Assistant Chocolate Maker
We are hiring! Our ideal assistant chocolate maker will bring an optimistic attitude to Bellflower, humility, effective collaboration skills, and an eagerness to learn. We are interested in people who are comfortable with ambiguity, open to collaboration, and take ownership over their role and are interested in bringing purpose and meaning to their work. Responsibilities of this role include:
Performing all steps of our production process: inspecting beans, roasting, cracking, winnowing, starting batches, tempering, and molding chocolate, as well as tasting and evaluating chocolate bars for flavor and quality.
Cleaning and maintaining our production facility.
This is a part-time job, 8-12 hours per week initially in our Queen Anne location. While we understand that life is unpredictable, we are prioritizing candidates who are willing to commit to this role for at least six months and who may be interested in working with Bellflower longer term.
You are an optimistic, enthusiastic food lover, passionate about simple, honest, sustainable food, where it originates and how its production affects society. You are a great collaborator, seeking and open to others opinions and constructive feedback. You are also comfortable with ambiguity: you don’t wait to be told what needs to be done: you see a problem, you solve it. You are curious, fun, and easy to get along with. Bonus points if you bring great playlists to the kitchen speakers!
Chocolate making experience and college degrees not required, but those with food industry experience and open, curious minds preferred.
The hourly wage for this position is $15.00. Bellflower Chocolate Company is a small firm and is not currently in a position to offer a benefits package.
How to Apply
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org accompanied by a cover letter explaining why you are passionate about food and how you are a good fit for Bellflower Chocolate Co. Applications must be received by June 30, 2018.
Bellflower Chocolate Co. cares deeply about a diverse and equitable work place. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of ages, genders, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive and diverse we are, the more creative and successful our products and ideas.
Bellflower Chocolate Company Hiring Values
At Bellflower, we hire people who are:
You make wise decisions (people, technical, business, and creative) despite ambiguity
You identify root causes, and get beyond treating symptoms
You smartly separate what must be done well now, and what can be improved later
You think strategically, and can articulate what you are, and are not, trying to do
You ask for help when you need it
You listen more than you talk, so you can better learn and understand
You are concise and articulate in speech and writing
You treat people with respect independent of their status or disagreement with you
You maintain poise in stressful situations
You accomplish amazing amounts of important work
You demonstrate consistently strong performance so colleagues can rely upon you
You focus on great results rather than on process
You exhibit bias‐to‐action, and avoid analysis‐paralysis
You learn rapidly and eagerly
You seek to understand our strategy, market, subscribers, and suppliers
You are broadly knowledgeable about business, food, and people
You contribute effectively outside of your specialty
You re‐conceptualize issues to discover practical solutions to hard problems
You challenge prevailing assumptions when warranted, and suggest better approaches
You develop new ideas that prove useful
You keep us nimble by minimizing complexity and finding time to simplify
You say what you think even if it is controversial
You make tough decisions without excessive agonizing
You take smart risks
You question actions inconsistent with our values
You inspire others with your thirst for excellence
You care intensely about Bellflower's success
You celebrate wins, especially if they are not your own
You are known for candor and directness
You are non‐political when you disagree with others
You only say things about fellow employees that you would say to their face
You are quick to admit mistakes
You are persistent
You make every effort to finish what you start
You seek what is best for Bellflower, rather than what is best for yourself or your group
You are humble when searching for the best ideas
You make time to help colleagues
You share information openly and proactively
You are flexible and open-minded