Food Rescue Team (Georgina)

Georgina, ON Seasonal
The Food Rescue team provides daily administrative supports and frontline service for the No More Starving Artists (NMSA) food rescue program. Working in small groups, youth in these roles develop confidence and begin to master skills used in their participation in the workplace. Our waterfall mentorship model means you will help others to learn things you are already an expert in and others will help you learn things you are working on yourself. These roles are progressive over the summer and youth are afforded as much scope and responsibility as they are willing and able to handle. It's a great way to 'level up' in a team setting where your voice and opinions genuinely make a difference daily.

This full-time summer employment contract ranges from 8 -16 weeks, April through September. Post-secondary students are welcomed and encouraged to apply for this position as part of their program’s requirements for a co-op or work placement. Contracts for most roles are offered at the Ontario minimum wage. This is an onsite position. Some training and Workshops may be online or in-person, as needed.

Employment for on-site positions is contingent on proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or proof of medical exemption by a licensed physician or nurse practitioner. 

Due to federal funding requirements for this position, eligible applicants must:
  • Be 15–30 years of age on their first day of work
  • Be a Canadian citizen, have a permanent resident card, or be protected under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (there is no requirement to be a student) 
  • Be present in Canada while working
  • Hold a valid Social Insurance Number, and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations

Food Rescue Coordinator

The Food Rescue Coordinator (FRC) role is multifaceted. There are five main aspects to the Food Rescue Program, haulage, inspection, delivery administration and partnerships. The FRC is supported to learn and take on all areas.

Haulage Duties

The haulage duties require a valid driver’s license, insurance in good standing, and preferably a larger-sized vehicle (like a truck, van or SUV).

We appreciate that some applicants may not have access to a car or be at the stage of life to have a vehicle, and in those cases, this area is not a part of the duties.

This aspect will build independence skills.

Inspection Duties

The inspection duty includes learning, complying and coaching inspection and food handling best practices. Including accurately completing the inventory, tag removal, sorting, facing, and re-stocking of rescued food. Performing ongoing sanitation and product rotation duties.

The use of computers' ability to lift 20 lbs and stand for long periods of time is an asset.

This aspect will build on food safety and retail knowledge.

Delivery Duties

The delivery duties encompass all the aspects of serving our clients. Our main service is order processing. This includes tasks such as order intake and review, food selection and packing. Contacting clients to ensure order clarity and supporting client pick-ups.  

This aspect will build on Customer Service and critical thinking.

Administration Duties

The Administration's duties support the ongoing development of the Food Rescue program operation. Duties include building on the communication plan for both internal and external partners. Confirming volunteer schedules, tracking onboarding and documentation. Collecting accurate data and updating databases.

This aspect will build on planning and business writing skills.

Partnerships Duties

Partnership duties include tasks that support building the Food Rescue Program Community. Many aspects of Stakeholder Engagement will be employed, such as call-outs, e-blasts, events, open houses, and factuality tours.

This aspect will build on interpersonal skills and community development.

Typical Work Hours

  • Regular hours Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, rotating Wednesday and Saturdays
  • Rotational coverage for evenings and weekends as scheduled
  • We are closed on Holiday weekends and statutory holidays
The Co-op seeks individuals who enjoy collaboration, creativity, learning new skills, care about the environment and are interested in engaging with artists and the community.

Any additional documentation (e.g., your own past projects or school assignments) should be included via the pre-screening box “Additional Documentation.” Please utilize a Google Drive, Dropbox, or equivalent platform to link these files (for preview in browser) to ensure that hiring staff can open the files.

Applications are only accepted via our branded “GetHired” portal.  All pre-screening questions must be completed. If you have found this job posting on a website other than GetHired, visit and click on the “Summer Employment Opportunities” button in the top right corner of the page to access the application portal and the full list of open positions.

To have your application successfully advance to screening, please ensure you complete all pre-interview questions.

Following our initial screening, applicants may be invited to a formal job interview. Interviews are ongoing and will continue until positions are filled.


Canadian Musicians Co-operative welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Please email if you have any questions or require accommodations to apply, or for your interview.

The Co-op is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our members. The Co-op has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy strongly encouraging vaccinations for all employees who can be vaccinated against COVID-19 (respectful of Ontario Human Rights Code considerations). The Policy requires mandatory disclosure of vaccination status and full compliance with the policy requirements. All new employees (and re-hires) are subject to the COVID-19 Policy and the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy as a condition of employment and disclosure of vaccination status is required prior to commencing employment.

Co-op membership is not required to participate in the competition for this position, and no preference is given to existing members in our ranking process. Please note that you do not need to be a member of The Co-operative to apply. If you choose to accept a position with The Co-operative, you will be expected to join as a professional member upon acceptance of employment. Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members.

Applicants not selected in this role are welcome to join the Co-op, as membership in a cooperative is open to all people who can reasonably use its services and stand willing to accept the responsibilities of membership.

We thank you for your interest in Canadian Musicians Co-operative and submitting your application. Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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