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Seasonal Market Manager GrowNYC +8 more

  • Date Posted June 21, 2022
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Organization Information

GrowNYC is a 52-year-old nonprofit organization that improves quality of life in New York City through environmental and food access programs that transform communities block by block and empowers all New Yorkers to secure a clean and healthy environment for future generations. GrowNYC Programs include:

  • Our food access network of Greenmarkets, Farmstands, and Fresh Food Box sites that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.
  • Resources like food scrap collection, recycling education, and zero waste events to make reducing your carbon footprint easy for all.
  • Building and supporting community and school gardens through volunteer days, technical assistance, training, grants and more.
  • Providing 70,000 children each year with programs that provide meaningful interactions with the natural environment.
Job description

Greenmarket promotes regional agriculture and ensures a continuing supply of fresh local produce for New Yorkers. Greenmarket supports farmers and preserves farmland for the future by providing regional, small family farmers with opportunities to sell their fruits, vegetables, and other farm products directly to New Yorkers.

Note to applicants on COVID safety: GrowNYC is committed to stopping the spread of Covid-19. All hires must be able to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination during the onboarding process. Employees are also required to follow COVID safety protocols as the situation evolves, which may include daily health screenings, mask wearing, and other mitigation measures as deemed necessary by local conditionals, mandates and applicable guidelines.

Greenmarket Seasonal Market Manager - Position Summary Market Managers are Greenmarket’s representatives to the public. On a daily basis, they work to build healthy communities and create an environment where local farmers can sell their products and keep their farms viable. The Market Manager position is seasonal and is comprised of three equally important pillars – operations, promotions, and food access.

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):


● Oversee market set-up – coordinate placement of farmers’ tents and vehicle parking according to the market layout

● Set up and break down GrowNYC information tent, folding tables, and performing other physical labor

● Complete daily reports and other site-specific paperwork by assigned deadlines

● Follow and enforce market rules and regulations

● Manage conflict in the market, between farmers, customers, and the public as it arises

● Attend weekly meetings with supervisor, and on-going trainings

Food Access

● Perform SNAP/EBT, debit/credit, and cash transactions at sites and maintain accurate records

● Manage at-market nutrition incentive currencies and ensure that it is balanced after each shift

● Educate customers on a variety of food access and incentive programs

Promotions & Outreach

● Develop and maintain relationships with customers, community leaders, city employees, local merchants, etc. while representing Greenmarket

● Work with supervisor to plan at-market promotional events (varies by site)

● Perform outreach in the local community to promote markets and the use of SNAP/EBT at markets 

Required Qualifications
● Willing to work every scheduled shift throughout the season, including weekends and holidays
● Early riser who enjoys working outdoors in all weather conditions ● Strong communicator who enjoys talking and working with people of all backgrounds
● Works well both independently and as a member of a team
● Comfortable working with the public in a variety of NYC neighborhoods

Ideal Qualifications
● Passionate about farming, farmers markets, local agriculture, cooking, and/or food access
● Fluency in multiple languages is a big plus (especially, but not limited to, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese)
● Valid driver’s license for at least 1 year with a satisfactory driving record, and willingness to drive a cargo van throughout NYC (not for all positions)

Physical Requirements
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for periods of up to 10 hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

10-25 hours per week part-time, or up to 35 hours on a full schedule.
• Greenmarket shifts start as early as 6AM, last 8-10 hours each, and include 1-2 hours of paperwork per market shift, and weekly meetings
• Shifts placement can depend on individual skillsets (driving, language skills, etc.), location of sites, and logistics
• Most Greenmarkets shifts are on Saturdays and Sundays, but we schedule shifts 7 days a week.
• Two paid at-market trainings and ongoing training throughout the season, both virtual and in-person

The position is a non-exempt, part-time, variable hourly position. It pays $19 per hour and includes only statutory benefits.

Greenmarket operates sites in all five boroughs – all locations are outdoors.

Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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