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Shift Lead and Sales Associate at Redemption

Do you believe in shopping local? Do you want to support our local economy? Do you love California? This is a call for a sales associate or shift leader who is looking to join a small, tight-knit team dedicated to showcasing the best locally made products California has to offer.

This is a position that requires:

PASSION
Tell every customer the story of our store and the Makers
Educate and engage to customers on the importance of supporting local
Guide customers through our curation of California made clothing

CREATIVITY
Work with customers in the fitting rooms and help them explore their personal style
Create unique merchandising displays and outfit combinations
Suggest products to customers to enhance their shopping experience
Identify problem sales areas and find solutions to boost them

INNOVATION
Work directly with the store manager and owners to develop new ways to engage customers with the local Maker community
Identify potential new Makers and brands
Develop events to engage with our community and create brand awareness

Retail experience is preferred but not required. We will train the right person!

We offer:
A fun and supportive work environment
Opportunities for growth within the company
Employee discounts on all merchandise
Health benefits and PTO available for full time candidates

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
Starting at $15 an hour/ based on experience.

How To Apply
Send your resume along with a little bit about you, and your availability, to shopredemption@gmail.com. Or come by the shop in person!

http://Shopredepmtion@gmail.com

Shift Lead and Sales Associate at Redemption

Do you believe in shopping local? Do you want to support our local economy? Do you love California? This is a call for a sales associate or shift leader who is looking to join a small, tight-knit team dedicated to showcasing the best locally made products California has to offer.

This is a position that requires:

PASSION
Tell every customer the story of our store and the Makers
Educate and engage to customers on the importance of supporting local
Guide customers through our curation of California made clothing

CREATIVITY
Work with customers in the fitting rooms and help them explore their personal style
Create unique merchandising displays and outfit combinations
Suggest products to customers to enhance their shopping experience
Identify problem sales areas and find solutions to boost them

INNOVATION
Work directly with the store manager and owners to develop new ways to engage customers with the local Maker community
Identify potential new Makers and brands
Develop events to engage with our community and create brand awareness

Retail experience is preferred but not required. We will train the right person!

We offer:
A fun and supportive work environment
Opportunities for growth within the company
Employee discounts on all merchandise
Health benefits and PTO available for full time candidates

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
Starting at $15 an hour/ based on experience.

How To Apply
Send your resume along with a little bit about you, and your availability, to shopredemption@gmail.com. Or come by the shop in person!

http://Shopredepmtion@gmail.com

Shift Lead and Sales Associate at Redemption

Do you believe in shopping local? Do you want to support our local economy? Do you love California? This is a call for a sales associate or shift leader who is looking to join a small, tight-knit team dedicated to showcasing the best locally made products California has to offer.

This is a position that requires:

PASSION
Tell every customer the story of our store and the Makers
Educate and engage to customers on the importance of supporting local
Guide customers through our curation of California made clothing

CREATIVITY
Work with customers in the fitting rooms and help them explore their personal style
Create unique merchandising displays and outfit combinations
Suggest products to customers to enhance their shopping experience
Identify problem sales areas and find solutions to boost them

INNOVATION
Work directly with the store manager and owners to develop new ways to engage customers with the local Maker community
Identify potential new Makers and brands
Develop events to engage with our community and create brand awareness

Retail experience is preferred but not required. We will train the right person!

We offer:
A fun and supportive work environment
Opportunities for growth within the company
Employee discounts on all merchandise
Health benefits and PTO available for full time candidates

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
Starting at $15 an hour/ based on experience.

How To Apply
Send your resume along with a little bit about you, and your availability, to shopredemption@gmail.com. Or come by the shop in person!

http://Shopredepmtion@gmail.com

Shift Lead and Sales Associate at Redemption

Do you believe in shopping local? Do you want to support our local economy? Do you love California? This is a call for a sales associate or shift leader who is looking to join a small, tight-knit team dedicated to showcasing the best locally made products California has to offer.

This is a position that requires:

PASSION
Tell every customer the story of our store and the Makers
Educate and engage to customers on the importance of supporting local
Guide customers through our curation of California made clothing

CREATIVITY
Work with customers in the fitting rooms and help them explore their personal style
Create unique merchandising displays and outfit combinations
Suggest products to customers to enhance their shopping experience
Identify problem sales areas and find solutions to boost them

INNOVATION
Work directly with the store manager and owners to develop new ways to engage customers with the local Maker community
Identify potential new Makers and brands
Develop events to engage with our community and create brand awareness

Retail experience is preferred but not required. We will train the right person!

We offer:
A fun and supportive work environment
Opportunities for growth within the company
Employee discounts on all merchandise
Health benefits and PTO available for full time candidates

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
Starting at $15 an hour/ based on experience.

How To Apply
Send your resume along with a little bit about you, and your availability, to shopredemption@gmail.com. Or come by the shop in person!

http://Shopredepmtion@gmail.com

Maitre’D/Host at Ulterior

Ulterior Speakeasy and Cocktail Bar

ul·te·ri·or
/əlˈtirēər/
adjective
-Existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden.


Ulterior is a speak easy craft cocktail bar & kitchen above Motiv night club but with it's own vibe and secret entrance. Shhhh. We are focused on delivering an elevated experience; intimate and exclusive, without being pretentious.

We are looking for a few special people to fill two roles: executive host/Maitre’D and craft bartenders. Ideal candidates are experienced, positive, collaborative, enthusiastic, quick, and willing to work nights.

Host/Maitre’D is a vital role, controlling the flow of the bar and providing support for the bartenders. Responsible for greeting guests, managing reservations, and overall ambience as well as any other tasks that may arise. Energetic, personable, sharp personalities will thrive in this role. Serving and/or bartending experience is beneficial. $15/hr + tips

Craft Bartenders facilitate the Ulterior experience. As a bartender you must have significant knowledge regarding spirits including distillation, history, and tasting notes. Must be interactive and attentive to guests while performing necessary duties. Creativity is also valued, encouraging systems and development contributions. Though we are looking for someone serious about bartending, overall customer experience is our focus. Someone serious about hospitality would be our ideal fit. Industry experience and bar acumen are important. $14/hr + tips

Sommelier, Cicerone, USBG, Bar Cabinet, DBA, and ABA training are favorable but not required.

Please reply with a resume, work history, and 3 references.

Part-time

Compensation
$15/hr + tips

How To Apply
Please email mpitt2@gmail.com and include resume.

Mixologist/bartender at Ulterior (upstairs Motiv)

Ulterior Speakeasy and Cocktail Bar

ul·te·ri·or
/əlˈtirēər/
adjective
-Existing beyond what is obvious or admitted; intentionally hidden.


Ulterior is a speak easy craft cocktail bar & kitchen above Motiv night club but with it's own vibe and secret entrance. Shhhh. We are focused on delivering an elevated experience; intimate and exclusive, without being pretentious.

We are looking for a few special people to fill two roles: executive host/Maitre’D and craft bartenders. Ideal candidates are experienced, positive, collaborative, enthusiastic, quick, and willing to work nights.

Host/Maitre’D is a vital role, controlling the flow of the bar and providing support for the bartenders. Responsible for greeting guests, managing reservations, and overall ambience as well as any other tasks that may arise. Energetic, personable, sharp personalities will thrive in this role. Serving and/or bartending experience is beneficial. $15/hr + tips

Craft Bartenders facilitate the Ulterior experience. As a bartender you must have significant knowledge regarding spirits including distillation, history, and tasting notes. Must be interactive and attentive to guests while performing necessary duties. Creativity is also valued, encouraging systems and development contributions. Though we are looking for someone serious about bartending, overall customer experience is our focus. Someone serious about hospitality would be our ideal fit. Industry experience and bar acumen are important. $14/hr + tips

Sommelier, Cicerone, USBG, Bar Cabinet, DBA, and ABA training are favorable but not required.

Please reply with a resume, work history, and 3 references.

Part-time

Compensation
$14/hr + tips

How To Apply
Please email mpitt2@gmail.com if interested and attach resume.

Door staff at Motiv

Motiv is relaunching soon (mid June) and putting together and exceptional team to work in a fun & lively atmosphere. 21+ Multiple positions available.

Part-time

Compensation
$17/hr

How To Apply
DM Motiv business page with relevant contact information. Resume if available.

Host at Motiv

Motiv is relaunching soon (mid June) and putting together and exceptional team to work in a fun & lively atmosphere. 21+ Multiple positions available.

Part-time

Compensation
$14/hr + tips

How To Apply
DM Motiv business page on Facebook with relevant contact info. Resume if available.

Bartender at Motiv

Motiv is relaunching soon (mid June) and putting together an exceptional team to work in a fun & lively atmosphere. 21+ Multiple positions available.

Part-time

Compensation
$14/hr + tips

How To Apply
DM Motiv business page on Facebook with relevant contact info. Resume if available.

Massage Therapist at Well Within Spa

Looking for certified massage therapist with a city of Santa Cruz massage permit.

Part-time

Compensation
Competitive wages

How To Apply
Send a resume to spa_manager@wellwithinspa.com

Cooks at Malabar Restaurant

Malabar Restaurant is in search of a new dedicated and organized experienced cook with a passion for great food. Malabar’s menu features Southeast Asian-inspired vegetarian and seafood dishes. We are looking for a line cook who is flexible and can join our growing team!

MUST HAVE:

Has experience in a fast-paced, busy environment
Able to multitask and prioritize
Availability to work weekday and weekend either daytime or evening shifts
Possess a firm understanding of kitchen sanitation practices and health department standards
Able to work fast while not compromising organizational awareness and attention to detail.
A quick learner who can work independently but also as a team player
Friendly personality and takes pride in their work
Job Type: Part-time

Pay: From $17.00 - $20.00 per hour

Full-time / Part-time

Compensation
$17.00 - $20.00

How To Apply
You can email us at Malabar.restaurantSC@gmail.com
We will respond in a few days. Thank you

All positions at Barceloneta

Barceloneta is hiring all positions!

Barceloneta, voted Best New Restaurant 2020, in Downtown Santa Cruz, is hiring for lunch and dinner Tuesday - Sunday.

Barceloneta features seasonal Spanish tapas, paellas, an all-Spanish wine list and craft cocktails. We focus on team work, stellar hospitality and delicious meals. We pride ourselves on taking care of our team and making our restaurant a great place to work. We source many of our ingredients from local farmers and work closely with all of our purveyors.


Email info@eatbarceloneta.com if you are passionate about food and service. Every resume and email will be considered. We love hearing from you.

Full-time

Compensation
Great plus tips

How To Apply
Email info@eatbarceloneta.com

http://Info@eatbarceloneta.com

Manager at The Glass Jar, Inc.

The Glass Jar, Inc. is looking for another incredible manager to join our management team!

The Glass Jar, Inc. is a farm-to-table restaurant group, founded in Santa Cruz, CA in 2010 with a focus on the nexus of locally sourced food and community. We operate The Penny Ice Creamery, The Picnic Basket and Snap Taco.

We are a company that is nimble and committed to continually growing our businesses to offer the latest and greatest product and experience to our guests. Our company builds on a strong foundation of thoroughly researched & developed business plans and operational systems which allows us room to consistently reflect and explore how to improve and optimize.

We are eager to find a hands-on, dynamic manager who is a passionate leader and thinker capable of independently operating their own location. The manager we are looking for directs their team in defining, managing and coordinating as well as setting the standard for all sales and operations; the Manager facilitates all operations for their location through agreed and defined strategic goals and objectives.

This hands-on dynamic position requires:
Ability to work 40+ hours a week consistently. (Available to work late nights, weekends and holidays)
Demonstrates success and desire to work in a fast paced, hands-on environment.
Juggling multiple tasks while being detail oriented.
Supervisor experience in a food service establishment.
Interest in managing shops that strive to be a nexus for community and local, sustainable food.
Interest or current participation in the local food movement.

Perks:
Competitive Compensation
Constant Opportunities for Advancement
Company Outings & Gatherings
Medical/Dental/Vision Benefits
Discounts at Select Local Businesses
Paid Time Off

The Glass Jar, Inc. complies with all Orders Of The Health Officer Of The City Of Santa Cruz, as well as Santa Cruz County Public Health COVID-19 Site-Specific Protection Plans.

At The Glass Jar, Inc., we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Glass Jar, Inc. believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

Full-time

Compensation
$60,000 - $75,000 per year, salaried exempt

How To Apply
To apply, email your resume, cover letter, and professional references.

Retail & Production Manager at Homeless Garden Project

Overview of the Homeless Garden Project
The Homeless Garden Project (HGP) is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1990 and based in Santa Cruz, California, that provides job training, transitional employment and support services to individuals experiencing homelessness, with the goal of securing stable housing and employment for program participants. In recent years, HGP graduates have demonstrated a 90% success rate on average.

HGP is currently going through an exciting period of growth, preparing to move our farm from its temporary 3.5-acre site to a larger permanent site on City of Santa Cruz Pogonip park land. The transition to Pogonip Farm will triple the organization’s capacity to transform lives and build community connections through a public-private partnership.
The Value-Added Social Enterprise employs and trains individuals experiencing homelessness to make a variety of products (bath & body, food & beverage, candles, and wreaths) with organic herbs, flowers, vegetables, and fruits grown on our farm. HGP products are sold through numerous sales channels including two brick-and-mortar stores, an online store (shop.homelessgardenproject.org), and through wholesale partners.
Position

We seek an experienced, passionate, creative, and driven person skilled in retail, production, and business management with a commitment to growing the enterprise, as well as to ending homelessness. Under the general supervision of the Director of Operations, the Social Enterprise Manager oversees all aspects of the business including retail, production, marketing, sales, business planning & analysis, and job training. This position is a key leader in managing HGP’s enterprises and driving the organization’s growth.


Responsibilities

Retail Management
• Manage all aspects of operating brick-and-mortar retail locations, including merchandising (HGP and third party products), store displays, purchasing, seasonal rotation, inventory management, and staffing.
• Manage wholesale relationships, ensuring that orders are fulfilled in a timely fashion.
• Manage online store, ensuring that orders are fulfilled in a timely fashion and the website remains attractive and up-to-date.
• Analyze sales data to develop demand forecasts, conduct labor planning, guide third party merchandising strategy, and set pricing.
• Oversee enterprise technology platforms including online store & in-store POS systems.
• Manage occasional special events held at HGP stores (post-COVID).

Marketing
• Develop marketing, promotion, and outreach strategies for brick-and-mortar, online, and wholesale channels including email marketing, social media, and paid ad campaigns.
• Evaluate opportunities to bolster HGP’s online presence, expanding its reach beyond the Santa Cruz area.
• Evaluate opportunities to expand HGP’s wholesale relationships within and beyond the Santa Cruz area.

Production Management
● Oversee production of all HGP products, ensuring proper quality control.
● Manage a well-organized workshop space for all HGP production activities.
● Evaluate historical data to set production targets, and monitor progress towards goals.
● Provide job training to program participants in a workshop environment, serving as a support system and positive role model.
● Lead the development of new and seasonal products, evaluating opportunities to expand HGP’s product line – including analysis of historical sales data, market trends, sourcing, farm availability, COGS, pricing, packaging, and branding.
● Ensure that all raw materials required for production are well-stocked.
● Lead all product branding and packaging.

Personnel Management
• Supervise a team of three part-time staff – 1 Workshop Assistant & 2 Retail Assistants.
• In partnership with the Training & Education Supervisor, supervise the program participant crew during workshop production hours.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience
• At least three years of experience in one or more of the following areas: social enterprise, retail management, light manufacturing/production, entrepreneurship, marketing, e-commerce, or business management.
• An entrepreneurial changemaker with a commitment to pursuing and executing an ambitious enterprise growth strategy.
• A thoughtful, solutions-oriented problem solver.
• Proven ability to be flexible, adaptable, and resourceful in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated success in developing new partnerships and relationships.
• Demonstrated ability to successfully work independently & collaboratively with a team.
• A proven leader who inspires others to do their best, meets deadlines, and manages complex responsibilities without losing their sense of humor.
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship-building skills with diverse audiences through in-person, in writing, by phone, and via social media channels.
• Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others.
• Strong computing skills in Microsoft Excel, Google Suite, and cloud-based applications.
• Demonstrated experience in effectively delegating work.
• Excellent organization and administration skills.

The ideal candidate will also have the following preferred qualifications:
• Experience running and growing a small business.
• Experience with value-added production, product development, and branding.
• Experience managing social media, email marketing, and paid advertising campaigns.
• Experience supervising direct reports and managing a team.
• Experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness or others facing difficult life challenges.
• Graphic design experience a plus.
• Experience with point of sale and inventory management systems a plus.


Compensation
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. HGP offers 100% health benefit coverage as well as generous paid time off.


Schedule
This position will be full-time, 40 hours per week, with occasional work required on weekends, holidays, and evenings.

Full-time

Compensation
Commensurate with experience

How To Apply
Application materials
• Cover Letter
• Resume

Process
Please submit all application materials as one single PDF to Claude Rosen, Director of Operations, at clauder@homelessgardenproject.org with the subject line “RETAIL& PRODUCTION MANAGER APPLICANT – FIRST NAME LAST NAME”.