Grow Ohio Valley

Market Manager

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Friday, 6th July 2018
Wednesday, 1st August 2018
Category: Sales
Location: Wheeling, West Virginia
006 Grandview St, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

Company Description:

Grow Ohio Valley builds thriving communities through local food. Our newest and most ambitious endeavor is the Public Market: a year-round farmers market and natural foods store in the heart of downtown Wheeling. Together, we hope to fashion a new economic landscape, one offering increased prosperity, improved health, and a better environment.

We operate five farming sites, including an urban apple orchard, two high tunnel greenhouses, and a geothermal hothouse. Our mobile market brings fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables, eggs, and honey to food deserts. We also offer education programs to teach community members about gardening and nutrition.

 

Job Description: 

We are seeking a capable and committed store manager to launch the Public Market: a year-round non-profit farmers market and natural food store opening in the heart of downtown Wheeling. 

This innovative consignment market will eliminate a USDA-classified food desert while growing opportunities for regional farmers.

The manager will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the market, including:

  • Coordinating with producers and making wholesale orders
  • Overseeing two additional market staff
  • Tracking sales via POS system
  • Distributing payment to producers
  • Creating weekly sales reports
  • Coordinating special events and educational activities (product sampling, cooking demos, art displays, etc)

 

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Proactive, positive, and problem-solving approach to tackling new challenges and identifying creative solutions.
  • Desire to help develop, implement and improve store and staff systems.
  • Commitment to increasing access to fresh, healthy, and local food and creating agricultural opportunity in the region.
  • Responsible, organized and adaptable. Possessing clear communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in agriculture, especially food safety, post-harvest handling, pricing, marketing, and display.
  • Ability to coordinate and conduct outreach among and across diverse populations.
  • Retail and management experience preferred.

 

Compensation: This position is paid hourly, under $15/hr

 

 

To Apply:

Email a resume and cover letter to employment@growov.org by August 1st.

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