2018 Retail Assistant

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

To Apply

Please email a letter of interest and a resumé to jobs@sienafarms.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Our Goals

  • To grow the highest-quality food possible within the realities of our land base, markets, economics, time, and weather, using biologically responsible methods that give priority to the long-term health of our fields, farmers, and customers.
  • To work as intelligently, efficiently, and safely as possible, to gradually increase both our productivity and profitability, and to develop successful growing and marketing techniques that sustain the farm as a business and as a participant a vibrant regional agricultural community.
  • To promote and refine the Siena Farms brand by delivering an exceptional product, providing great customer service, and building a work culture based on respect and kindness.

Join our team!

Siena Farms is now hiring for the following positions; please click on the links below to read the individual job descriptions.