Sales Associate (Lower Mainland Markets)

We are seeking a SALES star to join our team! Do you enjoy meeting people and the vibe of local, artisan markets? Would you love to be part of a dedicated team of cider enthusiasts? Then we’d love to hear from you!

Our Sales Associates who work at artisan markets in Greater Vancouver and the Lower Mainland are responsible for selling Sea Cider products at farmers markets, holiday markets and other local craft markets. The work is part time (Saturdays or Sundays, and occasional weekday evening), year round, and involves picking up supplies from our Vancouver Storage Locker on Marine Drive, setting up and taking down our market stall before and after each market, serving samples, explaining our ciders to market goers, processing payments, keeping track of bottles poured and cash received, and acting as a Sea Cider brand ambassador. Comprehensive training is provided, including training in sales and of course cider!

About Us

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse grows certified organic cider apples and produces award-winning cider and sparkling juice near Victoria, BC. We strive to create exceptional cider experiences while supporting local food security, providing safe and fulfilling work for staff, and operating as a value-driven business. We have a sense of humour and a positive outlook; we are kind, conscientious and reliable; we enjoy collaborating and learning from one another; and we are tenacious in our efforts to produce award-winning cider and positive customer experiences. We offer competitive pay, extra perks, a flexible schedule and more.

About You

This position is suited to someone new to sales who is keen to work for a community-minded, local farming business.  It requires a positive self-starter who loves people and the atmosphere of local markets. Others describe you as conscientious with a keen desire to learn.  In addition you have:

  • Education: High school diploma – required.   Serving It Right and Food Safe certification – required. Some post secondary education – preferred.
  • Vocation experience: experience in sales – preferred.
  • Industry experience: food & beverage, retail or hospitality experience – preferred.
  • Communication skills: strong. Social media marketing experience – an asset.
  • Equipment: Experience using point of sale systems – preferred – and a willingness to learn new skills.
  • Personal aptitude: a high degree of professionalism, organizational skills, and personal accountability for achieving targets. Curiosity, great listening skills and an openness to feedback. A willingness to “roll up your sleeves” to get the job done.
  • Work week flexibility: A willingness to work one to two markets per week, year round.
  • A valid driver’s licence and a road worthy vehicle which can securely store/transport cases of cider and market equipment.
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy cases of cider frequently through the day, set up market equipment (10 x 10 tent, folding table, etc) and work on your feet standing up for hours at a time outside, rain or shine.
  • COVID vaccination: up-to-date full vaccination – required.
  • A desire to work for a business that is seeking to continually improve.

Compensation: Wage + commission + 4% vacation pay, for a total gross target compensation of $25 per hour

FTE: One to two markets per week (approximately 8 hours per shift)

Schedule: Day time Saturdays or Sundays, occasional weekday evening 

Work remotely: Yes


  • Casual dress
  • Cell phone allowance
  • Company events
  • Dental care**
  • Discounted or free food and beverages
  • Extended health care**
  • Life insurance**
  • Mileage reimbursement for work related travel
  • Paid time off for sickness, bereavement or extreme weather events
  • Paid vacation time
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement opportunities ***
  • Store discount
  • Travel

** Must work at least 30 hours per week to qualify for these benefits

*** Must work at least 30 hours per week for one year to qualify

COVID-19 policies: Sea Cider follows all recommended COVID-19 safety protocols. All Sea Cider staff are required to have up to date COVID vaccinations.

How to Apply

Apply in confidence with a resume plus a cover letter that describes how you meet the requirements for the position. Please email this information to no later than Tuesday, Jan 31st, 2023. . We thank all applicants who apply; however, only those selected for consideration will be contacted.