Operations Associate

What we're looking for

  • Part-time operations associate (contractor)
  • Hours/week somewhat flexible but in the ballpark of 10-15
  • Location is our warehouse/office in Rockville - walking distance from Metro (Red). 
  • For the right candidate, compensation is flexible based on your abilities and needs


  • Help assembling ("picking and packing") customer's subscription bags, including following guidelines and making judgment calls about which cuts of meat to give them each month
  • Keep warehouse organized, including making sure boxes in our large walk-in freezer are organized (includes lifting boxes up to 30-35 lbs.)
  • Partner with founder-CEO to continuously improve fulfillment operations
  • Partner with founder-CEO to innovate product offerings based on customer preferences and your knowledge of product
  • Manage inventory, including keeping updated counts, and using software to track
  • Based on your interests and skills, role could include providing email and chat support to customers
  • We're a startup, so we'd also be looking for you to contribute in ways that we might even be thinking about, but capitalize on your skills and interests!

About you

  • You've got professional and/or extra-curricular experience in which you demonstrated smarts and accountability
  • You're a flexible, team player who's motivated by the idea of working with a small, young startup
  • You've got interest in one or more aspects of our mission
  • You're not daunted by working part of your shifts in a walk-in freezer (you have good warm layers!)
  • Bonus: You're interested in food and cooking, and you know at least a little about different cuts of meat
  • You've been practicing social distancing, and generally minimizing your risk of COVID-19 exposure

Job location and COVID impacts

  • This is principally an on-premise job
  • When we're in the office/warehouse, we take responsible precautions including of course mask-wearing

To apply

  • Submit resume and cover letter to jobs@nearcountry.com
  • In your cover letter, please answer this question: What do you think it takes to be successful in a startup company?

We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive workplace.