Bakery Crew Lead

Wardensville, WV

Wardensville Garden Market is seeking a motivated and dedicated Bakery Crew Lead to join our Bakery team to assist in the day-to-day operations of the bakery. In conjunction with the Bakery Manager, the Bakery Crew Lead participates in all activities that the bakery performs, from following recipes, knowing how to safely handle bakery equipment, having an understanding for quality control and understanding health and sanitation codes. While physically working as part of the team, the Bakery Crew Lead coordinates and directs the activities of the Bakery Crew to ensure optimal productivity, high quality products, safety and cleanliness.


  • A love of baking.

  • Ability to take direction and the ability to maintain a good work flow, switching tasks seamlessly. 

  • Follow recipes using the mise-en-place method.

  • Mixing, preparing and baking from scratch. Preparing doughs, fillings, batters, icings and other baked goods components by measuring and weighing ingredients. 

  • Proficiency in using equipment such as hand and electric mixer, slicer, convection oven, etc.

  • Keeping a clean and sanitary work space and ensuring that all equipment is clean and sanitized after use.

  • Ability to work on a team and have positive communication skills, while also being able to work independently.

  • Proficiency in Health and Sanitation codes and regulations.

  • Performing any other task or activity required to ensure a smooth working environment.


  • Must have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent work experience.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must have experience with baking from scratch and kitchen equipment.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Ability to take direction and demonstrate initiative when necessary.

  • Ability to work alone or with a team on various projects.

  • Must be reliable, have strong communication skills, and demonstrate aneagerness to learn.

  • Must have early morning & weekend availability.


This position is full-time (38-40 hours a week) with a starting wage of $16 per hour.

In addition to competitive pay, we offer the following benefits for regular, full-time employees:

  • paid sick and vacation leave

  • employer-paid medical and life insurance

  • dental and vision insurance

  • short-term disability

  • annual paid winter break

  • discount on items in the market and CSA program

  • paid training opportunities


Farms Work Wonders is a nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is to ignite the spark of curiosity in Appalachian youth so they see themselves and their future in new and exciting ways. We create living classrooms to provide real-life learning experiences and generate proceeds that are 100% reinvested back into the local community. In 2016, Farms Work Wonders launched the Wardensville Garden Market project—an organic farm, market, and bakery that has currently created over 100 local, good-paying jobs with most held by local high school students, and we continue to grow.

Farms Work Wonders provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.