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Employment Opportunities at Olympia Seafood ~ Updated February 2024

Posted by Kira DeRito on

Hello, and thank you for your interest in joining our team of fishmongers! Currently we are hiring for two flex positions, for people that are able to work at both of our locations, although we are happy to take your preferences into consideration! Please bring by or email a basic resume at your convenience, and browse through our job application information below:


We are searching for a happy, motivated and professional individual that is interested in reliable and lengthy full time employment. The Olympia Seafood Company is family owned and operated for 23+ years at our downtown Olympia location, and our second location at the Tumwater Craft District opened in September 2023. We are a place of warm hospitality, outstanding quality, and environmental integrity. We are looking for the type of person that thrives in a service culture, delivering outstanding customer service experiences that are kind and friendly. Also, someone that is able to function well in both a fast-paced, high-energy busy work environment *and* a slower, detail-oriented, self starting space.

Duties will include:

Full embodiment of Olympia Seafood culture, delivering outstanding customer service in a friendly, warm and welcoming manner.
Serving customers in a standard deli-style setting including portioning, weighing product, pricing it appropriately, making custom requested alternations (removing skin, bones), wrapping it for transport, and acting as the cashier - taking the customer through their entire experience in purchasing exceptional seafood.
Following good hygiene, health, and safety practices at all times, and performing cleaning duties as required.
Following recipes as directed to produce accurate, tasty food products such as crab cakes, smoked salmon dip, seafood pasta salad and much more.
Using measures and scales to ensure accuracy.
Ensuring that food items are properly and safely labeled, stored and organized at all times.
Maintaining cheerful and amiable relationships with co-workers, vendors and customers.
Performing any other duties that may be required as assigned by supervisors.

Qualities and Abilities include:

A love of food and food culture, particularly seafood.
Ability to be on time and prepared, as well as not having an aversion to working at least one weekend day, and the immediate bookends to all major holidays.

Physical demands:

Must be able to walk, stand, bend and lift boxes (and fish!) that can weigh up to 50 pounds.


We are hiring for two positions of no less than three shifts per week, and up to five. Our weekly shifts are:
Tuesday 9:50 to 4:45
Wednesday through Saturday 9:50 to 6:15
Sunday 10 to 4:30
Equal Opportunity Employer:

The Olympia Seafood Company, Inc is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply for this job by:

1. (Preferred) Visiting either of our shops in person between the hours of 10 am and 1 pm and dropping off a basic resume or letter of introduction.

2. Sending a resume or letter of introduction to .


Our hourly rate starts at $20 per hour for brand new fishmongers and increases to $21 no later than the successful completion of a 60 day introductory period. Admission to our shop United Healthcare 'silver' health insurance plan is also available after a 60 day introductory period, and enrollment in our SimpleIRA 3% match retirement plan is available annually at the end of the calendar year. Additionally, we provide required shop t-shirts and sweatshirts, a $25 weekly retail fish allowance and a calculated share of tips. We participate as indicated by WA law in paid sick leave, paid family medical leave, and CARES programs. Paid vacation is available after one year of employment.

We appreciate you considering our shop for your employment and look forward to meeting you!

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