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Jobs Available at Avena Botanicals’ Apothecary and Organic & Biodynamic Herb Garden in West Rockport, Maine

Avena Botanicals is a small business in midcoast Maine where each person working within its rhythm plays an integral role in the co-creation process of providing high quality handmade herbal products from seed to bottle. We are an herbal apothecary that has offered a variety of hand-crafted herbal remedies since 1985 and most of our products are made with herbs grown and hand-harvested from our own Biodynamic, organic gardens in Rockport, Maine. In providing high quality herbal remedies created by hand, we work to balance strong ideals about the creation of these remedies with good business practice. We strive to create a happy, healthy workplace for all beings.

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Job Description: 

Do you have a passion for herbal medicine and a desire for an alternative work environment? If so, you might be just the person we are looking for to join our collaborative team in the role of Apothecarist.

The Apothecarist is responsible for bringing to life the founder’s vision of creating high-quality herbal medicines by mindfully managing the day-to-day workflow in our production kitchen. The manufacture of our tinctures, elixirs, and glycerites encompass responsibilities ranging from planning to pressing and include: cGMP documentation of production activities, use and maintenance of grinding, pressing, and filling equipment, and the upkeep of production databases.

This role will transition over time to include collaborating on envisioning the spiritual direction of Avena and the Herbal Classroom, including the potential opportunity to teach and mentor BIPOC apothecary apprentices in forthcoming Herbal Classroom programming.

Our ideal candidate brings a mindful and heart-centered attitude to this work. We ask that applicants share our reverence for the generosity of plants and commitment to anti-racist, anti-oppressive ethics.

We are actively seeking more diverse leadership. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and LGBTQIA+ folks are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have:

  • Experience working with medicinal herbs
  • Comfort working in a commercial kitchen
  • Gardening experience
  • Knowledge of PC computer systems and Microsoft Office

The Apothecarist is a year-round, full-time position (24-32 hours weekly) based in Rockport, Maine. The wage for this position depends on experience but ranges from $18 to $22 per hour. We also offer paid time off, paid holidays, and a generous product stipend to support our permanent staff.

Now accepting applications by email at: Please include a cover letter and your resume. This website job posting will be removed when the position has been filled.


Note: This job was formerly posted entitled as "Production Herbalist", however we have renamed the position.

Status: As of July 18th, 2022, we continue to accept and review applications. If you have submitted an application and have skills and experience that suit this role, we will be in touch to schedule an interview. We are extending the application process for this position, as we are in search of the best long-term fit.