Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Job Opening: catering coordinator Local Sprouts worker co-op

Local Sprouts Cooperative, Portland, Maine's only worker co-op, is hiring for a catering coordinator/worker-owner.  If you ever thought of moving to Portland and you love catering, here's a great opportunity. 

Job Opening for Catering Coordinator at 
Local Sprouts Cooperative

Do you want to work in the local food movement? Do you want to work in a democratic workplace where your voice and ideas are respected?  Do you love catering and sharing food around Maine? 

Local Sprouts Cooperative, Maine's only worker-owned cafe and caterer is looking for a Catering Coordinator. Candidates should be able to provide detailed coordination of catering jobs from start to finish and feel comfortable both in kitchen and service roles. Duties to include meeting with prospective customers, menu planning and execution, details of service, delegation of staff on site, invoicing, and working with other coordinators to execute jobs. Must have flexibility in schedule, good communication skills, be able to work independently and with a team, be able to deal with stress, be able to work long hours, and want to work in a cooperative setting. Catering experience is necessary and job coordination or management experience is helpful.  

All regular workers at Local Sprouts Cooperative become worker-owners of our cooperative.  If you apply, you should want to become an owner of Local Sprouts and be prepared to put extra energy and commitment into your work.  All worker-owners are expected to invest time and money, and participate in at least one committee.  We have monthly worker-owner meetings where all worker-owners come together to discuss proposals and make decisions together.   If we have surplus revenue at the end of the year, all worker-owners share our profits.  Together we are building a great work environment where workers are respected, we practice positive communication and mutual support, and we cook and serve delicious local food for our community.

To read more about our cooperative go to or to read more about worker cooperatives you can go to

Please apply by 9/14 and include a creative cover letter (it can be a picture, poem, song or a letter) and resume detailing your experience.
Please send emails to or drop-off at Local Sprouts Cafe, 649 Congress St. Portland, ME.

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