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?

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Wisconsin – DeForest Area Farmers’ Market hiring Market Manager

DeForest, Wisconsin

DeForest Area Farmers’ Market Manager

Reports To: Employment Category:
Parks and Natural Resources Supervisor Part Time

 

General Description:

This is a part-time position that will oversee the DeForest Area Farmers Market. This position is expected to work 400 hours per year. The position averages 11 hours/week for the 19 week market season plus limited additional hours during the off-season. Pay rate is $13.00/hour.

The Farmers Market is held every Tuesday from June 5 – October 16, 2018 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. The Market Manager is expected to attend every market.  Market coordination hours may be performed at home.  Prompt responses to phone calls and emails are required; a Village issued cell phone and email address will be provided.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Market Logistics & Vendor Coordination

  • Arrive at market grounds by 2:00 pm and stay through the entire market.
  • Set-up and take-down market information tent and signage. Maintain the market tent in a neat and professional manner.
  • Collect vendor fees and provide receipts.
  • Enforce rules including no solicitation and vendor product mix.
  • Plan monthly special events with variety of activities and within budget.
  • Maintain music calendar, pay musicians, keep in contact with musicians as needed.
  • Maintain schedule of weekly vendors – ensure a full and diverse market with limited empty spaces.
  • Maintain contact lists of vendors, non-profits and musicians.
  • Follow-up with vendor no-shows and enforce rules for missed, unexcused absences.
  • Decide whether to assign unused spots to vendors looking for a single day spot.
  • Resolve any issues that arise with individual vendors.
  • Update vendor attendance spreadsheet and maintain market map.
  • Send recruitment letter and vendor policies to existing and potential vendors.

Other Market Management

  • Be a welcoming face for the market for vendors and customers.
  • Work with committee and the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department on developing budget and fundraising strategies.
  • Provide suggestions and feedback on ways to improve the market; proceeding as approved to enact changes.
  • As the main contact for all market emails and phone calls ensure all requests are answered promptly or referred to the appropriate person.
  • Conduct SNAP EBT sales at the market tent. Collect used SNAP EBT vouchers from vendors at the end of each market and prepare report for their reimbursement.

Publicity

  • Maintain Facebook or other social media.
  • Assist in sponsor and volunteer recruitment and recognition.
  • Work with Village Public Relations on story ideas for market opening, special events, plus other articles.
  • Develop and implement strategies for reaching local civic and community organizations to encourage promotion of the market, special events and the value of local foods. Attend selected meetings to promote the market and sponsor opportunities.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Well organized.
  • Ability to handle conflict in a professional manner and enforce market rules.
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to work schedule as assigned without immediate supervision.
  • Ability to interact with the public in a positive and courteous manner.
  • Must be self-motivated and responsible.
  • Ability to set-up market on your own, including pop-up tents and signs.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.

Working Conditions:

The Market is held outside under a variety of weather conditions.

FLSA: Non Exempt

This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, working conditions, and skills needed. It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities, and/or essential functions. This description is not intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The Village retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add or delete, from any section of this document as it deems, in its judgment, to be proper.

Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check, job related tests may be required.

The Village of DeForest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

For more details and information on how to apply, visit our website. 

Washington DC – Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture hiring Mobile Market Driver/Operator

Washington, D.C.

JOIN ARCADIA’S MOBILE MARKET TEAM!

We are looking for an experienced driver to drive & operate our markets for the 2017 season!

Help bring local, affordable, fresh food to food insecure neighborhoods across DC!

Organizational Overview

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture is a non-profit organization serving the Washington, DC-area. We raise awareness about healthy food and its sources, and establish innovative connections between sustainable local farms and consumers.

Arcadia is committed to increasing access to healthy, local, affordable food. We do this by applying the Food Truck model to Food Access.

Arcadia’s Mobile Markets are a retrofitted school bus and box truck that double as farmers’ markets on wheels. We take our markets to communities that don’t have grocery stores or affordable, readily available farm-fresh food.

By growing much of the produce ourselves at Arcadia Farm, we can offer affordable prices. By accepting SNAP/EBT (formerly known as “Food Stamps”), WIC and Senior FMNP vouchers – and by doubling the value of these benefits through a “Bonus Bucks” program – we are increasing food assistance redemption for healthier, unprocessed foods. And by making Mobile Market stops in the communities where SNAP/EBT, WIC and Senior FMNP beneficiaries live and work, we are able to effectively reach DC and Virginia residents who are in need of affordable food.

Arcadia is a small but growing organization, and the right candidate will have the opportunity to grow with us and become an integral part of our Mobile Market program. You will be the right candidate if you are able to combine a passion for building a strong, local and sustainable food system with the practical skills and experience listed below.

Job Description

Arcadia is hiring a seasonal, full-time Mobile Market Driver/Operator.  The job will entail driving one of the Mobile Market vehicles to and from market stops throughout the DC-metro area, and working with other Arcadia staff to operate the market stops. The Mobile Market Headquarters is located at 1800 Perry Street NE, 20018, approximately 1 mile east of the Brookland Metro Station. Duties include:

  • Setting-up and breaking down the market (i.e. tables, tents, shelves, etc.)
  • Conducting transactions, handling payments, and recordkeeping
  • Restocking products and maintaining the market’s appearance
  • Building rapport and mutual respect with our customers
  • Assisting in cooking demonstrations and outreach
  • Coordinating operations and outreach with partner organizations
  • Managing staff and volunteers within the market
  • Work closely with Mobile Market Director and Mobile Market Manager

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and a passion for local and sustainable food, food access, and public health
  • Excellent geographic knowledge of and experience driving in Washington, DC preferred
  • Experience driving a large commercial vehicle preferred
  • A clean driving record
  • A Servsafe or Prometric Food Safety Manager Certificate preferred
  • DOT Medical Exam certificate preferred
  • Ability to cheerfully work long days, potentially beginning early or ending late
  • Ability to lift 50lbs
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Customer oriented with experience in a retail setting
  • Experience working in the food industry (farming, restaurant, grocery, etc.) preferred, but not required
  • Community and team oriented
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professional in demeanor, highly organized, and accountable
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment with competing demands
  • Spanish fluency a plus but not required.

Hours

The Mobile Market Driver/Operator position will run from early May through the end of October 2017 (approximately 34 weeks)

The Driver/Operator will work up to 40 hours a week.

Mobile Market stops are Tuesday through Saturday. Once hired, the Driver/Operator will coordinate with the Mobile Market Director to establish a regular work schedule that optimizes everybody’s availability and the market’s staffing needs.

Compensation

The Mobile Market Driver/Operator will be paid $18/hour.

To Apply

Please e-mail your resume, cover letter, status of DOT Medical Card and Food Safety Manager Certification or any questions to Jeremy Mauck, Mobile Market Director, at Jeremy@Arcadiafood.org.  

Applications reviewed on rolling basis until position is filled. Position starts in early May.

Arcadia is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or religion or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law.

New York – Down to Earth Markets hiring Farmers Market Site Manager

Manhattan + Queens, New York

Specifically: Morningside Park, DUMBO, Chelsea, Cunningham Park, Hudson Yards, Queens Botanical Gardens

Job Title: Farmers Market Site Manager / Market Host

Reports to: Territory Manager

Qualities, knowledge & skills: Ability to work with many different types of people. Good listener, communicator and motivator. Demonstrates good judgment. Informed about the local food movement, farm issues, and food issues.

Able to:

  • Communicate effectively with people from a wide variety of backgrounds; gather information from conversations or surveys; answer questions and provide information.
  • Support problem resolution and positive outcomes in all interactions that occur; vendor–to-vendor, vendor-to-shopper, or shopper-to-shopper.
  • Identify, analyze, mediate and resolve problems and disputes independently with a calm and professional manner.
  • Maintain accurate records and write concise and informative reports

Goals: Oversee and supervise daily operations of a farmers market to assure a smooth and safe running market according to Down to Earth Market policies and rules. Serve as the market host, welcoming and engaging shoppers. Promote good relations between the company and the vendors as well as within each specific market community. Be a liaison between shoppers and Down to Earth Market, helping to assure that the market meets the needs of the shoppers.

Duties: Represent & communicate Down to Earth Market’s mission and role in creating, managing and promoting farmers markets and local food systems. By agreement, some managers may work beyond the market day to assist promoting one or more markets.

Market host / Market promotion: Promote good relationships between shoppers, vendors, community groups and businesses and market management. Establish a positive, cooperative atmosphere at the market. Be the greeter and public face of Down to Earth Market. Working with the Marketing & Territory Manager staff, identify and pursue opportunities for promotion within the market’s community.

  • Meet and greet shoppers and engage shoppers with informative discussion that encourages them to gain the full benefit from shopping at the market.
  • Seek and record feedback from shoppers and vendors about the market operation, product quality and availability issues, and availability and other issues that may have either a positive or adverse effect on the success of the market.
  • Communicate with shoppers and vendors about steps being taken to enhance the market and meet their needs.
  • Oversee and implement promotional programs and social media activities as specified directly by office personnel. This may include cooking demos, tastings or other special events. Assist with executing special events.
  • Promote new sign-ups for the e-mail marketing list. Encourage shoppers to sign-up to receive notices about vendor specials, what’s new, market announcements and special events.
  • Identify opportunities with community members & businesses, e.g. local green committee, within market areas for cross promotion. Introduce yourself and get their contact information and provide them with Territory Manager contact  information for follow-up regarding cross-promotion.
  • Identify opportunities for special events at the market with community partners (such as cooking demo with a local chef or health screening with a local health organization). Coordinate with office personnel to plan and implement special events in advance of event date.
  • Post within 24 hours prior to each managed market on Facebook. Tweet and post on Instagram at least once during market hours in accordance with Down to Earth Market policies and guidelines. Identify community calendars and coordinate with Marketing Department to get regular listings posted.

Market management: Direct and coordinate the set-up, safe, smooth running and break-down of the market site while maintaining a pleasant and conversational demeanor.

  • Set out all portable signs and barricades and set up the site manager’s tent and all specified materials.
  • Coordinate with local authorities to remove improperly parked cars as applicable.
  • Make sure that the market is set-up in a safe, organized and timely manner, that trucks do not block traffic and are moved off the market site as needed by the start time. Direct vendors to designated parking areas.
  • Ensure that vendors comply with all market policies, enforce DTE rules and complete and distribute violations forms as needed.
  • Ensure that the vendors keep their areas clean and free of debris during the market day and leave their areas broom clean and take their refuse with them.
  • Oversee the safe and orderly break-down of the market, assuring that traffic is not blocked all moving vehicles are driving safely.
  • Respond to problems or disputes within the market by listening to all sides and analyzing the situation. Using good judgment, take the steps necessary for peaceful resolution. If the situation needs further clarification, contact on-call personnel or defer resolution until discussing the matter with office personnel.
  • Provide weekly written reports to office using on-line form about market operations, problems, resolutions, requests made, etc. within forty-eight (48) hours of the market end.
  • Conduct accurate shopper counts each market day at designated hourly time periods.
  • Be familiar with guidelines for safe handling and selling of food (contained within your binder). Monitor vendor selling practices and inform vendor staff and office personnel when practices appear questionable or out of compliance (e.g. cooler temperature, improper labeling or signage, improper sampling practice). Conduct periodic temperature checks and submit completed logs to the office. Oversee corrective actions per instructions.
  • Familiarize yourself with the crops and products for sale by each farmer and producer. A listing of items per vendor can be found on the DTE website. View the items for sale each week to make sure they are products that are in season and are part of the vendor’s product offering. Inform office of any new products that are not listed and ask vendors to remove them from sale until approved through the office.
  • Manage the recipe program – make sure you have season appropriate recipes on display. Contact your territory manager if you need new or more recipes.
  • Manage the EBT terminal (if applicable to your market) available for shoppers using the food stamps at the market. Track all the sales, hand out tokens to the shoppers and collect the tokens from the vendors at the end of the day. Distribute the Health Buck coupons to the food stamp shoppers and keep a log. Track all the sales and send all the paperwork to the office at the end of the market day.

Physical / logistical requirements:

  • Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Set up market tent and secure with 4, 25 pound weights.
  • Walking, standing for several hours at a time.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions, e.g. heat, cold, rain, sun, wind.
  • Transport and store (in a clean, dry place) site manager rig (tent, sand bags, table, signage, chair, recipe stand, bin, etc) as needed.
  • Pick up equipment and / or supplies from office as needed.

Communications:

  • Read weekly Site Manager Update, Shopper Email and Vendor Communications.
  • Attend Site Manager training at Down to Earth Market office as scheduled.
  • Receive last minute market updates relayed via e-mail or cell phone.
  • Respond in a timely manner to e-mail and voice communications from office.
  • Depending on market location, managers may require access to a car to move and store the market tent and gear.

Massachusetts – Fresh Truck hiring Market Managers

Boston, Massachusetts

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, dockworker, 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/un-loading, inventory management, restocking, to cleaning
  • Create an inviting customer shopping experience through consistent engaging customer service
  • Communicate with vendors, community partners, and co-workers
  • 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
  • You embrace working within diverse community settings and with a strong sense of social justice; being multilingual (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese) and/or a Boston native is huge a plus

Requirements

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

Benefits

  • Competitive salary and health benefits
  • $10/ shift in food; any additional purchases are 50% off
  • The opportunity to shape Fresh Truck’s growth
  • 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 resumes@thefreshtruck.org

Catawba Valley Farmers Market hiring Farmers Market Manager

Catawba, Virginia

Provide management and operational support for the Catawba Valley Farmers Market, which occurs weekly from May – October at the Catawba Community Center in Catawba, VA. The market manager will serve as the main contact for vendors of the farmers market, develop weekly promotions, offer customer and vendor support, and coordinate promotional events at the market.

The Catawba Valley Farmers Market is a service offered through VT EarthWorks, the Virginia Tech Catawba Sustainability Center’s agriculture business incubation program. The market manager will report to the director of the Catawba Sustainability Center. Continue reading