Job Postings

Thank you for your interest in working with The Stop Community Food Centre! We are currently hiring for the position of Venue Supervisor. We are also hiring two Canada Summer Jobs positions: Community Services Assistant and Community Events Assistant. Please click on the position titles or scroll down to read the complete job postings below.


Venue Supervisor
(Permanent Position)

The Stop Community Food Centre is a leading-edge and nationally-respected non-profit organization that has been providing innovative programs and advocacy to address problems of hunger and inequality for over 30 years. The Stop’s mission is to increase access to healthy food in a manner that maintains dignity, builds health and community, and challenges inequality.

Reporting to the Administrative Coordinator, the Venue Supervisor is responsible for ensuring that events at The Stop’s Green Barn are safe, welcoming, and successful, and that the client experience is positive. The Venue Supervisor is integral to the success of events at the venue. The work schedule varies in length and may include weekends and/or evenings and/or night shifts, depending on the nature of the event. Shifts are a minimum of four (4) hours, based on the assigned role.

Responsibilities:

  • Opening and securing premises before and after the event, and supervision during event production;
  • Ensuring that the venue is run in a safe, orderly, and disciplined manner in accordance with the conditions of all health and safety, fire, and building regulations;
  • Ensuring the proper close of the Kitchen space according to procedures, if it is included in the rental booking;
  • Ensuring clients are fully informed of, and adhere to, event and facility policies and procedures;
  • Ensuring the secure and safe-keeping of stock, goods, and equipment;
  • Identifying hazards and problems as they arise and reporting them to the Administrative Coordinator;
  • Contacting the Administrative Coordinator and Green Barn Manager in the event of an emergency;
  • Confidently and professionally representing The Stop;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of food safety, event service, and hospitality;
  • Time management, administration, and organizational skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, i.e. working with a diversity of people facing intersectional barriers;
  • Ability to organize and maintain clean and sanitary spaces;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team, prioritize tasks;
  • A commitment to and understanding of anti-racist/anti-oppressive practices;
  • Maintaining a calm demeanor when interacting with clients.

Assets:

  • Language(s) other than English;
  • Experience working or volunteering in a community setting;
  • First Aid;
  • Familiarity with food preparation & knowledge of safe food-handling practices.

Hours: Minimum four (4) hours, but longer as required.
Estimated Events Per Year: 6-12, typically evenings and weekends
Rate of Pay: $17/hour

Please email jobs@thestop.org and include a cover letter and resume to the attention of Hiring Committee – Venue Supervisors.

Applications must be received by Friday, April 28th, 2017, at 5PM.

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 for an interview.


Community Services Assistant
(37.5 hours/week, 12-16 week contract)

Note: This position is contingent on funding. Applicants must fill out and include the Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility Form to be considered for the job.

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 service delivery and programming;
  • Support and provide outreach for special community events, field trips, and workshops;
  • Support 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).

Salary: $15/per hour
Start Date: May/June (to be confirmed)

Please submit your Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility Form, cover letter, and resumé by Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5PM, Attention: Hiring Committee – Community Services Assistant, to nicole@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.


Community Events Assistant
(37.5 hours/week, 12-16 week contract)

Note: This position is contingent on funding. Applicants must fill out and include the Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility Form to be considered for the job.

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 animate community festivals and events throughout the summer.

Responsibilities

Working with support from our dynamic program team and amazing volunteers, you would be responsible for planning and animating our weekly pizza night throughout the summer, as well as organizing our annual community event, the Good Food For All Festival. You would also assist our fundraising team with our two major spring events, Big Night at The Green Barn and The Stop’s Night Market.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Organizing a variety of activities and entertainment for events;
  • Coordinating activities with program staff;
  • Training and supporting volunteers;
  • Outreach, documentation, and evaluation.

Qualifications

You are diplomatic, tactful, confident, organized, enthusiastic, creative, detailed-oriented, and a team player. In addition, you have the following qualifications:

  • Passion for The Stop’s mission and commitment to social justice;
  • Demonstrated experience in organizing events;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to manage several projects and balance different tasks;
  • Demonstrated experience working with volunteers in a leadership capacity;
  • Ability to speak a language relevant to the neighbourhood is an asset (e.g. Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Cantonese, Hindi, Hungarian or other);
  • Able to work until 7PM on Tuesday nights.

Salary: $15/per hour
Start Date: May/June (to be confirmed)
Please submit your Canada Summer Jobs Eligibility Form, cover letter, and resumé by Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5PM, Attention: Hiring Committee – Community Events Assistant, to scott@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.