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Siena Farms Retail Assistant Siena Farms

  • Date Posted July 21, 2017
  • Location Boston, MA
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description Siena Farms is an award-winning, 50-acre market farm growing diversified produce on the fertile soils of the Sudbury River valley, twenty-five miles west of Boston. We distribute our produce through our 500-member, year-round CSA, the Copley Square Farmers' Market, our two Boston farm stores, and area restaurants including family-owned Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma. We grow our produce using the traditionally-sustainable farming practices of modern, biological agriculture, free of chemical pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers. Job Description

We are seeking hardworking, high-energy, positive individuals who are motivated by a career interest in food and sustainable agriculture to join our team. Siena Farms Retail Assistants will be core team members of the year-round retail staff for our 50-acre vegetable farm. Retail Assistants will work closely with the managers and other members of the Siena Farms team to help professionally operate and grow retail sales at Siena Farms South End (106 Waltham St., Boston), Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market, and the Copley Square Farmers’ Market in Boston.

Retail Assistants, like all of our employees, will be held to high standards for organization, communication, positive attitude, respect and kindness for coworkers, work quality, and professional work ethic and schedule. A background in retail sales or customer service is required, as well as experience with, and passion for, farming and/or cooking.

The retail assistant position is a full-time, year-round position. Hours average 40 hours per week, spread over 4 or 5 shifts per week. Weekend availability is required. Compensation includes hourly wage and farm veggies.

 

Responsibilities

  • Greet customers and provide friendly and informed customer service
  • Maintain a high level of product knowledge and be able to recommend products based on customer needs and desires
  • Perform daily retail sales using point-of-sale system
  • Follow all opening and end-of-day systems and protocols
  • Help maintain product display, product pricing and labeling
  • Maintain accurate invoices for chefs and other wholesale customers
  • CSA promotion and sales to members and potential members visiting our retail sites
  • Training of Siena Farms apprentices and farm crew into some or all of these daily retail activities
  • Uphold a clean, safe, organized, and beautiful working environment for customers and co-workers
Compensation this position is PAID: hourly, under $15/hr How to apply
This job expired on September 19, 2017
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