Berea College hiring Farm Store Manager

Berea, Kentucky

Farm Store Manager

Berea College is currently recruiting for an individual to serve as the Farm Store Manager. The Farm Store Manager will be the primary staff member responsible for operating the Berea College Farm Store as a retail space for selling raw and value-added products from the Berea College Farm and as an educational laboratory to support active and engaged student learning about agriculture and food. The manager’s responsibilities will include operation of the retail store, development and production of value-added products, training and supervision of student workers, and coordinating with the faculty and staff of the Berea College Farm and Agriculture and Natural Resources program. This person could also be involved periodically in teaching or team-teaching a course in value-added food production if they have the appropriate credentials. More information about the academic department, degree program, and educational farm can be found at http://www.berea.edu/anr.

Candidates should have the following: BA or BS in agriculture, food science, business, marketing, or a related area is required, MS, preferred; experience in grocery marketing and sales or restaurant operations, retail business management, and supervision and training of employees who handle food and conduct retail sales. All applicants must have knowledge of food safety, HACCP, POS systems, inventory and record-keeping for retail business with a broad understanding of agricultural sustainability and food systems. Also required is experience in MS Excel; web-based social media and a valid KY driver’s license; GAP training and a food manager/handler certification are desirable. (For a complete position description, please visit our website at: http://www.berea.edu/people-services/staff-positions/)

An Application to Join the College Staff is required for consideration for this position as is a detailed letter of interest and a current résumé. Qualified applicants may obtain an application either through the Office of People Services, Suite 100, Fairchild Hall on the campus, or by downloading the application on line at http://www.berea.edu/peopleservices/how-to-apply. The review of applications will begin immediately and successful candidates would be expected to start work by July 1.

Berea College, in light of its mission in the tradition of impartial love and social equality, welcomes all peoples of the earth to learn and work here. Employment decisions are based on training, education and experience related to the requirements of the job. All applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability.

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