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Member-Owner Opportunities

Honest Weight relies on Member-Owners to help run our store in a variety of ways. Here is a list of current needs, sorted by department. Please keep in mind your discount status when inquiring about assignments.

ONGOING NEEDS

Click the department below to see available opportunities.

 

Bulk

  • Weekly stockers who can do heavy lifting, including regularly lifting up to 50 lbs
  • Weekly herb stockers, most evenings;
  • Weekly or Monthly clerical duties
  • Monthly member-owners for deep cleaning of Bulk, early morning or late evening hours, any day of the week. This will require some heavy lifting, and a self-directed member would be a good fit for this task
  • Please contact Tom G. at tom-AT-honestweight.coop, or Martha M at martham-AT-honestweight.coop, or call 518.482.2667 x 259 to sign up

 

Cheese & Specialty Foods

  • Weekly member-owners with knowledge of department’s products and a passion for fine foods
  • Tasks include cleaning, cutting and wrapping, shelf maintenance, off-site event support, etc
  • Openings: Various days and times throughout the week, with weekends most needed; call or email to schedule
  • Contact Linda D. at lindad-AT-honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 256 and X 115


Coop Scoop

  • Bimonthly The Coop Scoop is a print and digital lifestyle and wellness publication created by Honest Weight on a bimonthly basis. We are currently in need of a managing editor to help plan and guide issue themes and content and communicate with writers and other editors throughout the editorial process. This position is primarily remote at 10-20 hours/month and requires a computer, email abilities, and use of MS Word, Apple Forms, and/or Google Drive.
  • Seeking writers, illustrators, and photographers for assignments on a bimonthly basis. Writers can choose from several suggested topics or suggest their own around an issue theme that must be approved by a team of editors. Photographers may be asked to visit local businesses, farms, or organizations or accompany writers on interviews or site visits, if possible. These positions take place remotely and require a computer, email abilities, and use of MS Word, Apple Forms, and/or Google Drive.
  • We are also looking for a layout designer with experience in Adobe InDesign. The ideal candidate will have experience laying out print publications, strong attention to detail and is able to commit approximately 20 hours (more or less depending on experience) in a two week span every two months.
  • Contact Georgia J. at georgiaj-AT-honestweight.coop if you're interested in participating!

 

Food Service

  • Weekly member-owners with food experience: Sundays, 8:30 to 11:30am
  • Weekly member-owners NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY: Bakery Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 6 – 9am, but especially Saturday, 6 – 9am to stock the display case, etc
  • Weekly member-owners for front of house to package salads and food, all times open
  • Weekly member-owners for cleaning and organizing
  • Contact Dan H. at danh-AT-honestweight.coop

 

Front End

  • Monthly or weekly  Courtesy Clerks to bag customer groceries and assist customers at the register; sign up for a time slot at the Service Desk, especially need coverage on Friday late afternoon and weekends from noon to 7pm
  • Weekly Cashiers needed on all days, various times
  • Current or Past Cashiers to be on substitute list for cancellations
  • For more information, contact Katie at katie-AT-honestweight.coop or Kelly at kellyd-AT-honestweight.coop

 

Grocery

  • Monthly and weekly help with stocking, conditioning, organizing, auditing, cleaning, and clerical
  • All time slots are available.  Times of greatest need are:
    • All early mornings, as early as 6 am
    • Saturday and Sunday all day
  • Contact Alex at alexm-AT-honestweight.coop or Georgia S. at georgia.sullivan-AT-honestweight.coop

 

Meat & Seafood

  • Weekly member-owners to help in the cold room which requires wearing a hat/hair covering; bagging, cleaning and providing customer service, 6 - 9pm, Tuesday - Sunday
  • Weekly member-owners from 3:30 - 6:30 pm to help with counter, customer service, and cleaning tasks
  • Monthly member-owners to clean
  • Contact Mo D. at mo.durr-AT-honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 257

 

Produce

  • Monthly and weekly help with stocking, prep, and cleaning
  • Throughout the week at varied times, especially Tuesday; call or email for an updated listing and/or to schedule
  • Contact Brendan K. at brendan.kelly-AT-honestweight.coop, or 518.482.2667 x 253

 

Operations

  • No needs at this time

 

Outreach

  • Monthly or weekly member-owners excited about rigorous and rewarding Community Outreach, with open availability (especially weekdays), who are skilled at engaging large groups of children and adults
  • As a member-owner you’ll represent Honest Weight by sampling food items from our bulk department, talking Co-op, membership, free classes in our teaching kitchen and all the wonderful things you love about Honest Weight.

  • Contact Amy E. at amy-AT-honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 128

 

Education

  • Monthly and Weekly Assistants to help with room set up, clean up, and to help the teachers during class time for the classes at the Co-op which are related to our mission (such as health and wellness, alternative diets, ecological sustainability, etc.) These are often weekend positions.
  • Special Events staffing on an as-needed basis
  • Contact the CCO, Rick at rick.mausert-AT-honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 101 if you have special interests, skills or knowledge that you would like to share with our community or if you would like to be an Education department assistant.

 

Housekeeping

  • Weekly help for Café Maintenance at mealtimes: clear and wipe tables, maintain cutlery and other supplies, spot sweep and wipe floors, bring bus trays to the kitchen
  • Monthly and weekly help Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday days, and any night to close the store; tasks include cleaning bathrooms, dust-mopping floors, and taking garbage to the dumpsters; or help with floor care in the evenings, starting at 10pm.
  • Contact John D. at john.daubney-AT-honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 103

 

Maintenance and Grounds Support

  • Monthly and weekly member-owners in early morning and late evening for numerous tasks. Proficiency with tools, ladders, paint, etc. Computer and mechanical literacy desired. Ability to lift 50+ lbs
  • Contact Brian P. at brian-AT-honestweight.coop
  • Monthly and weekly help gardening (planting and weeding), April to October. Contact Yevette at memberservices-AT-honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 104
  • Special gardening projects-- like preparing new garden beds or community clean-up events available.  Contact Yevette at memberservices-AT-honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 104 for more info.

 

Greeters/Shoppers’ Helpers/Parking Attendants

  • Monthly and weekly member-owners to greet customers at the front entrance as Greeters.
  • Monthly and weekly member-owners to assist customers, back-up Courtesy Clerks, and help wherever needed as Shopper's Helpers, throughout the week at various times. Must be outgoing and have a great knowledge of the store and products!
  • Monthly and weekly Parking Lot Attendants to help shoppers navigate the parking lot, unload groceries, and return their shopping carts, especially on the weekends and during our busy holiday season
  • Please contact the Member-Owner Coordinator at memberservices-AT-honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 104

 

Member Services

  • Occasional help for Special Events-- This group is called our "Many Hands" group from the idea that many hands make light work.  The Member Owner Coordinator is looking for a group of motivated and friendly people who we can contact for help setting up events at the Co-op.  There is no set schedule for this position, these people would be available for a variety of community events.  Join the list of people we reach out to and come join in when you can!
  • Contact the Member-Owner Coordinator at memberservices-AT-honestweight.coop or 518.482.2667 x 104

 

Wellness

  • Wellness is at near full capacity for member-owner shifts at this time, but we are always willing to consider weekly or monthly member-owners with particular experience, interest, knowledge and passion for the department’s products to help with receiving orders, stocking shelves, back-stocking, fronting shelves, and customer service
  • Contact Alex M. at AlexM-AT-honestweight.coop

 

Special Projects

  • None at this time!

 

Plants Department Needs Seasonal Member Owners

The 2018 outdoor growing season is under way! 

  • Weekly and Monthly time investment opportunities in Plants are available for experienced gardeners and customer service-minded individuals.
  • Investing time in the Plants Department is a wonderful seasonal place for member owners!  Spend your time outside in the fresh air, help our members and other customers to get their gardens growing this season with locally grown plants (organic or conventional) and locally produced organic soils.  Along with locally grown straw (organic or conventional), locally supplied seed companies, locally grown flowers for almost all of our bouquets, and locally grown succulent collections, our offerings are all about supporting our community of growers and providing excellent selections for eco-conscious shoppers to choose from!
  • If you love plants and people, a seasonal assignment in the Plants Department may be just the place for you!  Please email CarolSurash-AT-honestweight.coop for more information.
  • Thanks in advance for stepping up to help the Co-op as we help our many gardeners!