Food System Professional Employment Opportunities
NAFSN regularly searches for food systems–related job opportunities from a dozen green job sites as well as COMFOODJOBS email list. Please note that this list is for professional or managerial positions only that pay at least a LIVING WAGE in your locale. Farm apprenticeships and internships are not included. Other farm management positions are welcome.
Job Detail: Director of Community Farm
As a vital part of the local economy, the mission of Prescott Farmers Market is to support and expand local agriculture, cultivate a healthy community and increase access to affordable local foods.
Prescott Farmers Market (PFM) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, operating two markets in the Greater Prescott Area. Only farmers and ranchers that grow/raise their own agricultural goods within Arizona, with preference given to Yavapai County growers, and local artisans that include locally grown ingredients in their goods, are eligible to sell at the market. By maintaining these strict standards, PFM supports local agriculture by providing a market through which small-scale producers can sell their goods and community members can access fresh, local foods.
PFM currently has four part-time staff members who work closely together on projects. As a small nonprofit, staff are required to fill in at the market when needed; brainstorming sessions are common and everyone’s perspective is valued. Working hours are generally flexible. PFM’s core values are Integrity, Community, Health and Collaboration.
Annual Farm to Table Dinner Fundraiser (150 guests)
Manage chef/farmer communication
Coordinate event marketing
Organize and facilitate event including volunteer management
Vendor Workshops & Social Events
Research, plan and execute 5 educational and social events annually
Manage post-event vendor communication and check-in meetings
Research, plan and implement dynamic and engaging programming at the market
Seek new partnerships and maintain current ones
Work alongside Executive Director to pursue funding for program development
Be available to fill in for market managers with market operations as needed
Lead implementation of PFM Marketing Plan through social media, Wordpress, press releases, print, and presentations
Explore unutilized channels of advertising, including outreach events and other partnerships with food systems community organizations
The ideal candidate works well as a team to creatively solve problems; they are also self-directing, organized and a good communicator. The candidate should also have:
A bachelor's degree or two years professional experience implementing complex projects and/or events.
Marketing/advertising experience, specifically managing social media campaigns
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; well-developed interpersonal skills including a confident attitude, diplomacy skills, and problem-solving capabilities
Basic office and computer skills (Word, Excel) with ability to manage Gmail and Wordpress accounts
Composition & design skills
Salary and Benefits:
his is a part-time hourly position beginning at $13.00 per hour with an average of 25 hours per week. The position is based in Prescott, Arizona and surrounding communities. PFM employees accrue up to 80 hours of Paid Time Off annually. To apply, send a resume and letter of interest to kathleen@
Prescott Farmers Market is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Prescott Farmers Market is a drug-free, tobacco-free & fragrance-free work environment.
For more information about PFM, visit our website.
About the job
|Date||09 January 2020|