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Retail Associate - Ipswich, MA

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The Opportunity.

The Retail Associate will have a weekly schedule of 10-20 hours per week (not to exceed 28 hours per week) within the Appleton Farms Store retail & curbside distribution hours, with additional opportunities available during pop up events at the farm (Retail/Curbside Hours require staffing Tuesday-Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm and Saturday-Sunday 9 am - 5 pm). The position is for approximately 15 hours per week, depending on the week and candidate’s availability. Start date is immediate. 

 

In This Role You Will: 

  • Uphold high standards of customer service, including greeting every customer, educating them about Appleton Farms and The Trustees, and helping them in a friendly manner. Must demonstrate familiarity with store products, answer phone calls, follow up on voicemails, and resolve customer complaints in person or over phone/e-mail, elevating to management as needed. 
  • Maintain high standards of sanitation and safety. Adhere to all Board of Health requirements for Covid protocols, food safety, and proper food storage.
  • Manage the POS system, including online and in person sales. Responsible for cash handling; reconciling the cash drawer at end of day; conducting credit card transactions; and handling returns and refunds. 
  • Perform opening and closing duties related to cash reconciliation, organization, and cleanliness.  
  • Receive deliveries and assist with inventory controls, including managing expiration dates; restocking shelves; merchandising; pricing new items; updating online inventory; taking product photographs to specification; writing product descriptions; and updating in-store signage. 
  • Delight and engage Farm Store customers at seasonal pop-up markets while overseeing merchandising, managing product inventory, and advancing sales. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned with or without accommodation. 


The Opportunity.

The Retail Associate will have a weekly schedule of 10-20 hours per week (not to exceed 28 hours per week) within the Appleton Farms Store retail & curbside distribution hours, with additional opportunities available…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 31, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 31, 2021

Benefits

About Appleton.

Appleton Farms, established in 1638, is the oldest continuously operating farm in the country. At almost 1000 acres, Appleton is a sustainable farm that grows healthy and delicious food for local families while modeling best practices that contribute to a diverse ecological landscape where pollinators, birds, and wildlife thrive alongside our crops and livestock – helping to preserve healthy farmland in Massachusetts, forever. The farm hosts year-round educational programs and events that foster a sense of place and deep appreciation for local food, farms, history, and nature. Appleton is one of The Trustees most prominent properties and our most important platform for engaging and introducing new people to the agricultural work of the organization. 

 

About The Trustees 

The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care. We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households. 

 

The Trustees has been featured in the Top 100 Women-Led Organizations in Massachusetts for six consecutive years. 

 

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission. 

 

The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family. 

 

We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. 

About Appleton.

Appleton Farms, established in 1638, is the oldest continuously operating farm in the country. At almost 1000 acres, Appleton is a sustainable farm that grows…

Level of Language Proficiency

Education and Experience:  

  • Candidate must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of one year of work experience. 
  • Food Safety Certification (Servsafe) or willingness to obtain certification, if needed, preferred. 

 

Skills/Qualifications: 

  • Background check required  
  • Flexible work schedule (at least one weekend day required)
  • Able to work well with people in a team environment and to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally 
  • Able to function and act both independently & as a team, plus make decisions & multitask under pressure.  
  • Math skills for handling and counting cash 
  • Computer and POS system knowledge 
  • Able to consistently lift 40lbs & stand for long periods of time (at least 6 hours) 
  • Prior customer service and food service experience (ServSafe certification a plus) 
  • Knowledge of agriculture, meat and dairy products preferred 


Education and Experience:  

  • Candidate must be at least 18 years of age with a minimum of one year of work experience. 
  • Food Safety Certification (Servsafe) or willingness to obtain…

Location

On-site
Ipswich, MA, USA

How to Apply

Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.

Please apply online via The Trustees website linked here.

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