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Come Work with Us!

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

We’re always on the lookout for great folks to help make, monger, and manage our cheese! 

 

Who We Are

For 21 years, Cowgirl Creamery has produced a variety of fresh, bloomy, and aged cheeses, using milk from neighboring dairies while championing the local milkshed in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Two decades, dozens of awards, two creameries and two retail stores later, we continue to act as an advocate for sustainable agriculture and artisan cheese.

Our team is full of food-loving, hard-working folks who have a positive, team-oriented attitude. We care about each other, take great pride in our work and all share a passion for local, artisan food. If this sounds like you, we hope you’ll saddle up and join us on our journey!

 

Perks & Pay

  • Full and part-time positions available

  • Company-sponsored health, dental, Life/AD&D insurance, 401K, paid time off, and a 25% discount

  • Bonus perks like swag to keep you warm, coffee & treats to keep you going, birthday gifts, and endless Cowgirl cheer!

  • Educational opportunities like visiting local dairies and cheesemakers.

 

Open Positions

(Click on positions for additional details and application information)

Location

Sidekick Counter / Specialty Food Sales

San Francisco

Assistant Cheesemaker

Petaluma

Associate Marketing Manager

Petaluma

Cheesemonger

 Point Reyes Station

 
 

 

Title: Sidekick Counter / Specialty Food Sales

Location: San Francisco, CA

This position is responsible for participating in the smooth, friendly and efficient operation of the store as directed by the shop manager and designated shift supervisors while upholding high standards of customer service and maintaining proper care and display of food. Our ideal candidate has a great attitude, enjoys working in a fast-paced kitchen environment, and is passionate about great customer service. 

What You'll Do:

  • Uphold high standards of excellent service
  • Be fast, friendly and accurate in every customer interaction
  • Maintain a high level of food quality by following recipes & sampling frequently
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Participate in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation

What You Bring:

  • ServSafe Certified within 30 days
  • Knowledge of Aloha and general kitchen experience are a plus

This position is non-exempt, full-time and part-time hours available

Click here to apply!


 

Title: Assistant Cheesemaker

Location: Petaluma, CA

The Assistant Cheesemakers help with the daily cheese making process and ensure we are making safe, tasty cheese. We work in compliance with food safety policies and local and federal regulations. In this role, you will assist the Lead Cheesemaker in meeting daily production goals and keeping the creamery clean and orderly.

What You'll Do:

  • Scooping, shaping, and brining cheese
  • Working in our cheese aging rooms turning and caring for cheese
  • Cleaning and sanitizing equipment and utensils (We have lots of stainless steel equipment and it sparkles!)

What You Bring:

  • Reliability, good communication skills, and an eye for efficiency
  • A positive attitude and a love of cheese
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lb frequently, and to lift and carry up to 10 lb continuously.
  • Ability to frequently reach above and below shoulder level, stoop and squat.
  • Ability to work safely in variable temperature environments.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.

This is a non-exempt, full-time position

Click here to apply! 


 

Title: Associate Marketing Manager

Location: Petaluma

This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing business and marketing efforts of Cowgirl Creamery’s line of certified organic dairy and cheese products, as well as supporting the growth of our portfolio of like-minded specialty foods. Working with our Marketing Manager, you will help drive growth across all Cowgirl Creamery and Tomales Bay Foods departments, focusing on company mission and emphasis on making and selling the highest quality products to achieve business goals.

What You’ll Do:

Content, Creative & Innovation

  • Oversee content creation, using consistent company-wide voice, branding and messaging
  • Work in collaboration with external partners, including PR, social media, graphic design and photography
  • Responsible for execution of marketing materials including retail and wholesale collateral, mail order catalogs, email newsletters, and web content
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams on design and development of new product and packaging prototypes, channel strategy, and business model development Business

Management & Analysis

  • Help to identify and execute strategic growth opportunities in wholesale, retail and mail order businesses
  • Project manage the business day-to-day execution of brand growth-focused programs, packaging and marketing material updates • Research consumer and category trends through competitive analysis, consumer research and ongoing monitoring of activity at retail
  • Help analyze product and market data, synthesizing into strategic growth planning

Planning/Strategy

  • Assist Marketing Manager with the development of 3-year strategic plans and integrated company-wide annual plans
  • Execute sales and marketing plan under the direction of Marketing Manager, working cross-departmentally with production

What You’ll Bring:

  • 1-3 years in Marketing or related role, including marketing strategy, social media campaigns, and collateral design
  • Working knowledge & comfort using Adobe Creative Suite, Google Analytics, Microsoft Office, Google Apps
  • Knowledge of basic HTML & CMS • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Must be able to work in multi-task and deadline driven environment
  • Previous experience with Constant Contact a plus

This is an exempt, full-time position

Click here to apply!


 

Title: Cheesemonger

Location: Point Reyes Station, CA

Our Artisan Cheese Shop & Cantina in beautiful Point Reyes Station is looking for a friendly, food-loving Cheesemonger to join our amazing team! Our mission is to educate guests about the world of cheese and to share the stories of all the amazing cheesemakers we represent. This position also supports our Cantina counter, a fast-paced takeaway café with a cheese-centric menu. 

What You’ll Do:

  • Sell quality cheese while providing a memorable experience, and delivering the highest standard of customer service
  • Cutting & wrapping cheese, maintaining cheese displays, and assisting with opening/closing • Uphold high standards of excellent service
  • Be fast, friendly and accurate in every customer interaction
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment 
  • Participate in the spirit of teamwork and cooperation

What You’ll Bring:

  • Our ideal candidate has a great attitude, values being part of a team, and enjoys working in fast-paced environments
  • Schedule is Wednesday - Sunday. Availability around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays is a must
  • This is a fantastic opportunity anyone interested in the cheese industry, regardless of experience - we are eager to train new Cheesemongers in the craft, and welcome seasoned professionals who wish to mentor others. FOH or BOH experience also a plus!
  • ServSafe Certified within 30 days

This is a non-exempt, part-time position with full-time hours available seasonally.

Click here to apply!