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Hiring – Market Assistant

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

JOB POSTING

Market Support Staff

Reports to: Market Coordinator

Location: Orangeville, ON

Salary Range: Part-time contract position with the possibility of extension

Start Date: Tuesday July 4th, 2023

Background

The Orangeville Food Bank is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to supporting dignified food support to those in need. We provide perishable and non-perishable food through in-person shopping and deliveries, pick up reclamation food from local grocery stores, run a community kitchen program, and support local agencies with a monthly food share. We also pursue proactive solutions designed to end hunger through advocacy and by supporting local farmers and improving our local food system.

Job Function

The Orangeville Food Bank is piloting a Pay What You Can farmer-style market in and around Dufferin County. This new position will develop two market sites that feature fresh fruits and vegetables available on a sliding scale to local residents. The role will manage the organization, administration, ordering, and market delivery with the support of an assistant.

Specific responsibilities:

  1. Receive shipments and store them appropriately

  2. Repackage and Pack product

  3. Inventory and rotate product in cool storage

  4. Pack vehicle for the market with supplies and market produce

  5. Assist with market setup

  6. Interact with customers

Qualifications

Minimum Knowledge and Education and Work Experience:

  1. Strong customer relations skills

  2. Ability to work well both independently and in a team.

  3. Have an understanding of hunger/poverty/food systems issues, and a demonstrated capacity to work with people experiencing marginalization and poverty.

  4. Possess a sense of humour with a liberal sprinkling of sunshine

Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Demonstrate tact and diplomacy when working with diverse populations

  2. Proven ability to motivate others and foster an energizing, cooperative environment.

  3. Ability to understand and comply with Food Banks Canada’s Safe Food Handling Practices & Procedures.

  4. Experience with a POS system is preferred

Working Conditions:

Must be able to:

  1. perform moderate to heavy physical labor (lift up to 50 lbs. regularly)

  2. push/pull a pallet jack at 1200 lbs for 200 ft.

  3. climb a step ladder

  4. be exposed to cold temps and work in a regulated refrigerated environment occasionally (below freezing)

  5. work on a computer keyboard daily

Maintain a current and valid driver’s license with a good driving record

Interested applicants should apply by sending their resume and cover letter by Friday, June 9th, 2023 to Heather Hayes at heather@orangevillefoodbank.org.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note: A successful criminal record check and proof of vaccination will be required prior to any offer of employment being made.

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