona that provides an opportunity for culinary students to acquire the needed (OJL) On the Job Learning hours toward certificates and degrees as well as teaching the theoretical basis for the culinary arts, including nutrition and compliance with food service industry regulations;
  • Coordinate all aspects of a TOCC culinary program including purchasing and inventory of equipment, maintaining budget and spending records;
  • Develop a curriculum in culinary arts that includes the integration of traditional foods  that are grown and gathered within the boundaries of the Tohono O’odham Nation;
  • Maintain good relations with the community;
  • Work nights and weekends as required;
  • Support the T-So:son (Our Core Values) including T- Wohocudadag – Our Beliefs, T-Apedag – Our Well-Being, T-Pi:k Elida – Our Deepest Respect and I-We:mta – Working Together;
  • Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be approved by an Accredited Training Sponsor (ATS) Representative to be certified as an instructor;
  • Experience at a minimum journey OR technician – level (at least 4 years) in their area of expertise, OR a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a certified teacher in a vocational/ technical construction or maintenance-related training programs;
  • Documentation of an instructor’s qualifications must be reviewed and approved by Sponsored Representative or other qualified personnel, and kept on file by using one of the following methods;
  • A diploma from an acceptance secondary or post-secondary institution in the field(s) to be taught/evaluated OR a resume documenting actual experience in the curriculum title(s) or specific module(s) the individual intends to teach OR documented evidence of successful completion of the National Craft Assessment and Certification Program (NCACP) assessment in the appropriate field(s) OR a license granted by a state in the field(s) to be taught/evaluated OR relevant certification by a State Department of Education.

Additional Consideration May Be Given To Individuals with the Following Qualifications:

  • Ability to speak and understand O’odham and/or Spanish.
  • Knowledge and understanding in the history and contemporary issues facing Native peoples.


  • Valid Arizona Driver’s license with no DUI's or major traffic offences within the past two years.
  • Must successfully pass a background check and finger print clearance.
  • Licenses may be required depending on area of assignment.


  • Instructional methodologies;
  • Adult learning theory;
  • Research methods;
  • Student evaluation methods;
  • Principles in assigned academic area;
  • Advising processes and practices.


  • Using a computer and related software applications;
  • Conducting research;
  • Evaluating student performance;
  • Instructing students;
  • Creating collateral materials for class sessions;
  • Advising students;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with subordinates, coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.