Job Opportunities

CWCF welcomes notifications of employment opportunities from worker co-ops and affiliated organizations. If your co-op has an employment opportunity  you’d like posted, or is looking for additional members, please contact Communications and Member Services Manager Kaye Grant at communications@canadianworker.coop

New opportunities

Beetbox – December 28

Position: Organic Vegetable Farmer
Farm: BeetBox Co-operative Farm
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Term: Start of April to end of October with possibility of extension until the end of November, 3-4 days/week

BeetBox is looking for a committed worker and potential future co-op member to join our small team of young, enthusiastic organic vegetable farmers this 2022 growing season! Come work hard doing something good in a beautiful setting close to home – we’re only 25 minutes from downtown Ottawa!

About Us:

Okay, so… we consider ourselves cool or at least we think so :), but we still wrote one of these fluffy Purpose, Mission, Vision statements. Here it is!

PURPOSE OF BEETBOX:

The purpose of BeetBox is to contribute to driving a cultural shift towards sustainable food production, consumption, and democratic ownership.

MISSION OF BEETBOX:

  • Produce agricultural and food products organically
  • Sell products locally
  • Provide fair employment in farming
  • Provide co-op ownership and housing opportunities to workers, and
  • Provide opportunities for our community to engage with our activities and the land we steward.

VISION OF BEETBOX:

A world where humans participate harmoniously in our local ecosystems by enjoying the process of feeding ourselves sustainably.

CULTURE OF BEETBOX:

BeetBox looks to create a culture where workers and customers alike find themselves smiling more than frowning. We aim to support each other for mutual achievements. We strive for open, transparent communication among the team. We deeply respect each other, ourselves, and the land. We build community, we smash racist colonial patriarchy, and we have fun!


About the Job:

Tasks

  • All of the steps of organic vegetable production including but not limited to:
  • Harvesting, washing, and packing vegetables.
  • Planting, weeding, pruning, trellising and irrigating crops in the field and greenhouses.
  • Set up of the farm store
  • Volunteer management / supervision
  • Friendly interaction with our customers during CSA pick-up and store hours
  • Property and equipment maintenance, fixing stuff
  • Other varied tasks around the farm as appropriate

Schedule and Remuneration

  • Start of April until the end of October
  • 3-4 weekdays / week (24-32 hours), Thursdays and Fridays required
  • Occasional weekend/evening work may be required
  • 8:00 – 5:00 April-May, 7:00 – 4:00 June-October
  • $15.50/h

Requirements

  • Good attitude, enthusiam and sense of humour!
  • Experience in farming or other outdoor physical work is an asset
  • Happy working solo or in a team
  • Good physical fitness and stamina – lots of bending, crouching, and lifting required
  • Ability to do repetitive tasks quickly and precisely
  • Resilience to working in all weather conditions
  • Clear and concise communication skills
  • Creative problem solving skills 
  • Willingness to adapt to change in a dynamic environment 
  • Keenness to improve efficiency in all our systems and processes
  • Bilingualism is an asset

Preference given to

  • Interest in future co-op membership
  • Experience marketing vegetables or other products
  • Someone with social media skills
  • Store and re-sale products management

Benefits

  • Our farm is surrounded by forest, right beside the Ottawa river, in Ottawa’s Greenbelt between Nepean and Kanata North
  • Learn how to grow food with and for your community
  • Stay in shape without going to the gym
  • We’ll definitely have extra fresh produce to share with you, the equivalent of approx. one small weekly basket
  • Opportunity for future employment beyond the 2021 season and increased involvement in the co-operative
  • Eligibility to become a member of the co-op (farm co-owner) following one season of employment
  • Housing opportunities available 

How to apply

If the above appeals to you and you’d like to be part of the amazing 2022 Beetbox team, please send your resume with a brief introduction/cover letter email to csa-asc@beetbox.ca by January 15th and we’ll get back to candidates of interest with the next steps!

Proposal Coordinator and Writer – SSG  (December 22)

Applications due January 14

The majority of SSG’s work comes from proposals submitted to competitive bids to local governments. A proposal is a story of our history, our future, and what we currently have to offer in response to some of the greatest challenges of our time. SSG takes pride in ensuring thoughtful, beautiful, and compelling proposals that capture the insights and methods that we will apply to address each specific challenge.

Working with the Business Development Team, the Proposal Coordinator and Writer will be responsible for ensuring that SSG proposals are of the highest quality, in terms of both the writing and the final look and feel. This role requires someone who is, first and foremost, a persuasive writer and critical thinker; someone who is organized, creative, articulate, and efficient; someone who cares deeply about aesthetics and who is collaborative and enthusiastic.

In addition to proposal-focused work, all workers at SSG contribute to SSG’s strategic and organizational development. The Coordinator will be expected to assist and/or lead internal projects related to strategic development, organizational knowledge management, or internal organizational equity work, among other things, on an as-needed basis.

SSG’s ideal candidate is looking for long-term employment, with an interest in becoming a committed member-owner of the co-operative.

Positions: Delivery Person (December 5)
Organization: Shift Delivery Co-op
Location: Vancouver, BC

Shift Delivery Co-op is a Vancouver-based worker-owned cooperative. We use electric cargo tricycles to deliver goods around the city while reducing our carbon footprint and impacting our communities in a positive way by promoting human interactions & having fun!

Our scheduling is flexible for different lifestyles, the work is interesting, and we support our team towards building the lives they want to live.

Come join us!

Position: Part-Time or Full-Time Delivery Person aka “Triker”

Number of Positions: 2+

Wage: $17.00/hr to start + extended health benefits + regular raises

To thrive at Shift we are looking for folks who…

  • Enjoy being outside riding, no matter the weather
  • Can be comfortable handling up to 50lbs over short distances (we use hand carts!)
  • Have a great attitude – friendly & professional, willing to learn
  • Are safe road users & comfortable being around traffic
  • Can ideally stay for at least 6 months

Complete job description

Past Opportunities

Organic Planet – Winnipeg (November 16)

We are looking for a part time worker to join our collective here at OP!
2-4 shifts a week starting out working in our vegan deli with the opportunity to grow within the cooperative.
 
This job has it all and will keep you moving, fosters creative expression, requires self motivation and daily challenges that allow you to grow, learn and open up to what it truly means to cooperate!
 
We welcome anyone who feels they qualify for this position once they give that second pic a good read to drop off or email us a resume with a cover letter that communicates your availability, goals/plans for the next year or so and what gets you jazzed about working at OP! Please include a couple references and send it all our way (worker@organicplanet.coop).
 
 
SSG Makes Open Call for Copy Editors and Proofreaders (September 16)
Sustainability Solutions Group (SSG), a worker co-op, is looking for copy editors and proofreaders to assist with editing various types of documents related to their climate change mitigation and adaptation work.  If you’re interested, please see this link.
 
La Siembra (September 30)
 
EN – We are looking for talented individuals who want to make a difference by supporting authentic fair trade, and working towards a more just and democratic food system.
Our worker co-op is currently hiring for the following positions:
– Direct Sales, Fundraising and Sponsorship Manager
– Industrial, Food Service and Specialty Ingredient Sales Manager
– Communications Coordinator
Interested? Click on this link: https://camino.ca/about/careers
FR – Nous recherchons des personnes talentueuses qui veulent faire une différence en soutenant un commerce équitable authentique et en œuvrant pour un système alimentaire plus juste et démocratique.
Notre coopérative de travail embauche présentement pour les postes suivants:
– Responsable des ventes directes, collectes de fonds et commandites
– Responsable des ventes industrielles, service alimentaire et ingrédients de spécialité
– Coordonnateur-trice aux communications
Intéressé-e? Cliquez sur ce lien: https://camino.ca/fr/a-propos/emplois