We're Hiring Summer Students!

Are you passionate about the local food movement, creating social change and growing Cape Breton? Are you willing to work hard, make every hour count, and make a real difference this summer? If this sounds like you, please consider applying for one of the available summer student positions with the Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op.

The Pan Cape Breton Food Hub Co-op is a multi-stakeholder non-profit co-op that uses an on-line marketplace format and a distribution chain to provide the linkage between consumers and businesses that produce food products in our region. To learn more, visit our website: www.capebretonfoodhub.com

Marketing and Communication Coordinator

Job Description: The Marketing and Communication Coordinator will be responsible to generate increased awareness through consumer relations, representing the Food Hub at community events and using social media and other technology-based platforms to promote the operation and improve processes.

Marketing Coordinator Job Duties:

·         Work with coordinator to create a marketing plan to increase Food Hub consumer members.

·         Work with partners to create community celebrations to elevate the agriculture sector and the Food Hub’s public profile.

·         Assist with organizing workshops as needed.

·         Written communication for newsletters.

·         Populate social media platforms.

·         Develop leads for a Corporate Sponsorship strategy.

·         Attend tradeshows, agricultural fairs and other events to promote the Food Hub.

·         Other duties as required.

Skills/Qualifications:

·         Computer skills and proficiency in social media platforms.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Strong time management and organizational skills.

·         Able to work independently.

·         Exceptional people skills.

·         Ability to think outside of the box and find creative solutions.

·         Experience and education in marketing or related field strongly preferred.

 

Details:

·         $11/hour for 37.5 hours per week.

·          Total term is 8 weeks.

Please apply to manager@pancapebretonfoodhub.ca, no later than June 14th.

 

 

 

Quality Assurance and Outreach Coordinator

Job Description: The Quality Assurance and Outreach Coordinator will work directly with food producers who supply the Food Hub. This coordinator will provide support both pre-harvest and post-harvest to help producers develop quality assurance protocols to achieve production standards as required by the Food Hub. Training will be provided, but experience in food industries or agriculture an asset.

Quality Assurance and Outreach Coordinator Job Duties:

·         Position will require travel within Cape Breton.

·         Schedule farm visits and follow up support with producers.

·         Support producers with developing product quality and consistency.

·         Train farmers in proper boxing and shipping procedures required by Food Hub.

·         Act as a liaison between producers and the Food Hub.

·         Provide technical support for producers using Food Hub software.

·         Writing producer profiles and providing content for newsletters and social media.

·         Creating an evaluation framework for program.

·         Providing quality assurance monitoring at delivery locations.

·         Other duties as required.

Skills/Qualifications:

·         Farm or gardening background preferred.

·         Requires manual labour.

·         Must be able to lift 30lbs.

·         Basic computer skills.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·         Strong time management and organizational skills.

·         Able to work independently.

·         Exceptional people skills.

·         Ability to think outside of the box and find creative solutions.

·         Experience and education in Agriculture, logistics or engineering a plus.   

Details:

·         $11/hour for 37.5 hours per week.

·         Total Term is 8 weeks.

Please apply to manager@pancapebretonfoodhub.ca, no later than June 14th.