Massachusetts – Fresh Truck hiring Market Manager

Boston, Massachusetts

We’re Hiring!

About Fresh Truck

We’re on a mission to radically impact community health in Boston by celebrating community food culture and getting fresh food to those who need it most. Fresh Truck operates two renovated school buses as mobile food markets, stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables, and healthy snacks. We partner with health centers and other community organizations to combine their services with access to affordable, healthy food. We love Boston, we’re obsessed with our mission and we’re committed to meaningful, long-term social impact.

Job Description

Market Managers are the face of Fresh Truck in our communities, they make the shopping experience for our customers delightful and unique. This role requires a diverse skill set blending food purveyor, truck driver, and customer service representative. We’re looking for someone with an unrelenting passion for community building and food.

What you’ll do

  • Drive a full-size, 39ft school bus
  • Manage daily mobile market operations from bus loading/unloading, inventory management, restocking, to cleaning
  • Create an inviting shopping experience through engaging customer service
  • Support other Fresh Truck initiatives such as community outreach, customer surveys, and operations process improvement

Who you are

  • An excellent driver, accustomed to driving in an urban environment; strong preference for individuals with experience driving box trucks and large vehicles
  • Grit – you’re willing to get your hands dirty, comfortable with some heavy lifting and will stop at nothing to make things happen
  • Embrace working within diverse community settings and with a strong sense of social justice; being multilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese) is huge a plus

Requirements

  • Driver’s license with clean driving record for the past 3 years
  • Ability to lift ~50lb on a regular basis
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting pay at $35k with health insurance
  • Free groceries every shift
  • Work day in and day out to make Boston a healthier city

Contact

We’re excited to hear from you! To apply send a resume to Sunny Chen: jobs@thefreshtruck.org

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West Virginia – The Wild Ramp hiring Market Manager

Huntington, West Virginia

Do you have retail management experience, a passion for local food, and a commitment to building strong relationships with customers and producers? You might be the right fit for our open position! We are seeking a strong leader to manage The Wild Ramp, a year-round, community-supported, nonprofit market that provides a viable economic outlet for local food producers while providing consumers access to locally grown agricultural and artisan products. The Wild Ramp is a vibrant market with regular customers, a community feel, and a direct impact on the local economy. The market manager guides daily market operations including oversight of staff and volunteers, management of inventory, maintenance of banking and financial data, and general execution of the Wild Ramp’s mission to help producers and consumers. The position is full-time and reports to the Board of Directors. The manager is expected to work Saturdays and have scheduling flexibility during the week. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications. Some benefits are provided.

What You Do

  • Oversee pricing, sales goals, and in-store displays
  • Manage purchasing, inventory, and quality control
  • Build on and improve existing sales strategies
  • Maintain sales, financial, and administrative records
  • Recruit local farmers and producers as vendors according to the mission of the Wild Ramp and the Market Rules & Guidelines
  • Develop staff, volunteers, and vendors
  • Collaborate with civic groups, businesses, and nonprofits to enhance community outreach and programming
  • Work with the Board of Directors to set and achieve market goals
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

What You Bring to the Table

  • Experience in the local food, farmers market, and/or retail business
  • Managerial and supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • High levels of reliability and integrity
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a busy setting
  • Strong decision-making and organizational skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Community development, public relations, and public speaking experience preferred
  • Satisfactory background check and drug screen

Send resumes to jobs@wildramp.org. We recommend that you include a letter to explain your interest and why you are a good fit for the market manager position.

The Wild Ramp supports the City of Huntington’s Open to All campaign. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Local is Growing, and the ideal candidate will grow with us!

Georgia – Piedmont Provisions hiring Brand Ambassadors

Athens, Georgia

Brand Ambassador – Cash Bonuses, Fun Work Environment, Paid Training!

 Lovers of sweets and all things saucy!! Do you love pickles, jam, and hot sauce? Do you like working with people and promoting products you believe in?  If your idea of a fun weekend morning includes visiting your local farmers market, this may be the job for you!!

The Company:

Based in Athens, GA, Piedmont Provisions specializes in handcrafting jam, pickles, hot sauces, vinegars, and craft cocktail mixers. Heading into our fifth year of business and rapidly expanding in the Atlanta area, we focus on supporting the local food community, sourcing organic and naturally grown produce, creating delicious food and beverage products, and we like to have fun while doing it!

The Position:

We are hiring self-motivated Brand Ambassadors to promote products and expand clientele at Atlanta-area farmers markets and festivals.  We offer a competitive hourly ratePaid training, and Performance-based cash bonuses.  Other perks include FREE products to take home or trade with farmers or other vendors.  Ambassadors will travel to mid-town location to pick up supplies, then head to one or more of the following markets.  If you are located near these markets, available during market hours, and are looking to supplement your income, please get in touch.

  • Freedom Farmers Market – Saturdays 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, year round
  • The ‘Green Market’ at Piedmont Park – Saturdays 7:30 am to 2:30 pmMarch 24 – Dec. 15
  • Peachtree Road Farmers Market – Saturdays 7:00 am to 1:30 pm, April 7 – Dec. 15
  • Brookhaven Farmers Market – Saturdays 7:30 am to 1:00 pm, April 7 – Nov. 18
  • Grant Park Farmers Market –  Select Sundays, 7:30 am to 2:30 pm, year round
  • Marietta Farmers Market – Sundays, 10 – 4:30, May – October

The ideal candidate… will be a self-starter, and a people-person. Successful Brand Ambassadors have fun while they work hard to create a lively, engaging experience for our customers. They are professional and friendly and know how to deliver top-notch customer service.  Punctuality, exceptional attention to detail, and great communication skills guarantee success.  Preference will be given to individuals with both Saturday and Sunday availability and experience in retail sales, but if you have a large personality and a passion for local food, don’t let a lack of sales experience keep you from applying!

Requirements:

  • Reliable smart phone to accept Credit Cards.
  • Vehicle large enough to hold supplies and folding tables (a hatchback or SUV preferred).
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Comfortable working in extreme heat and cold, rain or shine.
  • Driver’s License and Insured vehicle

Our company is growing rapidly, offering ROOM FOR GROWTH! Get in on the ground floor; we would love to share our success and growth with the right people.

Submit resume and a brief cover letter to Heather Russell at heather@piedmontprovisions.com .  Please tell us why you would be a great addition to our team!  Applications received by Monday, February 26, 2018 will receive priority consideration.  Training could start this weekend for the right person.

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

 

Vermont – High Mowing Seeds hiring Retail Sales Associate

Wolcott, Vermont

Retail Sales Associates

Come join our team of talented employees, in a fast paced, growing, mission-based company located in Vermont’s beautiful Northeast Kingdom.  High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently owned leader in the non-GMO seed, farming and food community, committed to providing high quality organic seeds to our customers.  We care about the earth, each other and what we do and are seeking an experienced full-time year-round Retail Sales Associate that shares our vision.

 The Retail Sales Associate is primarily focused on selling to commercial growers through both inbound and outbound channels.  The successful candidate will conduct outreach calls and visits to organic vegetable farms in order to reach or exceed sales goals.  He/she will learn from growers about wholesale and direct market demands and help growers meet those demands.  The ideal candidate must be detail oriented, possess excellent prioritization and organizational skills, solid written and oral communication skills, and have the desire to work independently and execute complicated tasks without intensive supervision.  This person must have practical working knowledge of seed production, breeding, and conducting trials.  Three to five years of experience with commercial organic vegetable production or broad knowledge of commercial vegetable varieties and organic farming techniques is required.  A Bachelors of Science Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Soil Science or similar field is preferred.

A complete job description can be obtained on our website: www.highmowingseeds.com/job-opportunities.html.  Please email your resume, cover letter, and references to jobs@highmowingseeds.com.  Please put the job title in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  No phone calls please.

 

 

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!