Jobs

The Stop is currently hiring for the following positions. Please note that these positions are contingent on funding. Applicants must fill out and include the Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility questions to be considered for the job. Please click here to fill out an eligibility form. Scroll down to read the complete job descriptions:

  1. Community Garden Assistants (3 positions)
  2. Cooking & Growing Assistant
  3. Drop-In & Food Bank Animator

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Community Garden Assistants
3 positions - 37.5 hours/week, 12-week contracts

The Stop Community Food Centre uses food and food access as a tool for community development in the Davenport West and Wychwood Heights neighbourhoods of Toronto. The Stop runs an urban agriculture program at several sites, which include vegetable gardens, a greenhouse, naturalized gardens, and an outdoor bake oven. We are looking for people to assist our Urban Agriculture staff in maintaining the gardens, involving members of the community (volunteers, program participants, vulnerable adults, seniors, children, and youths), and delivering educational programming.

Responsibilities:
Assist the Urban Agriculture staff in the following tasks:

  • Supporting volunteers in garden maintenance tasks (planting, watering, harvesting, etc.)
  • Additional garden maintenance as needed
  • Support volunteers in running compost system and maintaining records
  • Conducting garden tours for visitors (individuals and groups);
  • Operating a weekly pizza-making session at an outdoor bake oven;
  • Organizing special community events, field trips and workshops;
  • Designing and facilitating garden-based education activities with children and youthPromoting the garden project with neighbours, potential volunteers and other members of the community.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in organic gardening (through paid employment or volunteer work);
  • Commitment to social justice and knowledge of food system issues;
  • Experience working with volunteers and community members in a leadership capacity;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, busy environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and show sensitivity to those who experience poverty/discrimination;
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse community (people of different ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds);
  • Ability to speak a language relevant to the neighbourhood is an asset (e.g. Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Turkish or other).

Salary: $14.25 per hour                                             

Start Date: June 2, 2014 (to be confirmed)

Please submit your eligibility form, cover letter, and résumé by Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. to: Hiring Committee – Community Garden Assistant, The Stop Community Food Centre, 601 Christie St, Box 81, Toronto, ON, M6G 4C7, or email jobs@thestop.org. No faxes or phone calls please.

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Cooking and Growing Assistant
37.5 hours/week, 12-week contract

The Stop Community Food Centre uses food and food access as a tool for community development in the Davenport West and Wychwood Heights neighbourhoods of Toronto. The Community Cooking Programs engage children, youth, and adults in the preparation of healthy, delicious meals to build skills, cooking, and community. We are looking for one person to support the Community Cooking Coordinator to assist participants from diverse backgrounds in community kitchens and baking in our outdoor wood-burning oven, as well as working in our gardens.

Responsibilities:

Assist the Community Cooking Coordinator in the following tasks:

  • Developing and delivering cooking and nutrition activities for children 8-12 years old in the summer camp programs;
  • Teaching safe kitchen skills for both children and adults;
  • Preparing for and delivering community kitchen programs;
  • Assist with kitchen management tasks, some heavy lifting may be required;
  • Assist with special events and healthy cooking workshops;
  • Assist with a cooking and gardening program for low-income community members facing multiple layers of marginalization;
  • Supporting youth and seniors from different cultural backgrounds in gardening.

Qualifications:

  • Good cooking skills and knowledge of healthy food;
  • Experience in organic gardening an asset;
  • Ability to work in a busy, fast-paced environment;
  • Experience engaging children in hands-on activities;
  • Commitment to social justice and knowledge of food system issues;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to speak a second language an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and show sensitivity to those who experience poverty/discrimination;
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse community (people of different ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds).

The successful candidate must be willing to undergo a police check in order to work with children.

Salary: $14.25 per hour                                             

Start Date: June 2, 2014 (to be confirmed)

Please submit your eligibility form, cover letter, and résumé by Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. to: Hiring Committee – Cooking and Growing Assistant, The Stop Community Food Centre, 601 Christie St, Box 81, Toronto, ON, M6G 4C7, or email jobs@thestop.org. No faxes or phone calls please. 

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Drop-In & Food Bank Animator
37.5 hours/week, 12-week contract

The Stop Community Food Centre uses food and food access as a tool for community development in the Davenport West and Wychwood Heights neighbourhoods of Toronto. Among other programs, The Stop runs emergency food programming at our 1884 Davenport Road site, as well as an outdoor bake oven and Good Food Market. We are looking for an energetic, dynamic, friendly, and creative person to support our Emergency Food Programs staff with the Food Bank, Drop-In, and Good Food Market programs and activities.

Responsibilities:
Assist the Food Bank and Drop-In team with the following tasks:

  • Facilitate Good Food Market every Tuesday;
  • Supervise market volunteers;
  • Complete administrative tasks associated with the Market (food ordering, accounting, statistics, etc.);
  • Support Food Bank and Drop-In program delivery;
  • Support and provide outreach for special community events, field trips, and workshops;
  • Supporting members in garden maintenance tasks (planting, weeding, watering) of gardens to the exterior of the Food Bank and Drop-In, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with volunteers and community members in a leadership capacity;
  • Commitment to social justice and knowledge of food system issues;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and show sensitivity to those who experience poverty/discrimination;
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a diverse community (people of different ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds);
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to speak a language relevant to the neighbourhood is an asset (e.g. Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Cantonese, Hindi, Hungarian or other);
  • Available to work Tuesday evenings until 7PM.

Salary: $14.25 per hour                                                    

Start Date: June 2, 2014 (to be confirmed)

Please submit your eligibility form, cover letter, and résumé by Monday, April 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. to: Hiring Committee – Food Bank Animator, The Stop Community Food Centre, P.O. Box 69, Station E, Toronto, ON, M6H 4E1, or email jobs@thestop.org.  No faxes or phone calls please. 

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The Stop Community Food Centre is committed to employment equity and encourages applicants from equity seeking groups. We regret that only those applicants being considered will be contacted.

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