Our Market Manager is the main point person for the functioning of our market events. The Market Manager oversees our vendor relations, coordinates logistics pertaining to our market site and equipment, secures permits and ensures regulations are met. On market days, our Market Manager provides oversight and sees to the general functioning of market operations, including site layout, coordinating vendors, managing volunteers, and supervising our market information booth. In addition, our Market Manager tends to various peripheral duties that support our organization including advertising, coordinating musicians, and managing our merchandise program.
The Nederland Farmers Market was established in 2016 to create a marketplace for locally (and regionally) grown food, for supporting small business development, to create a healthy gathering place for the community, and to support the development of local agriculture. Going into our 8th year of operation, we have become a mainstay event in the Peak to Peak region due to our reputation for creating a welcoming and enjoyable space for vendors and community alike. Starting May 14 this year, we will host 11 markets on alternating Sundays, including 2 larger, festival-style markets (with additional vendors and larger musical acts). Additionally, we operate a Local Food Share CSA program for 23 consecutive weeks, between May 14 and October 1. Through our food access programs (SNAP and DUFB), we make nutrient-dense, locally grown food more accessible for less resourced community members. We also collaborate with other local food organizations in the area to address food security and food systems issues.
Vendor Coordination and Communication
On-site Market Management including volunteer management, merchandise sales, and overall site coordination
Attaining and maintaining permits, certificates, insurance, and memberships
Merchandise Program Management
Advertisement, Marketing, and Promotion of our market
Music program management
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Do you have a heart for local agriculture? Experience in special events?
We are looking for a candidate who:
Has a demonstrable passion for local agriculture and/or small business development
Exhibits competency in administrative tasks: good organization, excellent communication skills, and strong computer skills
Has motivation for working directly with people, problem solving, and has excellent customer service skills
Has capacity for self-direction - a self starter, and good at creating structure for and managing their own schedule
Experience in the following is helpful but not required:
Event coordination and management
Volunteer coordination and management
SUPERVISOR & DEPARTMENT
This position will report to, and work closely with, the Executive Director. Additionally, the Market Manager collaborates with our Produce Manager, Volunteer Manager, and Social Media Manager.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE & BENEFITS
The Market Manager will be an independently contracted event coordinator overseen by the Executive Director. The Market Manager will be responsible for providing their own transportation, office and computer needs, and other logistical needs.
The Market Manager, as an independent contractor, is not entitled to unemployment insurance benefits unless unemployment compensation coverage is provided by the independent contractor or some other entity, and the Market Manager, as an independent contractor, is obligated to pay federal and state income tax on any monies paid pursuant to the contract relationship.
Estimated hours are:
March 15 - April 30: 12-15 hours/week
May 1 - October 1: 20-25 hours/week
October 2 - October 31: 12-15 hours/week
Hourly rate is $20/hr
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
The Nederland Farmers Market is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. If you do not meet all listed job qualifications, we encourage you to still apply.
TO APPLY/CONTACT INFORMATION
Please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.
We will accept applications until the position is filled.