Massachusetts – Fresh Truck hiring Market Manager

Boston, Massachusetts

We’re Hiring!

About Fresh Truck

We’re on a mission to radically impact community health in Boston by celebrating community food culture and getting fresh food to those who need it most. Fresh Truck operates two renovated school buses as mobile food markets, stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables, and healthy snacks. We partner with health centers and other community organizations to combine their services with access to affordable, healthy food. We love Boston, we’re obsessed with our mission and we’re committed to meaningful, long-term social impact.

Job Description

Market Managers are the face of Fresh Truck in our communities, they make the shopping experience for our customers delightful and unique. This role requires a diverse skill set blending food purveyor, truck driver, and customer service representative. We’re looking for someone with an unrelenting passion for community building and food.

What you’ll do

  • Drive a full-size, 39ft school bus
  • Manage daily mobile market operations from bus loading/unloading, inventory management, restocking, to cleaning
  • Create an inviting shopping experience through engaging customer service
  • Support other Fresh Truck initiatives such as community outreach, customer surveys, and operations process improvement

Who you are

  • An excellent driver, accustomed to driving in an urban environment; strong preference for individuals with experience driving box trucks and large vehicles
  • Grit – you’re willing to get your hands dirty, comfortable with some heavy lifting and will stop at nothing to make things happen
  • Embrace working within diverse community settings and with a strong sense of social justice; being multilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese) is huge a plus

Requirements

  • Driver’s license with clean driving record for the past 3 years
  • Ability to lift ~50lb on a regular basis
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting pay at $35k with health insurance
  • Free groceries every shift
  • Work day in and day out to make Boston a healthier city

Contact

We’re excited to hear from you! To apply send a resume to Sunny Chen: jobs@thefreshtruck.org

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West Virginia – The Wild Ramp hiring Market Manager

Huntington, West Virginia

Do you have retail management experience, a passion for local food, and a commitment to building strong relationships with customers and producers? You might be the right fit for our open position! We are seeking a strong leader to manage The Wild Ramp, a year-round, community-supported, nonprofit market that provides a viable economic outlet for local food producers while providing consumers access to locally grown agricultural and artisan products. The Wild Ramp is a vibrant market with regular customers, a community feel, and a direct impact on the local economy. The market manager guides daily market operations including oversight of staff and volunteers, management of inventory, maintenance of banking and financial data, and general execution of the Wild Ramp’s mission to help producers and consumers. The position is full-time and reports to the Board of Directors. The manager is expected to work Saturdays and have scheduling flexibility during the week. Salary is negotiable depending on qualifications. Some benefits are provided.

What You Do

  • Oversee pricing, sales goals, and in-store displays
  • Manage purchasing, inventory, and quality control
  • Build on and improve existing sales strategies
  • Maintain sales, financial, and administrative records
  • Recruit local farmers and producers as vendors according to the mission of the Wild Ramp and the Market Rules & Guidelines
  • Develop staff, volunteers, and vendors
  • Collaborate with civic groups, businesses, and nonprofits to enhance community outreach and programming
  • Work with the Board of Directors to set and achieve market goals
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

What You Bring to the Table

  • Experience in the local food, farmers market, and/or retail business
  • Managerial and supervisory experience
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • High levels of reliability and integrity
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a busy setting
  • Strong decision-making and organizational skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Community development, public relations, and public speaking experience preferred
  • Satisfactory background check and drug screen

Send resumes to jobs@wildramp.org. We recommend that you include a letter to explain your interest and why you are a good fit for the market manager position.

The Wild Ramp supports the City of Huntington’s Open to All campaign. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Local is Growing, and the ideal candidate will grow with us!

Connecticut – Simpaug Farms hiring Farmers Market Sales & Delivery

Ridgefield, Connecticut

FARMERS MARKET SALES & DELIVERY

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Simpaug Farms is committed to feeding our communities with clean, high-quality, flavorful food. Our farmers employ sustainable practices that uphold small-farm values and reverence for the land. Our vegetables and fruits are grown naturally, without the use of synthetic pesticides. Our animals are pasture-raised without hormones or antibiotics.

The farm is located on 250 acres of preserved farmland in West Suffield, with the main business office in Ridgefield. All produce sold is grown on our farm. Simpaug Farms has been delivering Connecticut Grown produce to Fairfield and Hartford Counties since 2011. We operate a 200 member CSA with weekly pickup at several Fairfield County locations. Simpaug Farms is a regular vendor at the Fairfield Farmers Market and Ellington Farmers Market. Our produce is favored by some of Connecticut’s best farm-to-table chefs and is featured on restaurant menus across the state.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Our FARMERS MARKET SALES & DELIVERY staff will be based out of the Ridgefield business office, and will be responsible for driving our delivery van from Ridgefield to the farm in West Suffield to pick up and deliver CSA shares, restaurant wholesale orders, and farmers market produce (about 200 miles daily round-trip). They will report directly to the Sales Manager and Operator to coordinate deliveries and other tasks as needed. Strong communication skills are a must. The Driver will also be responsible for setting up the CSA drops for the customers at each location. Strong organization skills and attention to detail is crucial to ensure customer satisfaction and accuracy.
On Saturday and Sunday, we are full-season vendors at farmers markets, which require all sales staff to be on duty. Staff will be responsible for unloading, setting up, creating displays, labeling prices, restocking throughout the market, interacting with customers, answering questions, tracking sales, breaking down stand, and delivering remaining produce to customers.

SCHEDULE
June through October (may be extended to year-round with reduced winter hours)
3-5 days per week, including weekends. Saturday and Sundays are a must in order to staff our Farmers Markets. We are looking for two drivers for this position so work schedules will change week to week giving both drivers a chance to have weekends off.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experienced driver with valid driver’s license and clean driving record (No Exceptions)
  • Available to work scheduled shifts with some flexibility on daily start and end times
  • Available to work all weekends, with limited time-off requests during peak season (Time off must be pre-approved by manager)
  • Fast learner, able to solve problems as they arise with little direction
  • Outgoing and personable attitude
  • Able to learn quickly and prioritize tasks efficiently
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Punctual, reliable, efficient, and able coordinate delivery routes and schedules with sales team.
  • Professional in communication, customer service, and sales
  • Friendly, fun, welcoming, and ready to engage with customers
  • Able to work long shifts 8-10 hours
  • Must maintain professional appearance at all times
  • Enthusiastic about local food and farming, and committed to quality

    COMPENSATION
    $12-15/hour

    TO APPLY
    Send a resume with cover letter to max@simpaugfarms.com
    Use subject line FARMERS MARKET SALES & DELIVERY

Feel free to call about the job as well 203-984-7289

 

Oregon – Fidlehead Farm hiring Crew Member/Farmers Market Cashier

Corbett, Oregon

Fiddlehead Farm

Crew Member/Farmers Market Cashier

Job Description

Fiddlehead Farm is currently hiring one part-time (32 hours a week) farm crew member for the 2018 season. This is a seasonal position, running from the beginning of June through mid-November (with the potential to stay on through the winter). The pay starts at $11 per hour.

About the Farm

We are a Certified Organic, first generation, women owned and operated farm. We farm in beautiful Corbett, OR, 16 miles outside of Portland. Our produce is sold both wholesale and direct at two farmers markets, to a local natural grocery chain, a food coop, several processors, and a handful of restaurants. We are currently growing over 200 varieties of 40 different crops. Our growing practices go beyond organic and we have a strong focus on sustainability, good land stewardship, and resource conservation.

 

Position Description

This is a part-time position (4 days/ week) with 8-hour work days Thursday through Sunday. The season runs from the beginning of June through mid-November (With the potential to continue into the winter). The crew member will participate in most aspects of the farm work, including seeding, transplanting, trellising, irrigation, weeding, harvesting, processing, and staffing the farmers market. They will work alongside the two owners, two interns, and regular volunteers to complete tasks. The work environment is positive and upbeat and there is a strong focus on good communication.

 

Desired Experience/Qualifications

  • At least 1-2 years experience working on a diverse vegetable farm

  • Some customer service and/or cashier experience.

  • Reliable transportation to the farm

  • Disciplined, organized, and responsible

  • Ability to lift 60 lbs

  • Strong work ethic

  • Positive attitude

  • Attention to detail

  • Needs to be open to all types of people, races, cultures, genders, and sexual orientations

 

How to apply:

Please send applications and/or questions to katie@fiddleheadfarmers.com and include the following:

  1. A cover letter to let us know why you think you would be a good fit for our farm.

  2. Resume – including any previous employment and responsibilities.

Position is open until filled.

Maryland – The Farm Alliance hiring Farmer’s Market Coordinator

Baltimore, Maryland

Farm Alliance Market Coordinator, 2018

Position Description

April 2018

The Farm Alliance is seeking  part-time help (10-15 hrs/week) coordinating our Saturday morning Waverly Farmer’s Market stand. Responsibilities include: being the primary staff member at the market, inventorying,  purchasing, and organizing market supplies, keeping accurate sales records, driving the Farm Alliance vehicle to market, and coordinating use of the vehicle on non-market days. Saturday schedule is 5:30am-1:30pm weekly except for January through March when it is biweekly. The Market Coordinator reports to the Executive Director.

Market day duties include: preparing for market (5:30 am), working market (7am-noon), and cleaning up after market (noon-1:30pm). Other duties will include keeping accurate sales records, making cash deposits, ordering market supplies, and tracking and communicating market data. One farmer member of the Farm Alliance will serve as the second staffer at the market stand to support the Market Coordinator every Saturday.

Saturday Farmer’s Market:

  • Prepare for, work, and clean up after the Waverly (32nd Street) Farmer’s Market
  • Be the primary representative of the Farm Alliance at Waverly every Saturday
  • Track market inventory and work to improve current systems

Operations/logistics:

  • Communicate with members about what produce they are sending to market each week and what is to be done with leftovers
  • Communicate with Executive Director to go over data and give updates
  • Coordinate meetings of the Farm Alliance Marketing committee
  • Maintain & order supplies for Waverly Market (such as: tables, crates, berry packs, rubber bands, fruit crates/baskets, etc.)
  • Use Smartsheets to track farmer’s market data

Job Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s license held for at least one year
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to perform basic computer tasks, use Microsoft Office, and be comfortable with Google

Mail and Google Drive (Docs, Sheets, etc.)

  • Experience growing and/or marketing produce
  • Ability to communicate effectively with community members and organizational partners

Hours – This position is based on the expectation of an average of 12 hours/week. Hours will be primarily

Tuesday-Saturday, year round.

Position Terms – Pay is $17-20 per hour, commensurate with experience.

If interested, contact Mariya at mariya@farmalliancebaltimore.org. No phone calls, please.

EEO Statement: The Farm Alliance of Baltimore does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

New Hampshire – Applecrest Farm hiring Farmers Market and CSA Staff

Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

APPLECREST FARM IS HIRING FARMERS MARKET & CSA STAFF

THE JOB: Our farm is looking for motivated and out-going folks with a passion for sustainable agriculture and local food to represent Applecrest both at our home farm C.S.A. and at multiple Seacoast area outdoor farmers markets. These are full-time, retail oriented, seasonal positions. Beyond helping to share with the community our farm’s pride and passion in what we grow, the work involves a unique combination of produce handling and sales, savvy farm marketing and good ol’ fashioned face-to-face customer service.

ABOUT US: Applecrest Farm Orchards is a 100+ acre diversified fruit and veggie farm located in Hampton Falls, NH. In addition to an on-site retail farm stand, the farm operates a 240 member Community Supported Agriculture (C.S.A.) program and attends three local farmers markets every week of the growing season and is a strong supplier to grocery stores and schools. As a sustainable producer of over two-hundred unique varieties of tree fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers and herbs, Applecrest is a cornerstone of the seacoast-area food shed.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE: is an energetic people person with a cheery outlook and strong attention to detail. He or she should thrive on customer interaction, be of vigorous good health and have the capability and willingness to develop a strong knowledge of the farm, our growing practices and products.

REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must be suited to occasional early-rising, have weekday and weekend availability and be willing to commit for the full duration of the season (June-October).

Market and C.S.A. work involves a lot of packing, loading, unloading, setting-up and then breaking down all manner of items, many of them heavy. To boot, the majority of the work takes place out of doors, often in heat, cold, wind and/or rain. Candidates MUST be of a hearty nature, in excellent physical health and able to lift up to 40 pounds repeatedly.

All applicants must also:
Be well organized, efficient and able to work independently.
Possess a positive, diligent work ethic.
Love working outdoors.
Be friendly, outgoing, and knowledgeable.
Present a professional, clean, warm and approachable appearance.
Have excellent communication skills.

If you’re a true and honest “worker” with a strong passion for farming and food, please email a resume and cover letter to jobs@applecrest.com (subject title: Farmers Market & CSA position). The cover letter is your opportunity to tell us about your passions, strengths and goals and why you’d like to join the Applecrest family! Please also feel free to highlight any other skills or personal details you possess that would be valuable to our small family owned and operated farm.

Interested candidates may also apply, in person at:

Applecrest Farm
133 Exeter Road
Hampton Falls, NH 03844

 

Washington DC – Arcadia Mobile Market hiring Market Managers

Various Locations, Washington DC
Market Managers at Arcadia’s Mobile Market
Help bring local, affordable, fresh food to food insecure neighborhoods across DC!
Learn more about Arcadia and view full job description at http://arcadiafood.org/career-opportunities
Arcadia is hiring two seasonal, full-time Market Managers. The Market Manager is the leader of at-market operations at Arcadia’s Mobile Market locations, selling high-quality, local food to customers across Washington, DC. The 10 weekly market locations run Tuesday – Saturday, May 14 – Saturday November 17, 2018. A typical day starts at the Mobile Market headquarters, where the Market Manager meets with the Operations Manager and associates to load up the market vehicle. The Market Manager drives the vehicle to the market location (different each day of the week) and works with team to operate the market. The Market Manager lead the pack up, drives back to HQ, unloads the vehicle, cleans up and ends their day. The Market Managers will work closely with the Mobile Market Director and Operations Manager to implement operation strategies focused on communication, staff management and customer service. Together, the Market Managers, Director and Operations Manager will strive to foster a positive, engaging workplace for the Mobile Market Team as a whole.
Hours & Compensation
  • Start Date Monday, March 12, 2018 (with some flexibility)
  • Arcadia’s Mobile Market 2018 season will run from Tuesday, May 14 through Saturday, November 17, 2018. Market Managers hours will align with market operation times, Tuesday through Saturday.
  • Full Time, Hourly Position, $18/hour
  • Ready access to local, farm fresh food all season long!
Apply

Email your resume, Driver’s License status and brief answers to the questions below by Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5:00pm to Erin Close, Mobile Market Director, at erin@arcadiafood.org. Feel free to contact with any questions.

1. What is your relationship to food inequity?

2. How do you work to motivate a team?

3. How do you create connections and build trust with strangers?