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Retail Support Associate - The Apothecarium Marina

Front of House | San Francisco, CA | Full Time and Part Time

Job Description

About The Apothecarium


The Apothecarium, founded in 2011, is a full-service medical and recreational cannabis dispensary with three California locations in San Francisco, and new dispensaries in Berkeley and Capitola opening in 2020. Las Vegas, Pennsylvania and New Jersey are also home to The Apothecarium dispensaries.

The Apothecarium prides itself on giving customers access to a wide variety of appropriately priced cannabis products in a safe, well-appointed setting. Recognizing that consumers need accurate, trusted and helpful cannabis information, The Apothecarium prioritizes customer service and cannabis education. We believe in, invest in, and deliver, skilled and trained cannabis consultations and consumer experiences that enhance and enrich our customers’ lives and wellness. Currently, The Apothecarium services the greater Bay Area through brick-and-mortar retail, online pre-ordering and home delivery.


Work Environment & Culture

The Apothecarium has carefully cultivated a work environment in which our team members are always challenged to grow personally and professionally. Our company is determinedly progressive, creative and intelligent. We nurture these qualities by employing people who share our passion for medical and recreational cannabis, innovation, and active participation in the communities we serve.

Our company culture is unique, distinguished by an uncommon blend of courtesy, compassion, and intellectual energy. We seek those who can bring diverse life experiences and inspired ideas to our work and neighbors who count on us. We raise our bar high at The Apothecarium to set the example of what a cannabis dispensary should be.


About This Role

 Retail Support Associates are responsible for all of the processes that ensure our customers quickly receive a perfectly fulfilled retail order. This role is responsible for picking, scanning and packing incoming orders for Apothecarium across all retail shopping channels. They will also work with Customer Care Consultants and Inventory Assistants to ensure products are fully stocked and available for fulfillment .


Basic Qualifications


  • Ability to communicate with other team members in all situations

  • Ability to identify cannabis products across multiple product categories and product variants

  • Ability to maintain high standards in a fast paced, constantly evolving environment

  • Ability to fulfill orders accurately and efficiently

  • Possess a high level of organization, patience, and flexibility

  • Basic math skills for Point of Sale (POS) system

  • Basic computer and information technology skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in the cannabis industry highly desirable

  • Experience working in retail & customer service experience highly desirable

  • Experience working in medical services/health & wellness industry highly desirable

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accurately fulfill orders from inventory and prepare for sale via online and in store ordering

  • Inspect product packaging  for defects and matching batches

  • Scan orders using Point of Sale (POS) system and verify orders with online ordering system

  • Ensure strict controls to protect Dispensary assets at the direction of management

  • Assist in display maintenance and housekeeping

  • Communicate restocking and product needs to inventory assistants as needed

  • Maintain inventory control standards on the retail floor

  • Frequently maintain cleanliness, dusting, glass cleaning, vacuuming, sweeping, and sanitization of dispensary

  • Ability and willingness to work flexible hours including occasional evenings, weekends and some holidays to meet the needs of the business

  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S., be at least 21 years old and must pass a criminal background check

  • Maintain a positive work environment conducive to trust and respect

  • Maintains strictest confidentiality in compliance with HIPAA guidelines

  • Maintain attention and adherence to cannabis retail operation compliance as outlined by the state of California, local municipalities and under the direction of store leadership

  • Perform other related work as required

Additional Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Environment

Employees work in a busy retail store with moderate to high noise levels.

Physical Requirement

  • Stand constantly

  • Walk frequently

  • Reach and twist/turn with hands and arms

  • Climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive Rate of Pay

  • Excellent Benefits Package (Health, Dental, Vision, Life & 401K)

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Staff Discounts

  • Commuter Benefits (partially company sponsored)

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for personnel so classified. 

The Apothecarium is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Apothecarium is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability, citizenship or veteran status. We will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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