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Position: Food Service Clerk
Organization: Washington Community Market
Location: Downtown Eastside, Vancouver, BC

Terms: Casual / Part-time position
Compensation: $17.50 per hour
Hours: Up to 23 hours x week

For over 25 years, the Washington Community Market (Market) has been providing residents of the Downtown Eastside (DTES) with affordable groceries in a welcoming and inclusive environment. This year the market is introducing a dedicated Grab & Go food section, and we are looking for a team-oriented and highly motivated, Food Service Clerk to join our team!

Why join the Washington Community Market? We are a social enterprise with a mission to provide more than affordable groceries and household essentials to our community. You are looking for a rewarding part-time position, surrounded by a supportive team and want to make a difference in the Downtown Eastside community by serving local residents delectable treats.

The Food Service Clerk reports directly to the Store Manager and is responsible for the Grab & Go Food Section at the Market and supports store clerk-related duties when necessary.

You will:

  • Perform a variety of duties according to Food Safety protocols including:
    • Opening and closing procedures of the Grab & Go food station section of the Market, including sanitizing the kitchen equipment, dishes, utensils, counters, and other appliances as necessary.
    • Preparing hot beverages such as coffee and tea.
    • Preparing food such as hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, and ramen bowls, using standard formulas.
    • Track ingredient expiry dates and arrange their use accordingly.
    • Weekly inventory.
  • Demonstrate outstanding customer service such as greeting customers, taking customers’ orders, and sharing menu knowledge.
  • Operate a Point of Sale (POS) system to accurately process customer orders and payments.
  • Support the market with store clerk-related duties during downtime.
  • Any other duties as assigned by the Assistant and/or Store Manager as reasonably required.

You have:

  • High School Diploma
  • Food Handler Certification (required).
  • Previous food handling experience is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

You are:

  • Looking for a rewarding part-time position serving the Downtown Eastside Community.
  • Highly motivated and team-oriented.
  • A doer who takes initiative, a great time manager and self-disciplined.

Please submit your cover letter and resume by e-mail only to: We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

The Washington Community Market is a Community Impact Real Estate Society (CIRES) initiative. CIRES is an equal opportunity employer and we sincerely thank all candidates for their interest. Only those invited for an interview will be notified. No phone calls, please.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 6 2024    ID: 71427