Join our Team! We’re hiring for the Jam Squad!

Girl Meets Dirt is an Orcas Island based, fruit preserves company specializing in heirloom jams from heritage island fruit. The bounty of orchard fruit on the San Juan Islands and their capacity to feed this community for over 135 years is our inspiration. To keep the agricultural legacy of the islands alive and continue to support the orchard economy, we have stewardship arrangements with island growers. Our effort is to preserve the community, the trees and their fruit by sharing the magic of simple, old-school varietals, preserved for enjoyment throughout the year. We have a growing wholesale business, selling our preserves to specialty food & cheese shops, & grocers across the country.  In addition, we have retail offerings in our kitchen space, a growing online store and do weekly seasonal farmers markets in San Juan County and Seattle. We were a 2016, 2018 and 2019 Good Food Awards Winner and pride ourselves in making exceptional, unique preserves.  We're looking to add a few talented, enthusiastic people to both our production and sales staff.  The full job descriptions are below (and how to apply).  We can't wait to hear from you! 

Vintage Girl Meets Dirt our first farmers market season in 2014

Vintage Girl Meets Dirt our first farmers market season in 2014

Assistant Jam Maker / Production Assistant (immediate start)

Reports to: Production Lead & Audra Lawlor, Founder & President
Classification: 32-40 hours/week (entry-level, hourly employee)
Location: Eastsound, Washington (Orcas Island)
Pay range: $12-$15/hour or DOE, employee discount & jam perks, generous paid time off for full time employees and potential for health insurance benefits

Job Description:  We are looking to hire an enthusiastic Assistant Jam Maker/Production Assistant to work in our kitchen facility in Eastsound. This is an entry level position great for someone ready to roll up their sleeves and learn about the art and science of jam making and small business operations. The job entails prepping fruit, assisting lead jam maker with cooking, packaging and labeling our preserves line, cleaning, and assisting with product shipping and fulfillment. This is a great opportunity to learn about the art of preservation and small business, get commercial kitchen experience, and work with a fun team of people committed to making an exceptional local product.

You have the following qualities/skills:

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs from ground to tables or shelving, or into and out of trucks, on occasion repeatedly (sugar & fruit are heavy!)

  • Love working with your hands and can be on your feet up to 8 hours a day

  • Basic math and writing skills

  • Knack for anticipating needs and prioritizing tasks

  • A can-do hustle attitude/you thrive on conquering tasks and strive for perfection

  • Flexible and willing to accommodate frequently changing tasks (multitaskers who enjoy being busy are welcome)

  • Committed, hard-working, detail oriented team player

JOB REQUIREMENTS

This is a physically-demanding position that will offer an opportunity to work on your biceps and endurance.  Repeated lifting of bins of 30-50 lbs is required (jam/fruit/sugar is heavy!) Time on your feet may range from 3-8 hours per shift. 

Hours: The kitchen is in operation M-F from 8am to 4:30pm. We can offer a tailored, regular schedule for the right person within this window. Increased hours and/or responsibilities are available upon demonstration of a willingness to take on a greater role in kitchen operations & a strong work ethic.

Interested?

Excellent! Please send us your resume & short cover letter or email note explaining why you’d like to work for us and why you think you’re a fit for this position. Email to info@girlmeetsdirt.com with subject line: "Production Assistant position". Please specify your availability to start work and any specific scheduling conflicts or needs.


Temporary Production Team Member (Summer 2019)

Role 1: Full-Time, Temporary, September 2019 only

Role 2: Full-Time, Temporary, September 2019 only

Reports to: Production Lead & Audra Lawlor, Founder & President
Classification: 32-40 hours/week (hourly employee), Temporary
Location: Eastsound, Washington (Orcas Island)
Pay range: $12-$15/hour or DOE, employee discount & jam perks. 

Job Description:  We are looking to hire several enthusiastic Production Team members to work short term in our kitchen facility in Eastsound. We are seeking two temporary full-time staffers for the month of September (possibly into October). This is an all hands on deck job assisting with every aspect of our production process - from harvesting to prepping fruit to cooking to shipping. The job entails fruit intake and prep, cooking, packaging and labeling our preserves line, cleaning, and assisting with product shipping and fulfillment. This is a great opportunity to learn about the art of preservation and small business, exercise your commercial kitchen experience, and work with a fun team of people committed to making an exceptional local product.

Ideally, you have the following qualities/skills:

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs from ground to tables or shelving, or into and out of trucks, on occasion repeatedly (sugar & fruit are heavy!)

  • Love working with your hands and can be on your feet up to 8 hours a day

  • A can-do hustle attitude/you thrive on conquering tasks and strive for perfection

  • Flexible and willing to accommodate frequently changing tasks (multitaskers who enjoy being busy are welcome)

  • Committed, hard-working, detail oriented team player

  • Commercial kitchen experience preferred

JOB REQUIREMENTS

This is a physically-demanding position that will offer an opportunity to work on your biceps and endurance.  Repeated lifting of bins of 30-50 lbs is required (jam/fruit/sugar is heavy!) Time on your feet may range from 3-8 hours per shift. 

Hours: The kitchen is in operation M-F from 8am to 5pm. Typically shifts would be during these hours. The opportunity to work year-around are available upon demonstration of a willingness to take on a greater role in kitchen operations & a strong work ethic. The initial term of employment will be short-term for September and possibly October but extension is possible based on need and mutual fit. Earlier late-August starts may be requested.

Interested?

Excellent! Please send us your resume & short cover letter or email note explaining why you’d like to work for us and why you think you’re a fit for this position. Email to info@girlmeetsdirt.com with subject line: "Production Team Member position". Please specify your availability to work (September/October and your ability to start earlier and/or work beyond September).


(filled) Tasting Room Sales - Eastsound, WA - Saturdays/Sundays plus some weekdays (immediate start)

Classification: Part-time, seasonal, 10-20 hours/week
Location: Eastsound, WA (Orcas Island)
Pay range: $15-$18/hour, DOE, bonus potential, jam perks & employee discount

Applicants should be based on Orcas Island and available to work in Eastsound on weekends.

Tasting Room Sales Position:  In-house sales reps represent Girl Meets Dirt and sell our preserves at our headquarters, production kitchen, tasting room & shop on the outskirts of Eastsound. We are typically in production M-F and open for tastings and retail currently during the week. We are seeking an enthusiastic team member to represent us in our shop on weekends with intermittent weekday shifts, sampling jams, sharing our story, and selling preserves. This role involves some office and production tasks during slow periods.

Ideally, you have the following qualities/skills: 
•    love good food and are passionate about or interested in island agriculture
•    enjoy interacting with tourists and media
•    are available on consecutive Saturdays and Sundays
•    can give a 3 month commitment
•    enjoy interacting with the public
•    have a knack for selling (and/or willing to learn)
•    thrive working independently, are responsible, reliable and committed to what you do

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Consistent weekend availability typically within the hours of 11am-5pm, with some flexibility for the right person.

DATES
Starting immediately Saturdays and Sundays with potential for weekday extension and opportunity to work special events or back up markets.

Interested?
Excellent! Please send us your resume & short cover letter explaining why you’d like to work for us and why you think you’re a fit for this position. Email to us at info@girlmeetsdirt.com with subject line: "Tasting Room position". Please include availability. Resumes without personal note or cover letter will not be reviewed.