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Job Detail: Farmers Market Booth Manager

Position Summary:

The Urban Canopy is a young and diverse organization working on cutting edge issues at the intersection of urban agriculture and sustainable food. We are seeking a skilled Farmers Market Booth Manager to represent The Urban Canopy at farmers markets by selling locally grown food at farmers markets, engaging in conversation with market-goers, networking with local vendors, educating people about & enlisting them for UC services, and performing community outreach. Booth Managers represent and maintain all of The Urban Canopy’s environmental, economic, and social missions.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Preparing market, vehicle, and space supplies.
  • Loading up market supplies and driving to market location
  • Unloading market supplies at farmers markets and setting up the market booth
  • Preparing the market sheet and maintaining clear records during market hours
  • Interacting with customers, networking with vendors, and distributing community outreach materials
  • Market booth breakdown and driving from market back to the space
  • Unloading market supplies/restocking at the space
  • Completing the market data and financial records
  • Post-market clean-up


Position Qualifications:

  • Demonstrate punctuality and work well within a Team environment.
  • Experience working farmers markets is not required but beneficial.
  • Comfortable working in a high speed environment and able to multitask multiple assignments with a high degree of detail.
  • Computer skills: POS systems, Google Docs Suite, and MS Office.
  • Work well doing physically active work and capable of lifting up to 40 lbs.  
  • An ability to problem solve and work through unforeseen issues


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Free food: includes surplus produce from our markets and CSA, and occasional product from our partners.
  • Complementary CC  membership: home pick-up option available only if employee lives within our service area.
  • Eligible for Healthcare options after three months of full-time employment


To Apply:

Fill out Google Form, check box for Farmers Market Booth Manager, and attach a resume. Any questions about the process can be sent to

About the job

Location Chicago, Illinois
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 28 April 2019

About the company

Company name Urban Canopy
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Form Company
Employees 0-10


Phone (224) 619-5800


Street 1400 W 46th St
City Chicago
District Illinois
Zip 60609