Contact the People's Potato

Contact us: 514-848-2424 x7590 email:

Address: 1455 de Maisonneuve west, H-733, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Full Time Job Offer

Summer 2010

The People's Potato, a not-for-profit food service organization is looking for a full time staff member. The primary activity of the People's Potato is to serve daily vegan meals to approximately 400 students at Concordia University. The long-term vision of the project is to provide a healthy and ethical alternative to the corporate domination of the food system.

The People's Potato is a worker-run consensus-based organization and applicants must be willing to work within a collective structure. The People's Potato is a unique working environment in which employees both guide and execute the vision of the organization.

We recognize the present nonexistence of a level playing field, with regards to people's experiences and job qualifications, given the structural injustice that affects those who exist within patriarchal racist capitalism. As a result, we recognize the need to compensate for these inequalities in our hiring policy.

We encourage applicants to describe the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to the People's Potato, in their cover letter.

The People's Potato undertakes its hiring procedures upon the basis of employment equity. Please indicate in your cover letter if you would like to be considered for employment equity and include the following sentence “I would like to be included for employment equity.” Please note that we do not require applicants to specify the basis on which they are applying for employment equity.

The individual(s) hired will participate in collective meetings, kitchen work and other portfolios to be decided following the hiring procedure.

Requirements include:
-Strong organizational skills.
-Ability to work closely with others.
-An aptitude for applying new skills
-An aptitude to cook (both small and large scale)
-Dedication to or involvement in social justice causes
-Ability to work in English and French
-Valid driver's license

-Basic computer skills
-Knowledge of food politics
-Experience with vegan and/or vegetarian cooking
-Knowledge of consensus-based decision making processes
-Willingness to facilitate meetings

Remuneration: $13.91/hour Hours/Week: 30/35 hours

The deadline for applications is June 30th 2010 at 5pm
Applications and cover letters can be sent via fax: (514) 848-7450
(ATT:People's Potato), e-mail: or dropped off in person to the CSU office located at 1455 de Maisonneuve W. H-711. Only applicants accepted for interviews will be contacted. Position to start the week of August 16th 2010.