Director Position

Little Kitchen Academy – Vaughn, ON

CA $40,000/yr – CA $50,000/yr – Full-time Position

Little Kitchen Academy Vaughan is looking for a Director who loves working with children and has a passion for a healthy lifestyle.

Start Date: October 2022.

Little Kitchen Academy is the first of its kind Montessori inspired cooking academy for kids ages three through teen. We are focused on providing a safe, inspiring, and empowering space for children to identify, develop and refine their senses. Through joy, mindfulness, and learning we are creating a foundation for a healthy lifestyle through responsible eating choices from scratch to consumption.

Must be kind, caring, and patient. Must have a passion for living a healthy lifestyle.

• Scheduled to work 40hrs/week (fulltime) **Evening and weekends as required.

• Executing our core values every day, every class, every student (Health, Delight, Joy, Mindfulness, Learning, Empowerment, Inspiration).

• Function as the Lead Instructor for 2-3 classes per week.

• Employee Management including: discovering, interviewing, hiring, training, maintaining, and holding the Instructors accountable for being on time and prepared for their shifts, presenting a kind and thoughtful lesson, and working as a team.

• Building classes/sessions into our registration platform every season.

• Being responsible for sending and answering emails, helping parents with registration questions.

• Adjusting class offerings and tailoring them as needed based on age interest.

• Working with LKA Regional Director and Assistant Director to build the Seasonal Curriculum Plan; keeping in mind the season/special needs/allergies.

• Preparing and placing an order for ingredients, paper products, and small wares needed to execute the Seasonal Curriculum Plan each day. This includes receiving product, demanding quality, organizing the fridge and pantry and maintaining supplies in the First Aid kit.

• Building relationships with schools and like-minded businesses to join and support the LKA Giveback/Buyout Program.

• Working with Regional Director and Assistant Director to maintain and build a strong group of instructors.

• Working within budgets and sending invoices to bookkeeper.

• Updating/upkeep on permits/inspections and servicing of appliances (when necessary).

• Cover shifts if unexpected absences in staffing occur.

Associate’s Degree in Child Development, Nutritionist, or relevant 2-year degree preferred.

Experience teaching, particularly Montessori-based, is preferred.

Experience leading and managing staff.

ECE and business development an asset.

Requirements upon hire:

  • First Aid, CPR, AED Training Certification (including for Adults & Children)
  • Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Food Safety Certification

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees of LKA are required to be fully vaccinated and to comply with local masking policies.

We request all applicants to submit their resume to lkaontario@littlekitchenacademy.com.

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