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Position: Apothecary Retail Coordinator
Organization: Anarres Natural Health Apothecary
Location: 1076 Bloor St W., Toronto (steps from Dufferin Station)

We are looking for a friendly, intelligent, skilled and open-hearted person to be our primary cashier during our hours Tuesdays–Saturdays 11:30 to 7:30 pm. Must be 100% reliable, actively take advantage of our Apprenticeship program (a benefit), speak English clearly and write English accurately, and be interested in developing skills in retailing, marketing, natural body care and administration. The best candidate is a values-driven person keen to earn aromatherapy certification with an herbalism orientation, and practices zero-waste, indigenist and sustainability ethics. This is the only paid position in an otherwise volunteer not for profit operation and works with and under the direction of the owner/teacher/manager.

  • RECEIVES, INPUTS AND COORDINATES ORDERS at an Apothecary with the assistance of the owner. Orders are generally fulfilled by Apprentices.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE; helping customers find what they need and cashing them out. Responding to emails as they come in.
  • RECEIVES ORDERS, PRICES AND ENTERS IN INVENTORY; Updates website as needed when available at the cash.
  • MARKETING prepares promotional materials, shares in social media and displays in-store and online
  • COMMUNICATION & COOPERATION liaising with owner, landlord & suppliers


  • Ability to communicate in Portuguese, Spanish
  • Training or certification in alternative health modalities, especially herbalism
  • Knowledge of and interest in earth-based spiritualities, Afro-Carribean practices, crystal and tarot work.
  • Keen interest in DIY/maker culture, zero waste, social and environmental justice and women's health

The job is full-time from 11:30 am to 7:30 pm Tuesdays through Saturdays.

$14 an hour Probationary period, thereafter $15 an hour with $1 or more per hour raise annually.

The pay is basic but comes with several benefits:

  • Apprenticeship and Aromatherapy Certification included.
  • All Workshops and Certificates are free benefits, but on the student's time (not compulsory).
  • All items in the store at a 20% discount, but essential oils at a 50% discount.
  • After the Probationary period: Two week's vacation plus 2 week's flex time (includes sick days. I never want people to come in when they are sick!)

Application process:

Please answer the question posed here and send a cover letter and resume to:

If I am interested I will arrange an on-site tour and a mutual interview with you.

With a publicly funded employment service, we may assess whether we can receive training monies to help us train you in unique apothecary skills!

The job begins as soon as possible.

For more info about Anarres Apothecary please refer to our website

1076 Bloor St W

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 10 2020    ID: 55591