LI Taste NY Market Sales Ambassador

Location: Dix Hills, NY.

Number of Positions: 2

Position Summary:

The Long Island Taste NY Market Sales Clerk supports the Taste NY Market at Long Island Welcome Center. Primary responsibilities include assisting customers in a food service setting, self-checkout, maintaining clean and organized work stations and ensuring a clean guest area. Clerk provides quality beverages and food products consistently for all customers by adhering to all recipe and presentation standards, follows health safety and sanitation guidelines for all products. Anticipates customer and store needs by constantly evaluating environment and customers for cues. Inspect the store for cleanliness, organization and refill supplies as needed. The clerk is expected to discuss Long Island agriculture and local foods with customers, utilizing provided information and engage them in the areas of local agriculture products sold in the store. Candidate must possess the ability to communicate effectively with managers and co-workers. Individuals must be able to follow and create already developed coffee recipes. Must have the ability to recommend daily coffee from the menu list.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent education.
  • Experience working in customer service and retail environments.
  • Ability to complete basic math in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work with the public in a food service setting.
  • Attention to product rotation detail.
  • Ability to operate or learn to operate a cash register.
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License and the ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
  • Ability to meet acceptable background check standards, if required.
  • Ability to work flexible hours which may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, nights and/or holidays.
  • Must be able to lift 20-50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year retail experience.
  • Barista experience or a willingness to learn the skills.
  • Food service training.
  • Understanding of basic marketing.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Knowledge of the organization, operation, philosophy and objectives of Cooperative Extension.
  • Knowledge of agriculture and agricultural practices or willingness to learn.
  • Maintains regular and consistent punctuality with or without reasonable accommodation

Coordination/Operation - 95%

  • Customer service – greets, assists and serves the needs of store customers.
  • Assist customers with self-checkout system.
  • Replenishment of store supplies and inventory. Track product inventory.
  • Receive and log scheduled deliveries.
  • Assist with promotion of agri-tourism on Long Island.
  • Promote local farms, produce, food and products displayed to customers.
  • Provides quality beverages and food products consistently for all customers by adhering to all recipe and presentation standards. Monitor product expiration dates and observe First in First out practices.
  • Create attention-grabbing displays.
  • Assist in helping manage and display products. Follow health safety and sanitation guidelines store inspection, organization and restock as needed
  • Must assist in maintaining a clean facility.
  • Work with supervisors to learn about products being sold in the store.
  • Maintain equipment, troubleshoot if necessary and alert manager (such equipment will be cash register, coffee and expresso makers).


  • There are two (2) position openings. These are non-exempt, temporary, part-time positions, 48.75% FTE, up to 19 hours per week. The hourly rate for this position ranges from $18.65 per hour. This position, based on eligibility, offers enrollment for the NYS retirement.


Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Complete Temporary Application and send with resume and cover letter to:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Position will remain open until a qualified pool of candidates is obtained.

Contact Erika at with questions.

Sponsorship for employment visa status is not available for this position. 

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:

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
Human Resources/Payroll Manager
516-832-2591 Ext. 104

Last updated April 17, 2024