Thank you for your interest in working at Sweet Clover Market! We genuinely care about creating and maintaining a work environment where everyone feels supported in our professional and personal lives. Working with us means becoming your neighborhood grocer; helping friendly customers find the products they seek in their effort to find good food throughout our entire community. We want folks to buy their food from a person, not a place; that means making lots of personal connections with our customers. And we have to hustle fast to get everything done! If this sounds like the kind of job you would enjoy, we look forward to meeting you! Please apply at with a cover letter or email describing your interest in working with us as well as a resume. Please place the job title you are applying for in the Subject Line of the email.

We have the following long-term openings at Sweet Clover Market available as of December 30, 2018. Wages and salaries are negotiable depending on experience.

FLEX STAFF (JANE / JACK OF ALL TRADES), flex shifts, part and full time

ASSISTANT MANAGER...............................................Full Time, Salaried
Like the job title says, this position assists the general manager in various supervisory and administrative roles throughout the store. The assistant manager performs buying functions for some smaller departments in the store, supervises staff during shifts when the GM is not present, trains staff, maintains the schedule, and contributes expertise in IT, HR and bookkeeping.  Experience in food retail, professional kitchens, excellent customer service and a personal interest in natural and local foods are all preferred qualifications for this position. WILL TRAIN THE RIGHT CANDIDATECLICK HERE TO APPLY

DELI & MEAT DEPARTMENT MANAGER..................... Full Time, Salaried
If you have some experience in restaurants or prepared foods, join us at Sweet Clover Market to take the next step in your career! Our Deli & Meat Dept Manager will have the opportunity to upgrade our menus immediately and completely revamp our vision of prepared foods. It’s a very exciting time at Sweet Clover Market! This position is responsible for supervising staff, purchasing, production schedules, merchandising and menu creation in our deli and meat departments, to keep everything running smooth, tasting delicious and looking great! This position also does some cooking and serving customers. We have worked hard to build and maintain a positive workplace culture that we need you to maintain. We will train the right candidate in the realm of meat cutting. Any combination of experience and education that could likely provide the required skills and knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. However, the minimum requirements are:

  • Effective time management and prioritization skills.
  • One year working with natural and local foods
  • Two years’ experience working in professional kitchens. Prefer experience in prepared foods with a shelf life.
  • Experience building and maintaining a positive workplace culture. One year experience supervising kitchen staff.
  • Excellent math skills and financial literacy with a proven track record of profitability.
  • Reliable professional who is honest and willing to roll up sleeves and do dishes, too.
  • Be able to lift 50 pounds and stand for 8 hours without assistance

Not only will we teach you the art of cutting meat, but we also offer a really pleasant place to work; no endless early morning or late night shifts in hot kitchens with tickets spitting out of the printer, really nice customers, fun and interesting coworkers and the best ingredients a chef could ask for! The schedule is five days a week working mostly mid-days around 9a to 5p or 11a – 7p with very occasionally 1p-9p to supervise evening operations. One weekend day is required, currently Saturday. CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

DELI ASSOCIATES............................ 24-40 hours per week
Deli Associates take orders from our pleasant customers in the deli and meat departments, serving them salads, casseroles and meat cuts. They also serve the creamee window during the summer, making shakes, sundaes and creamees. Deli Associates assist customers who need service at the deli counter as well as the meat counter, making sandwiches to order and doing some light food prep such as cutting tomatoes, making vinaigrettes from scratch and slicing meats and cheeses on a slicer. This position requires excellent customer service, multitasking and speed. This position also does plenty of dishes and cleans the kitchen and deli areas as well. Shifts are generally 7am - 3pm, 1pm - 9pm, 4pm- 9pm or 3pm - 8pm.CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

AM & PM CASHIER................................ 12 - 40 hours per week
Give our customers a memorable experience at the end of their visit with your smile, positive attitude and excellent customer service. Check out customers accurately and quickly, and answer their questions about products. Most importantly, you have the opportunity to really build relationships with our customers and feel like a valued member of our community....and talk about food all day! Shifts are generally 8am to 2pm and 2pm to 9:30pm. CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

JANE / JACK OF ALL TRADES (FLEX STAFF)............ 24 - 40 hours per week
A great job for the person who loves variety at work! The Jane/Jack of All Trades position fills empty shifts of entry-level jobs in every department at Sweet Clover Market such as Deli Associate, Customer Care Associate (cashier), Produce Associate, MOD (Manager-on-Duty), Prep Cook and Dishwasher. Training is extensive. Generally shifts are scheduled in advance to cover vacations and staff turnover. Only some shifts are on call: you will usually know when you are working way ahead of time. There is a minimum 16 hours per week of regularly scheduled shifts, then we add another 1 to 3 shifts based on need throughout the store. Shifts are generally 7:30a - 3:30p or 1p to 9p or 6p to 10p. Daytimes, weekends and weekday evenings are absolutely required. A minimum one year commitment is required. Please describe in your cover letter how the schedule for this position works well with your other commitments. CLICK HERE TO APPLY 

** are long-term, not temporary or summer positions
** require successful applicants be 18 years of age or older
** require successful applicants to be able to lift 50 pounds frequently and independently
** require a personal passion for natural foods and a friendly, positive demeanor
** require successful applicants be available to work evenings and at least one weekend day, every week.
** receive benefits including 20% discount on all store purchases, health care cost reimbursement, paid vacation/sick days and FREE CREAMEES!
** have the same schedule every week (except for the Jane/Jack position)
** excellent attention to detail and knowledge about food safety regulations are required.



HOW TO APPLY: Think one of these jobs is a good match for you?  Email us at or snail mail to PO Box 9003 Essex VT 05451 or fax to 802-872-7811, though email is preferred.  PLEASE PLACE THE JOB TITLE YOU ARE APPLYING FOR IN THE SUBJECT LINE..  Thank you so much for your interest in working with us here at Sweet Clover Market!




Thank you again for your interest in working at Sweet Clover Market!
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