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We realize there are a lot of factors that go in to accepting a job, beyond just the hourly compensation. In addition to all the shift coffee you can drink, being part of a fun team, room for growth, Gardiner Market schwag, and Thanksgiving turkeys, we offer the following:

Seasonal Staff Benefits:

  • Eligible for end-of-season bonus
  • 5% store discount, excludes gift/phone cards and tobacco
  • Overtime at 1.5 times normal rate for non-exempt staff
  • Housing may be available, detailed in offer letter 

Full-Time Year-Round Staff Benefits:

  • Eligible for performance bonuses
  • Holiday bonus
  • 10% store discount, excludes gift/phone cards and tobacco
  • Paid time off (unpaid leave may be taken with prior approval):
    • 16 hours at 60 days
    • 40 hours at one-year and begin accruing 2.15 hours/week (56 hours/year)
    • After three-years, accrual increases to 3.69 hours/week (96 hours/year)
  • Health insurance through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Montana, eligible 1st of month following 60 days full-time employment, three options available:
    • Bronze: employer pays 80% of monthly premium plus $50/month contribution to HSA account, employee pays 20% of monthly premium
    • Silver Plan: employer pays 80% of monthly premium, employee pays 20% of monthly premium
    • Gold Plan: employer pays 80% of silver level monthly premium, employee pays balance of monthly premium
  • Guardian accident, vision, and $10,000 term-life insurance (100% employer-paid monthly premium)
  • Free Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid holidays (Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas if normally scheduled days)
  • Overtime at 1.5 times normal rate for non-exempt staff
  • Housing may be available, detailed in offer letter
  • Meat Manager

    $25.00 / hour

    Starting Pay Range:    $19.00 to $30.00 per hour, depending on experience


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    All Staff

    • Practice outstanding customer service though store knowledge and friendly, outgoing, courteous behavior.
    • Comply with all policies and procedures as specified in the Employee Handbook and department guides.
    • Communicate with coworkers using friendly but professional methods of honest and open communication.
    • Maintain clean and organized workstations, storage areas, and sales floor, in addition to any related customer spaces.
    • Safely and efficiently use any and all store equipment needed to perform duties.
    • Perform all duties, including helping other departments, as assigned by department manager and other store management as needed.
    • Communicate any observed policy or safety violations or security concerns through proper channels.
    • Continually strive to build knowledge and skills, both personally and within the department and store through training and education of self and other team members.
    • Be proficient in all store technology necessary for job (POS System, computer systems, Word and Excel, ordering, etc.).


    Front-Line Duties

    • Prepare, package, and label products for sale according to all company safety policies and departmental procedures.
    • Conduct efficient and proper stocking, rotating, facing, and culling of product to prevent shrink and damage while ensuring high quality, visually appealing, and fresh products for customers.
    • Have a good knowledge of the department’s variety of products and their location. Be aware of guests at all times and assist them with their product selections and inquiries in a friendly manner.


    Department Manager

    • Coordinate with scheduler/manager on team member schedules to ensure maximum productivity, efficiency, and customer service. This includes continually observing for proper coverage throughout the day/week and ensuring additional help as needed.
    • Prepare for incoming deliveries by consolidating/marking current product, organizing, and cleaning all areas.
    • Check in vendor deliveries. Verify incoming orders against invoices, check for accuracy and quality, and report shortages and claims to ensure proper billing.
    • Resolve guest and team complaints in a timely and satisfactory manner.
    • Plan, organize, direct, and implement all procedures and activities of the department.
    • Maintain sufficient knowledge and ability to teach others all fundamentals of departmental production and policies.
    • Maximize store sales and profits through in-store merchandising to meet store objectives. Plan merchandising programs for increased sales. Assist management with cross-merchandising ideas with other departments.
    • Be aware of weekly ad items, special prices, or other features that apply to the store’s sales program. Communicate any necessary information to front-end staff and Scan Coordinator.
    • Assist in team member evaluations and any disciplinary issues effectively and timely. Maintain consistency between team members when administering these functions.
    • Aid in the development and growth of all department personnel by insuring regular implementation of company training, evaluation, and counseling procedures. 
    • Introduce ideas for new items, marketing, and more efficient methods to improve department and sales.
    • Order product to ensure adequate and accurate supply and to maintain product quality, freshness, and proper variety.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Fluent in written and spoken English
    • Possess a friendly and welcoming attitude
    • Food Safety training (within 30 days of hire)
    • Strong interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with internal and external audiences
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to train others in policies and procedures
    • Able to perform a variety of tasks, often changing from one task to another while remaining calm
    • Ability to perform physical aspects of the job, including lifting items up to 40 pounds to waist height, standing for entire shift, bending, kneeling, and crouching
    • Willingness to work nights, weekends, and holidays
    • Represent the Gardiner Market in a courteous and professional manner
    • Minimum age of 18 years old as the Gardiner Market is a state liquor store
    • Demonstrated experience in fast-paced retail environment
    • Willingness to help other departments as needed with a positive attitude


    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Prior retail experience or similar environment to develop customer service skills
    • Two-three years’ experience in retail management
    • Experience working with international staff
    • Experience in a food service industry, including food safety certification
    • Evidence of ability to multitask, while being detail oriented


    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    The Gardiner Market provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

    This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How to Apply

Please complete our on-line application. 

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