We need a person who has had business experience in running a retail shop:
Ordering from many suppliers; data entry into Quickbooks; keeping track of inventory; keeping the shop clean and organized;
YOU are an organizer; can keep a shop clean and tidy (things I do not do
well !) ; have a desire to learn about herbal medicines and good
nutrition (as we are trying to evolve into a food coop).
position is for an "up front" person, ie one who deals directly with the
public, not a 'behind the scenes' person. In the restaurant biz 'up
front' people are the waitresses, bartenders, hosts; the 'behind the
scenes' folks are the cooks and food-prep. people. BOTH are extremely
talented and necessary to the running of a business, but they are of
Herbal Product Work
Making and pressing tinctures; blending and bagging teas; making and jarring or bottling salves and oils; keeping shelves stocked; gathering and drying herbs; making herbal vinegars, honey's, elixirs, etc
You will become a "Barista" (NOT a barrister/lawyer!! hahaha) by learning how to prepare espresso drinks: cappuccino's, lattes, mocha's, chai etc
You MUST be able to communicate CLEARLY and concisely without using today's common "crutch words" such as-- "like", "ya know", "whatever", "ya know what I mean", etc.
As a simple guideline, I expect that you will be able to collect and organize your thoughts so that you can use words VERBALLY the way they are used when WRITTEN.
Pay will start at $10 per hour
as you get trained and oriented to the workings of the shop, and will increase as you become more knowledgeable, and as business increases as "the season" approaches. Compensation may even be around $14/hour by mid-summer.
Because we are a very small business (2 employees, at most so far), we cannot off insurance benefits.
All herbal products made by Great Cape will be available to you at 40% off retail price
You may have a share of fresh fruits and veggies grown or wildcrafted on the farm, as well as an allotment of fresh eggs from our 'pastured' chicks.
I am hoping to semi-retire by September and spend less time in the shop. The Great Cape Herbs business MAY become available for purchase to the right person. I feel that we have a responsibility to the community for the rare health service we offer, and I would like to have that tradition carried on.
I am also soliciting a qualified Herbalist from the herbal community via the Northeast Herbal Association
(NEHA), who (if this comes to fruition) will be able to teach you about herbal medicines.
Send your resume, including your vision of the future and your goals, either via email, or by the post.
P.O. Box 1206, Brewster, Ma. 02631
I am always available by phone at 508 896 5900