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Employment Opportunities at Three Stone Hearth

 

Working at Three Stone Hearth is a great opportunity for engagement in meaningful work, skill development and personal growth. It is a demanding environment, and a rewarding one. Our goal is to build a successful, sustainable business, and cultivate a thriving community within our walls.

Three Stone Hearth is a cooperatively run, worker-owned company. Currently we have 9 worker-owners. We offer 100% employer-paid medical, dental and vision benefits (for staff working at least 30 hours per week), employee discounts on our products, and a nutrient-dense communal staff lunch any day you work five hours or more.

We are committed to creating a self-directed and self-managing workplace, which is always evolving. In 2013, we adopted Holacracy as our "operating system" for organizing our work, which is designed to decentralize authority, raise transparency, and encourage full participation. We're looking for people who are excited by this opportunity to participate in a progressive workplace.

 

Specific employment opportunities are listed below. To apply, email hiring@threestonehearth.com

Interested applicants should send a current resume and cover letter. Please DO NOT CALL, do not leave phone messages and do not drop in. We will only consider candidates that contact us through email.   Email should include a basic introduction and a little about yourself, your email, phone number and your current resume.

 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS 

 

PRODUCTION COOK

Three Stone Hearth is seeking a part-time experienced Cook.  

 

Job Summary

 

At Three Stone Hearth, the Cook is accountable for preparing raw ingredients, keeping a good pace, executing recipes or tasks as requested, tracking mise en place, jarring and labeling products, keeping a clean work space, and overall kitchen clean-up. We are using Holacracy as a governance structure, and all employees have an opportunity to evolve the company’s structure as part of their work. We are also a worker-owned cooperative, and all employees have a path to ownership.

 

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Minimum one-year experience working in a commercial kitchen or equivalent. 

  • Food Handler’s or Safe Serve Certification, upon hire.

  • Willingness and enthusiasm for going through candidacy process for worker-ownership of the Company. 

  • Co-operative experience a plus! 

  • Strong attention to detail. 

  • Highly organized; capacity to multi-task, set priorities, and respond quickly to changing needs.

 

Personal Attributes

  • High level of professionalism. No drama or bad attitudes please. 

  • Upbeat, flexible, team player, with good relationship-building skills; this position will need to foster and maintain good working relationships. 

  • Experience working with whole, organic fruits and vegetables, sprouted grains, raw and cultured dairy, and pasture-raised meats, preferred not required. 

  • Familiarity with principles of food sustainability, including principles of Weston A. Price Foundation, preferred, not required. 

  • Familiarity with Holacracy appreciated but not required.

  • Ability to be patient in a diverse environment with multi-users of varying skills levels.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time. 

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds. 

  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced environment.

 

COMPENSATION  

$16.50 - 18.00/hour. Fully paid health benefits are paid to full-time (30+ hours/weekly) employees, nourishing and delicious staff lunches are provided and a generous product discount. Position is currently part-time, 3 days/week in the kitchen plus a day in our Fermentation and Preservation area where krauts, kombuchas and granolas are made; must be able to work a weekend day. 

 

To apply, email hiring@threestonehearth.com

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CASHIER

We are looking for a friendly and reliable person with retail experience and some knowledge in artisanal and nutritionally dense foods and products, to cashier in our Brick and Mortar store. Current need is for Wednesday late afternoon/evening,  Thursday and Friday afternoons and Saturday. This position requires manual dexterity, standing, walking, bending, lifting and carrying. Qualified applicants will be outgoing with excellent communications skills.

 

We are looking for someone dependable with an ability to multi-task effectively and with strong attention to detail. Candidates must have good math and English skills, be able to stand for long periods of time (up to your full shift) and lift up to 20 pounds to shoulder height. 

 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Receiving products from outside vendors

  • Handling cash and credit card transactions: good arithmetic skills essential

  • Customer service: understanding our POS (point of sale), online ordering and customer accounts systems

  • Being able to communicate effectively with customers about Three Stone Hearth's philosophy of traditional foods

  • Understanding and selling TSH housemade and outside vendor products we carry

  • Stocking and displaying products on shelves, keeping the store tidy and attractive

  • Closing the store and day’s register

Required Education, Experience, and Skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Experience and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Commitment to cleanliness and hygiene

  • Highly self-motivated and organized; capacity to multi-task, set priorities, and respond quickly to changing needs

  • Good time management skills

  • Attention to detail

Required Personal Attributes

  • Ability to be patient in a diverse environment of customers

  • Capacity to thrive in a cooperative organization with shared leadership structure

  • Team player, with good relationship-building skills; this position will need to foster and maintain good working relationships with people from diverse backgrounds

  • Enthusiasm for Three Stone Hearth’s values, including sustainability, community, and health

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time

  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds to shoulder height

  • Good manual dexterity

COMPENSATION  

$17.00/hour. Current shift(s) to fill: Wednesday 3:30 - 7:30 pm, Thursday and Friday 12:00 - 6:00pm, and Saturday 9:30am - 5pm. A generous staff product discount.  

 

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DELIVERY DRIVER - April 2021

Three Stone Hearth is seeking a part-time, experienced delivery driver.

When:  Current need is for two days: Wednesday and Thursday afternoon to evening up to 9:30pm. The position may grow into four delivery driving days to include Friday afternoon/evening up to 10pm and Saturday.

Details: 

The position requires a highly self-motivated and organized candidate with a capacity to multitask and set priorities. Delivery Driver work involves making deliveries throughout Berkeley, areas of the East Bay, Marin, San Francisco and through the Caldecott Tunnel to areas of Orinda, Lafayette, Moraga, Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek during a designated delivery window established for each area. 

 

Prior to delivery driving, the position includes the following tasks:

  • Assisting with routing process for daily orders

  • Organizing orders for vehicle packing based on routing 

  • Carefully packing completed orders into company van (currently rented)

  • Making timely deliveries taking into consideration specific customer instructions 

  • Retrieving delivery materials and glass returns from previous deliveries to return to our Berkeley location.

The work is time sensitive, physical and requires stamina. Qualified applicants must be 21 years of age or older, have at least two years driving experience, have a clean driving record, map reading and navigational skills, agree to follow company Covid-19 contactless delivery protocols, along with the ability to work with an attention to detail and interact positively with customers and co-workers. 

COMPENSATION  $20.00 per hour

VEHICLE:  Not required but will consider use of an employee’s vehicle, if appropriate to the task with mileage reimbursement. 

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