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We are opening up some space on our team. We are looking for the RIGHT individual and we won't rest until we find them.

We are looking for a mature individual who wants to work and be part of a dynamic team. This person is going to have some organizational experience under their belts and wants to come in and hit the ground running. they are going to have passion and they are going to want to grow and develop their organizational and leadership skills as a craft person. They will be willing to work hard and are committed to themselves as well as the team.

This person may have experience from a butcher shop or other leadership experience from another food service business. This role is flexible and we are interested in people who have butchery experience and want to who wants to further develop their skills or someone who has orginizational experience who wants to develop those skills and learn to apply them to the meat industry.

Because we are a small team there are different components to this role including production, inventory, and waste management, ordering and communicating with suppliers, supervising staff, and coordinating our food safety program.

We expect our butchers to take on a lead role as a professional. This means that they work the entire animal from nose to tail capitalizing on unique cuts and minimizing waste. You are expected to receive deliveries, maintain inventory, supply customer service, lead and guide other members of the team, and perform cleaning tasks. Preference will be given to those with swinging meat experience but we will consider those with commercial box cutting experience.

Our style of butchery aims to capitalize on all parts of the animal and the successful candidate for this role will have the passion and desire to learn about all the components of the animal, from the fat and the sinew not just the prime rib. A passion for cooking and desire to help customers get the right cut every time.

DISCLAIMER: Working in a butcher shop is not a cake walk. It is physically demanding every day. It is standing for 8+ hours every day. it is cold hands and sharp edges. It is physically handling 300 lb bodies of meat and making them in to 2 lb pieces. It is a lot of cleaning. if you don't see the value of putting in a day of actual labour and at the end having a the satisfaction of knowing you did a good job then this isn't for you. If you don't want to wake up early on Saturdays and and work overtime before Christmas then this isn't for you. If you want a job to earn cash and not a skill that you grow, learn develop, and excel over time then this isn't for you. We are providing someone an opportunity to become a skilled professional in a unique trade.

Please submit your resume to and put Butcher in the subject line.

We aim to create a workplace that celebrates the diversity of our employees and customers and we encourage everyone to apply. If you share our passion for quality local food we encourage you to bring your authentic self to our table. Thank you to those who apply but only successful candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Vessel Meats is a whole carcass craft butchery who is dedicated to supplying quality local meat in Nova Scotia and supporting small scale farmers. We are building pipelines and relationships to make locally grown food more accessible and attainable to consumers in our community. We believe that by supporting small farms and fostering conversations we can create long term change for producers and consumers in our community that can change the way our province consumes meat.

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