Retail Eatontown, New Jersey


Position at Garden State Dispensary

Company Description  

As the leading cannabis multi-state operator (MSO), AYR Wellness is on a journey to be a force for good; and it all starts with our belief in the power and potential of the plant.  

 We believe in creating an environment in which we can all flourish, one where every individual can find their genius and pursue their passion, because it’s this dedication to creating a culture of excellence, one where we’re all empowered to achieve our dreams, that will propel us forward. We’re a company that puts our people first. A place where talent is rewarded, diversity is celebrated, and innovative thinking is championed and we believe that together we can build a better and brighter future for ourselves, our industry, and our world. 

 Join us as we create wonder together.  

Job Summary  

The Budtender is responsible for providing our customers with an extraordinary experienceThrough meaningful interaction and knowledgeable answers, the Budtender fosters an environment that is compassionate, genuine, and respectful.  Budtenders are expected to contribute to making their Dispensary a climate that encourages forward-thinking, embraces inclusion, and practices generosity of spirit.  Budtenders also assist the Management Team with the activities and operations of the store, while abiding by policies, procedures, and operational guidelines.    

Duties and Responsibilities   

  • Provides knowledge, expertise, guidance, and a personalized experience to each customer by explaining the potential benefits of the Premium Cannabis products offered.  
  • Ensures customer questions or concerns are resolved quickly and completely.  Communicate any requests or unresolved concerns to management immediately. 
  • Accountable for accurately receiving, coordinating, and fulfilling customer orders by utilizing the Point of Sale (POS) and inventory tracking systems in compliance with company, local, and state policies. 
  • Adapts to varied sales volume and stays active by initiating continued learning activities, creating an engaging environment, and assisting in keeping the dispensary properly stocked, clean, tidy, and in operating order, while keeping a “Customer first” acuity. 
  • Meets/exceeds day-to-day sales metrics by following the customer experience selling cycle with tailored product suggestions. This includes meeting individual and team-centric sales targets within each dispensary.  
  • Assist management staff in ensuring all procedures are being followed to reflect regulatory and compliance standards. 
  • Assists is fostering a positive work environment, treating everyone with dignity and respect, while perpetuating a curiosity for “everything cannabis”. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Manager and/or Store Lead. 


  • Must stay current and adhere to all policies and regulations of the state cannabis agency. 
  • Must meet age requirement as outlined by state cannabis agency. 
  • Able to pass all background checks as required by state cannabis agency. 
  • Able to accommodate scheduling that may include varied shifts, weekends and holidays. 
  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with customers/caregivers and team members. 
  • Prior customer service experience in hospitality, pharmacy, customer services, or retail environment.  


  • High school diploma/GED preferred.  
$16.30 hourly 


  • 1-3 years experience working in a cannabis retail setting preferred  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities   

  • Close attention to detail 
  • Excellent time management skills  

Direct reports  

  • No direct reports  

Working conditions  

  • Work is primarily performed in a dispensary setting. The working area may be odorous at times and loud due to fans and filtration systems, fluctuating between cold and warm temperatures. 
  • Involves frequent contact with staff, vendors and customers. Work may include dealing with law enforcement and occasional State inspectors.  

Physical requirements  

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with customers and/or caregivers regarding medical conditions and symptoms.  Must be able to exchange accurate information about product offerings. 
  • Frequently operates computer/POS system and other standard office equipment such as printers, phones and photocopy machines. 
  • The person in this position must be able to remain in a stationary position when checking in customers or when operating the register. 
  • Constantly moves and transports dispensary products/totes up to 30 lbs. throughout the dispensary. 
  • Ability to twist, turn, bend, stand and walk as required to perform the duties associated with functioning as a dispensary agent. 

 Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

At AYR Wellness, our vision is to be a force for good in all we do and to bring lasting positive change to our communities, our industry, and our world. And it wouldn’t be possible without our exceptionally talented team. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the uniqueness of each employee and supports their individual journey in finding their genius and pursuing their passion. 

 Diversity and inclusion are essential to pursuing our vision for the future, and we believe that our success is dependent on building a truly equitable, collaborative, and inclusive team. One that reflects the diversity of the communities that we serve. 

 In addition to a generous benefits package, and unparalleled career opportunities, as an employee at Ayr Wellness, you can expect to be provided with industry-leading training which will offer you an in-depth insight into the wonderful world of cannabis.