Culinary Instructor - LBJ

Culinary Instructor - LBJ


Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-339-4000

Job Location

Frankin, NC


$36,780 - 43,476


State Health Plan

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Closes: Monday, May 20, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, May 20, 2024

Expected Work Hours

7:30 - 4:30, M-F

Reports to

Dean of Workforce Continuing Education

Employment Type

Full-Time Occupational Faculty

Minimum Qualifications

Associate Degree in Culinary Arts required. Two years culinary experience. 

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred.

Teaching experience preferred.

Position Description

Statement of Primary Purpose

Provide culinary training for students at LBJ Job Corps Center.



Occupational Faculty, full-time, exempt.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Instruct, advise, guide, and assist students to achieve job skills and social skills necessary to become employed in the Culinary field. 
  • Maintain up-to-date instructional classroom and lab with equipment, tools, books and materials required for individualized student instruction.
  • Recruit and provide orientation for new students in the program
  • Teach students, in groups and in individualized programs, in the SCC/LBJ Culinary classes
  • Advise and guide students in professional and social skills
  • Maintain all records for the College and for LBJ
  • Comply with reporting requirement
  • Select and recommend instructional materials, tools, and equipment
  • Serve on College and LBJ committees
  • Attend meetings and student programs as needed
  • Present professional role model for students
  • Work with US Forest Service and Department of Labor to revise and up-date instructional programs as needed
  • Recommend new programs and skills needed for student success
  • Be responsible for professional development and maintaining professional competence
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and others


Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Attend various training activities (ServSafe, CPR, Student Handbook Training, Gang Awareness Training, Center Safety Procedures, etc.) as required by the Job Corps Center.


Minimum Qualifications


Associate Degree in Culinary Arts required, Bachelor’s preferred.  Two years culinary experience, teaching experience preferred.


Knowledge and Skills    

Culinary Skills


Physical Demands          

Ability to lift heavy objects with or without reasonable accommodations.


Licensing Requirement

National Restaurant Association Food Safety & Sanitation Preferred.  Ability to be certified and re-certified in CPR as required by the Job Corps Center.


Working Conditions and Environment

Work in kitchen environment.  Work in kitchen area with supplies and materials needed for safe food preparation.  The LBJ Job Corps Center does not close due to inclement weather; therefore, this position does not follow the College closing schedule.  The work day is 7:30am-4:00pm with ½ hour lunch break.  LBJ Job Corps Center observes federal holidays.


Equipment Operation

All tools related to food preparation (ovens, slicers, blenders, gas/electric stoves, etc.)  Ability to drive passenger van.


This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position.  Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisory personnel.  The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

How to Apply

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