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Farmers' Market Info Tent Support Heart of the City Farmers' Market

  • Date Posted September 18, 2022
  • Location San Francisco, CA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Heart of the City Farmers Market is a uniquely independent, farmer-operated, nonprofit farmers market located year round on Sundays and Wednesdays in San Francisco's United Nations Plaza. An iconic and beloved community resource, the market opened in 1981 with a mission to support and sustain small farmers and make fresh food accessible for low-income customers who struggle to afford adequate nutrition in a city with the highest cost of living in the nation.

We are the largest farmers’ market food assistance program in the nation. Our food access programs distribute over $2 million a year from our information tent, provide nutrition education and support, manage distribution and redemption for the largest farmers market EBT program in the nation, and make over $1 million per year in grant-funded incentives available to help low-income families purchase fruits and vegetables from local farms. 

Job description
  • Farmers’ market information tent customer service and line management in a fast-paced, high-volume retail environment for San Francisco’s iconic Heart of the City Farmers’ Market, an independent, non-profit, farmer-operated farmers’ market operating at the UN Plaza since 1981
  • This position is expected to be on site 1 hour before opening to help with market set up.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds to assist with transportation and setup of market equipment from its storage site above the Orpheum Theater to the United Nations Plaza.
  • Processing high-volume credit card and CalFresh EBT card payments to assist farmers’ market customers to purchase market tokens and vouchers to spend with vendors
  • Assisting with critical food relief distribution to address rising food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the nation’s largest farmers’ market food access program to distribute over $1.5 million in food assistance each year to San Francisco’s most vulnerable residents in the form of tokens and vouchers to buy additional produce from small farmers
  • Providing orientations for new customers and answering customer questions about the market
  • Alerting security guards and managers to security issues via radio to diffuse confrontations without anger or violence in a high-crime neighborhood
  • Must be able to remain neutral and calm in challenging interactions with customers
  • Farmers market is open rain or shine including most holidays
  • Requires working outside under a canopy tent in all weather conditions
  • Consistent and reliable attendance is required
  • Bilingual Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Russian, Arabic, or Spanish preferred

Shift hours:

  • Sundays: 6:00-2:30 (8 hours)
  • Wednesdays: 6:00-2:30 (8 hours)
  • Shifts include a ½ hour unpaid meal break and 2 paid 15-minute rest breaks

Pay: $320 a week ($20/hr)

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $20.00 per hour


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