Job Openings at Cheesemongers


We’re hiring for the holidays! If you’re interested in working with us, please email shop@cheesemongersofshermanoaks.com and tell us about yourself!


Available Position: Cashier / Cheesemonger In Training

This is a temporary position that requires availability on specific dates during our busy holiday season. If you’re interested in working in a fun, cheese-filled, customer-oriented environment AND you are available on all of the dates listed below, please read this entire job description and then email us to apply.

You MUST be available on all of the following key dates:

Saturday, November 23
Sunday, November 24
Monday, November 25
Tuesday, November 26
Wednesday, November 27 (day before Thanksgiving) 

Thursday, December 19
Friday, December 20
Saturday, December 21
Sunday, December 22
Monday, December 23
Tuesday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)

Friday, December 27
Saturday, December 28
Sunday, December 29
Monday, December 30
Tuesday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)

Training shifts and additional work dates will be scheduled based on our need and your availability, but the ones listed here are set in stone.

IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO WORK ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE DATES, please do not apply.

With the exception of the dates listed above, on all other weeks the number of hours worked per week will be minimal (probably 1 to 2 days per week) and somewhat flexible.

The position is temporary and scheduled to end on January 1st. However, there is a possibility that the job could be extended on a part time basis (possibly 1 day per week) for the right person.

 

About us:

Cheesemongers of Sherman Oaks is a cut-to-order cheese shop. We specialize in handmade cheeses from around the world, cured meats, and a wide range of specialty grocery items. We are a small family business, and we are extremely passionate about the products that we sell. We take great pains to represent all our products in their best condition possible, accurately, and with sincere enthusiasm. We have a deep (and somewhat nerdy) appreciation of food here, and we love helping our customers navigate the vast and wonderful world of cheese and charcuterie.

About the job:

The Cashier / Cheesemonger in Training job is first and foremost a customer service position, so we’re looking for someone who enjoys helping people. There is a lot of cleaning involved in working in a foodservice environment, so you must be ready and willing to clean all the time. You will be operating our cash register, so you must be able to accurately count change and learn how to use our iPad-based register system.  Depending on how quickly we can train you, you may also be handling food, learning to sample, cut, and wrap cheese and cured meats, and talking to customers about each of our products.

You do not need to have cheese or foodservice experience to work here. But you must be interested in food, eager to taste cheese and cured meats, and excited to talk about what you taste. You must have a desire to learn more about the products we sell, especially our ever-changing selection of cheese. You must be able to perform all elements of the job with enthusiasm and attention to detail. You must have a sense of urgency in everything you do, working quickly and efficiently at all times. You must be patient, friendly, and genuine with customers. And above all, you MUST BE RELIABLE.

About applying:

Please email us at shop@cheesemongersofshermanoaks.com with “CASHIER / CHEESEMONGER IN TRAINING” as the subject. In the body of your email, please tell us why you think this job will be a good fit for you, and what work or life experiences you have that will be relevant in this job. Include a resume as an attachment if you have one.

Did you read this entire post before applying? Here’s how we weed out those who didn’t take the time:

Think of a time when you ate something that you thought was truly exceptional (it does not have to be something we sell). In a couple of sentences, describe the thing you ate and tell us what made it so memorable. Please start your email with this. If this is missing from the beginning of your email, we won’t read any further.