[sust-mar] Food justice workshop coordinator, summer job, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Workshop Coordinator
Type: summer job / summer student position
Organization: The Loaded Ladle
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

About the Loaded Ladle

The Loaded Ladle is a non-profit open food cooperative based out of the Dalhousie Students’ Union Building. We operate by students and for students and strive to address injustices within the global food market, particularly in how it affects university campuses and marginalized communities under capitalism.

Employment Equity

The Loaded Ladle recognizes that with regards to peoples’ experiences and job qualifications, a ‘level playing field’ does not currently exist because of the structural injustices of our society. We believe that employment equity is a necessary practice to challenge some of these injustices.

The Loaded Ladle sees Employment Equity as a pro-active measure to recruit people from historically disadvantaged groups. A non-comprehensive list of these groups includes First Nations people, women, people of colour, Black Nova Scotians, Inuit and Métis people, lesbian, bisexual, gay, two spirit, transgender, transsexual, queer and intersex people, people with disabilities, Acadians, and working class people. This policy seeks to act as an extension of the Loaded Ladle’s Anti-Oppression Mandate.

If you would like to be considered under the Employment Equity policy, please state so in your cover letter. You are not required to state under which basis you are applying.


Every Fall, The Loaded Ladle hosts a weekend-long, food-justice workshop series called To The Root. Past workshops have included tincture making, racism in food movements, seed saving, and keynote speakers like Three Sisters House from Toronto, Ontario.

The Workshop Coordinator will work with regular staff and board to organize the workshop series. Tasks will include, but not be limited to:
• Identifying engaging and exciting workshop ideas, events, and facilitators
• Contacting potential facilitators and a keynote speaker(s)
• Booking event spaces
• Creating a schedule for the weekend
• Creating and sticking to a budget
• Building partnerships with community and student organizations
• Other logistical or sundry tasks, as they arise
• Prioritizing First Nations people, women, people of colour, Black Nova Scotians, Inuit and Me?tis people, lesbian, bisexual, gay, two spirit, transgender, transsexual, queer and intersex people, people with disabilities, Acadians, and other historically marginalized people, as participants, facilitators, key note speakers etc.

• Organized and able to juggle multiple tasks
• Able to take initiative on tasks
• Experience in coordinating events
• Possesses interest or experience in social justice and food justice movements (through paid or volunteer work, lived experience)
• Committed to anti-oppressive framework, consensus-based decision making, non-hierarchical and collaborative workplaces.
• Experience in facilitation and active listening training would be an asset

Funding-Related Requirements

This is a Canada Summer Jobs funded position. According to program policies, qualified applicants:
• Are between 15 and 30 years of age at the time of hire
• Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year
• Are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or have official refugee protection status under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (foreign students are not eligible)
• Are legally entitled to work in Canada, according to relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations

Weekly hours will be negotiated to what works best for the position. Compensation will be $375/week.

Applications are due Thursday June 9th at 5pm. Interviews will take place June 13th - 15th. This is a 10 week contract, with a start date of June 22nd, 2016.

Applications can be sent to: 
volunteer at loadedladle.com 
or dropped off or mailed to our office in the basement of the Dal SUB (6136 University Ave, Halifax NS, B3H 4J2)



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