IFL Market Culinary Associate

Reports to:  Assistant Market Kitchen Manager

Location:  Minneapolis, MN  

Position:  Full-time

Salary:  $21/hr


The Market Culinary Associate will be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and safety of kitchen space in the Market and preparing menu items as ordered.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Food prep and kitchen assistance
  • Preparing menu items as ordered
  • Operate kitchen equipment such as broilers, ovens, grills and fryers
  • Put away product deliveries
  • Follow and ensure compliance with all guidelines and procedures to ensure cleanliness and safety in the kitchen workspace at all times
    1. Hold food safety certification to reinforce food safety guidelines and procedures 
  • Follow Inventory Control Procedures to mitigate waste and inventory variances
  • Maintain cleanliness and complies with food sanitation requirements by properly handling food and ensuring correct storage
  •  Adhere to opening and closing checklists


  • Time management skills 
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills

Engagement with NATIFS’ mission:

  • Lead by example
  • Practice Indigenous values identified as NATIFS workplace cultural expectations
  • Represent NATIFS and reflect values in community  
  • Willingly step up as requested 
  • Generate new ideas
  • Work on strategies, activities and funding
  • Engage with the board as appropriate
  • Attend and participate in events and meetings
  • Communicate internally in a timely manner


For full time employees, NāTIFS presently provides 11 paid holidays, four weeks’ PTO, 100% of employee health insurance premium paid (and 30% for dependents), $1,000 annual contribution to Health Savings Account, 3% salary contribution 403(b) retirement plan (if the employee contributes 1% or more). 

ADA requirements:

NATIFS will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws.  If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please reach out to HR@natifs.org for additional information. Additional ADA notice of requirements:

  • Periods of sitting and standing
  • May endure prolonged periods of computer use
  • Written and verbal communication ability
  • Scan, handle and move material efficiently and safely, including lifting or moving up to 40 pounds
  • Flexible work schedule (e.g., occasional nights, weekends, and holidays) and regular attendance necessary
  • Reasonable accommodations can be made as needed

*English speaking, conversational Spanish preferred, with knowledge of Indigenous language value

To Apply or Inquire for Further Information

please send the following materials to HR@natifs.org, with the subject line as follows: MCA_(last name)_(first name):

  • Resume or CV
  • Work Availability
  • Amount of Hours Preferred (Part Time = less than 30 hours a week/ Full Time = 30+ hours a week)

You may also choose to come into the Indigenous Food Lab at the Midtown Global Market to complete a paper application. 

NāTIFS is committed to the principle of equity. We actively encourage women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this position and all positions at NāTIFS.

  • NāTIFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to any protected category under federal or Minnesota law, including but not limited to the following categories as and to the full extent protected by applicable law: age; race (including traits associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and hair styles such as braids, locs, and twists); color; creed; religion; national origin and/or ancestry; sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, related medical conditions); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; marital status; familial status; disability; military and/or veteran status; status with respect to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; genetic information; citizenship; or any other protected characteristic as established by law.