Job Opportunities

There are 2 summer employment opportunities available at the Loaded Ladle. Detailed descriptions below.

  • Food Justice Coalition Coordinator
  • Loaded Ladle 10yr Anniversary Coordinator

FOOD JUSTICE COALITION COORDINATOR

Job Description:

Since the establishment of The Loaded Ladle a decade ago, a number of other food-security and food-justice related organizations and projects have emerged within the broader community of Dalhousie University.  There is a need to connect the various food-related projects, organizations, and issues in the campus community into a Dalhousie Food Justice Coalition.

This position will identify existing food-related agencies, organizations, and activities in the Dalhousie community and develop a Dalhousie Food Justice Coalition.  This will include networking,  communications, and developing an online resource so people can easily connect with the various groups and activities.  

Responsibilities of the Coordinator will be to:

  • Identifying the range of food-related agencies and activities for inclusion in the Dalhousie Food Coalition;
  • Establishing and maintaining communications with each of the above;
  • Developing a web site with related social media inputs to represent the Dalhousie Food Coalition;
  • Gather and disseminate information on each of the partners in the coalition
  • Engage members of the coalition in strategic planning and goal-setting dialogues for continued action after the end of the project.

The ideal person for this job has:

  •  Ability to take a leadership position to pull together key players in the food and social justice movements at Dalhousie. 
  • Working with others, identifying their skills and encouraging and supporting people to play the most relevant role that their skills and capacity allow.
  • Web and computer skills, including basic web design and knowledge of social media. 
  • Experience working with groups, student societies, collectives, or other coalitions

Compensation: $20.10 per hour at 22.5 hours per week

Start date: September 8, 2020 (negotiable)

Term: 8 weeks contract

Application Due Date: Thursday, August 5,2020, at 11:59 pm.

Eligibility:

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program, therefore applicants must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

How To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to info@loadedladle.com by August 5, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Please include the job title when you are applying for in the subject line.

About the Loaded Ladle:

The Loaded Ladle is a non-profit open food cooperative of students and community members based out of the Dalhousie Students’ Union Building. We are dedicated to providing accessible, sustainable, and locally sourced food by providing free meals on campus and by supporting off-campus events and groups who share our mandate for social and environmental justice. We aim to address injustices within the global food market, particularly in how it affects university campuses and marginalized communities under capitalism. We offer a local alternative to corporate food models, encouraging creative resistance, and engaging in food justice knowledge and resource sharing.

Employment Equity:

The Loaded Ladle commits itself to an equity-based approach to hiring, which incorporates an awareness of systemic oppression. We recognize that the public face of the broader food justice movement in North America is predominantly white and privileged. We also recognize that the people most affected in the struggle for food sovereignty are people from historically marginalized groups. For these reasons, The Loaded Ladle believes that employment equity is necessary to challenge some of these injustices. 

The Loaded Ladle sees Employment Equity as a proactive measure to prioritize hiring people from historically marginalized groups. In order to be considered for Employment Equity, we strongly encourage people to self-identify in their cover letter. A non-comprehensive list of these groups includes Indigenous people, women, people of colour, Black Nova Scotians, Inuit and Métis people, Acadians, lesbian, bisexual, gay, two-spirit, transgender, transsexual, queer and intersex people, people with disabilities, and working-class people. This policy seeks to act as an extension of the Loaded Ladle’s Anti-Oppression Mandate.


LOADED LADLE 10yr ANNIVERSARY COORDINATOR

Job Description:

2020 is the tenth anniversary of The Loaded Ladle. We began as a direct action project to challenge contracts between the Dalhousie Students’ Union and private corporations that prevented a student-run food service from operating.  The Loaded Ladle is hiring a position to develop and organize activities to mark the 10 year anniversary!  The position will look back on the 10-year history of the Loaded Ladle and help build a vision forward to a future of increased food security for students.

Event visioning, planning, programming, and scheduling will be guided by the core staff collective in collaboration with the  Anniversary Coordinator. The emphasis will be on identifying and planning events and activities that are not overly complex, measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. This means working closely with the Programming Coordinator. Due to Covid-19 restrictions and online classes, events can be online or small-scale in-person activities with social distancing.

The position will also be responsible for creating materials, such as a zine, booklet, and/or webpage to document the history of the Loaded Ladle. This will include organizing and digitizing the historical records and archives, and combining them with photos, interviews, and food justice analysis to create an informative and educational look at the organization’s history 

Many who have been associated with The Loaded Ladle remain active in the food security movement in our community.  Connecting with volunteers past and present to fairly represent all in our community who act toward shared objectives is a key networking responsibility of the position. The position will also be responsible for helping guide volunteers, students, staff, and board members in an activity to help visualize the future of the Loaded Ladle in its quest for food justice.

Responsibilities of the Coordinator will be to:

  • In conjunction with staff collective and board, identify events and activities to celebrate The Loaded Ladle’s tenth anniversary;
  • In collaboration with Programming Coordinator, identify and develop appropriate programming content for anniversary events and activities
  • Create images and communications to promote the 10th anniversary year, using social media, website and poster design
  • In collaboration with the Volunteer Coordinator, engage volunteers in active participation in 10th-anniversary events;
  • Liaise with past volunteers and other community partners to include them in the planning and execution of anniversary events and activities;
  • Research past efforts using electronic and physical records and archives;
  • Create a document combining archived materials, interviews, photos and food justice analysis to create an informative and educational look at the organizations history
  • Engage volunteers, students, staff and board members in an activity to vision what the future of The Loaded Ladle could look like to achieve the goals of the organization
  • Establish and maintain electronic records of project development, planning, delivery and evaluation

The ideal person for this job has:

  • Some background in event planning
  • Interest and engagement in food politics and social justice movements
  • Excitement to work in a non-hierarchical and cooperative structure

Compensation: $20.10 per hour at 22.5 hours per week

Start date: September 8, 2020 (negotiable)

Term: 8 weeks contract

Application Due Date: Thursday, August 5, 2020, at 11:59 pm.

Eligibility:

This position is funded by the Canada Summer Jobs Program; therefore applicants must be:

  • Between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
  • A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
  • Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

*International students are not eligible. Recent immigrants are eligible if they are Canadian Citizens or permanent residents.

How To Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to info@loadedladle.com by August 5, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Please include the job title when you are applying for in the subject line.

About the Loaded Ladle:

The Loaded Ladle is a non-profit open food cooperative of students and community members based out of the Dalhousie Students’ Union Building. We are dedicated to providing accessible, sustainable, and locally sourced food by providing free meals on campus and by supporting off-campus events and groups who share our mandate for social and environmental justice. We aim to address injustices within the global food market, particularly in how it affects university campuses and marginalized communities under capitalism. We offer a local alternative to corporate food models, encouraging creative resistance and engaging in food justice knowledge and resource sharing.

Employment Equity:

The Loaded Ladle commits itself to an equity-based approach to hiring, which incorporates an awareness of systemic oppression. We recognize that the public face of the broader food justice movement in North America is predominantly white and privileged. We also recognize that the people most affected in the struggle for food sovereignty are people from historically marginalized groups. For these reasons, The Loaded Ladle believes that employment equity is necessary to challenge some of these injustices. 

The Loaded Ladle sees Employment Equity as a proactive measure to prioritize hiring people from historically marginalized groups. In order to be considered for Employment Equity, we strongly encourage people to self-identify in their cover letter. A non-comprehensive list of these groups includes Indigenous people, women, people of color, Black Nova Scotians, Inuit and Métis people, Acadians, lesbian, bisexual, gay, two-spirit, transgender, transsexual, queer and intersex people, people with disabilities, and working-class people. This policy seeks to act as an extension of the Loaded Ladle’s Anti-Oppression Mandate.