[sust-mar] Cooperative & Events Mgt Intern, p/t, Halifax Brewery Market, Nova Scotia

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Position: Cooperative Development & Events Management Intern
Organization: Halifax Brewery Market
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia


Halifax Brewery Market seeks to provide locally grown and harvested food in a festive atmosphere in the historic Alexander Keith Building in downtown Halifax. The Cooperative Development & Events Management Intern will bring enthusiasm and dedication to developing the Halifax Brewery Farmers Market Cooperative. They will coordinate community outreach efforts, fundraising initiatives and onsite special events. The Intern will work with the cooperative board, staff and stakeholders to expand the cooperatives benefits and membership. The candidate should be passionate about food, local farming and agriculture, and be knowledgeable about the Nova Scotia food & agriculture community. The Intern will report directly to the Market Manager & Program Coordinator.

• Cooperative Administration & Development
• Cooperative Member-Vendor education initiatives & business incubation initiatives
• Active vendor recruitment to the Cooperative membership
• Add value to cooperative memberships
• Support long-term and strategic planning initiatives of the Cooperative Board
• Special Project Coordination (including grant writing and event sponsorship)
• Special Event Coordination & Rentals
• Develop a special events sales program
• Organize & plan special events (delegating as necessary)
• Develop & administer commercial kitchen rental program
• Sponsorship & Fundraising
• Develop a sponsorship and fundraising plan
• Actively seek out new funding opportunities
• Community Outreach
• Marketing at events, conferences & tradeshows
• Presenting or staffing booths at expositions and conferences
• Represent the market in meetings with external stakeholders, building positive community relations.


This is a paid, part-time flexible internship position requiring a commitment of approximately 16-26 hours weekly at a rate of $18-20/hour. Work hours and location are flexible outside of market hours, though occasional availability on market days (Saturdays) is required.

• Experience in fast-paced event coordination, administration, communication & marketing, self-directed time management, project coordination, grant writing.
• Passion for locally produced food, involvement in local food politics, regular participation in a Farmers Market community.
• Enthusiasm for and understanding of the not-for-profit and cooperative sectors. Sympathetic to historic buildings and Nova Scotia’s Farmers Market community.
• Current Safe Food Handlers Certificate or interest in acquiring one.


Please submit one two-page PDF document with your name as a the file name. The first page should outline your qualifications and experiences as they relate to the position. The second page should outline your interest in the position, your connection to the market, and one idea you'd like to implement should you be the selected candidate.

Funding requirements provide that candidates must be un/underemployed and 30 years or younger at the start of employment.

The Halifax Brewery Market is commited to employment equity. Candidates facing barriers to employment are encouraged to self-identify and will be provided with employment supports. (ie. critical transportation, assistance with dependents, accommodation needs, accessibility equipment/technology)

Questions and Applications can be sent to: 
hello at halifaxbrewerymarket.com


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