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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


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

Sales Supervisor / Organic Greengrocer 

Looking for a new challenge within an ethical food business?   
The CERES Organic Market and Grocery is seeking an experienced sales supervisor / organic greengrocer. CERES Organic Market and Grocery is a vibrant outdoor market place and the centre of CERES Farm community food system.  

The Organic Market and Grocery supports locally grown organic growers and producers while providing a hub for community to come together to form a positive food culture. The Organic Market plays a key part in a local food network sourcing food grown either in CERES’ own inner city market gardens or from Victorian farmers before buying from interstate. With live music on Wednesdays and the weekends, a BBQ on Saturdays and the Treasure Exchange craft market, CERES Organic Market is not just a place for weekly shopping and trade, it is a place for people to come together and create a community surrounding the food that sustains us. 

CERES Organic Market and Grocery is a key social enterprise contributing financially to other non-income generating areas of CERES.   We are looking for a passionate, experienced sales supervisor. Responsible for the set-up, operation and pack down of the Market, you will have proven sales experience within a busy retail environment as well as experience of the fresh produce industry. 

This is a permanent part time position with weekend work required.  Please note applications close Monday 8th December at 5 pm. 

How to apply for this job: Interested applicants should email their resume along with a covering letter to 
KateMills:  Kate.mills@ceres.org.au 

The position description is available by clicking here. 

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.