The Cheese People of Grand Rapids Cheesemonger / Cheese Sales Grand Rapids, MI · Part time

Selling artisan cheese at Farmers Markets throughout Michigan.

Description

Join Our Team at The Cheese People of Grand Rapids!

 

Position: Cheese Salesperson/Cheesemonger

 

Location: Various Farmers' Markets across Michigan, shop located in Grand Rapids

 

Duration: Seasonal (May to October)

 

Hours: Part-Time, 1-3 Days (Typically Thursday - Sunday), with Saturdays required

 

Compensation: $18 - $25+ per hour, includes commission. Our team members enjoy an average hourly rate of $20, influenced by individual performance and sales success.

 

About Us:

The Cheese People of Grand Rapids is not just a business; it's a community of passionate cheese enthusiasts. We specialize in offering a diverse range of high-quality cheeses at farmers' markets throughout Michigan. Our team is dedicated to creating an engaging and enjoyable shopping experience for our customers, emphasizing the unique stories behind our products. If you're passionate about artisan cheese, enjoy engaging with people, and thrive in a vibrant, ever-changing outdoor setting, we invite you to bring your enthusiasm and join our dynamic team.

 

Role Requirements:

- Customer Service Excellence: Possess outstanding communication skills and the ability to engage customers with warmth and enthusiasm.

- Independence & Drive: Demonstrate self-motivation, with the aptitude to work autonomously, manage your stall, and contribute to our collective success.

- Valid Driver's License: Have a clean driving record, as traveling to different locations is part of the job.

- Physical Capabilities: Comfortably manage the physical aspects of the job, including standing for extended periods and lifting up to 50 pounds of merchandise.

- Availability: Commit to our core operating days - Thursday through Sunday, embracing the fullness of the farmers' market experience.

- Food Safety Compliance: Uphold the highest standards of cleanliness and compliance with health and food safety regulations.

 

Benefits:

- Enjoy a generous employee discount on our wide range of cheeses.

- Benefit from a flexible schedule that supports work-life balance.

- Engage directly with local food cultures and communities.

 

Schedule:

- Expect 10-hour shifts, immersing yourself in the bustling environment of Michigan's farmers markets.

- Commit to a schedule that primarily covers Thursday through Sunday, aligning with peak market days.

 

What We Offer:

- A competitive compensation package that rewards your effort and skill in engaging customers and driving sales.

- A supportive, fun team environment where your contributions are valued and celebrated.

- Comprehensive training on our products and sales techniques, ensuring you're well-prepared to represent our brand.

- The opportunity to work in various beautiful outdoor settings across Michigan, connecting with different communities and cultures.

 

To Apply:

Please email your resume to [email protected] and answer the following questions in your application:

1. What excites you about selling cheese and working independently at farmers' markets?

2. How do you envision contributing to our team's supportive and enjoyable atmosphere?

3. Describe a personal achievement that showcases your self-motivation and how you believe these traits will help you succeed in this role.

4. What do you do for fun?

5. What is a unique story about your life?

6. What famous person (living, dead, comic, fantasy) would you be most excited about to spend an entire day within Michigan? What would you do?

 

Application Deadline: We will begin reviewing applications on April 1st. If you're eager to make a meaningful impact in a community-focused environment, join us in spreading the joy and culture of cheese.

Salary

$18 - $25 per hour