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Instructor, Hospitality Management

Instructor, Hospitality Management

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Full-time Temporary
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SAIT Academic Faculty Association
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School of Hospitality & Tourism
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Instructor, Hospitality Management

School Hospitality and Tourism


At the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), we are the shapers. The makers. The originals, driven by a passion for excellence and impact. We offer action-based learning, solution-focused research and enterprising collaborations with partners from around the world. We are a global leader in applied education, an Alberta Top Employer and a destination workplace for people empowered to make a difference in the lives of students. Now is an exciting time to join this one-of-a-kind place…SAIT.


The School of Hospitality and Tourism is a passionate and dedicated team of professionals committed to delivering on SAIT’s promise of applied education and student success. With an entrepreneurial and innovative spirit, the school trains nearly 1,200 students each year in addition to operating five food and beverage outlets and North America’s only student-run travel centre. Add continuing education and corporate events to the mix, and you’ve got a one-of-a-kind school that attracts top talent from around the world.


The School of Hospitality and Tourism offers diploma programs in Hospitality Management, Professional Cooking, Baking and Pastry Arts and Travel and Tourism. It prides itself on its live classrooms of which The Highwood is its premier learning environment. The School’s mission is “Excellence in everything we do.” and in this regard it is currently recruiting for an instructor in The Highwood who will contribute to the goals of the Highwood, and School of Hospitality and Tourism team, to ensure that our students receive exemplary training and education in a full service dining room environment.


We are currently recruiting an Instructor for The Highwood. In this role, you will contribute to the goals of The Highwood, as well as the School of Hospitality and Tourism team, to ensure that our students receive exemplary training and education in a full service dining room environment. Look forward to the opportunity to work within an award-winning facility and live classroom for the next generation of culinary and hospitality leaders!


We are currently recruiting for a temporary full time benefits eligible position ending

December 31, 2018.



  • Preparing and presenting lectures in the areas of food service, customer service, wine knowledge, bar knowledge and table service
  • Coaching students in exemplary customer service, menu knowledge, dining room etiquette, room set-up, wine service and bar mixology
  • Developing course outlines and curriculum
  • Evaluating student progress and facilitating student achievement
  • Preparing additional study materials for learners
  • Developing and updating wine and cocktail lists
  • Providing ongoing support, guidance and advice to learners
  • Participating in curriculum and program reviews
  • Participating in strategy sessions to continue to develop the presence of the Highwood to the SAIT community and the public 
  • Liaising with relevant industry sectors and individuals to continue to enhance the curriculum, and the success of the Highwood as a premier dining operation


  • Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience in a premier dining establishment combined with a relevant degree or diploma
  • Previous teaching experience an asset
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Strong industry participation
  • Ability to function in a team environment
  • Sommelier knowledge at WSET level 2 is an asset, as is entrepreneurial experience and knowledge of the post-secondary environment


Why Work at SAIT:

Enjoy a stimulating work environment, a beautiful campus overlooking downtown Calgary and a great benefits package including: comprehensive health and dental coverage, a defined benefit pension plan, professional development programs, generous paid time off, free access to our Wellness Centre, transit subsidies and more.


Our Training and Support Plan

We have a department devoted to training new instructors and they will help you feel comfortable by offering:

  • A two-week intensive training program in your first year
  • Opportunities for teaching workshops throughout the year
  • In-class evaluators to give you constructive feedback
  • Mentorship programs to pair you with an experienced fellow instructor

Vacation for Instructors

Looking for a work-life balance?  Instructors at SAIT earn 43 days of paid vacation per year (approximately 8 weeks per year).  In addition, employees at SAIT also receive paid time off during the break between Christmas and New Year’s Day.


To Apply:

Please continue with the online application process through the SAIT careers website or Online applications are strongly preferred.


Closing Date & Time: Open until suitable candidate is found


If you have any questions about the role please contact  Please do not apply to this email address; all applications should be made through our online system.



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