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Now Hiring a Tremont Farmers Market Manager

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Job Title: Tremont Farmers Market Manager

Reports to: Executive Director

Updated: January 2019

 

Deadline: Please submit resumes to Cory Riordan by January 28th at 5 pm at coryriordan@tremontwest.org

 

Summary: Coordinate weekly farmers market for Tremont West Development Corporation 

 

Objectives: Create a sustainable TFM with staff at Tremont West Development Corporation

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Be present at and coordinate weekly outdoor (April/May through October) and indoor markets
  • Recruit and retain vendors (beginning in February applications sent out- decisions in March) and make decisions regarding new vendors to the market
  • Lead market set-up and clean-up and address immediate vendor concerns
  • Be prepared to make decisions regarding daily operation of TFM
  • Collect vendor fees and appropriate paperwork related to fee collection procedures
  • Participate in EBT sales and OST Extension Produce Perks
  • Work with event organizers to offer vendor opportunities in additional Tremont West and neighborhood programs; Taste of Tremont and Tremont Arts and Culture Festival
  • Prepare weekly market report, including number of visitors and other pertinent information
  • Assist with promotion of the market including copying and distributing neighborhood flyers, emailing weekly market updates, and distributing press releases throughout the market season
  • Assist with organization and implementation of special market events including chef demonstrations, nutrition information, and entertainment
  • Attend community meetings relating to the farmers market
  • Be an advocate for local and healthy food
  • Maintain regular (1x per week) contact with vendors
  • Maintain TFM website
  • Maintain Facebook, website and social media accounts; post information to other applicable websites
  • Schedule and direct TFM committee meetings
  • Volunteer recruitment and coordination

 

Qualifications

The successful market manager candidate will exhibit the following:

  • a knowledge of and interest in farmers market operations
  • excellent communication skills
  • effective problem-solving skills
  • excellent time-management skills
  • an interest in working with people - farmers, vendors, and community residents
  • basic computer skills

 

Compensation: This position is a part-time, seasonal position. The expectation is that during the 6 month market season the position requires 20 hours per week and 10-20 hours per week for an additional 3 months of the year. Pay will be competitive with area Farmers Markets. 

 

 

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