Food Market Coordinator
Chebucto Connections

Salary: $19/hour + 4% Vacation
Hours of Work: 35 hrs weekly with the ability to work flexible hours
Start Date: Jun 27, 2023 – Aug 31, 2023

Application Process: Please submit resume and cover letter to Please use your cover letter as an opportunity to share your personal qualities and highlights of your experience.

Position Overview: Chebucto Connections provides community members who are struggling with food insecurity a free bi-weekly produce pack that includes bread and eggs. During the summer months we are transitioning to a bi-weekly open community food market providing low cost, pay what you can produce. The Food Market Coordinator will play an important role in the start-up and running of the bi-weekly market.

This position is funded through Canada Summer Jobs and is open to individuals between 15-30 years old. The applicant must be a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and is legally entitled to work in Nova Scotia.


  • Experience working with community or social service organizations an asset
  • Combination of education and experience
  • Computer proficiency is required, particularly Excel
  • Exceptional communication skills and ability to thoughtfully and effectively communicate with staff, volunteers and the public
  • Knowledge of community and social service resources that support the community in accessing food support is an asset

Demonstrated Skills:

  • Understanding of the strengths, capacities, challenges and barriers faced by those struggling with food insecurity
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently and in a team setting
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a manner that preserves confidentiality, dignity and well-being
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem solving skills

Job Duties

  • Assist with the planning and coordination of the bi-weekly Food Market
  • Schedule and delegate responsibilities to Market volunteers
  • Order produce from the Mobile Food Market
  • Assist with Market set up and tear down
  • Create and update price list on Square
  • Manage Market Sales including end of day reconciliation
  • Create and maintain relationships with outside businesses and organizations to deal with excess food from the Market
  • Identify opportunities to be more efficient
  • Create posters and other marketing material for upcoming events
  • Administer surveys to other agencies and those accessing food support
  • Set up workshops on how to eat healthy on a budget
  • Support community members to help access use of community gardens
  • Work independently and with staff to maintain security and clean up
  • Maintain and implement organizational policies

The ideal candidate will be competent in prioritizing and working with little supervision. They will be self-motivated and have a strong work ethic

Working Conditions
Chebucto Connetions strives to be an employer that supports all employees with a conviction to place employee’s health and happiness along with their family first. To that end we endeavor to provide a clean, safe and secure workplace with various support mechanisms and operational flexibility. The following list includes specific assumptions about the organization’s working conditions:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Employees are expected to multi-task with possible interruptions from colleagues, management or other persons
  • Paid sick days

Chebucto Connections recognizes the value of a representative workforce and is committed to the principle of employment equity. Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. Our priority groups are indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+. Members of these groups are welcome to apply and self-identify.