Hiring: Vegetable Manager – Real Pickles

Real Pickles Vegetable Manager (Greenfield)

compensation: $19-20/hour depending on experience

employment type: part-time

Real Pickles is a worker co-operative in Greenfield, MA, producing raw, naturally fermented pickles from Northeast-grown, organic vegetables. Our mission is to promote human and ecological health by providing people with delicious, nourishing food and by working toward a regional, organic food system in the Northeast.

We are seeking a highly qualified, committed individual to fill the role of vegetable manager at Real Pickles. The vegetable manager’s primary responsibilities include:

*working with our Northeast organic farm partners to annually procure 300,000+ pounds of vegetables,
*managing ingredient inventory and quality assurance,
*scheduling production shifts to process vegetables for fermentation,
*managing product recipes, and
*overseeing organic certification.

Responsibilities also include:
Working with the production manager and fermentation manager to oversee all production activities, and
Participating in the physically-demanding and repetitive work of preparing fresh vegetables for fermentation during the harvest season and packaging finished product throughout the year.

Possible future responsibilities include shared management of day-to-day kitchen activities.

Joining the team at Real Pickles provides the opportunity to become part of the ownership of our co-operative, and share in the decision-making and financial profits.

We are seeking an individual for this position who:

is passionate about Real Pickles’ social mission;
*has 3+ years of experience working in commercial organic food businesses or on organic farms;
*has 2+ years of experience working in a management role;
*has strong vegetable and agricultural knowledge;
*has outstanding interpersonal and communication skills;
*is hard-working, highly organized and detail-oriented, with excellent math, problem-solving, and computer skills;
*has significant experience and familiarity with food safety and proper food handling techniques (Servsafe *certification preferred) and working with and adapting recipes;
*is prepared to make a firm commitment to this job for the full upcoming growing season, and ideally beyond.

Schedule: 20-30 hours per week, including at least 4 days per week during summer and fall.

Compensation includes competitive wage, health insurance (if working 30 or more weekly hours), paid time off, and IRA retirement plan.

If you are qualified for and seriously interested in this position, we would love to hear from you.

Please email to us at letter of interest (which covers details of your availability and why you want to work with us!), resume, and 2-3 work references. Thanks! We look forward to hearing from you. Applications accepted through 8pm May 22. Applicants will hear from us by email only.

Real Pickles is committed to an equitable, inclusive and supportive workplace where everyone is treated as a respected member of the team. We value having a diversity of life experiences and perspectives on our staff. Applicants who identify as people of color and/or trans are especially encouraged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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