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Position: Good Food Market Assistant
Organization: The Depot
Location: NDG, Montréal, Quebec

About The Depot Community Food Centre

Founded in 1986, The Depot Community Food Centre is a community-based non-profit organization that works collaboratively with other community partners to address issues of food security in NDG and the surrounding areas.

About the 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, organic and non-organic, and ‘seconds’ 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 three markets will be held every week in the neighbourhoods of Benny Farm, St Raymond and Walkley-Fielding

We are currently looking for a Market Assistant to help set up and run 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 wage subsidy (subvention salariale). Please ensure you are eligible before applying.

See Emploi Québec to verify your eligibility:

The Depot is committed to creating a workplace as diverse as the communities we serve and thus strongly encourages people from our diverse communities and all people who experience marginalization to apply and to self-identify in their cover letter. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted

Requirements to apply

  • Must have a valid driver’s licence and be comfortable driving, loading and unloading a 12 foot cube truck.
  • Must enjoy and be capable of working physically and outdoors
  • Must be eligible for the Emploi-Québec wage subsidy program

Responsibilities / Tasks:

  • Support the Market Coordinator in preparing and carrying out all Good Food markets (Participate in market logistics, manage and maintain inventory, oversee stocking and rotation of produce, receive orders, ...)
  • Stock market tables and make sure produce is fresh and presentable;
  • Chat with customers, provide information, and sell market products;
  • Operate the market cash register;
  • Help with the loading and unloading of food deliveries (including heavy loads);
  • Ensure a safe environment by enforcing hygiene rules related to COVID-19;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners and the community
  • Help with various tasks related to the Depot’s emergency food basket distribution service.


  • Comfortable speaking and reading in French and English (additional language an asset);
  • In good physical shape (able to carry heavy loads 50lbs on a regular basis), comfortable working outdoors;
  • Available to work till 8pm on wednesday and thursday
  • Comfortable interacting with people of different backgrounds in a positive and friendly way;
  • Knowledge of fruits and vegetables and a desire to promote healthy choices (sales experience is an asset, but is not required);
  • Ability to work efficiently as a member of a team within a diverse community environment ;
  • Knowledge of the Notre-Dame-de-Grâce community is a strong asset;
  • A sense of initiative and a desire to take part in the adventure of life at the Depot and its markets!

Contract conditions

  • 30hrs/week (tuesday to friday)
  • $18/hour
  • 30 weeks contract through a subvention salariale from Emploi-Québec (June to December 2021)

To apply Please complete the following form before May 11th,

Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

Application deadline: May 11th
Job starts : June 1st , 2021


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 30 2021    ID: 59686