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At Girl Meets Dirt, we make single-varietal preserves with heritage fruit, to celebrate this special terroir (the 'girl' in our logo holds the native Orcas pear-discovered growing wild on Orcas). The legacy of orchards in the San Juan Islands and their capacity to feed this community for over 135 years is our inspiration. To keep the agricultural history alive we steward island orchards with the most deeply-rooted trees, offering a depth of taste not found in commercially-grown fruits. We have a growing wholesale and distribution business with specialty food, cheese shops, & grocers across the country. We also have a retail shop, a growing online store and do weekly seasonal farmers markets in San Juan County. We are a proud 7x Good Food Awards Winner and pride ourselves in making exceptional, unique, handcrafted preserves. Woman-owned and operated, island grown.


 

Island sales and tasting room representative

 

Reports to: Sales Manager, Robin Meyer
Classification: 25-30 hours/week (hourly, nonexempt)
Location: Eastsound, Washington (Orcas Island)
Pay Range: DOE, employee discount, & jam perks

 

benefits

 

We offer medical and dental benefits after a short grace period to full time employees as well generous paid holiday/PTO benefits. This position is based on a car ferry serviced island and not appropriate for commuters. It is not suitable for working remotely.

 

job summary ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

We are seeking a dynamic sales rep & storyteller to serve as the lead in working Handpicked, the Girl Meets Dirt (“GMD”) retail shop and tasting room. This role will require working hours Thursday-Monday each week through the summer. In the Fall we expect to shift the schedule. This individual will serve a vital role on our small team by welcoming customers and introducing them to Girl Meets Dirt. We are looking for a poised and passionate individual to be the first impression of the company. This is an ideal position for an outgoing, multi-tasking, food loving, detail-oriented person looking to grow with an exciting food company in a beautiful island community. When not delighting customers in Handpicked this person will support broader sales & marketing efforts of Girl Meets Dirt by supporting local island wholesale accounts.

 

 

Ideally, you have the following qualities/skills:

Warm, enthusiastic communicator

  • Experience with & passion for artisan food and beverages
  • Experience in sales, customer service, & product tasting
  • Experience with POS systems and inventory tracking
  • Bonus: Experience in winery sales or wine tastings / island agriculture

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

Shop Operations:

  • Greet, serve, & host customers in tasting room and provide an overview of offerings
  • Tell the Girl Meets Dirt story with poise and passion and educate customers on our full suite of products
  • Generate strategies and ideas to maximize tasting room sales with support of Sales Manager
  • Communicate with vendors and place orders for restocking non-GMD products for resale
  • Purchase and maintain adequate back stock of tasting room supplies
  • Generate and implement a check in system for when shipments arrive, ensuring inventory is logged in the appropriate file
  • Organize and maintain POS app on tablet for ease and efficiency of checking out customers
  • Perform monthly inventory counts & coordinate reconciling with Sales Manager
  • Ensure adequate tasting room stocking, sampling, and cleanliness in adherence to safety & sanitation protocols

Local Wholesale Account Support:

 

  • Complete regular site visits to wholesale accounts on Orcas Island to ensure adequate stock of current products, increase brand education with staff on site, strengthen relationships
  • Increase sales volume in current accounts
  • Support an active Girl Meets Dirt presence at island community events & efforts
  • Collaborate with Sales Manager to identify key prospects on Orcas
  • Support accounts in placing orders
  • Deliver orders to island businesses and restock shelves at key accounts
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job requirements

 

This is a slightly physical position. Time on your feet may range from 4-6 hours per shift. Frequent walking, standing, lifting, bending, and squatting is expected.

 

Hours: Handpicked operates based on seasonal demond. Current open M-F 9am-4:30pm & Saturday 11am-4pm. Starting June 1st hours will be 10am-4pm M-Sun. We expect consistent attendance and adherence to our leave policy (to be reviewed upon interview). Increased hours and/or responsibilities are available upon availability and of a willingness to take on a greater role in sales operations & a strong work ethic.

 

Interested? Excellent! Please send us (or drop by with) 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 jobs@girlmeetsdirt.com with subject line: Island Sales and Tasting Room Representative position. Please specify your availability.

 

 


 

Orcas Island farmers market representative

 

Reports to: Sales Manager, Robin Meyer
Classification: Part time 8-10 hrs/week
Location: Eastsound, Washington (Orcas Island)
Pay Range: Hourly DOE, commensurate with experience

 

benefits

 

We offer medical and dental benefits after a short grace period to full time employees as well generous paid holiday/PTO benefits. This position is based on a car ferry serviced island and not appropriate for commuters. It is not suitable for working remotely.

 

job summary

 

We are seeking an individual to represent Girl Meets Dirt and sell our preserves, shrubs, bitters, and apparel at the Orcas Island Farmers Market. The Sales Representative is responsible for transporting all market gear, setting up and breaking down, handling money and credit card transactions, sampling product (when permitted by COVID-19 Safety Protocols), and ensuring each customer has a positive experience.

 

We are seeking someone who can give a commitment through the Market season. You do not need to have specific experience in sales, but we prefer it. You must be an excellent communicator, enjoy meeting & connecting with new people, and have a desire to learn and grow.

 

desired experience

 

Have a knack for selling (and/or willing to learn)

  • Love good food and are passionate about island agriculture and/or fruit
  • Customer service including utilization of POS

 

 

essential job functions

 

  • Greet and serve customers in at Orcas Island Farmers Market
  • Gather necessary supplies from GMD Headquarters in preparation for weekly market
  • Set up stand in accordance with brand standards/examples provided
  • Adhere to all Department of Health requirements
  • Utilize mobile POS (Square or Shopify) to process transactions
  • Complete weekly report with market details and necessary supplies

 

 

Scheduling and Time management

 

Orcas Island Farmers Market: Farmer’s Markets are Saturdays from 10am-3pm from the first weekend of May until the last Weekend of September. The expectation is that the Sales Representative will arrive to the market on time and prepared with all necessary product and supplies meaning they will need to begin their shift approximately 1 hour prior to the start of the market. The stand must be broken down and product secured at the Girl Meets Dirt headquarters, typically requiring an additional 30 minutes-1 hour after close of farmer’s market.

 

To apply please send us your resume & cover letter explaining why you’d like to work for us and why you think you’re a fit for this position. Email jobs@girlmeetsdirt.com with subject line: Jam Maker position. Please specify your availability.

 

 

 

production team member

 

Reports to: Production Manager & Audra Lawlor, Founder & President
Classification: 24-40 hours/week (hourly, nonexempt)
Location: Eastsound, Washington (Orcas Island)
Pay Range: DOE, employee discount, & jam perks

 

benefits

 

We offer medical and dental benefits after a short grace period to full time employees as well generous paid holiday/PTO benefits. This position is based on a car ferry serviced island and not appropriate for commuters. It is not suitable for working remotely.

 

job summary

 

We are looking to hire an enthusiastic Production Team member to work full-time in our kitchen facility in Eastsound. 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 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:

 

• Commercial kitchen, farm, or food production experience (we’ll train the right person)

  • • Ability to lift 50 pounds (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
  • • Has own vehicle to get to work or reliable transportation
  • • Flexible and willing to accommodate frequently changing tasks (multitaskers who enjoy being busy are welcome)
  • • Committed, hard-working, detail oriented team player.
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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, and sugar are heavy!) Time on your feet may range from 4-8 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 (or drop by with) 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 jobs@girlmeetsdirt.com with subject line: Production Team member position. Please specify your availability.

 

 


 

shipping & fulfillment team member

 

Reports to: Operations Manager

Classification: Hourly, nonexempt, Part time to Full time options (24-40 hours per week)
Location: Eastsound, Washington (Orcas Island)
Pay Range: Entry level, employee discount, & jam perks

 

job summary

 

We are looking to hire an enthusiastic Shipping and Fulfillment Team Member to work in our production facility in Eastsound. This is an entry level position with growth opportunities great for someone ready to roll up their sleeves and learn on the job about small business operations, and specifically fulfillment. The role entails working closely with our Operations Manager and Fulfillment Lead to assist with product shipping and fulfillment, as well as packaging and labeling our preserves line as needed. You will assist with everything from producing shipping labels to physically packing orders from small online retail orders to pallets going out to our distributors. This is a great opportunity to get small business experience, and work with a fun team of people committed to making and shipping out 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 (packages are heavy!)
  • · Enjoy working with your hands and can be on your feet up to 8 hours a day
  • · Basic math and writing skills
  • · Detail oriented with a 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
  • · Current driver’s license.
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job requirements

 

 

· Consistent weekday availability within the hours of 8am-4:30pm.

· Dates: Starting immediately

· Ability to stand for entirety of shift

· Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs from ground to tables or shelving

· Ability to apply and understand basic mathematics

 

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

Ideally we are looking for someone for 5-6 hour shifts Mondays-Friday starting at 8am with additional availability for special projects as needed

 

INTERESTED?
Excellent! Please send us your resume & short cover letter or email explaining why you’d like to work for us and why you think you’re a fit for this position. Email to us at jobs@girlmeetsdirt.com with subject line: "Shipping & Fulfillment position". Please include availability.