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Summer Jobs Postings: Food Fest Assistant & Community Outreach and Office Assistant

The Toronto Vegetarian Association is hiring for two summer positions. Important note: These positions are funded by Canada Summer Jobs and are therefore only open to those who are between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; and are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or persons to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Veg Food Fest Assistant: Logistics and Vendor Management The Veg Food Fest Assistant will be responsible for assisting and reporting to the Festival and Events Coordinator during the overall curation of the 35th annual Veg Food Fest. The Veg Food Fest Assistant will be the point of contact for vendors.  They will be responsible for clearly communicating information to vendors, answering vendor questions, and managing vendor logistics. Under the guidance and alongside the Festival and Events Coordinator, the Veg Food Fest Assistant will be responsible for the delivery and execution of the vendor logistics management plan for the 35th annual Veg Food Fest. The successful candidate must be available for a start date of Monday, June 10th, 2019, and available from September 6th to 8th, 2019. This… Read More


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Summer Job Posting: Community Outreach and Office Assistant

A Canada Summer Jobs opportunity with the Toronto Vegetarian Association CANADA SUMMER JOBS POSTING – Community Outreach and Office Assistant (Toronto Vegetarian Association) Position Type:    Current and returning Student under the Canada Summer Jobs Program Duration:  8 weeks (30 hours a week) Location:  17 Baldwin Street, 2nd Flr Toronto (downtown) We regret the office is not wheelchair accessible                                                                     Application Deadline:  Wednesday May 23rd, 2018   POSITION OVERVIEW – The Community Outreach and Office Assistant will engage with the local vegetarian and veg-friendly community by assisting with the planning and execution of the Toronto Vegetarian Association’s (TVA) outreach program and Veg Guide, as well as assisting with day to day administrative tasks in the TVA office. S/he will be the front-line person for all in person and phone inquiries, including those about adopting a plant-based diet. S/he will assist with coordination of outreach events including packing for events, drafting communications for volunteers, reporting on events, and researching future… Read More


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Contract Posting – Veg Guide Coordinator

Position Type: One year contract with deliverables focused on Summer 2018 Compensation: $11,700 spread over 12-months paid according to deliverables Application Deadline: Wednesday February 28th, 2018 Founded in 1945, the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) located at 17 Baldwin Street, Toronto, is the largest vegetarian/vegan organization in Canada. We are a registered charity; our mission is to inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating. Our Veg Guide is a free publication that advertises over 100 veg-friendly restaurants, stores, cooking classes, and other businesses in the GTA. The Veg Guide is updated annually and distributed citywide. We also offer online listings on our website, veg.ca, as well as through our mobile app, which are both available throughout the year. CONTRACT SUMMARY The Veg Guide Coordinator will lead the planning and production of the 2018-2019 Veg Guide. S/he will be required to communicate with customers, stakeholders and the general public about the program. S/he will work under the direction of TVA’s Executive Director, or designate, to contact prospective advertisers, coordinate ad sales, and collect copy from advertisers. A custom contact management database is used to coordinate/monitor mailings, follow-ups, and ad bookings. S/he will write communications for TVA newsletters and… Read More


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Summer Job Posting: Festival Assistant (Promotions)

Position Overview: The Festival Assistant (Promotions), will assist with promotions for the 2017 Veg Food Fest and associated events. The successful applicant will work closely with the Toronto Vegetarian Association team to promote the festival within the GTA and to vegetarians across the continent. S/he/they will craft communications and design materials to generate interest in North America’s largest annual vegetarian festival and achieve the mission of the Toronto Vegetarian Association. An enthusiastic, proactive vegetarian self-starter will thrive in this position. This role calls for good organizational skills, strong written communication skills, and experience using social media platforms to engage audiences. Layout and graphic design skills, and proficiency working with Adobe creative programs, would be an asset. This position is funded by Service Canada through the Canada Summer Jobs program; only eligible returning students may apply. CANADA SUMMER JOBS ELIGIBILITY – In order to qualify for this program, eligible student participants must: Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment; Have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year; Be Canadian citizens,… Read More


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Summer Job Posting: Veg Food Fest Assistant

POSITION OVERVIEW – The Veg Food Fest Assistant will assist with the planning, production and delivery of the 2017 Veg Food Fest. S/he will be the front line person for all festival inquiries, and will carry out follow-up communications with festival vendors and other stakeholders to support the Veg Food Fest. S/he will work closely with the Toronto Vegetarian Association team to achieve the goals of the 2017 Veg Food Fest and TVA’s summer outreach. Opportunities to participate creatively in programming or marketing the festival will be explored with the Festival & Events Coordinator. An enthusiastic, proactive vegetarian self-starter will thrive in this position. This role calls for excellent organizational skills, strong communication skills, and proficiency working with computers. QUALIFICATIONS – The Veg Food Fest Assistant will be required to: Plan and carry out projects and tasks from start to finish with well-defined objectives; continuously monitor the success of these projects and tasks; and identify ways to improve. Read and understand information presented in a variety of forms; write and speak in order to engage volunteers, clients and members of the public; and share information using a range of information and communications technologies. Assess situations and identify problems; be creative and innovative… Read More


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