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ceres grocery and cafe assistant

▪ Melbourne – Brunswick East
▪ Applications Close: 3 August


The CERES Grocery, Bakery, and Cafe is a vibrant space at the center of the CERES Farm community food system. The Grocery supports local organic growers and producers while providing a hub for the community to come together to form a positive food culture.

The Bakery creates delicious bread using sustainable heritage and organic grains, as well as croissants, pizzas and pastries made fresh daily.

The Café serves organic coffee, fresh sandwiches and wraps, bakery goods, and lots more, made fresh using seasonal produce. The three enterprises work together, sharing resources to minimise waste and create the best food experience for our customers.

Where you come in

The aim of this position is to provide excellent customer service and assist in the general smooth running of the grocery and café. 

The role reports to the Grocery Area Managers but will be guided by the relevant shift supervisor.

Does this sound like you?

This role requires:

  • Exceptional customer service skills.  
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced customer-focused workplace. 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build rapport quickly. 
  • Knowledge of and passion for organic and biodynamic food systems. 
  • Proven ability to work in a supportive and collaborative manner. 
  • Organised with the ability to multi-task and work effectively with minimal supervision. 
  • Weekend availability.

Working at CERES is more than just a job

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work contributes to making the world a better place and working with others who feel the same. 

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Collaborative, values-centered and highly supportive team environment
  • Access to all CERES’ unique environments, including the park, with strong links to the environment and community
  • Generous staff discounts across many CERES enterprises and products, including educational programs and café and grocery purchases.

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you! Please submit your cover letter addressing the Person Specifications in the Position Description and resume as one document.

Please see the Position Description below.

CERES is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment and without risk to the health of its employees, consistent with our obligations under Occupational Health and Safety legislation. If you are successful in this role, you may be asked to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19, or that you have proof of medical exemption from the vaccine. Acceptable evidence includes a COVID-19 digital certificate stored on an appropriate App on your phone.

At CERES we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, culture and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making CERES a great place to work. We actively encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, people from CALD backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people, people with a disability and others to apply.

CERES Child Safe standards;

  • In line with the Child Wellbeing and Safety Amendment (Child Safety Standards) Act 2015, CERES is committed to upholding the Victorian Child Safe Standards, to the best of its abilities and resources.
  • CERES Upholds itself as an organisation committed to the right to survival, protection, development, participation and empowerment of all children and young people.
  • Is committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, young people and children and young people from culturally diverse and/or linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and to providing a safe environment for children and young people with a disability.

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