Down to Earth Farmers Markets

Farmers Market Manager

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Posted On:
Closing On:
Tuesday, 10th July 2018
Friday, 27th July 2018
Category: Sales
Location: Queens, New York
Job Type:
Part Time

Job Description:

Company Description:

Down to Earth Farmers Markets manages approximately fifteen farmers markets in and around New York City. The company was founded in 1991 as Community Markets and changed it's name in 2012 as Down to Earth Farmers Markets. Since the beginning, Down to Earth Markets has been connecting shoppers with regional farms and food producers through our farmers markets and other venues. In doing so, we honor a timeless form of commerce: local, community-scale businesses selling neighbor to neighbor.
 

Our mission is to:

  • Create economic opportunities for local farmers, processors, and consumers to trade with one another for mutual benefit;
  • Celebrate our food culture together to enhance community life; and
  • Cultivate knowledge, awareness, and practices among consumers and producers to care for the environment and build the local food economy.

 

Job Description:

Farmers Market Manager/Host

Part-time, $17/hour position available at our Cunningham Park Farmers Market on Sundays located in Fresh Meadows, Queens. Floater positions also available with flexible schedule.

We are looking for enthusiastic people with great people skills to manage one or more seasonal farmers markets and assist with market promotion within the community.

The Farmers Market Manager oversees and supervises daily operations of a farmers market to assure a smooth and safe running market; set up and break down the market manager tent and market signage, serve as a market host, welcome and engage shoppers; and promote good relations between vendors, our company, and the shoppers. The Farmers Market Manager cultivates dialogue between shoppers and Down to Earth Markets, helping to ensure that the market meets the needs of the shoppers and their communities.

 

Requirements:

  • must have a car
  • must be punctual
  • must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • must have access to a computer for emailing, submitting and receiving reports
  • must be available for the entire season (Sundays 7:30am-3pm through November)
  • an interest in and be able to articulately communicate about local food and sustainable agriculture - a plus!

 

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@downtoearthmarkets.com.  

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