Beacon Farmers' Market Manager Beacon Farmers Market
- Date Posted November 13, 2019
- Location Beacon, NY
- Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
- Job type Part-Time
To create a welcoming, vibrant and inclusive community market and gathering space that contributes to the vitality of the City of Beacon
To offer enrichment programming related to fresh, healthy eating, farming, cooking, gardening, sustainable living and other related topics as well as showcasing Beacon art and music communities.
To provide outreach opportunities for Beacon non-profit organizations and projects which complement the mission of the farmers’ market
Local Farms and Businesses
To connect customers with local food and agricultural businesses in the mid-Hudson Valley region
To support farmers and working farmland in the Hudson Valley and surrounding agricultural communities
To encourage sustainable agricultural and business practices
To provide direct access to affordable, locally grown, fresh fruits and vegetables to people of all incomes and socio-economic backgrounds.
To enable local farmers and business owners to earn their livelihood and receive fair compensation for their efforts
To work in partnership with the local network of food justice organizations to support and develop efforts to address hunger in our community
This part-time, year-round position manages all aspects of the Beacon Farmers Market. The Market Manager is responsible for enrolling and supporting a diverse vendor community, orchestrating market operations including running the SNAP/EBT token system and the community-funded Greens4Greens program, planning special events at the Market, convening Farmers’ Market Committees in Beacon, working with local elected officials and local businesses, and planning the annual Soup4Greens Fundraiser.
This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about community engagement, the local economy, and food security; is energetic and physically capable of the physical labor of setting up and taking down a weekly market; and enjoys connecting with all community members.
Learn more here: https://www.commongroundfarm.org/get-involved/job-opportunities