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Instructor, Ann Arbor, MI

  • 06/18/2024 5:59 PM
    Message # 13371818
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Zingerman's Bakehouse is looking for an instructor for BAKE!, our hands on teaching bakery school for home bakers. If you are a skilled artisan bread and pastry baker and love to teach, please consider this position in our fast growing school. 

     The instructor works with the school’s Principal, other instructors and support staff to further develop BAKE! as a premier baking school.  The position blends baking talent, teaching skills and an entrepreneurial spirit to work toward realizing our vision.

    Application Link:

    What does the job pay?

    Wage negotiable depending on experience

    What are the requirements and skills needed for this job?


    • Is willing to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings and holidays or as needed as business dictates. We teach all day on Saturdays and Sundays and generally two evenings each week plus other daytime classes
    • Full time position, 32-40 hours per week, as the schedule dictates
    • Teaches minimum of 5-6 classes weekly                                                                                                                                                           

     Performance Expectations - Essential Functions: 

    • Lead and/or assist in a minimum of 5-6 classes per week which are scheduled for weekday afternoons/evenings and during the day on weekends
    • Supervisory responsibility for an assistant and dishwasher while leading a class
    • Over time learns to teach all of our classes (approx. 60)
    • Works independently in a classroom setting
    • Provides the Zingerman's Service Experience and Service Expectations to students and co-workers (as taught in our Zingerman’s Orientation Classes)
    • Prepare written materials, recipes, timelines, ingredients and bakery space for classes (training provided)
    • Potentially works with guest chefs/bakers to develop content and materials for either a demonstration class or a hands on class
    • Demonstrate strong teamwork, organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to be adaptable, dependable and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
    • Demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to break complex concepts down to an appropriate level for students.
    • Possess a knowledge of baking science from the performance and functionality of ingredients, how the ingredients change in an oven environment and how to bake
    • Loves ongoing learning and personal development
    • Help train teaching assistants and dishwashers
    • Attend weekly BAKE! meetings and assist in making department decisions
    • Becomes an active participant in Zingerman's Bakehouse

     Physical Requirements:

    • Lift 50 pounds
    • Stand for many hours at a time
    • Can teach for 8 hours in a day
    Last modified: 06/18/2024 6:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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