Daily Farm Updates Thursday, July 29, 2021

Country Store (Seasonal)

Is This You?

This is a high-volume, fast-paced area most guests will visit. We look for individuals who are comfortable dealing with the public and able to practice responsible register/cash management. High level of customer service is essential. Having a keen eye for creative displays and stocking shelves is a plus.

Country Store Jobs Overviews

Apple Specialists: Do you love apples? This role will be perfect for you in that you will be the apple specialists on the farm. The goal of this role is to have increased knowledge of our apple process from growing until they are in the hands of our consumer. You will be working in our Country Store, where you will be responsible for maintaining the appearance of the apple retail location by arranging and restocking merchandise and keeping displays full. You will be standing much of the time and engaging with guests, offering samples, talking about our apples, and assisting guests in selecting apples based on their needs. You may be working alone or with a team.

Cashier: This position is highly customer-facing and requires excellent customer-service skills. This position will ring up guest purchases using an iPad system, and practice safe money handling. It is imperative to capture all items from the guest and scan each item. You will be using an iPad cashier system, scanner, scale, credit card processing machine, iPad mini sign pad, and a receipt printer. While the purchase is being completed you will also bag the order up if there is no assigned bagger to your location. Guests may have questions or complaints you will be expected to answer or escalate to a Team Lead or the Supervisor. You will be standing much of the time; anti-fatigue mats will be provided. Secondary duties include keeping the register area clean and sanitized, stocking merchandise, cleaning shelves, and reporting to work on-time. Must complete cashier training.

Carts / Bagger: This position will be responsible for gathering carts from the parking lot and cashier areas and returning them to the store. The carts will need to be lined up neatly and be sanitized according to any Health Department standards. This role will also help in curbside picking, running purchases out to vehicles as needed. As a bagger you will assist a cashier with efficiently bagging guests’ purchases. This will be during busy periods and requires standing; an anti-fatigue mat will be provided.

Interactive Product Demonstrator: In this role you will be preparing samples for guests and interacting with guests. You will be expected to have knowledge of the products being sampled and upsell to the guests. You will answer guest questions and offer creative suggestions on ways to use the product. A positive and helpful attitude is expected. Must attend Center Grove Orchard’s Food Safety Training.

Warehouse / Stocker: In the Country Store warehouse, you will be responsible for receiving shipments, matching shipping lists with items received, and shelving shipments in an organized manner in the warehouse. The duties of a Stocker include stocking, facing, and rotating merchandise, cleaning shelves, understanding shelf tags, knowing location of merchandise in the store and in the warehouse, and taking customers to an item when requested. This position requires lifting and standing for periods of time.

How to Apply

  1. Open the application

    Click here to open the application. Again, be sure this opens in a new tab. This will allow you to switch between the job description(s) and application as needed, without losing the information you’ve entered in your application.

  2. Review the application

    As you will see on the application, we recommend reviewing the entire screen and gathering all information before beginning to complete the form. The sections that follow that screen must be completed immediately afterward and will take approximately an additional 10 minutes to complete.

It is the policy of Center Grove Orchard to provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons. An individual shall not be denied equal access to employment opportunities because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or physical or mental disability.

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