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We are hiring a head baker

Gold Island Bakery Head Baker Job Description    March 2020



-bakery work experience or at least 1 year commercial kitchen work experience that includes baking or personal home bread making/ baking experience

-must not be currently employed and also must be a resident of Nova Scotia

-must have customer service capacity/ experience

-experience in self-directed work

-ability to work comfortably and happily independently

-experience with problem solving; strong communicator

-must have reliable vehicle with capacity for moving bread


Head Baker Duties and Times


Prepping Cookies for freezer (3 hours/ week)

Bake Planning (1 hour/ week)

Market Travel (2 hours/ week)

HFX Market Hours [including set up/ tear down] (7 hours/ week)

Unpacking from Market (0.5 hour/ week)

Printing (1 hour/ month)

3 Baking Shifts (24 hours/ week)

     Including bread and pastry production

                     Wholesale packaging 

Ingredient Shopping (6 hours/ month)

Inventory Management (2 hours/ month)

Staff Meeting (1 hour/ week)


Regular Work Week Hours (38.5 hours) [Wednesday-Saturday]

Irregular Hours (8 hours a month)

December Overtime (4 hours weekly)


Other Job Information 

-50%/ 50% employer/ employee split health benefits

-2 weeks paid vacation

-approx $15 per hour // $576 average weekly salary [average annual salary $29 000)

-compensation for use of vehicle to allow for fuel and maintenance

-2 year contract

-Bakery is located on a cooperative farm in Hants County, 1 hour from Halifax. On farm accommodation is possible.

Please email brief statement about your interest/ experience plus resume to Jess at