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This job expired on November 10, 2023

Produce Associate Amber Waves

  • Date Posted September 11, 2023
  • Location Amagansett, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Amber Waves is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the mission to provide rich educational opportunities in agriculture for eaters of all ages. The work we do is driven by our core values of stewardship, sustainability, community, and exploration.

We pride ourselves in creating a fun, fast-paced work environment where we champion good ideas, hard work, common sense and cooperation. The nature of the work is both challenging and rewarding, as is the considerable time we spend interacting with the public both on and off the farm. Our dynamic team consists not only of farmers but also educators, cooks, public hosts, customer service associates, and many young people working their very first jobs. Perks of working at Amber Waves that every employee enjoys include: a complimentary Amber Waves membership, 25% staff discount the retail market, access to classes/events, among many others! As we hire and recruit staff, we look forward to providing opportunities for and developing employees who will grow with us into the future. We look forward to reading your application.

Job description

Amber Waves is seeking an enthusiastic full time & part-time associate to join our Produce team. Produce team members will fulfill back of house and front of house duties as needed, working in the market and/or in the wash station. This position reports to both Produce & Market managers. The ideal candidate should possess a high level of customer service, a positive attitude and a passion for produce.


  • Experience in a retail environment preferred but not required — we are great teachers!

  • Have knowledge of or interest in produce, cooking, food systems and/or local agriculture

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and be able to stand for long periods of time

  • Strong communication skills

  • Time management skills, understanding urgency and prioritization associated with task completion

  • Strong work ethic, organization skills and excellent attention to detail


  • Prepare, organize, clean, stage and maintain produce at each phase post harvest

  • Assist in creating and updating displays to rearrange, fill gaps, or make room for new items following FIFO (first in first out)

  • Update signage, ensuring proper display of each produce item

  • Maintain high level of customer service and ensure a positive shopping experience for all customers

  • Responsible for postharvest processing

  • Assist in the wash station as needed

  • Maintain a clean workspace in accordance with FSMA produce safety rules and COVID policies

  • Break-down and clean produce stations: sweep, disinfect etc.

  • Maintain organization and inventory in walk-in coolers

Work Schedule & Compensation:

  • Full-time 40 hrs/week

  • Part time 20-25 hrs/week

  • $15-$17/hr (depending on experience)

  • Start Date: Immediate start

  • Farm housing available
Compensation this position is : hourly, varies DOE, $15.00 - $17.00 Application instructions
This job expired on November 10, 2023
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