ShanDaph Aquaculture is hiring summer students!

ShanDaph Aquaculture is an environmentally sustainable, organic aquaculture operation, located in Big Island, Nova Scotia.

The boutique operation grows primarily oysters, as well as bay scallops and quahogs, in the Northumberland Strait waters of Atlantic Canada. ShanDaph Oysters focuses on providing consistently high quality, fresh shellfish. Only the plumpest, tastiest shellfish with consistent size and shape are harvested for an exciting gourmet experience.

ShanDaph promotes environmentally sound practices. Shellfish are grown from seed and harvested in a natural setting. They are packaged onsite in a Federally-registered, solar-powered facility, the only one in Atlantic Canada.

ShanDaph is hiring one co-op student, and one CLEAN Leadership summer intern!

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and coverletter to philip@shandaph.com or apply at www.cleanleadership.ca

DEADLINE MARCH 17, 2019

Shellfish farm Technician – Co-op placement

Terms of Employment

16 week co-op placement, 40 hours a week,  $15/hour

 

Work Conditions

Fast-paced environment, physically demanding, working outdoors most of the day

 

Work Location:

Big Island, Nova Scotia at our Shellfish Aquaculture site

 

Job Brief:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, responsible, and hard-working individual to fill the position of Shellfish Farm Technician. The position will entail full time hours working on site, at one of our two aquaculture leases, working within our federally registered shellfish processing facility, reporting on and measuring the effectiveness of new technologies and processes for a shellfish husbandry.

  1. This position will entail a keen willingness to be outdoors, on the water, and involved in all aspects of shellfish husbandry, harvesting and processing;
  1. The incumbent will be required to swim for shellfish, harvest from a boat, de-foul shellfish, sort, tumbling and grading oysters.
  1. The husbandry component involves managing various shellfish grow out apparatus and determining best husbandry practice for optimal growth;
  1. The position will assist in measuring the effectiveness of new technologies for shellfish husbandry, including data collection and qualitative research and reporting;
  1. Data collection for various environmental monitoring for temperature, salinity measurements, turbidity;
  1. The incumbent, based on skill set will be required to design and repair husbandry and growth equipment as required;
  1. A willingness to adjust weekly work hours based on the tides and activities being carried out on the farm.

 

Background and Qualifications

  1. Student in the field of marine Biology, Environmental engineering, Environmental Resource Management or other such field.
  2. The ability to be outdoors in a wet environment, for most of the day.
  3. A Canadian boating license, or equivalent.
  4. First aid certificate (long course).
  5. An independent worker who can autonomously complete tasks.
  6. Technical capacity and experience in design, prototyping and build out new equipment. CAD experience at asset.

** Farm is located in a rural area, personal transportation to and from farm will be needed. (You will need a car.)

 

Shellfish farm Technician – CLEAN Leadership 

 

Terms of Employment

16 week placement, 40 hours a week,  $14/hour

 

Work Conditions

Fast-paced environment, physically demanding, working outdoors most of the day

 

Work Location:

Big Island, Nova Scotia at our Shellfish Aquaculture site

 

Job Brief:

We are looking for an enthusiastic, responsible, and hard-working individual to fill the position of Shellfish Farm Technician. The position will entail full time hours working on site, at one of our two aquaculture leases, working within our federally registered shellfish processing facility, reporting on and measuring the effectiveness of new technologies and processes for a shellfish husbandry.

  1. This position will entail a keen willingness to be outdoors, on the water, and involved in all aspects of shellfish husbandry, harvesting and processing;
  1. The incumbent will be required to swim for shellfish, harvest from a boat, de-foul shellfish, sort, tumbling and grading oysters;
  1. The husbandry component involves managing various shellfish grow out apparatus and determining best husbandry practice for optimal growth;
  1. The position will assist in measuring the effectiveness of new technologies for shellfish husbandry, including data collection and qualitative research and reporting;
  1. Data collection for various environmental monitoring for temperature, salinity measurements, turbidity;
  1. The incumbent, based on skill set will be required to design and repair husbandry and growth equipment as required;
  1. A willingness to adjust weekly work hours based on the tides and activities being carried out on the farm.

 

Background and Qualifications

  1. Student in the field of marine Biology, Environmental engineering, Environmental Resource Management or other such field.
  2. The ability to be outdoors in a wet environment, for most of the day.
  3. A Canadian boating license, or equivalent.
  4. First aid certificate (long course).
  5. An independent worker who can autonomously complete tasks.
  6. Technical capacity and experience in design, prototyping and build out new equipment. CAD experience at asset.

** Farm is located in a rural area, personal transportation to and from farm will be needed. (You will need a car.)

We’re hiring a CLEAN Leadership Summer Intern!

As the shape of the job market changes and the demand for innovation increases, Nova Scotia needs youth who are literate in environmental and sustainability issues and jobs that thrive in a low-carbon economy. Clean Foundation is helping youth develop a career path focused on this by providing them with the resources and tools to move confidently into the workforce as skilled, knowledgeable leaders.

How? Through the innovative Clean Leadership summer program. Clean Leadership is a sustainability-focused youth employment program that has produced thousands of graduates over its decades-long lifespan who are committed environmental leaders.

We’re proud to be participating this summer as host employer, and we’re excited to hire our summer intern who will be joining our team as a Sustainable Seafood Intern.

Summary of Position

The community partner for this Summer Student Intern position through the Clean Leadership program will be Afishionado Fishmongers, reporting to Laurie Starr. In this position, you will be mainly responsible for assisting with day to day logistics of the Warehouse Market, a bustling farmer’s market, food hub, and logistical HQ for Afishionado Fishmongers, located in the heart of Halifax’s North End. A typical day may involve assisting with setting up the farmers’ market, interacting with clients to provide information on the sustainability of seafood, helping pack wholesale orders, communicating with the Afishionado driver and partner courier companies to get orders on the road, engaging and completing sales, diving into the literature of seafood sustainability, and jumping in to assist with deliveries where required.

This is seafood sustainability in action. As a sustainable seafood social enterprise, Afishionado is actively disrupting the unsustainable commodity market by providing high-value alternative markets for small-scale community-based seafood harvesters. As an Afishionado intern, your actions directly contribute to the building of a seafood movement in Halifax and beyond that promotes seafood sustainability, traceability, transparency, and the story of where our seafood comes from.

The successful candidate should have a keen interest in the local and sustainable food and seafood movement, and be motivated to apply concepts of sustainability into practical projects by interacting with resources, food products, clients, and customers on a day-to-day basis. The candidate should have an insatiable appetite for staying on top of the most up-to-date seafood sustainability reports, be comfortable with task management and prioritization, deal with a wide variety of constantly shifting responsibilities, be a self-starter not afraid to take action where required, and be extremely comfortable dealing directly with the public.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the management of the Warehouse Market farmers’ market on a day-to-day basis, including interacting with the public, engaging in sales, and maintaining appropriate stock levels;
  • Deliver seafood to restaurants in Annapolis Valley and the South Shore
  • Take and record orders when necessary or direct wholesale customers to our wholesale manager;
  • Organize and dispatch orders outside of the HRM through our Courier partners;
  • Deal directly with the public and customers at the Warehouse farmer’s market;
  • Collect payments and invoice from mobile device at the Warehouse farmer’s market;
  • Inform customers about new products and services;
  • Research and learn detailed information about the goods and services provided by Afishionado, including up to date reports on their sustainability;
  • Direct feedback and questions to supervisors, as needed, and resolve complaints where possible;
  • Load, unload, prepare, inspect and operate delivery van where required;
  • Participate in public events and expos as a front line Afishionado representative;
  • Work with supervisor to determine a project subject, culminating in a final project report in August;
  • Participate in two sustainable seafood reviews to ensure continued improvement of knowledge related to seafood sustainability;
  • Other tasks that may be assigned by Afishionado as required.

 

Requirements/Qualifications


Specific requirements and minimum qualifications required to successfully perform the job. These are the qualifications that are necessary for someone to be considered for the position.

  • Must be a Canadian citizen or legally entitled to work in Canada;
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 30;
  • Must be a full-time student and intending to return to school in fall 2019;
  • Is not a member of immediate family of community partner;
  • Have an aptitude for safe work practices and the ability to multi-task in a busy work environment;
  • Be able to work productively as part of a team while responding to feedback;
  • Demonstrates interest in future employment in the environmental or ‘green’ sector is considered an asset;
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Must have been driving for 3+ years;
  • Regular driving experience, with previous insurance;
  • Restaurant/Retail or food service experience;
  • Capacity to use Excel, Word and basic software set up functions, data entry;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Basic math skills;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills by telephone, in written form, e-mail, in person and text;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously

 

Working Conditions / Physical Requirements

  • Ability to safely and legally operate a motor vehicle, with a full license;
  • Ability to lift 45 lbs

 

Apply Now

Send your cover letter and CV to hello@afishionado.ca

Deadline March 15

We’re Hiring a Warehouse Market Specialist!

The Warehouse Market is hiring!

Located in a converted industrial building in the heart of North End Halifax, the Warehouse Market is a thriving local food hub.

We are searching for someone who is organized, enjoys a lot of interaction with customers and is passionate about selling high quality, real food.

The Warehouse is a collaborative initiative of Holdanca Farm (pastured meat); Afishionado (seafood); and Abundant Acres (produce). It has grown over the last 2 years, and we expect it will grow even more.

This position requires an ability to handle just about every aspect of running a store:

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience
  • Retail experience an asset
  • Knowledge of food and food systems an asset

Skills/Abilities:

  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to lift 45 lb

Responsibilities:

  • Collect payments via cash and card from customers
  • Direct customers in Farm Share and Catch of the Week pick-up
  • Re-stock products as needed
  • Communicate with all three primary vendors regarding stock status of products, and customers’ questions.
  • Help grow the market, especially on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Maintain a clean and friendly atmosphere
  • Help fine tune WH Market checklist and SOPs
  • Such other tasks as may be assigned by the WH Market from time to time.

This job will be 28-35 hrs/week, permanent, with pay of $15/hr. We are hoping to hire by the first week of March.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and CV to hello@afishionado.ca with subject line:
WHMarketSpecialistApplication_YourName

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