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Farmstand Assistant Manager (Seasonal)

Company: Morning Glory Farm Inc
Location: Edgartown
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:


Title: Farmstand Assistant Manager (seasonal)
Dept: Farmstand
Hours: Full time
Season: Season starts March through January, possibly longer.
Report to: Farmstand Manager
Wage: See below

Morning Glory's farmstand features products from our fields, other Island farms and beyond. Throughout the season you will find our shelves are overflowing with our cut flowers, vegetables and fruits that we pick fresh daily and offer at the peak of their freshness for you to enjoy.

The Farmstand Assistant Manager provides exceptional external and internal customer service support to the Farmstand. Responsible for assisting in daily planning, organizing, and follow up with activities within the Farmstand, such as confirming pricing and signage is correct and completing management floor walks when required.

In our daily work, we:

  • Assist and support Farmstand Manager by performing assigned tasks for all daily operations.
  • Maintaining store cleanliness standards and proper store signage at all times.
  • Hiring, training, and mentoring/development of new employees in partnership with store manager.
  • Provides prompt and courteous customer service, resolving customer issues in a timely manner.
  • Manages store inventory and ensures store personnel adhere to inventory procedures, product handling guidelines, and cash control policies to minimize losses.
  • Coordinates, directs and assists with the receipt of all truck deliveries.
  • Oversees opening & closing store routines and procedures
  • Ensuring Farmstand staff are following company policies by communicating the core values of the organization and creating a sense of teamwork among staff.
  • Carry out additional duties and to take on extra responsibilities as and when required. Position Requirements

    Our ideal candidate:
    • A College degree preferred.
    • Previous experience in the retail industry and/or customer service industry.
    • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication and customer service skills, with strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to work well with others and is patient and remains calm during stressful times.
    • Is knowledgeable and passionate about current produce and all retail aspects the Farm supports.
    • A strong desire to succeed being pro-active and a self-starter.
    • Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively with other team members across other departments required. Full-Time/Part-Time

      This position is paid hourly, commensurate with experience. 2022 season wages range from $18-$26 per hour.

      Farmstand Assistant Manager (Seasonal)


      About the Organization
      Morning Glory Farm, started in 1975 by James and Deborah Athearn, grows about 65 acres of vegetables and small fruits on the island of Martha's Vineyard.

      Small successive plantings of a wide variety of crops supply the Farmstand from May through December.

      Crops include sweet corn, lettuce, carrots, beets, tomatoes, melons, potatoes, beans, squash, pumpkins, and more. Our herb garden supplies a full assortment of culinary herbs. We also raise four acres of cut flowers, and small plantings of strawberries, grapes, peaches, and beach plums.

      We keep beef cows on pasture in Chilmark for which we harvest 45 acres of hay and we also produce eggs, pork and fresh, pasture-raised chickens to sell in the Farmstand. Twenty-three acres of our vegetable fields are farmed using natural practices and only OMRI certified fertilizers and pesticides. We manage the rest of our land with a minimum of pesticides and with attention to the long-term health of the soil.

      The farm name grew from the vision of the sun rising over lush, green fields, cows with udders full of milk ambling past bountiful gardens and hedgerows lively with honeybees: true wealth of nature's glory.

      Each year we meet a new crew of farmers, bakers, cooks, and Farmstand staff who become part of the farm family. The farm has benefited from a variety of wonderful people who have endowed Morning Glory with their own special contributions.

Keywords: Morning Glory Farm Inc, Nantucket , Farmstand Assistant Manager (Seasonal), Executive , Edgartown, Massachusetts

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