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Employment Opportunities for Students

The Academy of Culinary Arts hires students for the positions listed below.

Interested students should fill out the Culinary Application for Student Employment.

Student Ambassadors

Culinary and baking students will be hired to work culinary open houses and assist with mid-week group tours. This job will give you catering and public relations experience, professional references and an opportunity to work closely with your chefs and with culinary admissions staff. Specific work duties will vary depending on your job assignment. All jobs will include the following tasks:

  • Prep food and beverages for open house
  • Set-up food and program displays before the open house
  • Give tours to guests
  • Answer questions from guests

Qualifications: Good Grades; Dependable; Friendly; Professional; Flexible; Available on four Saturdays: October 20, 2012, November 10, 2012, March 24, 2013 and April 21, 2013.

Hours will include six hours for each open house plus lunch time set-up and one hour after school the week of each open house. Student ambassadors may also be invited to assist with weekday programs during lunch.

Van Drivers

Two culinary students will be hired to drive IUP vans between the Fairman Centre and the Living/Learning Center for evening and weekend meals.

Qualifications:  Good driving record, dependable, responsible

Storeroom Assistants

Chef Sones, our purchasing agent, will hire student workers for positions in the academy’s receiving kitchen and storeroom. See Chef Sones for more details and an application.

Qualifications: Organized, enthusiastic, dependable, and a morning person!

Student Reporter

One culinary student will be hired to collect information and photos about classroom and student activities for publication on department web page and Facebook.

Qualifications: Good writing and photography skills, dependable

Student Office Worker for Culinary Admissions

One or two baking students will be hired to do general office work and assist with mid-week admissions visit programs and special projects.

Qualifications: Good basic computer skills, good attention to detail, professional and flexible

Alumni to Represent IUP ACA at IUP Undergraduate Admissions Expos

The Culinary Admissions Office will hire culinary or culinary/baking graduates who are current IUP students in Hospitality Management or Food and Nutrition to answer questions about the program at the Admissions Expos on the Indiana Campus. Contact us at culinary-arts@iup.edu for details.

Qualifications: IUP ACA graduate and current IUP student, Dependable, outgoing, friendly, positive, professional

Alumni Ambassadors for Telecounseling and Social Media Contacts

The Culinary Admissions Office will hire culinary or culinary/baking graduates who are current IUP students in Hospitality Management or Food and Nutrition to answer questions for prospective IUP ACA students. This work can be done at home. Contact us at culinary-arts@iup.edu for details.

Qualifications: IUP ACA graduate and current IUP student, Dependable, self-starter, outgoing, friendly, positive, professional, and must have a good phone presence and/or ability to answer questions through email, facebook or twitter!

Alumni Ambassadors for Open House

The Admissions Office will hire graduates of the culinary or culinary-baking program who are current IUP students in Hospitality Management or Food and Nutrition to work culinary admissions open houses. Students will assist with open house facilitation, greet and talk with prospective students and their families, and assist chef instructors as needed. Contact us at culinary-arts@iup.edu for details.

Qualifications: IUP ACA graduate and current IUP student, Dependable, outgoing, friendly, positive, professional

  • Academy of Culinary Arts
  • 1012 Winslow Street
    Punxsutawney, PA 15767
  • Phone: 800-438-6424
  • Fax: 814-938-1158
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.