This is a part time contractor position to start, but for the ideal candidate we envision growing it into a full-time W2 position very quickly.
At Savory Alaska, we sell super premium wild-caught Alaskan seafood at local farmers markets and farm to table style restaurants.
We are looking to folks to run our booth at one or more markets each week including the Sun City Farmers Market on Tuesdays, Savory Farmers Market at various Wednesday and Friday locations, and Smooth Village Market in Leander on Saturdays. Beyond the farmers markets we also need help with with local deliveries and picking up cargo shipments from Austin Bergstrom International Airport.
Duties involved in running the booth include picking up supplies and transporting them to the market, setting up the booth, engaging respectfully with customers while answering their questions about our products and transacting sales, breaking down the booth after the event and returning the supplies, and keeping accurate records of cash transactions. Fish deliveries are usually made on Tuesday and Saturday afternoons after the farmers markets. Cargo pickups at ABIA happen about every other week.
Applicants must be well organized and detail oriented. Applicants must be honest and hardworking and have a personable disposition to engage respectfully with customers and articulate information about our products.
Applicants must be creative problem solvers and forward thinkers to anticipate needs and take initiative to see to them.
The job requires reliable transportation to transport a pop up canopy, folding table, booth décor, and products to and from market, as well as load and unload cases of fish when making airport pickups. The ability to lift at least 50 pounds is required.
Starting pay is $15 per hour with opportunity for bonuses and discounts on our products. The number of hours depends on how many markets you work and whether you also do airport runs and make deliveries. A typical farmers market runs about 5-6 hours including setup and teardown.
Our ideal candidate is eager to learn and grow personally as well as professionally, and to grow with us as our business grows. A candidate who displays foresightedness, integrity, discernment, wisdom, trustworthiness, and reliability will have opportunity to take on more responsibility and earn more money as our company grows.
You can learn more about our story and products at www.savoryalaska.com.
Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter with their resume.