Have you always longed to be a cheesemonger and delve into the world of artisanal cheese? Righteous Cheese is DC’s newest cheese shop, located in Union Market, and is seeking a cheese lover to join our ranks.
Us: An artisanal cheese shop and bar, offering unique, uncommon handmade cheeses made locally and around the world. Our cheese bar is a great spot to post up and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the inner workings of a cheese shop. We always approach cheese with reverence but don’t take ourselves too seriously.
You: excellent customer service, make customers laugh, love to learn, hardworking, can hustle your behind when necessary, very friendly and easy to get along with, loads of enthusiasm even under pressure, a great team player with a positive attitude, and most importantly - passionate about food! Experience in food service is required, but the passion for food and desire to learn is the most important attribute of a successful candidate.
The job: You’ll learn the business of cheese mongering and get loads of practical experience in food service. The work atmosphere is fast-paced, positive, and fun. The ability to hustle is required, as is the desire to be a part of a team. We value staffers that come in with a positive attitude every day and are excited to learn about the artisan cheese industry, if they don’t already. We are a young business in a bustling market, so you will need to be flexible, adaptable, and you’ll need to think & move quickly.
This is a part-time position, with approximately 5-8 hours/week, and Saturday and/or Sunday availability is REQUIRED. We also have one mandatory staff meeting per month – typically on Thursday evenings, though that is flexible based on the schedule of the staff at the time. **This position required weekly availability – this means one weekend day per week, every week **
Do not apply if: you think that all you will do is laze around and taste cheese all day, or if you think this job will be easy. It will not. You will get to taste as much cheese as you’d like, but there’s plenty of hard work as well. There will be times that you’ll be seriously annoyed with difficult customers, and maybe your feet will hurt, but you’ll have to maintain a sunny disposition. You will be required to learn a lot of information on cheese/wine/beer and know it backwards and forwards. You will have to clean and do dishes. You will become an expert at wrapping and rewrapping cheeses. But you’ll have a great time with our crew, go on field trips galore, and learn a lot about the world of cheese, wine and craft beer – as well as gain experience that is tough to get elsewhere.
If this sounds absolutely amazing to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with resume and cover letter/email explaining why you’d like to join our team!