Good Food Market Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $27,000
Maximum: $28,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



6505 Avenue Somerled
H4V 1S8


About the NDG Food Depot

Founded in 1986, the NDG Food Depot is a community-based non-profit organization that works collaboratively with its community to address the root causes of hunger and poverty in NDG and the surrounding areas in a manner that ensures dignity, community engagement and the development of human potential. 


About Good Food Markets

The Depot’s Good Food Markets were developed in response to a call from community members for better access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The markets offer a variety of fresh, local (often from The Depot’s production garden), organic and non-organic, and ‘seconds’ produce in season. The Markets are inclusive and welcoming places where all are invited to shop and enjoy the ambiance (snacks, conversation, and community). This summer two markets will be held every week in vulnerable sectors of NDG.


We are currently looking for a Market Assistant to help with set up and running of our markets and to support our various program areas. The contract runs for six months and is paid in part by Emploi-Québec. Candidates must be eligible for a work subsidy.  Please make sure you’re eligible before applying. (see emploi Québec : )

Requirements to apply:

Candidates must have a valid driver’s licence and be comfortable driving, loading and unloading a 12 foot cube truck.

Candidates must be able to lift boxes up to 50lbs

Candidates should enjoy working physically and outdoors


Key Responsibilities/Tasks


Support the Market Coordinator in preparing and executing all markets

•     Organize, set up and take down equipment and materials

•     Manage and maintain inventory, stocks and oversee produce rotation

•     Support the staff and lead volunteers at satellite markets

•     Maintain relationships with partners and the community and promote the market

•     Assist installation, rotation of products and takedown of market each week

•      Support operations of the market (cash register, display, sales, maintain cleanliness, and on-site  communications and publicity)

•     Learn about the products we offer and promote them to clients

•     Train, support and supervise volunteers

•     Help promote the market, products and weekly specials


Other tasks:

•     Support the food distribution team to sort, rotate and stock food

•     Work with the kitchen team to prepare meals


Required Skills:

•     Bilingual (French and English spoken)

•     Strong interpersonal skills

•     Comfortable with heavy lifting (up to 50-pound bags)

•     Comfortable driving a 12 foot cube truck

•     Available to work until 8pm on Tuesday, Wednesdays or Thursday (1 or 2 day per week according to the activity)

•      Ability to work as part of a team and within a diverse community environment

•      Ability to prioritize and complete tasks efficiently

•      Knowledge of the community of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce an asset

•      Garden knowledge an asset

•      Work experience in an office environment an asset


Contract conditions:    Start date- immediate


•     35hrs/week

•     $15/hour

•     6-month contract through a subvention salariale from Emploi-Québec (June to end of November 2018)



•     35hrs/week

•     $15/hour

•     6-month contract through a subvention salariale from Emploi-Québec (June to end of November 2018)

Level of Language Proficiency

french and english

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply

Please drop off or email a cover letter and your CV to Nicolas Braesch at or in person. Applications will be read as they are received.

The NDG Food Depot is committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve and thus strongly encourages people from our diverse communities and people who experience marginalization to self-identify in their cover letter.