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Thank you for your interest in joining our team! With opportunities ranging from urban agriculture animation to student nutrition development, FoodShare has an opportunity for everyone. Our commitment to hiring persons of all cultural and racial backgrounds makes FoodShare a great place to learn and contribute. And a shared daily lunch doesn’t hurt at all. Come join us and help thousands of people who grow, eat and share via FoodShare every day.

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School Grown Facilitator

School Grown is a schoolyard farming social enterprise that provides paid jobs and school credit to high school youth working at farmers. We grow at Bendale BTI, Eastdale CI and Heydon Park SS. Each summer we employ 20 high school students – they spend their summer seeding, weeding, harvesting, selling at the farmers market and participating in weekly workshops about cooking, food justice and anti-oppression. The School Grown Facilitator is a leadership position. In this role you will be supervising and mentoring high school youth within a supportive staff team.

Detailed job description:

  • Supervise and support the youth employees in daily tasks and activities
  • Work collaboratively with School Grown Coordinator and other FoodShare staff to develop educational programming for youth staff
  • Engage students in general on-site market garden tasks, working alongside youth while:
  • Prepping garden beds for planting, weeding, seeding and transplanting seedlings, watering and setting up irrigation, harvesting and processing produce, helping to maintain our compost system
  • Run shifts at the farmer’s market which includes mentoring youth and supporting them in handling cash, merchandising produce and delivering friendly customer service
  • Make deliveries to local restaurants
  • Act as a spokesperson for the Market Garden and FoodShare in the community, with the school, and with the broader public

Qualifications and skills:

  • Capacity and passion for supporting youth with their personal and professional self- determined goals
  • Great people skills (good at delegating tasks, helping people feel valued, energizing groups, keeping people happy when its 30 degrees and about to rain…)
  • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully with people of different ages, genders, abilities, cultural backgrounds, and individuals who have experienced marginalization.
  • Demonstrated respect for youth culture, knowledge and lived experiences
  • Willingness to do physical labour outside in all weather conditions (rain or shine!)
  • Knowledge of food justice and urban agriculture an asset
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, great attention to detail
  • Background in education, community development, youth leadership an asset
  • Holding a valid Ontario Drivers License an asset
  • Police check clearance required (to be able to work with students in the TDSB)
  • Some evening work will be required (but you’ll always know well in advance)

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program and requires that the applicant:

  • Is between 15-30 years of age (inclusive)
  • Was registered as a full-time student during the last academic year
  • Intends to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year
  • Is a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations

Hours and Compensation: $15.00/hr at 37.5 hours a week for 8 weeks with possibility of extension.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@foodshare.net by 5:00 pm on Friday June 2, 2017.

We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Click here for a PDF copy of the School Grown Facilitator job posting


Good Food Program Assistant

FoodShare’s Good Food Programs include a fresh produce distribution warehouse, a commercial kitchen, mobile produce markets, and community-run Good Food Markets. We are hiring 3 Good Food Program Assistants to support these programs. This job includes rotating through these work areas as needed to support FoodShare’s vision of providing good, healthy food to communities across Toronto.

Responsibilities

  • Food preparation and clean up in our kitchen
  • Support correct completion of paper work related to packing and inventory
  • Load and unload product onto and off of skids by hand, or by using basic material handling equipment such as a pump truck
  • Maintain and organize inventory
  • Assist the drivers with route planning and customer service
  • Prepare, pack and complete orders according to written instructions
  • Receive and process warehouse stock products (pick, unload, label, store)
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment by keeping all work areas clean
  • Perform inventory controls and maintain high quality assurance standards
  • Communicate and collaborate with supervisors and coworkers

Must Haves

  • Strong reading comprehension and written and verbal communication skills
  • Teamwork oriented and positive “can-do” attitude
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Able to start as early as6 am, work in the afternoons, evenings and weekends, as required
  • Ability to work at a quick and steady pace
  • Ability to be on your feet for 8 hours and to lift a maximum of 50lbs and willingness to do repetitive work

Nice to Haves

  • Food Handlers Certificate, Warehouse Experience, Picker/Packer Experience, First aid, Valid driver’s license G

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program and requires that the applicant:

  • Is between 15-30 years of age (inclusive)
  • Was registered as a full-time student during the last academic year
  • Intends to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year
  • Is a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations

Hours and Compensation: $14.00/hr at 30 hours a week for 8 weeks 

Additional Requirements

  • Must wear steel toed shoes in the warehouse at all times

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@foodshare.net by 5:00 pm on Friday June 2, 2017.

We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Good Food Program Assistant job posting


Compost and Urban Agriculture Assistant

At FoodShare all of the food scraps from our Good Food Program kitchen and warehouse spaces are composted on-site. We turn food waste into nutrient rich compost that supports community and school gardens. Our Urban Agriculture team also animates growing projects across the city. In this position, the Compost and Urban Agriculture Assistant will help maintain our onsite compost system (turning and screening compost, cleaning and prepping food waste collection bins) as well as support Urban Agriculture staff in their on-going community food projects.

Detailed job description:

  • Maintain on-site mid-scale compost system in collaboration with Compost Facilitator: emptying green bins, layering and turning compost, sifting finished compost, cleaning and out and prepping new green bins
  • Maintain accurate records of inputs and outputs from compost system
  • Supervise volunteers and interns working in compost area
  • Support facilitation of community workshops on urban agriculture skills and on-going food animation projects
  • Support the Sunshine Garden at CAMH as needed: seeding, watering, weeding, harvest, supporting on-site market stand
  • Support the animation of community events, ie. annual plant give away, Let’s Get Growing events, Toronto Compost Leader workshops and training
  • Support other summer events at FoodShare as assigned

Qualifications and skills:

  • Willingness to do physical labour outside in all weather conditions (rain or shine!)
  • Great people skills (good at delegating tasks, helping people feel valued, energizing groups, keeping people happy when its 30 degrees and about to rain…)
  • Demonstrated ability to work respectfully with people of different ages, genders, abilities, cultural backgrounds, and individuals who have experienced marginalization.
  • Knowledge of food justice and urban agriculture an asset
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, great attention to detail
  • Holding a valid Ontario Drivers License an asset
  • Some evening work may be required (but you’ll always know well in advance)

This position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program and requires that the applicant:

  • Is between 15-30 years of age (inclusive)
  • Was registered as a full-time student during the last academic year
  • Intends to return to school on a full time basis during the next academic year
  • Is a student in a post-secondary, vocational or technical program
  • Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations

Hours and Compensation: $14.00/hr at 30 hours a week for 8 weeks

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@foodshare.net by 5:00 pm on Friday June 2, 2017.

We thank everyone for their interest but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If you require accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Click here for a PDF copy of the Compost and Urban Agriculture Assistant job posting