Boston Public Market Tea Barista / Sales Associate


Position:

We are seeking both part-time and full-time tea barista/sales associates for our team at the Boston Public Market to prepare high-quality tea beverages, maintain and sell our prodcuts, and create an engaging experience for our customers. We are currently hiring for Saturday, Sunday, and afternoon/evening shifts.


Soluna Garden Farm is a one-acre certified organic flower and herb farm in Winchester, Mass. Soluna Garden Farm is also a specialty food producer making globally inspired small-batch herb, spice, and tea blends. Our products appeal to a wide range of people, from gardeners, to tea drinkers, to food lovers and adventurous cooks, to health-conscious and environmentally conscious individuals and families. In our stall at the Boston Public Market, we serve hot and iced tea, chai lattes, herbal lemonades, and other specialty beverages, and we sell packaged herb, spice, and tea blends, cut flower bouquets and arrangements, potted herb and flower plants, fresh herbs, and seasonal herbal products


The Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round marketplace for locally sourced foods and specialty agricultural products. The market houses 40 local farmers, fisheries, and food entrepreneurs. Everything sold at the market is produced or originates in New England. The Boston Public Market is a dynamic civic space, educating the public about food sources, nutrition, and food preparation.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

-Preparing hot and iced tea, chai lattes, and other specialty tea beverages.

-Educating customers about our herb, spice, and tea blends.

-Maintaining cut flowers and herb plants (possibility of some flower arranging for the right candidate)

-Maintaining a well-organized, safe, and sanitary retail and food-preparation environment for customers and coworkers.

-Performing retail sales through our Square point-of-sale system.

 

Required Skills and Experience:

-Previous food service and retail experience

-Enthusiasm for engagement with customers

-Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a group

-Ability to remain calm in a sometimes fast-paced environment

-Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations

-Detail oriented

-Professionalism, maturity, sincerity

-Good interpersonal and communication skills

-Ability and willingness to take initiative

-Ability to lift 50 lb and work on your feet for 6–8 hours.


You will be the face of our company and an important member of a small team, so please be energetic, attentive, enthusiastic, and responsible. The job requires careful attention to detail at all times, and each team member plays an important role in creating a welcoming and efficient atmosphere for both customers and coworkers.

 

Compensation: 

Pay commensurate with experience, with the possibility for increases and other benefits after six months. Generous employee discount, and you'll get to drink a lot of tea!


To apply, please send your resume and a short letter about why you'd like to work here to jobs@solunagardenfarm.com, and be prepared to provide references upon request. 

 

Soluna Garden Farm is an equal opportunity employer. We do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, other conditions of employment, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and clients.