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Join the team redefining how the world experiences design.

Hiya, g'day, mabuhay, kia ora,你好, hallo, vítejte!

Thanks for stopping by. We know job hunting can be a little time consuming and you're probably keen to find out what's on offer, so we'll get straight to the point.

Where and how you can work

Our flagship campus is in Sydney, Australia but we have a swanky new office in London that has all the bells and whistles in Shoreditch! This is a full time position and we would require you onsite.

When you join our team in the UK, you'll also be joining forces with Flourish, who were acquired by us in 2022. Flourish enables everyone to change the way they tell stories with data by creating rich, animated data visualizations and other interactive content that can be embedded anywhere - including in Canva!

About the Vibe team:

As part of the People SuperGroup, the Vibe team’s mission is to 'Build a workplace that cultivates Canva's culture and inspires us all to do the best work of our lives'. This includes everything from planning future spaces, keeping our existing space functioning efficiently, producing engaging activations and events, to preparing healthy meals. The Vibe team plays a key role in creating and maintaining the type of workplace that we all love, where every single person has opportunities to grow and develop their skills and is able to do their best work and make an impact, every day. 

As Canva grows, The Vibe Team is scaling its operations to adapt to the ever-changing needs and complexities of the company, to take on new responsibilities and to contribute in strategic and meaningful ways. Currently, the Vibe team oversees several functions including Workplace Experience, Facilities and Construction, Food and Beverage, Health and Wellbeing programming, Events and Engagement.

About the role:

You will be an ambassador of Canva’s values and embody Vibe’s mission: to 'Build a workplace that cultivates Canva's culture and inspires us all to do the best work of our lives'.

The Hospitality Experience Team Mission is to Create a world famous food program & hospitality experience that reflects Canva's values and reinforces a sense of belonging for our community.

We do this through the Communal Table and Food for Change. These are the foundational pillars of the food program and we are continuously growing these concepts and philosophies through bringing people together with food and drink .

As we grow we have to keep evolving the we cook and serve food, our drinks offerings, our menu creations and the way we think about food culturally has to grow and evolve too.

You will have the freedom to express yourself through your skills as a Chef, empowering you to be creative by curating an environment for your growth and development. Canva is driven by core values and the kitchen is too! We think sustainably when sourcing food, we support the community through volunteering programs, and pride ourselves on creating diverse cuisines and cultural experiences . We are always flexible and willing to change if it's for the betterment of the team and overall experience we provide.
You will have the opportunity to make your mark, bring your flavour to the table and share with the team!

The kitchen will start small with you being the one Chef to be hands-on running the operations with a casual kitchen assist to help the day to day. The role will be very dynamic and versatile as you will wear many hats. We will be feeding between 50-80 people per day with simple buffet style continental breakfast and lunch three days per week. You will be the point of contact and local hospitality expert to build the program from the ground up.

What you'll be doing:

Kitchen & Front of House Hospitality

  • Controlling and directing the food preparation processes daily
  • Creating menu items, recipes and developing dishes ensuring variety, inclusivity, high quality, freshness and nutritious
  • Responsible for food inventory needs, stocking, ordering and rotation
  • Responsible for ensuring the kitchen, cafe and bar areas meets all health and safety regulations by following all food safety and hygiene practices
  • Responsible for managing kitchen waste streams
  • Responsible for all equipment and managing kitchen maintenance
  • Force for Good Food & Beverage Initiatives
  • Supporting front of house hospitality operations
  • Supporting with procurement and suppliers in all areas of the hospitality program

Management & Strategy Skills

  • Coaching any casual staff that come on board to support
  • Contributing to scaling the operation by documenting all recipes and quantities in sheets, docs and Parsley software
  • Supporting the wider team with events and other projects that may come up
  • Contribute to our mission by creating the best Food Program in the world 
  • Drive the team toward success and continue achieving its goal

What we're looking for:

We are looking for someone with relevant experience many different styles of catering, cuisines and cooking techniques, relevant qualifications for this role, 3+ years relevant experience in the role as well as relevant food safety certification. Someone with experience in restaurant or cafe ownership and wearing many hats at the same time.

Someone with a deep understanding of of all dietary requirements, creative in all aspects of menu planning and open minded and adaptable to constant change.

We need someone that is self-motivated and happy working autonomously and in a team, maintain high levels of attention to detail, organisation skills, punctuality and communication skills showing an approachable and attitude of continued betterment. Excited by new and ever changing initiatives as we grow.

Because of the rate of great growth you must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, possess excellent communication, verbal, written and interpersonal skills coupled with strong problem solving skills and be adaptable to constant change and embrace new ideas and processes as we move forward.

Someone that has a good team attitude and will assist other Vibe team members achieve their role when necessary or as required. We really would love for our team to embrace the company mission and values as well as our teams mission and contribute to building the best Food Program in the world.

Preferable but not essential experience with Zoom, Slack and some relevant computer skills on Mac OS as these are the tools we use at Canva (plus our own product of course!).


What's in it for you?

Achieving our crazy big goals motivates us to work hard - and we do - but you'll experience lots of moments of magic, connectivity and fun woven throughout life at Canva, too. We also offer a stack of benefits to set you up for every success in and outside of work.

Here's a taste of what's on offer:

  • Equity packages - we want our success to be yours too
  • Inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents & carers
  • An annual Vibe & Thrive allowance to support your wellbeing, social connection, office setup & more
  • Flexible leave options that empower you to be a force for good, take time to recharge and supports you personally

Check out lifeatcanva.com for more info.

Other stuff to know

We make hiring decisions based on your experience, skills and passion, as well as how you can enhance Canva and our culture. When you apply, please tell us the pronouns you use and any reasonable adjustments you may need during the interview process.

Please note that most of the interviews are conducted virtually but the assessment stage would require you to come onsite.

  • Food and Safety certificate


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