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The community we serve, the colleagues we work with and the great facility we work in, make the Goodman Community Center a pretty great place to work. We welcome you to read about why our employees love to work here. Our staff is committed to strengthening lives and securing futures of all our participants, customers and facility users, from little ones to older adults.


TEENworks Culinary Instructor and TEENworks Employment Training Coordinator

TEENworks participants are learning critical employment skills while learning in a supportive, hands-on environment. TEENworks is designed to support the development of job, social and educational skills, preparing High School teens for employment or post-secondary education.

Culinary Instructor

This position supports curriculum development, lesson planning and culinary instruction for Seed to Table SAIL East and other innovative high school education programs. Our programs teach teens about locally sourced foods, culinary arts and employment training/experiences in the food industry.

Please download the culinary instructor position description. Pay rate is $16 per hour.

Employment Training Coordinator

This position will work with 20 youth over the course of the year. Starting with employment and culinary training. After the initial training you will continue to support the youth for the remainder of the year in employment outside of the Goodman Community Center.

Please download the employment training coordinator position description. Pay rate is $16 per hour.

Qualifications for both positions include:

  • Knowledge of and experience with youth employment programs, strategies and principals.
  • Experience working with high school youth, with particular emphasis on working with at-risk and low income youth.
  • Ability to mentor and support teen learners.
  • Good working knowledge of culinary skills
  • Experience with volunteer and youth employee supervision.

Special position requirements include:

  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record. Willingness to drive 15 passenger van.


  • ServSafe Certified.

Applications and resumes preferred by April 10 to Lisa Jacob.

Elementary Summer Camp Teachers

The Goodman Community Center is seeking to hire teachers for our elementary summer camp program. Summer camp at the Goodman Community Center is a place for children from all backgrounds to play, socialize, learn and grow. A summer camp teacher is responsible for the overall supervision of all children enrolled in program. Summer camp teachers carry out daily activities, ensure the safety and physical well-being of the children, maintain daily communication with parents, and work within the childcare team to provide a high quality summer camp experience!

Goodman's state licensed, City of Madison accredited elementary summer camp program provides an enriching environment for children 5-12 years of age. Children will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning designed to build proficiency in reading, math, and science in fun, hands-on ways! Each week will also offer a theme with staff led enrichment options, swimming lessons, arts/crafts, recreational games, visits to favorite community locations and more.

Hourly Position: Monday-Friday (40 hours/week). Program hours are 7:30am-5:30 p.m.
Hourly Rate: $12.85-14.00/hour depending on experience and ability and willingness to drive.

Program runs June 12-August 11. Planning hours available in May 2017. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Childcare Programs

Please download a complete position description. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and should be submitted to Lisa Jacob.

Substitute Childcare Teachers


Looking for part-time or occasional hours working with great kids and staff? GCC has opportunities to for substitute teach in our preschool and afterschool programs. Must have experience with preschool or elementary age children and coursework in Early Childhood Ed or related field.

Substitute teachers may be called in advance to cover vacations, staff development trainings, meetings or other planned absences. Substitutes may also be called in on short notice to cover for staff out ill. The amount of shifts you decide to fill is entirely up to you.

Our hourly rate is $12-14/hour depending on qualifications and experience. Please submit a resume and application to Lisa Jacob.


Ask our receptionist for an application or download and complete an Employment Application Form below. You may want to download the form by right-clicking and selecting "Save As". Include your name in the file name.

PDF Fillable Application

If you choose to fill out this PDF form, please add your name when saving the file. For example, "GCC Employment Application_Jane Smith.pdf"

Microsoft Word Application

Mail or email your completed application to the person listed for the job you are applying for:

Lisa Jacob, Assistant Director and Human Resources Manager
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704

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Angela Tortorice, Assistant Director of Childcare Programs
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704

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GCC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of age, sex, gender, gender identity, genetic information, physical appearance, disability, association with a person with a disability, race, color, creed or religion, conviction, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical condition, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, military participation, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, income level or source of income, student status or any other protected characteristic as protected by law.