Jobs

The Stop is currently hiring for Canada Summer Jobs Program positions: Community Garden Workers (below) and Drop-in and Food Bank Animator (also below, please scroll down).


Community Garden Workers
(37.5 hours/week, 12-week contracts)

*Note: These positions are contingent on funding. Applicants must fill out and attach the completed  Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility questions in their application to be considered for the job. Please click here to fill out an eligibility form.*

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 includes 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 youth), and delivering educational programming.

Responsibilities:

Assist the Urban Agriculture staff in the following tasks:

  • Supporting volunteers in garden maintenance tasks (planting, watering, harvesting, composting, etc.);
  • Additional garden maintenance as needed;
  • Support maintaining garden records;
  • Conducting garden tours for visitors (individuals and groups);
  • Operating a weekly pizza-making session at an outdoor bake oven;
  • Supporting special community events, field trips, and workshops;
  • Co-facilitating garden-based education activities with children and youth;
  • Promoting 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 an outdoor bake oven an asset;
  • 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);
  • Food Handler Certificate and First Aid training an asset;
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License an asset;
  • Some evening and weekend work required.

*A Police Check and Voluntary Sector Screening will be required for this position.

Salary: $14.25/hour | Start Date: June 1, 2015 (to be confirmed)

Please submit your eligibility form (see link above), cover letter, and résumé by Thursday, April 30th at 12:00 p.m. to: Hiring Committee – Community Garden Assistant, The Stop Community Food Centre, 601 Christie St., Box 81, Toronto, ON, M6G 4C7 or jobs@thestop.org.
No faxes or phone calls please.

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.


Drop-in and Food Bank Animator
(37.5 hours/week, 12-week contract)

*Note: These positions are contingent on funding. Applicants must fill out and attach the completed  Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility questions in their application to be considered for the job. Please click here to fill out an eligibility form.*

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 7:00 p.m.

 Salary: $14.25 per hour | Start Date: June 1st, 2015 (to be confirmed)

Please submit your eligibility form, cover letter, and résumé by Thursday, April 30th at 5:00 p.m. to: Hiring Committee – Food Bank Animator,
The Stop Community Food Centre, P.O. Box 69, Station E, Toronto, M6H 4E1 or jobs@thestop.org.
No faxes or phone calls please.

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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