IFL Market Retail Associate

Reports to:  IFL Market Manager & IFL Assistant Market Manager

Location:  Minneapolis, MN  

Position:  Full-time

Salary:  $20/hr – Associate Shifts


IFL Market associates will be expected to use a POS for retail transactions, hand-craft drinks at our tea bar, assist guests with products on the retail floor, and work collaboratively to maintain the overall appearance and ensure seamless operations of the Market. The IFL Market is an extension of our mission to promote Indigenous foodways education and facilitate Indigenous food access.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Operate cash registers to markout merchandise and properly handle currency in accordance with cash handling policy 
  • Handcraft beverages & maintain tea bar according to SOP
  • Maintain market appearance & merchandising standards
  • Follow inventory control procedures to mitigate shrink and inventory variances
  • Adhere to food storage, handling, and workplace safety guidelines and procedures
  • Communicate any quality control, maintenance, procedural, inventory, operational, and/ or safety concerns to Leader on Duty and/or Market Management
  • Assist with Pick & Pack of orders that come through our Online Market
  • Have a knowledge base of Indigenous Food Sovereignty & Culture and be able to knowledge share with market guests
  • Take on opportunities to build on your own knowledge base of Indigenous Food Sovereignty & Culture
  • Stay up-to-date with product knowledge, organizational information, new launches, and campaigns and relay that information to appropriate parties
  • Maintain a welcoming and inspiring environment for market guests and team members
  • Additional duties may be assigned for a shift premium.


  • Time management skills 
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work
  • Work collaboratively with others
  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills

Engagement with NATIFS’ mission:

  • Lead by example
  • Practice Indigenous values identified as NATIFS workplace cultural expectations
  • Represent NATIFS and reflect values in community  
  • Willingly step up as requested 
  • Generate new ideas
  • Work on strategies, activities and funding
  • Engage with the board as appropriate
  • Attend and participate in events and meetings
  • Communicate internally in a timely manner


NāTIFS presently provides 11 paid holidays, four weeks’ PTO, 100% of employee health insurance premium paid (and 30% for dependents), $1,000 annual contribution to Health Savings Account, 3% salary contribution 403(b) retirement plan (if the employee contributes 1% or more).

ADA requirements:

NATIFS will provide reasonable accommodations (such as a qualified sign language interpreter or other personal assistance) with the application process upon request as required to comply with applicable laws.  If you have a disability and require assistance in this application process, please reach out to HR@natifs.org for additional information. Additional ADA notice of requirements:

  • Periods of sitting and standing
  • May endure prolonged periods of computer use
  • Written and verbal communication ability
  • Scan, handle and move material efficiently and safely, including lifting or moving up to 40 pounds
  • Flexible work schedule (e.g., occasional nights, weekends, and holidays) and regular attendance necessary
  • Reasonable accommodations can be made as needed

*English speaking, conversational Spanish preferred, with knowledge of Indigenous language value

To Apply or Inquire for Further Information

please send the following materials to HR@natifs.org, with the subject line as follows: MRA_(last name)_(first name):

  • Resume or CV
  • Work Availability
  • Amount of Hours Preferred (Part Time = less than 30 hours a week/ Full Time = 30+ hours a week)

You may also choose to come into the Indigenous Food Lab at the Midtown Global Market to complete a paper application.

NāTIFS is committed to the principle of equity. We actively encourage women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this position and all positions at NāTIFS.

  • NāTIFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to any protected category under federal or Minnesota law, including but not limited to the following categories as and to the full extent protected by applicable law: age; race (including traits associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and hair styles such as braids, locs, and twists); color; creed; religion; national origin and/or ancestry; sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, related medical conditions); sexual orientation; gender identity and/or expression; marital status; familial status; disability; military and/or veteran status; status with respect to public assistance; membership or activity in a local commission; genetic information; citizenship; or any other protected characteristic as established by law.