Massachusetts – Land’s Sake hiring Farmstand Manager

Weston, Massachusetts

Farmstand Manager Job Description

Full time, seasonal, at-will position (May – October)

Reports to: Executive Director and Farm Director

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA. Land’s Sake strives to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. Land’s Sake is currently looking for a Farm Stand Manager (approx. a 7-month position) to run the retail side of the Farm Stand, as well as oversee the hiring, scheduling and management of summer Farm Stand staff. The seasonal Farm Stand serves as the hub of the Farm from June through October, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, guide and educate our community, occasionally battle chipmunks, and have a lot of fun doing it. The Farm Stand is the face of the Farm, and the proper running of the Farm Stand is key in maintaining our relations with the public and helping to coordinate many of the events that we hold on the Farm every year. Because this position straddles so many areas of the Farm it will report to both the Executive Director and the Farm Director. The Farm Stand Manager position will report to the Executive Director (in matters of outside marketing, vendor relations, and staffing) and will report to the Farm Director in matters of produce ordering, management and handling.

Vital qualities for this position are: great customer service skills, an ability to work quickly and efficiently, knowledge of farming, organized, enjoys being outside and flexibility. Interest in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and/or cooking is a plus.In order to communicate with customers as to how they can become more involved with Land’s Sake, Farm Stand staff are trained about the organization’s many offerings.

Job Description

  • Land’s Sake produce management (reports to the Farm Director)
    • Communicates with the Farm Director and Growers regarding what will be available for sale. The Farm Stand Manager keeps the produce up to the agreed upon standards
    • Learns about produce varieties, growing standards and Farm Stand products and works with the Farm Director to select produce and quantities for the Farm Stand
    • On a daily basis, sets up and breaks down the Farm Stand and maintains produce quality throughout the day (e.g. temperature control, hydration). The Farm Stand is a very basic structure with limited power and shade.
    • Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the Farm Stand, including the area around the stand
  • Sales/marketing, vendor relations & staff management (reports to the Executive Director)
    • The Farm Stand Manager is the representative of the Farm Stand and should be bright, cheerful and excel in customer service and salesmanship. Ensures that unsurpassed service is being given by all Farm Stand employees
    • Hires, trains, schedules and manages all Farm Stand labor. The manager instructs the seasonal staff in what the Farm has to offer and instills in them excellent customer service skills. Every Farm Stand employee is a sales person
    • Oversees the ordering, procuring, and maintaining of inventory for the Farm Stand and updates two inventory systems, weekly
      • Updates the point of sale (Square) system and understands its inner workings to maintain proper records of sales. This also includes understanding what we should be charging for our products.
      • Updates the Vendor spreadsheet (a google sheet) weekly in order to maintain a more easily accessible history of vendors, vendor contact information, and timing of orders
      • Operates cash register (knowledge of Square is desired), scales, and counts cash
      • Understands what is selling and what is not through analyzing and interpreting sales reports. Responsible for bringing in new items to increase profits and cutting items that do not sell.
  • Handles complex customer service issues
    • Responsible for marketing of Farm Stand items to existing and new Land’s Sake customers:
      • Markets the items available in the Farm Stand by creating signage, weekly email communications and posting on Facebook, Twitter and our signage outside the store.
    • Packs the Farm Stand for the season at the end of October
    • Plans and executes the Pre-Thanksgiving sale for November

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of retail experience as a sales person and 1 year of experience in management.
  • Flexibility in your schedule with the ability to work at least one weekend day per week.
  • Prior experience with a farm and the wide variety of vegetables we grow is necessary. Should understand the value of sustainable, integrated and organic growing practices for vegetables.
  • Must enjoy a fast-paced environment when we are busy and have the ability to create projects and tasks for those times when we are slow.
  • Able to repeatedly bend and lift 50 lbs throughout the day.
  • Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time (The Farm Stand is a very rustic structure and much of the time is spent in the elements.)

Hours and Compensation

The Farm Stand opens the first week of June.  It is open 6 days a week through the end of October. There is one additional sales day in November.  This position begins in early  to mid May to clean and stock up the Farm Stand and learn about the Farm and continues 30-40hrs/wk, until the stand closes at the end of October. There is some flexibility with the schedule depending on the staff schedule, but the Farm Stand Manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the Farm Stand is staffed during all open hours. There is the possibility of hiring an Assistant Farm Stand Manager to help fill necessary hours.

Compensation:

  • Dependent on experience
  • The position qualifies for some benefits including earning vacation and sick time
  • As much free produce as you can eat
  • Discount on other products sold at the Farm Stand

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to pam@landssake.org

Equal Opportunity Policy:
Land’s Sake is seeking to hire a staff that represents the racial and ethnic diversity
of its constituents. Diversity and inclusion is an ongoing organizational practice
and a core value of Land’s Sake with the goal of having culturally competent
services, materials, resources and programs. Our hiring practices are informed
by an appreciation of the strengths offered by differing cultures, races, religions,
ethnicities, classes, sexual orientation, physical capacities, and age groups. Land’s
Sake offers benefits including medical insurance, generous vacation, access to
professional development and local organic food.
Land’s Sake is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating a
multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates for all
positions

 

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Massachusetts – Land’s Sake hiring Farm Stand Staff

Weston, Massachusetts

Land’s Sake 2017 Farm Stand Staff

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA that strives to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. The seasonal Farmstand serves as the hub of the farm, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, local products, guide and educate our community, occasionally battle chipmunks, and have a lot of fun doing it.

Successful Farmstand Staff will possess an interest in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and cooking. As a point of contact for Land’s Sake, Farmstand staff are trained about the farm’s many offerings. Great customer service skills, an ability to work quickly and efficiently, and a good sense of humor are vital this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and breakdown Farmstand each day, including produce displays
  • Maintain produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration)
  • Learn produce varieties, growing standards and farmstand products and be able to communicate information to customers as necessary
  • Operate cash register and scales, answer questions, and bring awareness to additional farm programming as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Personable customer service skills
  • Cash handling experience
  • Ability to use an Ipad for transactions
  • Experience with Google Sheets/Excel
  • Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time, and bend and lift up to 50 pounds
  • Valid Driver’s License

Employment Dates:

  • August 15 to October 30, with some training required prior to August 15
  • Farmstand hours are 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Weekend availability is a must, and flexible schedules will be considered

Compensation:

  • $11 to $12.50 per hour, dependent on experience
  • As much free produce as you can eat
  • Discount on other products sold at the Farmstand

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to deena@landssake.org

 

Massachusetts – Land’s Sake hiring Farm Stand Manager

Weston, Massachusetts

Farmstand Manager

Seasonal, Full-Time, At-will employee

Dates of Employment: May – October

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA that strives to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. Land’s Sake is currently looking for a Farmstand Manager (an approximately 7 month position) to run the retail side of the Farmstand, as well as oversee the hiring, scheduling and management of summer Farmstand staff. The seasonal Farmstand serves as the hub of the farm from June through October, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, guide and educate our community, occasionally battle chipmunks, and have a lot of fun doing it. Being the face of the farm, the proper running of the Farmstand is key in maintaining our relations with the public and helping coordinate many of the events that we hold on the farm every year. The Farmstand Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and collaborates with the Farm Manager and Education staff.

A successful Farmstand Manager will like people and being outside as well as be efficient and detail oriented in their work. In order to communicate with customers as to how they can become involved with activities within the organization, farmstand staff are trained about the farm’s many offerings. Great customer service skills, an ability to work quickly and efficiently, and a good sense of humor are vital this position. Interest in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and/or cooking is a plus.

Job Description

  • First and foremost, the Farmstand Manager is the representative of the farm store and should be bright, cheerful and excel in customer service and salesmanship.
  • Hires, trains, schedules, and manages all Farmstand labor. The manager should instruct the seasonal staff in what the farm has to offer and instill in them excellent customer service skills. Every Farmstand employee is a sales person.
  • On a daily basis, sets up and breaks down the Farmstand and maintains produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration).
  • Communicates with the Farm Manager regarding what will be available for sale. The Farmstand Manager keeps the produce displays up to the agreed upon standards.
  • Oversees the ordering, procuring, and maintaining of inventory for the Farmstand and update two inventory systems, weekly.
  • Learns produce varieties, growing standards and Farmstand products and works with the Farm Manager to select produce and quantities for the Farmstand.
  • Operates cash register, scales, and occasionally share cash counting duties
  • Ensures that unsurpassed service is being given by Farmstand employees
  • Handles complex customer service issues.
  • Understands what is selling and what is not through analyzing and interpreting sales reports. Responsible for bringing in new items to increase profits and cutting items that do not sell.
  • Markets the items available in the Farmstand by creating signage, weekly email communications and posting on Facebook, Twitter and our signage outside the store.
  • Updates the POS system and understands its inner workings to maintain proper records of sales. This also includes understanding what we should be charging for our products.
  • Maintains the cleanliness and organization of the Farmstand, including the area around the stand.
  • Packs up the Farmstand for the season at the end of October.
  • Plans and executes the Pre-Thanksgiving sale for November.

Requirements

  • At least 2 years of retail experience as a sales person and 1 year of experience in management.
  • Flexibility in your schedule with the ability to work at least one weekend day per week.
  • Prior experience with a CSA or the wide variety of vegetables we grow is necessary. Should be a big supporter of sustainable, integrated and organic growing practices for vegetables.
  • Must enjoy a fast-paced environment when we are busy and have the ability to create projects and tasks for those times when we are slow.
  • Able to repeatedly bend and lift 50 lbs throughout the day.
  • Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time

Hours and Compensation

The Farmstand opens the first week of June. It is open 6 days a week through the end of October. There is one additional sales day in November.  This position begins in early- to mid-May to clean and stock up the Farmstand and continues as a full-time, 30-40hrs/wk, position until the stand closes at the end of October. There is some flexibility with the schedule depending on the staff schedule, but the Farmstand Manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the farmstand is staffed during all open hours. There is the possibility of hiring an Assistant Farmstand Manager to help fill necessary hours. Compensation is hourly and commensurate with experience.

Compensation:

  • Dependent on experience
  • As much free produce as you can eat
  • Discount on other products sold at the Farmstand

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to pam@landssake.org

Learn more at at https://landssake.org/job-openings-2/ and  https://landssake.org

Massachusetts – Land’s Sake Farm hiring Farmstand Staff

Weston, Massachusetts

Land’s Sake 2017 Farmstand Staff

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA that strives to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. The seasonal Farmstand serves as the hub of the farm from June to October, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, guide and educate our community, occasionally battle chipmunks, and have a lot of fun doing it.

Successful Farmstand Staff will possess an interest in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and/or cooking. As a point of contact for Land’s Sake, Farmstand staff are trained about the farm’s many offerings, in order to communicate with customers as to how they can become involved with activities within the organization. Great customer service skills, an ability to work quickly and efficiently, and a good sense of humor are vital this position.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up and breakdown Farmstand each day, including produce displays
  • Maintain produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration)
  • Learn produce varieties, growing standards and farmstand products and be able to communicate information to customers as necessary
  • Operate cash register and scales, answer questions, and bring awareness to additional farm programming as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Personable customer service skills
  • Cash handling experience
  • Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time, and bend and lift up to 50 pounds

Employment Dates:

  • June 4 to October 30, with some training required prior to June 4
  • Farmstand hours are 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Weekend availability is a must, and flexible schedules will be considered A shorter commitment is available to qualified students

Compensation:

  • $11 to $12.50 per hour, dependent on experience
  • As much free produce as you can eat
  • Discount on other products sold at the Farmstand

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to pam@landssake.org

Maine – TideLine Greens hiring Farm Manager

Harpswell, Maine

TideLine Greens is a small organic vegetable operation located in Harpswell, Maine at Two Coves Farm. Currently, TideLine Greens operates a seasonal CSA, sells to a few local restaurants, supplies its partner public charter school, Harpswell Coastal Academy, with fresh seasonal produce, and sells direct at the Two Coves Farm Stand from May through November.

We are seeking a responsible farm manager who can take the reins and further develop the operation into an economically and ecologically sustainable business.
This position is salaried, requiring upwards of 40 hours/week June through September, and greatly reduced hours in the off season, with a ramp up period in May and a slow down period in October.
If interested in this position, please send a resume, letter of interest, and two references to Henry Gilbert at tidelinegreens@gmail.com.

Massachusetts – Land’s Sake hiring Fall Farmstand Manager

Weston, Massachusetts

Land’s Sake is a nonprofit farm located in Weston, MA that strives to connect individuals to the land to build community and inspire lifelong stewardship. The seasonal Farmstand serves as the hub of the farm from June to October, and each year we assemble an awesome team to sell our vegetables, guide and educate our community, occasionally battle chipmunks, and have a lot of fun doing it.

A successful Fall Farmstand Manager will possess an interest in sustainable agriculture, local food systems, and/or cooking. They will be efficient and detail oriented in their work. As a point of contact for Land’s Sake, Farmstand staff are trained about the farm’s many offerings, in order to communicate with customers as to how they can become involved with activities within the organization. Great customer service skills, an ability to work quickly and efficiently, and a good sense of humor are vital this position.

Responsibilities:

●      Shift Work

  • Set up and breakdown Farmstand on assigned days
  • Maintain produce quality throughout the day (i.e. temperature control, hydration)
  • Learn produce varieties, growing standards and farmstand products
  • Operate cash register, scales, and occasionally share cash counting duties

●      Inventory Management

  • Work with the Farm Manager to select produce and quantities for the Farmstand
  • Conduct product pickup runs, using one of the farm trucks
  •  Place all orders and adjust standing orders as needed
  • Update two inventory systems, weekly

●      Team Management

  • Supervise and assist all staff members
  • Make the monthly schedule
  • Fill in for shifts in case of illness or emergency

●      Marketing

  • Publish the weekly Farmstand Newsletter
  • Update the Farmstand webpage
  • Produce marketing materials as needed

●      Other

  • Data reporting as needed
  • Farmstand maintenance
  • Packing the Farmstand for the season at the end of October
  • Planning and executing the Pre-Thanksgiving sale for November

Qualifications:

  • Personable customer service skills
  • Cash handling experience
  •  Be willing and able to work in all weather conditions, stand for long periods of time, and bend and lift up to 50 pounds

Employment Dates:

  • August 1 to October 30, with additional available hours in November
  • Farmstand hours are 11am to 7pm Tuesday through Friday, 11am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Weekend availability is a must, and flexible schedules will be considered
  • Approximately 30-35 hours per week are required for this position

Compensation:

  • Dependent on experience
  • As much free produce as you can eat
  • Discount on other products sold at the Farmstand

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to klukas101@gmail.com.

Fry Family Farm hiring Retail Store Clerk

Medford, Oregon

The Farm Store at Fry Family Farm
Retail store clerk – part-time
Starting: mid-July

About Fry Family Farm
Fry Family Farm is a diversified organic vegetable farm providing healthy food for the
community.

About The Farm Store
The Farm Store at Fry Family Farm features local seasonal organic vegetables, fruits, plants and flowers. We offer pies, baked goods, jams, specialty sauces, pickled vegetables and fermented items using recipes that have been in our family for generations. We carry eggs, cheese, honey and wine from regional purveyors and an ever changing selection of plants, gifts and household goods.

The Farm Store will be open Wednesday – Sunday
March – December

Requirements
● Candidates must be available to work Saturday and Sunday
● Able to lift 50 pounds and stand for extended periods of time
● Present a professional, clean, warm and approachable appearance
● Excellent verbal communication skills
● Must be able to follow directions, work efficiently and work in a team environment
● Must be reliable, punctual and have reliable transportation
● Basic knowledge of math, weights, and measures
● Detail oriented, organized, and thorough

Duties and Responsibilities
● Totaling merchandise sales, accepting payment and making change for customers
● Wrap or bag merchandise for customers
● Answers customer questions in a friendly, polite and helpful manner
● Answering the phone
● Tidying merchandise on shelves, counters or tables
● Mark or tag prices on merchandise
● Presentation of product; facing and filling product
● Maintain cleanliness and organization inside and outside the store
● Attend to expired stock and properly discard outdated or spoiled items pursuant to The
Farm Store standards
● Clean and sanitize work area (including tables, floor, scales, cases, cooler, bathroom,
etc.)
● Keep floors free of spills or water, removing hazardous debris from floor and sweeping
● Follows all safety practices and procedures
● Other related duties as assigned

Skills and competencies
● Excellent customer service skills including helping customers with questions about plants, produce and the farm
● Retail experience and an interest in organic food, cooking and gardening are preferred

Compensation
● Starting hourly wage: minimum wage
● Weekly allotment of free organic vegetables and flowers
● Discounts on all items sold at The Farm Store

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Send a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications, resume and three references to
The Farm Store manager at:
amber@fryfamilyfarm.org

Please put the position title in the subject line. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please do not call or come by Fry Family Farm. Please do not inquire at Fry Family Farm market booths.
Fry Family Farm is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We look forward to hearing from you!