PT Event & Outreach Assistant

Position Type: Management Team
Apply By: April 29, 2019
Posted: April 11, 2019 - 1:51 pm EDT
Organization Type: Co-op Retail
Organization: Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op
Organization Location: Saint Paul, MN
Contact Name: Amelia Walicke
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 651-379-1434

Work for the friendliest store in town and help support a sustainable, local food system. 

Mississippi Market, St. Paul's premier natural and organic food cooperative, celebrates the joy of eating locally, healthfully and responsibly.

We're consumer owned and controlled and have been since we opened in 1979. We offer high quality, fair-priced goods and services, while working toward a sustainable local economy and global environment and promoting the cooperative principles.

Mississippi Market is hiring for a PT Event & Outreach Assistant

The Event & Outreach Assistant will work alongside the Community & Event Coordinator and Marketing Manager to assist with the marketing, outreach, and execution of Mississippi Market's events and special projects.

Part Time employees are eligible for a great benefits package, including ESST, gain sharing, 20% discount and more.

Qualified applicants will have excellent customer service skills, good ability to prioritize and handle multiple demands. Retail grocery experience preferred. Must be able to work on feet entire shift, lift up to 30 pounds, and have predictable and reliable attendance. Work in a safe environment at all times. Follow all appropriate standards with regards to sanitation, safe food handling practices, handling and labeling of organic ingredients, allergen labeling, and special diets.

Mississippi Market
622 Selby Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104

Schedule: This position will have a flexible schedule of approximately 15-20 hours per week. Some hours will be required in the office and others will be spent in the community. Some evenings and weekends required. Specific scheduling to be arranged with the supervisor.

Job Duties:

  • Positively represent Mississippi Market at community events. Act as an event ambassador, creating appealing table displays and incorporating samples, handouts, and engaging activities
  • Lead store tours for a variety of audiences, incorporating information that supports our mission and strategic drivers
  • Assist with event planning and execution of large, store-wide events & annual meeting
  • Distribute flyers and information to neighboring businesses regarding the co-op's events
  • Assist marketing staff members with scheduling and facilitating monthly class programming
  • Support marketing department by assisting with various membership related tasks, co-op programs and store signage and materials
  • Other event and administrative support as assigned
  • Provide excellent customer service 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Passion and knowledge for food, co-ops and natural products
  • Ability to work independently and under time constraints
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize, follow through, and plan on several different levels
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Basic computer skills; demonstrated abilities with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule with some evenings and weekends required
  • Must have reliable motor vehicle for independent transportation

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