Hardwick Farmers Market Manager Center for an Agricultural Economy
- Date Posted January 12, 2022
- Location Hardwick, VT
- Category Agriculture / Business
- Job type Part-Time
CAE was founded in 2004 to build a regenerative, just, and healthy local food system that creates socially thriving and economically vital rural communities. We do this through a range of programs which provide the infrastructure, education, and connectivity to forward our goals. Our approach is rooted in understanding specific community needs, and collaborating with local, regional, and statewide partners across sectors for long-term transformation and resilience.
CAE operates three food hub enterprises that support farm and food producers: Farm Connex is a local food delivery service, Just Cut is a root vegetable processing enterprise creating a farm to institution supply chain and the Vermont Food Venture Center is a full service facility with rentable kitchens and technical service support. Our community programs are focused in the greater Hardwick area and include the Grow Your Own food independence collaboration with the Hardwick Area Food Pantry and others, Place-Based Education collaboration with our local schools, local food sovereignty initiatives, and management of a 15 acre community space at Atkins Field Home to community gardens, orchard and farmers market.Job description
The Hardwick Farmers Market (HFM) and the Center for an Agricultural Economy (CAE) are looking for the right mix of market vision and enthusiasm, management and communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of audiences. If you have marketing skills, strong leadership qualities, and an active interest in our local food system, farms and community, we’d love to hear from you!
The Hardwick Farmers Market is a community market, supported by the CAE, community members, vendors, and local businesses. The market provides access to locally grown and raised vegetables, meat, and other farm products and artisan wares while enhancing the sense of community within Hardwick and the NEK.
Market Manager Position
The Market Manager is a part-time contract position with its primary responsibility being the day-to-day operation of the farmers market and pre-season planning. This position requires an average of 12 hours a week for 21 weeks during the market season, which is comprised of on-site presence during all market hours, inclusive of set-up and breakdown, as well as off-site work during non-market hours, plus an average of 20 hours per month in the off-season. In addition, the manager will represent the market to the market’s vendors, their customers, and the larger community. The Market Manager will work in close coordination with the CAE staff supervisor.
The compensation for this role is $20/hour with an average of 12 hours a week for 21 weeks during the market season, plus an average of 20 hours per month in the off-season.
this position is : hourly, $20/hr +
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