The People’s Potato is looking for new collective members.
3 positions at 30-35 hours/week
AND 2 positions at 15-20 hours/week
Remuneration: $18.25 per hour
The primary activity of the People’s Potato is to serve daily vegan lunch to about 400 people on the Concordia University SGW campus. The People’s Potato is an anti-capitalist, worker-run organization where decisions are made collectively. Collective members both guide and execute the vision of the organization.
All individuals hired will cook, clean, and pick up food donations; many tasks require heavy lifting. Collective members will take on a variety of these 4-hour shifts each week (4-5 shifts for full-timers or 2-3 for part-timers) and will participate in committee work such as organizing workshops, coordinating volunteers, etc. Committee work will be determined based on the interests and skills of the new hire and on the Collective’s current needs.
Contracts typically begin mid-August, end mid-May and are renewed on a yearly basis. We are seeking applicants who are able to make at least a one year commitment. Work schedules are flexible; however collective members are expected to be available most weekdays between 8:30am and 3:30pm. We hold weekly collective meetings where attendance is mandatory. During these meetings, facilitation and minute-taking tasks rotate among all collective members.
The People’s Potato commits itself to a non-tokenistic, socially conscious approach to hiring, which incorporates an awareness of, and a willingness to, compensate for systemic oppression. In light of this, The People’s Potato commits itself to pro-active equal opportunity, with steps being taken to incorporate the perspectives, experiences, guidance and knowledge of oppressed peoples within the organization, through a "conscious hiring process".
We recognize the structural injustice and un/conscious prejudice that condition our experiences, living in a capitalist system founded on a colonial state founded on the oppression of Indigenous people, Black People, People of Color, women, queer people, trans people, people with disabilities, all other oppressed groups, the exploitation of the working class, and the intersections between these. We also 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, upon the basis of a conscious hiring process.
The People’s Potato encourages applicants to describe in their cover letter the unique contributions they, as individuals with diverse experiences, would bring to the organization. We do not value or prioritize paid work experience over personal and life experience. Therefore, we welcome candidates to include all relevant skills and knowledge in their application, regardless of whether these abilities were developed through paid work, volunteer work or personal experience.
How to apply
Submit both a cover letter and a C.V. by e-mail to: email@example.com.
Include “Job Application” in the subject heading.
The deadline for applications is July 31, 2017 at 11:59pm.
Only applicants accepted for interviews will be contacted.
Interviews will take place the week of August 7th and can be conducted via Skype or phone if required.
The position will begin Monday August 28th, 2017.
*For more information about the People’s Potato and to access our constitution, please refer to our website: peoplespotato.com