Careers in Cheese

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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(April 9, 2019) Market Manager – Couet Farm & Fromagerie 

At Couet Farm & Fromagerie we create small batch, handmade cheeses. We work directly with local family dairies. As one cheese competition judge put it, we are known for our “beautiful craftsmanship and dedication to quality.” This is a reputation that all of us embody, here at the Fromagerie.

If you love cheese and your local agricultural community, if you feel immense satisfaction when you’ve cleaned and organized a room or balanced your checkbook, if you like the intensity of a small, start-up business and you can see yourself grow with it, this is for you.

JOB DESCRIPTION

We have an opening for a Market Manager. This is a part time position involving weekend, weekday, and occasional evening hours, depending on event opportunities. The Market Manager reports to the owner of Couet Farm & Fromagerie. We are looking at expanding our small team, where we rely on each other and each of us wears many hats. We expect the new hire to be flexible and excited to grow with the company; someone with the drive to learn quickly and become independent.

The Market Manager must enjoy interacting with all kinds of people in a sales setting. The new hire must be thorough and highly organized. Ideally, our Market Manager will be familiar with sales and events, aware of food safety, and will become passionate about our cheeses. The Market Manager will continue to maintain our excellent reputation for outstanding customer service and will be the face of our company.

Moreover, working a farmers’ market is physically demanding and involves standing for hours and talking with every customer that walks by. The Market Manager must follow written and verbal instructions, take and note measurements, count, lift heavy objects, work fast and meticulously, and work and drive outside in all weather.

DUTIES INCLUDE AND ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Maintain and clean market materials, top to bottom

Cut and wrap cheeses for markets

Drive to and sell cheese at different farmers’ markets

Call to and discuss with customers to actively sample and sell cheese

Record every sale and monitor inventory

Prep and organize each market

Evaluate the return on investment for each market

Plan the market season for the Fromagerie

Consider new event opportunities

Work well with the Fromagerie team

Provide input on procedures

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Learns quickly

Takes initiative

Ability to stand and work a long and physically challenging shift

Ability to work for hours in all weather

Ability to withstand repetitive motion

Ability to work alone

Eye for cleanliness

Ability to keep impeccable written records

Ability to follow verbal and written directions

Ability to lift up to 30 lbs

Ability to simultaneously manage cash, customers, and inventory

Willingness to engage with the nearest customer

Have your own vehicle, vehicle insurance, and a valid driver’s license

Willingness to work evenings and weekends

Experience vending at farmers’ markets preferred

Experience planning events and/or a market season preferred

Familiarity with cheesemaking process and a clean food environment a plus

Familiarity with federal and state regulations a plus

ServSafe and Allergen Awareness certificates a plus

HOW TO APPLY:

Please send your resume with a brief cover letter telling us why you would like to become our Market Manager to cheese@couetfarm.com.

(April 11, 2019) Lead Cheesemonger – Curds & Co.

Curds & Co. is looking for a Lead Cheesemonger! If you are a foodie who loves cheese and has a passion for learning more about pairing delicious cheeses with your favorite foods, you’ve found us!

Does this describe you?

2+ years of experience in a cheese or specialty food retail setting
Killer cheese cutting, wrapping, storing and cleaning skills and knowledge
Cool following directions and have knack for acquiring new tasks and growing in role as needed in a small fast-growing startup
FIFO Master
Available on weekends and evenings
Flexible, hard working, natural drive, attention to detail and ability to multitask
Merchandising chops
Customer service ninja: enjoys talking to people, thrives on the energy of others
Big Picture Thinker: Eager to learn all of the components of the store and business and how you can contribute to the bottom line
Ordering experience – bonus
Team collaborator and builder
Able to lift 50 lbs – leap tall buildings optional

ONLY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO MAKE BIG IDEAS HAPPEN NEED APPLY!

We are a startup business with a cheesy center and we are growing super quickly! If you want to help us rethink the traditional cheese store for the 21st century, drop everything and apply right now. We were named Best Cheese Store in Boston after only 8 months in business. Imagine what we can do with you on our team. We are a store, school, and a subscription box (CURDBOX) company. We even have an app (CURDLIST)!

288 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445-6850, United States

Or apply online here.

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