Taste NY Market Sales Clerk/Lead Associate

Location: New York, NY

Number of Openings: 2

Position Summary:

This position will serve as the Taste NY Market Sales Clerk/Lead Associate in support of Taste NY operations at Penn Station, Farmers’ Markets and related activities for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Nassau County. Primary responsibilities include ensuring the Taste NY at Penn Station operations are running smoothly, including inventory management, assisting customers in a food service setting, assisting with check out, maintaining clean and organized work areas and ensuring a clean guest area. The Taste NY Market Sales Clerk/Lead Associate will be assisting the Specialist with the management of inventory Square Point of Sale (POS) software. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting Assistant Market Manager with staff scheduling, training of newly hired staff, assisting with purchasing and concession inventory. Must be able to assist when needed in maintaining cash banks for operation of cash register and cash controls with the Market Manager, Assistant Market Manager, and the Market Sales Clerk/Specialist. The Market Sales Clerk/Lead Associate must be able to perform all duties of Specialists and Ambassadors. The Lead Associate is expected to discuss NYS agriculture and local food products with customers to engage them in these areas and to provide information upon request about the food and farm products sold in the store. Lead Associate must follow health safety and sanitation guidelines. Anticipates customer and store needs by constantly evaluating the environment and customers for cues. Inspect the work area for cleanliness and organization as needed. Must be able to follow and create already developed coffee recipes. Must have the ability to recommend daily coffee choices to the customer from the menu list

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Education.
  • Experience relevant to the role of the position.
  • Two (2) years’ retail sales experience.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, nights and/or holidays.
  • Must be able to lift 20-50 pounds.
  • Ability to complete basic math in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work with the public in a food service setting.
  • Ability to make correct change of currency.
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate a cash register and Point of Sale (POS) system.
  • Ability to use or learn to use Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to work with the public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with managers and co-workers.
  • Attention to detail, including product rotation detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s Degree.
  • Regular and consistent punctuality with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Microsoft Office proficiency (especially excel);
  • Experience working in customer service and retail environments;
  • Understanding of basic marketing;
  • Financial accounting and order tracking;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • Proficiency with internet based communications;
  • Knowledge of the organization, operation, philosophy and objectives of Cooperative Extension
  • Knowledge of agriculture and agricultural practices.
  • Knowledge of inventory software and inventory management.

Position Details:

This is a non-exempt, full-time position, 87.5% FTE, 35 hours/week. The hourly rate for this position is $21.00.

Pay Rate Type: Hourly


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Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until close of day on June 17, 2019 and until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Applicants need to attach/upload a resume to the online application in either Microsoft Word or PDF format. In the “Experience” section of your application, use the Paperclip icon to search for file(s) or use the “Drop Files Here” box to manually drag document(s) into your application. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to change your submission or add attachments.

External Applicants: (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) please refer to the Applying for a Job (External Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Internal Applicants: Current employees of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Association indicated in this job posting are considered internal applicants; please refer to the Applying for a Job (Internal Candidate) document for additional guidance.

Contact Erika at eh482@cornell.edu with questions.

No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.

The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so that you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at (607) 255-6120, or via email at: cce.recruitment@cornell.edu.

Cornell Cooperative Extension is a collaboration among Cornell University, the United States Department of Agriculture, the State of New York, and the residents of New York State. Per NYS Law, county and regional extension service associations are subordinate government agencies. This employment opportunity is with the entities listed and not with Cornell University.


Erika Hulver
HR/Payroll/Office Coordinator
516-433-7970 Ext. 17

Last updated June 28, 2019