Note: You do not have to be able to do all of the tasks or possess all the required skills to qualify for a position. So long as you are passionate about food and sustainability, you make a great chance to join the team! Moreover, we look for members who are committed to the Food Lab and are willing to volunteer at our events.
events & workshops Team
The Events & Workshops Team is responsible for organizing the Erasmus Food Lab’s various events, such as our Wednesday Workshops, the new Lunch Workshops, our Cooking with an Expert series, Master Chef-style cooking challenges, our new online series, and our amazing field trips. They also will be primary volunteers for such events.
What we look for is a passion for food and sustainability, and the ability to share this passion with our event participants. Other than that, we seek creative and spontaneous people who can improve our events and even more, think of new ones. Finally, given the extraordinary situation this year, digital skills are a big plus!
Note: In these positions you will be tasked with developing some of our existing events. But you will also have the chance to come up with new event ideas.
Offline Events Coordinator
The Offline Events Coordinator will lead the development and innovation of the Food Lab’s existing offline events: the weekly Lunch Workshops and monthly Mystery Box Challenge. They also have opportunities to create new events throughout the year.
External Relations Coordinators
The External Relations Coordinators will lead the development of our Cooking with an Expert event series in which participants can learn from and cook with sustainability experts. You will be tasked with soliciting companies and faculty for the workshops, developing networking and recruiting events, and maintaining Erasmus Food Lab’s LinkedIn page.
This year more than ever, the Online Foodies team will be tasked with boosting our online profile through a good digital marketing strategy and creative content creation. Furthermore, they need to be present at our events in order to feature them online.
Social Media Team
The Social Media Team is tasked with managing and maintaining the Food Lab’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Additionally, they will help our research team with graphic design for their infographics and reports and post the registration for our events and workshops.
Website Management and Online Events/Content Team
The Website Management and Online Events/Content Team will be responsible for renovating the Erasmus Food Lab website to make it more user friendly and to fill it with interesting content. Their main tasks include website design, uploading their own recipes and Workshop recipes to the website, and creating video/blog content. Moreover, they will develop some online events to host throughout the year depending on the Covid situation.
The research team is responsible for providing a scientific basis for everything we do at the Erasmus Food Lab. From calculating the environmental footprint of our recipes and workshops, to conducting secondary research for our infographics, and grounding our activism in evidence. This year, the team will also be involved in an ambitious program by three Erasmus Faculties to promote plant-based consumption.
Additionally, our research team has the freedom to look around campus and decide what kind of activist projects they want to engage in. This can vary and includes food waste, consumer behaviour, replacing animal based proteins, and more. Thus, we are open to students of any academic background, so long as you are engaged with food and sustainability, and bring a fresh perspective to the table!
If you don’t want to join any of the committees but still want to be involved at our events, you can sign up as a workshop volunteer! You will then join a pool of volunteers who come and help out at our workshops from time to time. Some benefits: You get to be part of our fun events events, meet people, and of course you get to eat the meals we cook!
This is ideal for people who don’t have too much time to spend and cannot come on a weekly basis but still want to help out. It doesn’t require any commitment, but at the same time there is no guarantee that you will get to volunteer on a steady basis, as we only ask volunteers when we need them. To join our volunteer pool, you don’t have to send a motivation or CV, just an email saying you want to become a volunteer.
Didn’t find something you liked? We are also looking for 2 project managers for the Dear Diary Project, where 10 students will be recruited to vlog about their sustainable food journey through a 30 day challenge ! Check it out here!
To apply, please send your CV and motivation letter (max. 1 page) to email@example.com before Sunday, 20 September 2020, at 23h59.
In your motivation letter, you can indicate a maximum of two positions that you are interested in. Please provide motivation as to why you are suited to these positions and any other relevant skills, ideas or information you would like us to know.
The approximate working hours as a committee member is around 8-14 hours. This is just an estimate for you to keep in mind when considering extracurricular activities outside your study.
Note: In order to join the Food Committee, you do not have to have all of the required skills or experience to apply, some things you can learn in the role. As long as you are passionate about food and sustainability, you meet the baseline requirements to apply for any position.
For any questions and concerns, feel free to contact us via any of our social media channels or email firstname.lastname@example.org.