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This job expired on July 14, 2023

Morningside Park Farmers Market Mgr Down to Earth Markets

  • Date Posted June 16, 2023
  • Location New York, NY
  • Category Agriculture / Business
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description Down to Earth Markets is a mission-driven Certified B Corp, committed to using business as a power for good. We create and operate grower-producer farmers markets in New York City and Westchester with the goal of connecting cooks and eaters directly to local small scale farmers and food makers. Our mission is to grow the local food system and help ensure a future for small scale farming in the New York area, while taking our impact on the community, the environment and our staff into consideration with every business decision. Job description JOB DESCRIPTION

Morningside Park Winter Farmers Market Manager

Part-time, $19/hour position available at our Morningside Park Farmers Market on Saturdays from 7:30am-3pm located on Manhattan Avenue and 110th St in Manhattan with limited additional flexible hours outside of market day for administrative tasks.

The Farmers Market Manager oversees day-to-day operations of one of our seasonal, outdoor farmers markets in New York City or Westchester County. The manager is Down to Earth Markets' on-site representative, working closely with the company's office team to help ensure the market's success and spearhead interactions with market vendors, shoppers and the community. The Market Manager should cultivate a sense of ownership of their Farmer’s Market through:

  • Supervising and managing daily operations to assure a smooth and safe running market
  • Coordinating with your fellow manager at Morningside Park to create a dynamic team to cater to vendors and the community in a timely, accommodating fashion
  • Enforcing market rules and regulations
  • Collecting and reporting market data and success metrics
  • Setting up and breaking down the market manager tent and market signage
  • Selling farmers market branded items 
  • Taking initiative and serving as a market host to welcome and engage shoppers, promoting good relations between vendors, our company, and the shoppers as a representative of Down to Earth Markets. Assisting shoppers and vendors with use of food access, food benefits and nutrition programs (SNAP, FMNP).
  • Engaging with shoppers and vendors to report successes, concerns and opportunities to Down to Earth Markets.
  • Representing the farmers market at community events as needed and through grassroots flyering distributions.
  • Attending weekly conference calls with fellow managers and your Operations Manager

Physical / logistical requirements: 

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Able to walk and stand for several hours at a time.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions, e.g. heat, cold, rain, sun, wind, snow.
  • Complete two days of shadowing in conjunction with market opening dates.
  • Complete the required flyering during the course of the season.
  • Arrive 1 ½ hours before the market start time to lead market set up and stay at least one hour past closing time to oversee breakdown, load out and clean up.
  • Communicate regularly with Operations and Marketing to ensure a steady flow of information between the office and the markets.
  • Read weekly Site Manager Update, Shopper Email and other occasional communications.
  • Receive and reply to last minute market updates relayed via e-mail, text or phone.
  • Respond in a timely manner to communications from the office.
  • Have use of a smartphone that can install and use Microsoft Teams and ADP Mobile for market-day communications and to post to Facebook.
  • Timely arrival to the market site every weekend.
Available to start immediately
Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions
This job expired on July 14, 2023
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