Employment Opportunities

Culinary Arts Lab Assistant, #W0738

At J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, we are committed to the success of all students.  We believe all students will reach their full potential when we create conditions that allow it and it is our responsibility to do so. We are mindful that equitable outcomes are only achieved through intentional action that eliminates barriers to achievement. Successful candidates for positions, regardless of job duties, must embrace the responsibility to serve all students so that they may succeed and prosper. Reynolds is seeking applicants for the position of Culinary Arts Lab Assistant for the School of Business Culinary Arts Program.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  Part-time hourly position without state benefits. Wage employees are restricted to working approximately 29 hours per week or less, not to exceed 1,500 hours annually. The required hours for this position may vary, however the typical schedule requires availability four (4) to five (5) days a week, for approximately five (5) to seven (7) hours a day. If an enrolled student in HRI program, a credit by able may be issued for HRI 190 Internship(s).


DUTIES:  The Culinary Arts Lab Assistant will manage and provide the necessary supplies (perishable, non-perishable and repairs) for the programs housed at The Kitchens at Reynolds, while fulfilling the organizational standards set forth for Culinary Arts programs and education by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFEFAC). The duties of this position will include: continuous food and beverage inventory management (including inventory file recordkeeping, purchasing, and storage, while maintaining high standards of excellence); assembly and issuing of requisitions for lab classes including segregating of course specific materials and continuous small-ware inventory management. This position will also be responsible for purchasing supplies using the State’s procurement process (eVA) to include maintaining eVA and Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Shared Services compliance, calculation of food and beverage orders, maintaining requisition database, submitting work order requests, catering assistance, and budget awareness. The Culinary Arts Lab Assistant also assists with lab facility monitoring and status reporting, including routine sanitation inspections, preventative maintenance inspections and completing necessary corrective actions; and participation in other duties as assigned by the Program Head.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:  Knowledge of educational culinary laboratory environments, to include product knowledge. Demonstrated ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications, including Excel spreadsheets and Access databases. Knowledge of purchasing processes; budgeting and reconciliation; and receipt and log management. Demonstrated ability to utilize a high level of organizational skills; and to communicate and work effectively with multi-cultural populations that support diversity, cultural understanding and inclusion. Demonstrated ability to lift and/or move items of 50 pounds independently, while maintaining safety standards. Current ServSafe Food Manager Certification is required. High school diploma or equivalent. Selected candidate must be able to pass the college’s pre-employment background screening.


QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:  Current experience with the Canvas Learning Management System is preferred. Current experience using eVA and knowledge of the purchasing guidelines and procedures of the Commonwealth of Virginia is also preferred.


 STARTING SALARY:  Maximum starting hourly rate, $18.50 per hour, based on related experience.  


 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS: To apply for this position please visit

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator Email:

Reynolds is committed to hiring and retaining a racially diverse, culturally competent staff at all levels of the organization who reflect the demographics of our students. We also believe in providing an ongoing investment in our faculty and staff to deepen their skills and competencies to serve the full range of our student population.


Reynolds is one of the largest community colleges in Virginia and serves Virginia’s capital city and five nearby counties. Annually, our four campus sites serve approximately 13,000 credit students and provide training for 7,400 students through the Community College Workforce Alliance. Additional information is available at the College’s Website:



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J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College does not discriminate on the basis of age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification); color; disability; gender identity or expression; genetic information; military service; national origin; political affiliation; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including lactation; race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists); religion; sex; sexual orientation; veterans status, or any other non-merit based factor in its employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. 


Reynolds Community College Office of Human Resources Parham Road Campus Workforce Development and Conference Center, Suite 121  1651 E. Parham Road Richmond, VA 23228 (804) 523-5249