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Work at CERES

CERES has over 140 employees who are mostly part time. To obtain more information on CERES philosophy and management structure please go the the About CERES section.

Current Job Vacancies

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Restaurant Manager


 Looking for a new challenge within an ethical food business?

The Merri Table at CERES Community Environment Park is seeking an experienced and driven Restaurant Manager.
Opening for a la carte breakfast and lunch in May this year, The Merri Table is a lively and sophisticated cafe space that seats up to 100 people. The premises are a combination of environmentally conscious design by renowned architect Gregory Burgess and cutting-edge sustainable building techniques, situated in the beautiful CERES Community Environment Park.

Celebrating the best seasonal, low-mileage produce available in Victoria,our menu is cooked and served in a contemporary, vibrant style.Using organic and biodynamic ingredients, The Merri Table is committed to sustainability, and utilises the latest technology along with informed decisions on food waste, energy and water to reduce our environmental impact.

We are looking for a passionate, driven Restaurant Manager to take the business to the next level. 

You will have autonomy to drive the business forward by motivating and leading our team of industry professionals, as well as implementing your marketing and promotions ideas, refining and improving our product and service and tightly controlling the financial success of the business.

Applicants must have:
Previous restaurant management experience
Excellent interpersonal skills 
A demonstrated ability to grow a role and a business 
A demonstrated ability to work within and lead a group structure

The position description is available by clicking here..

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Volunteer at CERES

Across the organisation we also have approximately 400 people providing their time and expertise as volunteers. Volunteers contribute to the key CERES enterprises such as Honey Lane and Harding Street Market Gardens, CERES site maintenance crews and behind the scenes through admin work. 

The CERES seed propogation program is also a popular hub for volunteers and the fruits of volunteers labour can be seen all over the site as well as in the Market Gardens and at our Permaculture and Bushfood nursery. Many people decide to commit a regular amount of time to CERES such as a day or half day a week. For others they will be inspired by a particular project such as our Harvest Festival and volunteer only for the life of the project.

Check out our volunteers page for more info on how to get involved.


Whichever way you find your way to the CERES community be it through employment or volunteering your contribution is greatly appreciated.

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CERES Board - Chairperson

CERES Community Environment Park is looking for a new Chairperson. Robert Larocca, who has been Chairperson for the past 9 years, has announced that he will not renominate for the role. As a consequence CERES is issuing a call for people with a passion for the community, environment and critically, governance of not for profits to nominate for the Board.

All Board positions are voluntary and unpaid. Board members are expected to attend monthly Board and subcommittee meetings and take an active role in providing effective governance to an organisation with a $9m turnover and 150 staff.
Those wishing to nominate for the Board must be CERES Members and the last practical date to apply for membership is October 21st 2014.

To read the media release, please CLICK HERE
For more information, please call Robert Larocca on 0409 198 350