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Hiring: Farmers Market Intern
Organization: Halifax Brewery Market
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Eligibility: age 30 & under (see below)


Halifax Brewery Market seeks to provide locally grown and harvested food in a festive atmosphere in the historic Alexander Keith Building in downtown Halifax. The YESP Intern will bring enthusiasm and dedication to the day-to-day operations of the farmers market. The candidate should be passionate about food, local farming, agriculture and community.


This position works closely with the Market Manager and Program Coordinator and reports directly to the cooperative’s Program Coordinator.


  • Staff the market’s Neighbourhood Goods General Store and Information Booth during the Saturday Market
  • Support the Nourishing Communities Market Money program
  • Coordinate with Volunteers & Summer Students
  • Cross-train in the weekly market management position. Help with setup and tear down of the market.
  • Maintain a clean and welcoming space.
  • Support waste diversion program, and the re-organization of our Durable Dishes Program.


This is a paid, part-time flexible position requiring a commitment of 14 hours weekly at a rate of 22$/hourly, with additional funding available to cover barriers to work. Work hours and location are flexible outside of market hours (Saturdays 7am – 2pm). The internship runs from April 1st , 2023 - March 31st, 2024.


  • Experience in a fast-paced environment, strong communication skills, self-directed time management.
  • Passion for locally produced food, involvement in local food politics, regular participation in a Farmers Market community.
  • Physical ability to setup and tear down the market and care for our space.
  • Current Safe Food Handling Certificate or willingness to acquire.


Please submit a two-page PDF document with your name as the title, to . The first page should outline your previous experiences, whether from traditional sources (schooling, employment) or non-traditional sources (travelling, personal projects, volunteering). The second page should describe your relationship with the qualifications listed above. Please mention you saw this posting at FoodWork.


The funding for this position prioritizes hiring youth experiencing barriers. Please do indicate in your email if you meet the requirements of the funding, which can be found here. The funding for this position also requires:

  • The employee is between the ages of 15 and 30 (inclusive) at the project start date
  • The employee is unemployed or underemployed
  • The employee is a Canadian citizen, permanent resident of Canada or a status refugee under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
  • The employee does not receive Employment Insurance (EI) during the project period



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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 16 2023    ID: 67443