Four Seasons Farm Pantry Store Manager


Four Seasons Farm Pantry is a commercial kitchen and retail shop in North Andover. FSFP serves hot and iced tea and baked goods, and sells jams, herbs, spices, and tea. We offer classes and workshops and feature seasonal products, such as cut flowers and potted herb and flower plants. FSFP is home to Doves and Figs and Soluna Garden Farm.


We are adding a new position of store manager to our Four Seasons Farm Pantry team. This is a year-round, long-term position, which would focus on managing the retail store, community engagement initiatives, and our program of educational workshops. As part of our management team, you will play a meaningful role in the growth and success of Four Seasons Farm Pantry

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the retail store, including coordination of activities for part-time staff.
  • Engage with customers in a helpful and informative way to educate them about the products in the store.
  • Prepare samples and serve hot and iced tea and baked treats.
  • Manage seasonal store décor and merchandising to highlight the products and create an inviting shopping atmosphere.
  • Coordinate logistics for educational workshops.
  • Maintain administrative records related to the store and to the commercial kitchen.
  • Track and receive deliveries.
  • Attend occasional local events to represent Four Seasons Farm Pantry and sample and sell products.

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Customer-facing retail sales experience.
  • Interest in or experience with small businesses, especially those focused on local food and local agriculture.
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively in a group; comfortable working alone
  • Ability to take initiative and make well-thought-out independent decisions. When you see something that needs to get done, you take responsibility for ensuring that it gets done.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and think creatively
  • Detail oriented without losing perspective on the larger context
  • Good skills in prioritizing and time management
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing situations
  • Preparedness and punctuality
  • Professionalism and maturity
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills


We are hard-working and have high expectations yet are easy-going, flexible, and fun to work with; we expect the same from our staff. You are the kind of person who appreciates the challenges and satisfactions of working in a small, independent business. You are excited about the prospect of being a meaningful part of the growth and success of a small business.

 

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, with the possibility for increases and other incentives after six months.

 

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

 

Doves and Figs hand-makes jams, chutneys, and fruit mustards from locally-gathered fresh fruits. Our award-winning, lower sugar preserves are all-natural and contain a unique array of spices, spirits and even chocolate.


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.