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Retail Assistant- Full or Part Time Siena Farms

  • Date Posted August 05, 2022
  • Location Boston, MA
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Siena Farms is an award-winning, 75-acre market farm growing diversified produce on the fertile soils of the Sudbury River valley, twenty-five miles west of Boston.  We grow over 100 varieties of vegetables for our year-round CSA, our farmstores in the Boston Public Market and Boston’s South End, and area restaurants including family-owned Oleana, Sofra, and Sarma.  We use regenerative, biological agricultural practices to build our soil’s health and productivity, free of chemical herbicides, pesticides, 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 75-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) and Siena Farms @ Boston Public Market.

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, or a passion for, farming and/or cooking.

The retail assistant position is a full-time or part-time position. Hours average 30-40 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 : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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