Operations Coordinator

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Posted On: Tuesday, 6th November 2018
Category: Supply Chain
Location: New York, New York
100 Gold St #3300, New York, New York 10038
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description:

About GrowNYC, Union Square Greenmarket:

Union Square Greenmarket is our flagship farmers’ market. It is open 4 days a week, year-round. Each market day, between 30 and 75 farmers arrive, setup, sell, break-down and exit Union Square plaza under the supervision and guidance of Greenmarket staff.


Position Summary:

There are two Operations Coordinators on the plaza every morning. They handle
the opening of the market, ensuring proper load-in of farmer vehicles and
tents; compliance with Greenmarket rules; assisting with at-market
programming, and responding to issues on the ground. They also assist senior
staff in planning market logistics and with any operational needs at-market.
We are seeking detail-oriented, decisive, organized people who can handle
early mornings and are comfortable working with a team.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Draw the market layout on the plaza in chalk before farmers arrive, beginning at 4:30am.
  • Oversee market setup and ensure farmer vehicles and tents conform to the market layout.
  • Enforce Greenmarket rules and regulations.
  • Resolve conflict in the market as it arises.
  • Coordinate with senior staff on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis for logistical changes.
  • Complete daily reports and assist with market paperwork.
  • Assist with setup of Greenmarket info station and additional activities as needed.


Position Qualifications:

  • Ability to arrive at Union Square by 4:30am on your assigned days.
  • Willingness to work Saturdays and holidays.
  • We strongly prefer candidates with a valid driver’s license and capability to drive a large box truck.
  • Enjoys talking with people of all backgrounds
  • Works well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Creative problem-solver, able to troubleshoot and use good judgement to make on-the-spot decisions

This position requires working outdoors and standing for lengthy periods of
time, sometimes in extreme temperatures, and in a potentially noisy
environment.  The coordinator should be able to lift heavy equipment and
supplies, up to 50lbs.



The Operations Coordinator position is a full-time position which pays $35,000/year and includes a benefits package.


To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume and three references to Pam Knepper, Combine all submissions into one PDF and write “Union Square Operations” in the subject line. Interviews will be on a rolling basis until the position is filled. 
GrowNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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