Do you have a genuine interest in creating artisanal breads
based on historical recipes? Plimoth
Patuxet Museums has an opportunity for a Lead Artisanal Baker to work in one of the country's most prestigious history museums, and
we believe this interest is a key ingredient! The focus of the position is
baking bread and other historically inspired artisan baked goods for sale in our
retail shops while engaging the Museum’s guests with
the history and methods of bread-baking as it relates to the 17th
century in England and New England. Use
17th century and other traditional, historical or regional recipes to make
small batches of bread and other baked goods, shaped by hand and baked in an
indoor wood fired oven. We are in search
of a Baker who will provide exceptional quality artisan baked goods for sale in
our shops. The Baker also works with the Director of Retail to ensure the
success of the Bakery, and is responsible for performing tasks related to all daily operations of the Bakery. Primary Responsibilities
and safely utilize all equipment.
quality standards and inventory levels of all fresh baked artisan products to generate
a financial profit.
health, safety and sanitation guidelines for all products. Maintain clean and
organized workspace so that all bakery staff can locate resources and product
as needed. Organize ingredient storage and all supplies and equipment. Ensure
that all bakery areas and equipment are safe and sanitary in accordance with
food handling procedures.
fire in the oven and safely remove and dispose of remnants of wood, coal, ash
follow proven recipes in the preparation of all dough. Precisely scale, shape and score loaves. Assure
finished baked products meet quality standards.
Measure, mix, prepare, shape and bake bread and other 17th-century baked
with the Director of Retail, retail shop supervisor and/or buyer (who will
forecast demand based on sales), maintain correct inventory levels and
assortment; recommend replenishment orders and properly store and date all
creative; look for ways to enhance the quality and scope of bakery offerings
including ingredient changes to promote the uniqueness of products.
and mentor bakery staff.
ingredients (flour, etc) as needed.
bakery process continues in smooth operation by eliminating obstacles to
regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.
and manage budget for bakery with a goal of maximizing profits while
maintaining quality products.
prepare and run workshops and bakery classes as well as demonstrate in front of
the public on a daily basis
duties as assigned
outline description focuses on the primary duties of the position. It is not
designed nor intended to include all duties and responsibilities inherent in
satisfactory performance of the position. Management reserves the right to
revise this job description from time to time as needed.
Experience and Qualifications
high school diploma and a minimum of 1 year of proven successful bakery
experience required. Or any
combination of education, experience, and training which provides the following
knowledge, skills and abilities:
be fluent in English, understand oral and written instructions, and execute
work with little or no additional direction.
ability to work well with a wide variety of people – guests, coworkers,
volunteers – is essential. Must genuinely enjoy meeting and talking with new
people of all ages every day.
be willing and eager to learn about 17th century recipes and techniques.
or education in shaping, scoring and baking European style or artisan breads.
or education in baking with a wood-fired oven.
experience making other baked goods (for example cookies and tarts) is
following abilities are needed:
- accurately judge proofing time required
by different breads
- accurately measure ingredients
- accurately assess the effect of changes
in the environment on the production schedule and take appropriate action
- shape and score dough to allow for
maximum volume and "eye appeal" in the resulting bread
- ability to multi-task within a baking
cycle to maximize profits for bakery
Food Handler’s Permit or able to obtain one once hired.
school degree desirable but not required.
possess the ability to accept constructive review and be accountable for one’s
possess integrity, a positive attitude, be mission-driven, and enjoy the
autonomy of being self-directed while at the same time demonstrating commitment
to working collaboratively.
math skills used to half or double recipes
physical activities in a variety of environmental conditions that require
moderate to maximum strength including climbing, lifting, balancing, walking,
and handling of materials weighing up to 55 lbs.
working on your feet for long periods of time in what can be a very fast paced
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential
functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is generally performed in a safe and comfortable store
environment with the possibility of frequent exposure to hot, cold and wet
conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to grasp, push, pull, lift, carry, stoop, twist, crouch, and reach;
perform tasks requiring repetitive motion and eye, hand and foot coordination;
hear and respond to customer inquiries. Also requires standing, walking and
bending throughout the entire work day and the ability to maneuver heavy
objects weighing up to 55 pounds from location to location.
This position requires working at least one
weekend day per week as well as several holidays. Flexibility
in work hours and days off is required. Depending on the season, this position
may include working additional night/weekend hours or days as needed.
part-time or full-time, year-round or seasonal, all staff and volunteers at
Plimoth Patuxet advance the Museum’s educational mission and strategic goals.
They uphold the Museum’s core values and principles in their work and in all of
their interactions with the public and with coworkers. This commitment helps to
ensure that Plimoth’s reputation for excellence is maintained and that, as
stewards of the Museum, we are helping to create a relevant and sustainable
future for Plimoth Patuxet Museums. The core principles that guide us in our
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