Work With Us: Market Crew
We are looking for two creative people with a passion for local flowers and herbal medicine to join our market crew!
Tooth of the Lion Farm and Apothecary is a 6-acre herb and flower farm located in Schuylkill County. We are a certified naturally grown farm and woman-run business specializing in growing medicinal herbs for our tea and tincture blends as well as cut flowers. We have an herb and flower CSA and market our fresh and value-added products at the Bryn Mawr, Rittenhouse and Emmaus farmer's markets.
Market staff will assist myself and/or one of the farm staff in all farmer's market responsibilities at our Rittenhouse and Bryn Mawr market stalls, including set-up, marketing and selling herbal products and cut flowers, and break-down. We are specifically looking for someone with floral design experience who can make custom bouquets and arrangements for market customers. We bring a set number of pre-made market bouquets to each market, along with single stem buckets with a mix of foliage, filler and focal flowers. Customers will have the option to choose a pre-made bouquet, to make their own bouquet using our single stems, or to request a custom bouquet from you. You will have the opportunity to design on the spot with our fresh cut flowers and also instruct customers on how to make their own bouquets. Knowledge or experience with herbalism and herbal products is very beneficial but not necessary; you'll always be working with one of the farm staff who can answer questions about our herbal products, and we will provide training.
Required qualifications and attributes:
Must commit to working Saturdays, May through October, 8 AM to 4 PM, with flexibility working either our Bryn Mawr (market hours 9-1) or Rittenhouse (9-3) locations. Both locations are accessible via public transportation. Start and end dates can be somewhat flexible, with potential to go through December, but we must cover all markets during our peak season, May – October.
A willing and positive attitude; ability to work efficiently with a fast pace when necessary (especially during set-up and break-down)
Skills, experience or demonstrated interest in local flowers and/or herbal medicine
An ability to exhibit an overwhelming joy and enthusiasm about our herbs and flowers throughout the market hours, and interact warmly and respectfully with all market-goers
Must be able to lift 50 lbs above your waist, stand for 8 hours, and be willing to work in all weather conditions
Education and/or experience in floral design (*see commission option below)
Some experience in customer service, retail or marketing; especially experience working outdoor markets
For the right candidate, potential to work an occasional (or regular) Sunday market in Emmaus (south of Allentown), and working later in the season for dried flower and wreath sales
Hourly pay commiserate with experience; additional commission on custom bouquets for an experienced floral designer; plus herb and flower CSA subscriptions for the season!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a resume, and please tell me: a little bit about yourself and your interests; your passion for local flowers and/or herbs; relevant experience in herbalism, farming, floral design and/or customer service; and your interest in working with Tooth of the Lion. If you were a flower, which would you be? Thanks for reading!