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.
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
Send your cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline March 15