Careers at Cowgirl Creamery

Think you’ve got the gumption to be a Cowperson?

We’re always on the lookout for great folks to make, monger and manage our cheese. See our current job openings below.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS

Human Resources - Petaluma Offices

Tomales Bay Foods is seeking a qualified full-time Payroll/Human Resources Administrator to join our accounting team.  This position reports to the Controller/Business Manager and includes the following primary duties and responsibilities:

Payroll Responsibilities:

  • Process in-house payroll using QuickBooks
  • Process medical deductions, 401k deductions, garnishments and all other third party mandatory deductions
  • Prepare payroll journal entries, monthly accruals, and intercompany invoicing for accounting
  • Prepare and distribute management payroll reports
  • Research and resolve payroll discrepancies
  • Maintain PTO requests and related management reports
  • Process quarterly and annual Federal and State reports and payments
  • Maintain timekeeping system
  • Ensure accuracy of payroll records by maintaining on-line records with updates in status changes, tax withholdings, benefit deductions, time off accruals and other items as needed
  • Performs other duties as assigned

HR Responsibilities:

  • Track benefit eligibility and process benefit enrollments. Respond to benefit-related inquiries. Coordinate annual open enrollment activities
  • Update 401(k) employee census and employee status and distributes all 401k compliance documents
  • Maintain workers compensation codes, prepare and submit monthly workers compensation premium payments and assists with annual workers compensation audit 
  • Calculate monthly Healthy San Francisco Ordinance accruals and submit quarterly and annual report and payment
  • Manage commuter check inventory
  • Review and approve vendor invoices for benefits programs
  • Maintain personnel files to insure policies and legal requirements are met
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum of two years’ experience in payroll, payroll tax reporting, or related areas
  • Experience with QuickBooks payroll required
  • Associate/Bachelor degree in Accounting, Human Resources, or related field preferred
  • Knowledge of payroll regulatory requirements
  • Proficient in MS Excel and MS Office
  • Analytical and detail oriented with good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information regarding employees and company operations
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment
  • High level of initiative and strong work ethic
  • Must have the ability to lift 20 lbs., and must be able to sit and perform computer and clerical tasks for extended periods of time

Benefits include competitive pay, paid time off, medical and dental care, and 401k, and a discount on cheese!  

If interested, please respond with a cover letter, resume and 2 references.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Cheesemonger and Counter Staff at Point Reyes Station

Join our retail team at Cowgirl Creamery, a fast growing company with a great crew!
Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station is currently seeking qualified counter staff. We are based in Cowgirl Creamery's original home, a restored barn situated in the middle of West Marin. Visitors watch the cheesemakers produce award winning cheese, taste artisanal cheeses from across the US and Europe and enjoy the delicious cuisine featuring local producers. Our goal is to promote the connection of food to local family farms.

Job purpose:
Responsible for participating in the smooth, friendly and efficient operation of the Cantina and Cheese Shop as directed by the shop manager and shift supervisors, while upholding high standards of customer service and maintaining proper care and display of cheese and prepared foods and drinks.

Key responsibilities:
1. Upholds high standards of customer service through every encounter, including greeting every guest, educating them about artisan food and helping them in a quick and friendly manner.
2. Maintains clean and full displays of foods and retail products.
3. Learns working knowledge of coffee bar equipment, grinder, espresso machine, cold brew coffee, and how to properly use and maintain it.
4. Participates in sandwich wrapping, food and cold beverage preparation and serving.
5. Maintains clean and safe work environment in shop, behind the counter, in the kitchen and walk-in.
6. Rings up purchases on the POS efficiently and accurately.
7. Performs opening, closing, restocking and inventory duties.
8. Assists wholesale customers with cheese selection and pick-ups.
9. Participates in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation.
10. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.

The ideal candidates will have a passion for great food, a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced environment, and have great customer service skills.

We are looking for a range of availabilities, from part to full-time. Weekend and holiday availability are a must. Immediate availability is a plus.
Cowgirl Creamery offers health and dental insurance, 401K, and paid time off. Starting salary $13 or DOE.
If you are interested in joining our great team, please respond with a cover letter, resume and 2 references to  jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com
Thank You -- We look forward to hearing from you!!

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Cheesemonger at Cowgirl Creamery's Artisan Cheese at San Francisco's Ferry Building
As an employee of the shop you are responsible for participating in the smooth, friendly and efficient operation of the store as directed by the shop managers and designated shift supervisors, while upholding high standards of customer service and maintaining proper care and display of cheese. 

About Us: We are a home-grown company that's growing rapidly. Our growth and popularity mean lots of opportunities for advancement. We provide our employees with a continuous learning environment where they enrich their understanding of food through training and exposure to our producer partners and their products. Nestled in the heart of the Ferry Building, we are a destination spot, where you can enjoy the bounty of the CUESA farmer's market right outside our doors.

About You: The ideal candidates will have a great attitude; enjoy working in a fast paced environment, great customer service skills and a passion for cheese, dairy and great food. This is a small space, so organization, cleanliness and economy of movement are important. This position is high profile with extensive customer contact so you must be a people person and fluent in English.

We are looking for a range of availabilities, from part to full-time. We are looking to develop lasting partnerships with our staff -- and so request a minimum six month commitment. 

Physical Requirements: Lifting up to 50 pounds, reaching and bending , pulling with use of cheese wire and cutting with cheese knives, standing, turning, bending through 8 hour shift, maneuver carts with up to 400 pounds of cheese/products, sufficient mobility to kneel, bend, reach, twist and move about to handle retail/merchandise stocking, potentially working in 40 degree (F) refrigerator for extended periods, standing/walking through 8 hour shifts with standard breaks provided.

Benefits: Starting wage $13/hour or DOE. After an initial 90 day trial period, all employees begin to accrue PTO. After 90 days full time employees are eligible to participate in our Kaiser Permanente health care program which also includes a basic dental package. After 1000 hours worked, full time employees are eligible for 401K. Benefits also include a discount on cheese.

How to Apply: Respond with resume, cover letter and two references to jobs@cowgirlcreamery.com  
We apologize that we cannot respond to every applicant.

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Warehouse/Back-Up Driver Position

Tomales Bay Foods, home of the Cowgirl Creamery, is looking for a safe, motivated employee to join our stellar warehouse team.  Safety is our number one priority!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Order fulfillment
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • Follows Food Safety Procedures
  • Weekly Inventory
  • Acts as back-up driver when drivers are out
  • On deliveries, provides excellent customer service, acts as a representative of our company

Our ideal applicant is efficient; detail oriented, has good communication skills and likes to work in a fast paced environment.  A clean driving record is a must.
This is an hourly, full-time position Monday-Friday.
Benefits include competitive pay, paid time off, medical and dental coverage, 401k, and a discount on cheese!

If interested, please respond via email with a resume and 2 references included in the body of the text or as a PDF, and a DMV report.

We look forward to hearing from you!