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The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association is a broad-based community that educates about and advocates for organic agriculture, illuminating its interdependence with a healthy environment, local food production, and thriving communities. MOFGA is committed to creating an inclusive and sustainable workplace that reflects this mission. MOFGA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, political orientation, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Retail Associate – Maine Organic Country Store

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Retail Associate – Maine Organic Country Store

Primary Responsibilities: To run the storefront daily operations for the Maine Organic Country Store in Freeport at 48 Main St. during the holiday season. Specifically, running store daily operations beginning Saturday, November 7, 2020 and then every weekend following through Sunday, January 10, 2021 with an optional additional shift on Friday, November 27, 2020 (day after Thanksgiving). Hours would be approximately 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays with the additional Friday, November 27 shift being from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Supervisor: Southern Maine Outreach Coordinator

Position: Temporary/Seasonal

Required Abilities and Knowledge:

The role will include:

  • Running the Shopify Point of Sale (POS) system using an iPad to complete customer sales of Common Ground Country Fair/MOFGA-branded merchandise as well as consigned vendor products.
  • Providing exceptional customer service to visitors. Answering questions or directing customers to other employees who can help.
  • Organize and keep up store appearance: restock shelves as needed, keep stock looking presentable, clean before closing, sanitize throughout the day and at closing time, clean bathroom as needed, ensure people are wearing masks upon entry and social distancing according to store capacity.
  • Help maintain current inventory counts and report to supervisor any needed adjustments.
  • Processing returns and shipping items as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Ideal candidates should have:

  • Familiarity with and passion for MOFGA’s work and mission
  • An interest in organic farming and gardening and the Common Ground Country Fair
  • Personable and outgoing demeanor
  • Ability to multitask
  • Comfort processing credit cards
  • Retail experience preferred, including familiarity using POS systems. Previous experience with Shopify is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to move boxes up to 40 lbs

At a minimum candidates need to be available every Saturday and/or Sunday through January 10, 2021. We will be closed Thursday, November 26, 2020 for Thanksgiving Day, but plan to be open the Friday after Thanksgiving (November 27). We will be closed for Christmas Day, Friday, December 25, 2020 and New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1, 2021.

Pay is $15/hr. Please submit a letter of interest by November 4, 2020 to Lucy Cayard at [email protected] Interviews will begin immediately.