Bridgewater Farmers' Market
Saturdays from 9AM – 1PM
June 1 — October 26
685 King Street, Bridgewater, NS
Between Empire and Dominion Streets

We are hiring a Market Assistant

Temporary, full-time, 30 hrs/week, 10-week term; must work Saturdays. Wage: $11.75; Approximate Start Date: May 27, 2019


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Job Opportunity - Market Assistant

This position is being advertised under the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) initiative. Applicants must be 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment, be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment (International Students are not eligible), and have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.

Overview

Temporary, full-time, 30 hrs/week, 10-week term; must work Saturdays. Wage: $11.75; Approximate Start Date: May 27, 2019

The Market Assistant will work under the guidance of the volunteer manager to promote the Bridgewater Farmers' Market as a weekly community building event that provides access to healthy food and local products, and supports rural livelihoods and rural economic development. In particular, the Market Assistant will be involved in the planning and implementation of the Bridgewater Farmers’ Market’s children’s program, offering interesting, healthy eating and living related educational activities for children aged 6 – 12 years old. This involves liaising with local schools, making sure program materials are on hand, and delivering the program on-site. At the weekly market, the assistant will be instrumental in promoting proper waste sorting and waste diversion. The Market Assistant will help with the logistics and promotion of the market, e.g. setting up and taking down tents and seating area, and updating and distributing market posters/flyers, social media, newsletter, etc. The Market Assistant will also research seasonal recipes to educate customers on easy ways to prepare farm products sold at the market.

Requirements

Not an immediate family member related a member of the Bridgewater Farmers Market; Must be available to work every Saturday; Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs; Must be organized, willing to learn, able to take direction, and able to work independently on assigned projects

One year university or college education in a related field (e.g. Business Administration, Applied Human Nutrition, Child and Youth Study, Public Relations, Municipal Planning, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, etc.) is considered an asset, as is experience and/or strong interest in areas such as farmers' markets, agriculture, food security, local economic development, community development and nutrition, food and/or cooking, as is interest in future employment in these areas.

We welcome all applications from qualified applicants.  Special consideration will be given to recent immigrant youths, recent youth refuges, indigenous yourth, LGBTQ2 youths, and visible minorities.

How to Apply

If you are interested, please download and fill in the application form. Email the application form with your resume and cover letter to [email protected].  We appreciate your interest in working for the Bridgewater Farmers' Market, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.