Farmer's Market Helper (Greater Seattle Area)

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Position Overview

The farmers market is a fun, fast-paced, community environment and the farmers market stand helper position will put you in close contact with hundreds of local shoppers who love organic food and produce, as well as the opportunity to interact with other local farmers. This is a seasonal position starting in May and running until October.

Pay

$15/hour with trade stipend

Shift options

Wednesday

            Columbia City (1pm-8pm)

            Wallingford (1pm-8pm)

Thursday

            Bellevue (1pm-8pm)

            Queen Anne (1pm-8pm)

Friday

            Madrona (1pm-8pm)

            Phinney (1:30pm – 8:30pm)

Saturday

            Edmonds (6am-4pm) *Option to meet at warehouse

            Redmond (6am-4pm) *Option to meet at warehouse

            Magnolia (8am-4pm)

            University District (7am-4pm)

Sunday

            Ballard (8am-4pm)

            Lake Forest Park (8am-4pm)

            Mercer Island (8am-4pm)

            West Seattle (8am-4pm)

            Capitol Hill (9am-4pm)

Job duties

·      Meeting at the farmers market and helping set up the market booth (must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 50lbs at a time)

·      Assisting the market lead and following directions

·      Keeping the fruit stand stocked and looking beautiful

·      Fulfilling orders for customers by bagging fruit, describing fruit, offering samples and keeping a positive and happy atmosphere

·      Handling monetary transactions quickly in your head (there is math involved in this position!) and using your phone to run credit card transactions on Square

·      Providing a friendly and amazing customer experience while thinking on your feet to answer questions

·      Being knowledgeable about our products and growing practices

·      Standing and working on your feet for nine hours in a fast-paced environment

Perks of the joB

·      Access to fresh, delicious fruit all summer long

·      A trade stipend for lunch and groceries

·      Working outside with local, sustainable food, and helping bring farm fresh produce to the community

·      Supporting a local, family-run farm

·      Meeting new and awesome people who work and shop at the market!

Qualifications

Please note: This position is located in Seattle. You must have reliable transportation to the markets you are assigned, so please do not state interest in a market that is in a neighborhood you cannot easily get to. We do offer the option to meet our lead at our warehouse in Magnolia if you are interested in working at one of our our markets outside the city limits.  Moreover, this position requires a valid WA-state food handler’s permit. We will reimburse the cost of your permit if you need to get one or update it upon hiring.

 

Our ideal candidate is:

·      Friendly, positive, and has an upbeat attitude

·      Possesses strong customer service skills and has experience working in a customer service position

·      Passionate about sustainable agriculture and local food

·      Experience working in a fast-paced environment in the food industry

·      Able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly

·      Consistent attention to detail and ability to multitask

·      Willingness to work in inclement conditions

·      Good problem solving skills and able to think on your feet

·      Adaptability between working in a team setting and working independently

·      Flexible with scheduling and committed to working a seasonal position May - October

·      Able to give and receive constructive criticism gracefully

 

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for the Farmers Market Helper position, please send a resume to Isabel at csa@collinsfamilyorchards.com. In your e-mail, please include: a brief description of your work experience, why you are interested in working for Collins Family Orchards, which markets you are interested in working at, and at least two work references.