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Production Assistant, Part-Time


Small Oven Pastries, a boutique home-based bakery located in Shelburne, is growing and we are looking for an awesome part-time assistant to help us create joy! This position is perfect for those who are interested in food production and entrepreneurship (no prior professional food experience necessary), possess a creative soul and flexible attitude, have a keen attention to detail, and love sweet treats. We are in the midst of scaling up and this is an opportunity for you to help craft this position in a fast growing, quickly adapting business. As a small business doing all the things in-house, this position can grow and expand based on individual areas of creative or organizational expertise. We’re not looking for a unicorn (though that would be fun), but someone who is eternally curious and interested in learning.



This is a supportive role and the main duties can be categorized into three broad areas – kitchen help, packaging, and delivery – with the opportunity for growth based on skill and interest.


You will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining a clean and organized kitchen and packaging space.

  • Preparing ingredients for recipes and other basic routine food preparation duties.

  • Pulling, packaging, sealing, and labeling products for sale.

  • Pulling and packing wholesale and retail orders.

  • Managing and recording inventory.

  • Delivering orders to wholesale clients (currently 30 mile radius from Shelburne).

  • Engaging with wholesale clients to solicit feedback.

  • Maintaining food safety and quality standards.


Who You Are

You are someone who:

  • Is able to follow directions and has an obsessive eye for detail.

  • Is patient, motivated, and appreciates working independently.

  • Is a good communicator who is willing and able to ask for help or share feedback.

  • Values kindness and flexibility.

  • Is a curious life-long learner.

  • Is reliable and punctual.

  • Is comfortable with technology to use our spreadsheets and computer-based website and inventory management systems.

  • Has your own vehicle and clean driving record.

  • Is ServSafe Food Handler Certified, or willing to be certified (at Small Oven Pastries expense).

  • Is fully vaccinated, including COVID-19.

We believe in an equitable, diverse, and inclusive work environment, and want you to feel comfortable showing up exactly as you are. All humans are encouraged to apply.


Schedule: Part-Time, between the hours of 8am and 4pm Monday-Friday.

Classification: Independent contractor

Compensation: $18/hour plus mileage reimbursement for deliveries; discounted and free product.


To apply, send a brief email to indicating your interest, your qualifications for this position, and your theme song.

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