Community Representative

New York City

Community Representative
New York City
Rate: $20-$30/hour

White Moustache Yogurt is looking for community representatives!

If it makes perfect sense to you that one would make yogurt under a blanket–this job is for you. I am looking for a team of dehati folks who can help me bring the sweet and bitter and tangy and salty flavors of Iran to life. A long story, which I hope you will learn, is one of how my family came from farming pomegranates in Yazd to making yogurt in Brooklyn.

We make yogurt under a blanket, the way that your grandparents and parents and hopefully even yourself have done. Living in America, we are working hard to maintain a lot of our dehati ways. Our yogurt is made with Aloo-baloo and beh and bahar-narenj. Our favorite popsicle is made with sekanjabin. We are looking for help as we figure out how to be an Irooni brand in the most authentic whey possible.

White Moustache started in Brooklyn in 2013 and we have intentionally kept a very small radius of distribution for our little village of New York City. We have also engaged in grass-roots relationship building and are in the fortunate position to engage with fellow ham-vatans to help share our story with more New Yorkers.

We recommend that you apply with your elders and/or your littles. Make it a family affair. Intergenerational presence encouraged!  We just ask for a regular commitment, as this is a year-round project, all of which we can talk about. Over some chaee. – Homa Dashtaki, Founder & KadKhodah

Job Description

  • Spread the gospel on Irooni flavors and let people know Moosir is where it is at
  • Be knowledgeable and be able to speak on the history of White Moustache, our mission, and our flavors. Answer questions about Iranian food and the adorably masochistic labor involved in each recipe.
  • You will be in charge of a variety of assigned events that may include food demonstrations, trade events, culinary events, experiential campaigns and private events
  • Be comfortable with speaking in front of people, and really playing host and delighting our fellow neighbors, store staff and shoppers.
  • Plan, provide and compile all information and materials needed for each event including but not limited to event timeline/due dates, registration, food samples/product, ice, spoons, signage, linens, transportation/delivery load-in, décor and breakdown.
  • Post event–we will have a check in where you can provide us with feedback on how it went and how we can do better.

Job Requirements

  • Ba Namak
  • You’re in New York City.
  • Have made or experienced yogurt being made under a blanket
  • Can do a two to four hour event without checking your phone. (This is our strictest rule)
  • Strong written, verbal, presentation and public speaking skills. You can curse without cursing.
  • Ability to load, transport set up and breakdown all materials required for each event, as applicable. Are able to stand for 2-4 hours working in a retail environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Flexibility to work a schedule that may include weekdays and weekends, as needed. You will be assigned the stores most convenient to you.

Rate of Pay

$20-$30 per hour based on dehati proficiencies

To Apply

Please use the form below to send an introductory note to Ellie and she will follow up with you.