Good Food Bus: Market Assistant

Better Bite: Good Food Bus / 37 Nepean Street, Sydney NS

The Good Food Bus is a retrofitted bus that travels throughout Cape Breton, making healthy food more accessible to communities.

The Good Food Bus welcomes all customers who wish to attend a market. We make every effort to make the shopping experience fun and easy, and to make it affordable for those who might otherwise not have the means to access the Good Food Bus.

As the Good Food Bus Market Assistant, you can expect to spend a significant amount of your time outside while at work. You’ll travel with the coordinator throughout the island, bringing a food market on wheels to communities without easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

This is a unique summer employment opportunity, unlike any other!

This position requires strict adherence to all policies and regulations related to safety, hygiene, food safety, and preventing COVID transmission.


Customer Service

Perform customer service duties such as greeting customers, taking orders, accepting and processing payments, preparing produce packs, answering customer questions about items, attending to customer concerns, and regularly cleaning the service area of the Good Food Bus.

Market Operations 

  • Preparing the Good Food Bus for community markets (heavy lifting bulk produce, cleaning duties, repackaging produce etc.).
  • Money handling and using a point of sale system
  • Actively snap photos and videos for creating social media content (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Stock and monitor inventory of a dry food pantry on the Good Food Bus
  • Support, create and conduct customer surveys
  • Brainstorm and produce GFB merchandise
  • Communicate with community partners
  • Ensuring that all produce is at the highest quality

Other Duties

  • Demonstrate ability to follow instructions and to take on new responsibilities
  • Arrive to work at the scheduled time
  • Participate actively in problem solving and decision making
  • Supports decisions made by the team and managers
  • Stay productive at all times; anticipate and prepare for future needs
  • As with all positions within A Better Bite Community Kitchen, assistance with the production and delivery of the Meals on Wheels Program when necessary

Core Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Quality Orientation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Work Well Under Pressure
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Interpersonal/people skills
  • Time Management
  • Multitasking
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Flexibility

Required Skills and Certifications

  • Clear criminal background and vulnerable sector check


  • Access to own transportation and driver’s license
  • Food safety training and certification
  • First aid/CPR training and certification
  • Experience using a Cricut Maker machine

Work Conditions

  • Interacts with volunteers, customers, staff, and community partners
  • Heavy lifting (50+ lbs) required for market set up
  • Long periods of standing required from time to time
  • Evenings and weekends as required
  • Overtime as required

PLEASE NOTE: This is a Canada Summer Jobs funded position. The funding requires that those hired be between 15-30 years of age, and either a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred (international students are ineligible) and be legally entitled to work in Canada.