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Cashier Harvest Homes Farmer's Market

  • Date Posted June 11, 2024
  • Location Bronx, NY
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Harvest Home Farmer’s Market (HHFM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to local, farm-fresh produce to residents of some of New York City’s most underserved communities. Founded in 1993, HHFMs have been offering healthy and affordable alternatives to the limited choices—which are often the only choices­­— in the City’s so-called “food deserts.”    

 HHFM is a pioneer in bringing farmers’ markets to low-income New Yorkers and underserved neighborhoods. Today, we are one the largest managers of farmers’ markets in New York City. HHFM operates locations throughout the city, and serves more than 250,000 shoppers a year. 

Harvest Home Farmer’s Market works in partnership with farmers from the metropolitan region, to bring affordable fresh fruits and vegetables to neighborhoods. HHFM collaborates with community organizations, churches, and elected officials. HHFMs accept cash, debit/credit, electronic benefit transfers (EBTs), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (SNAP), and Women Infant and Children and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers (WIC-FMNP), as well as New York City subsidy coupons for low-income residents.

Job description

The Site Coordinator (Manhattan/Bronx) will manage assigned farmers’ market(s) locations for the duration of the market season, June – November. Site Coordinators are expected to work outside, rain or shine, and ensure the market is ready for shoppers from time of opening to closing. In addition to general operations and fielding community questions, Site Coordinators are responsible for maintaining all market paperwork, processing all payments, managing all nutrition incentives such as Health Bucks, and Senior Coupons.

Hourly Wage: $20/hour Wed, Fri, Saturday Schedule only.

Work in Bronx Farmer's Markets

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES (include but are not limited to):

  • Coordinate and facilitate the daily set-up of farmers and vendors at market locations.
  • Ensure that the site is clean and well maintained prior to opening and at the close of the market day. If needed, the Site Coordinator will assist in clearing debris to facilitate set-up by farmers and vendors.
  • Ensure parking is available for farmers/vendors by handling parking issues and street closures, calling tow trucks when necessary.
  • Enforce market documentation requirements, stall assignments and grievance procedures as outlined in the “Market Operating Procedures”.
  • Work with farmers to help maximize revenue opportunities and ensure compliance. Take ownership of the market and foster a sense of pride in the community.
  • Process payment transactions (SNAP/EBT, OTC, Debit and Credit). Prepare and submit reports daily.
  • Maintain safekeeping of all market supplies included but not limited to; reporting forms, signs, banners, flyers provided.
  • Carry out at market and off-site outreach that may include setup of literature/information tables, conduct customer count surveys.
  • Provide direct assistance to farmers and customers at the market site as needed.
  • Attend all team meetings and trainings, including mandatory pre-season training in June 2024.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Reliable, punctual and willing to commit to the entire market season (June – November)
  • Must have supermarket cashiering experience and knowledge of food stamps/EBT transactions
  • Bilingual Spanish preferred.
  • Dynamic personality, strong customer service skills (and experience), interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ideal candidates will have some knowledge about regionally-grown fruit and vegetables, including growing seasons (NOT required)
  • Ability to work in multi-cultural settings with racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity
  • Willing and able to stand and walk for long periods of time and work outdoors
  • Does not shy away from the heat/cold or wind/rain (we cannot emphasize this enough!)
  • Has patience for some change in routine (i.e.: unreliable weather)
  • Ability to speak other languages is a plus! (Spanish, French, Creole, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali, and Russian)
  • Commitment to a minimum of 3 days per week, 8 hours per day, including Saturday, for the entirety of the season
Compensation this position is : hourly, $20/hr + Application instructions
this job's deadline has passed
DeadlineJune 21, 2024

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