Washington, DC – Arcadia’s Mobile Marketing hiring Market Manager

Washington, DC
Market Manager 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!

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?


Massachusetts – City of Somerville hiring Market Manager

Somerville, Massachusetts

The City of Somerville seeks a Market Manager for the Somerville Mobile Farmers’ Market. It is a program led by Shape Up Somerville (SUS), which supports SUS’s mission to improve equitable access to healthy and affordable food.  SUS is an initiative within the City of Somerville’s Health and Human Services Department.  We are looking to fill this position from late May through mid-November.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Weekly and season-end accounting
    • Reconcile sales weekly and keep orderly files on City drive downloaded from POS system
    • Create and present preliminary season-end totals and trends
    • Set produce prices as needed
  • Weekly ordering and aggregation logistics
    • Order produce weekly based on sales trends and budget
    • Manage aggregation logistics such as produce pickup and drop-off sites and times as well as orderly storage for easy loading on market days
  • Drive the market van
    • Meet farmers for produce pick-up at various sites throughout Somerville
    • Drive the van on market days
  • Help manage market operations and communication
    • Report weekly on market;  news, needs, sales trends and customer feedback
    • Cover cashier role during shifts when necessary
  • High-level volunteer management
    • Find and coordinate volunteers, delegate at-market management of volunteers to others when necessary

Employment details: 

Dates of Hire: late May – mid-November

Market Season: July 14th – October 21st

Market Schedule: – Friday 9-5:30p and Saturday 9-4:30p.  Must be available to work most weekends during the market season as well as 1-2 half days during the week.

Pay: $20/hour, 16-18 hrs pre & post market season with flexible hours.  30 hours during market season.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

  • Valid driver’s license, good driving record and experience driving vans
  • Management, administration or business background

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

Knowledge: Retail or customer service knowledge. Awareness of and sensitivity to cultural and linguistic diversity.  Produce knowledge (farming, health background).

Abilities: Flexible character and enjoys working with people. Ability to lift upwards of 50 lbs.

Skill: Bilingual or Multilingual skills preferred.

Application Procedure

Please send a brief cover letter and resume by Tuesday, April 18th 2017 to Lisa Robinson at lrobinson@somervillema.gov

 City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market hiring Manager and Assistant Manager

Roswell, Georgia

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market (RFAM) is seeking an individual to manage our farmers market on Saturdays starting April 16-October 31, 2016.  We are a nonprofit organization and our mission is to be an advocate in building community around a local and sustainable food economy and to promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles.  Please visit our website at http://roswellfam.com.

Main duties:  Will be responsible for market set up and tear down, keeping records, vendor fee collection, maintaining our information booth, monitoring of market rules and regulations, and maintaining a positive relationship with vendors, customers, market guests, and city officials.
Skills:  Must have strong communication and organizational skills, have an interest in local/sustainable food, and have good leadership qualities.
Prior farmers market management experience is a plus.
The Market Manager will report to the RFAM Board of Directors.
This position is seasonal/PT and will be paid hourly.

Roswell Farmers and Artisans Market (RFAM) is seeking a PT Assistant Manager for our farmers market located in Roswell, GA.  The market is set to run Saturdays April 16-October 31, 2016.

We are a nonprofit organization and our mission is to be an advocate in building community around a local and sustainable food economy and to promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles.  Please visit our website at http://roswellfam.com.
Main duties:  Will assist the Market Manager in market set up and tear down, assist market demo guests, and help with our information booth.
Skills:  Must have good communication and organizational skills, have an interest in local/sustainable food, and be a team player.
The Assistant Manager will report to the Market Manager.
This position is seasonal/PT and will be paid hourly.
Please send cover letter, resume, and references in PDF form to roswell.fam@gmail.com.

Allen Farmers Market & Breadbasket hiring Manager

Lansing, Michigan

Allen Farmers Market & Breadbasket Manager

Allen Neighborhood Center (ANC) is a dynamic, non-profit community development organization serving the northeast quadrant of Lansing, MI, called the ‘Eastside.’  The Center takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to community development, working simultaneously on food security and food access, health education, housing improvement, commercial corridor revitalization, and social capital building.  A place-based organization with deep roots in the neighborhood, we work collaboratively with a broad array of regional partners and organizations that share our comprehensive agenda.

We are seeking a full-time Allen Farmers Market & Breadbasket Manager who will provide oversight of all operations of our year-round, weekly, Allen Farmers Market and Breadbasket food pantry.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Regular and robust marketing and promotion; representing the Farmers Market to the community.
  • Farmer/vendor selection and support, including assisting vendors with merchandising, marketing and business skills.
  • Maintaining detailed financial, attendance, and product records, and keeping current all permits, licensing, and contractual agreements.
  • Overseeing the Market Bank, to provide currency to debit/credit/SNAP/Double Up Food Bucks users.
  • Developing & maintaining positive customer and vendor relations; conducting surveys to measure patron and vendor satisfaction.
  • Oversee event logistics, maintaining supplies and equipment (tents, flags, tables, chairs, etc.).
  • Serving as the quality control person for produce and other food products.
  • Develop, coordinate & promote a schedule of culinary workshops (ex. cooking classes, food preservation, etc.) taught by educators from partnering organizations.
  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers, interns, and AmeriCorps members involved in the Farmers Market & Breadbasket programs.
  • Evaluate and write reports showcasing program effectiveness.

 Minimum Qualifications:

  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail as they manage multiple tasks/projects.
  • Experience in managing and creating relationships with multiple partners, patrons, and neighbors, as well as rotating AmeriCorps, interns, and volunteers.
  • Entrepreneurial energy, high level of initiative, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, and teamwork.
  • Excellent verbal, written, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Ability to develop, implement, nurture and evaluate programs.
  • Proficiency in web management, Microsoft Office Suite, graphic design programs, etc.
  • Experience in special events coordination and planning
  • Flexible availability required (some nights and weekends)
  • Passion for strengthening the local food system and for the ANCmission
  • Commitment to Lansing’s Eastside, its residents, stakeholders as well as strategic partners throughout the mid-Michigan region
  • Strong candidates will have education or training related to the position; and passion for food and community.

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Jamaica Plain hiring Farmers Market Manager

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, Inc.
Loring-Greenough House
12 South Street
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts 02130

The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club, the non-profit organization that stewards the historic LoringGreenough

House in Jamaica Plain, is seeking a farmers market manager for the 2015 season. The farmers market is the anchor of the JPTC’s “Thursdays on the Lawn” event, which attracts people of all ages every Thursday evening from June through September. The market manager serves as an ambassador to the event, organizing and facilitating vendor participation, and making sure visitors are safe and engaged during the evening. This is a fun and rewarding position for someone with experience working at or running farmers markets and who holds a passion for food and community.

The position begins in February, as the market manager starts to contact a diverse group of vendors and secure participation. A large part of the role during the winter and early spring is making sure that all applications, legal agreements and permits are in order. Another key part of the role that we are looking to expand is the program planning element. Last year we worked with JP Centre/South Main Streets to offer music, programs for children, and movie nights throughout the summer. The Market Manager will take a key role on this in 2015, working with the JPTC Programming Committee to coordinate events. The Manager will also coordinate with local non-profits on a rotating basis who wish to table at the market.

Please see the formal job description below – we look forward to hearing from you!

To apply, please send a short cover letter and a current resume to Frances Harrell at fharrell@loring-greenough.org.

The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club (JPTC) Board of Directors will hire a Farmer’s Market Manager for the 2015 market season. The market will run June through September, but the manager will have responsibilities beginning upon hire.

The Market Manager will perform the following job responsibilities:

Day of Market responsibilities:

  • Coordinate set up and break down on market days (lifting up to 25 lbs. may be required)
  • Stay onsite during market hours
  • Set up and personally staff an information table at market
  • Help represent the JPTC and the mission of the club to vendors and customers on-site
  • Act as lead point of contact for any vendor and customer questions
  • Monitor the grounds and tennis courts to ensure compliance with all JPTC policies
  • Ensure vendor compliance with market policies

Vendor Management responsibilities:

  • Locate and cultivate new vendors in order to expand the market while keeping the vendor list diverse, in consultation with the JPTC market liaison.
  • Finalize vendor agreements at the beginning of the season
  • Confirm weekly participation by all vendors
  • Ensure all vendor fees have been paid each month
  • Identify and cultivate JP community organizations for limited presence at market – e.g., JP Friends of the Library, Eliot Hall, etc.
  • Implement SNAP at the market which will be new for the 2015 season

Marketing and administrative responsibilities:

  • Strategically grow both the vendor and customer base of the market to increase the revenue stream to the JPTC
  • Work with the JPTC Communications Committee to promote the mission of the JPTC as well as the farmer’s market through printed signage, social media, and any other appropriate formats
  • Coordinate with JPTC Marketing Assistant on farmer’s market outreach and promotion
  • Track and report income and expenses over the season


The Market Manager is a paid, independent contractor. They will be expected to work up to 10 hours per week as necessary, including required attendance at the market on Thursday. Other work hours and work location are flexible. This position reports directly to the Board of the JPTC, by way of a single direct supervisor as the market liaison.


The Market Manager will be paid $15/hour

Damascus Fresh and Local Market hiring Market Manager

Damascus, Oregon



The Damascus Fresh and Local Market is a non-profit community farmer’s market supported by the Committee for the Future of Damascus, an independent, 501-3 non-profit organization, seeking to serve the community through education, activities, and community-building.  The market is in its third year of operation and provides a venue for local farmers, artists, educators, and entertainers.  It is staffed entirely by volunteers.  We also provide SNAP to our customers.

We are seeking a Market Manager for the summer of 2014.  The market opens in May and runs through September every Thursday from 3pm to 7pm.   It is located in the City of Damascus. Compensation will be approximately $1500 for the season. There will be potential to increase this amount based upon vendor recruitment. Details to be negotiated during the hiring process. The Market Manager will be overseen by the market committee.

Duties would include:

  • Coordinate with the Damascus Fresh and Local Market committee to help plan and coordinate various aspects of the market such as publicity, signage, entertainment, market organization, and site development.
  • Recruit vendors and process applications.
  • Design the market layout and assign booth spaces.
  • Oversee all aspects of the market day, in accordance with the rules and guidelines of the Vendor Guide.  This may include managing setup, volunteers, entertainment, parking and the information booth as well as enforcing rules and collecting fees.
  • Complete and deliver to the Treasurer an accounting of all funds collected/spent for each Market.  This will be done weekly.


  • Must be able to provide own transportation.
  • Must be in good health and able to participate in market activities each week.
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must have a strong interest in community building

To apply: Please submit a Letter of Interest and current resume.

By email:          damascusfreshandlocalmarket@gmail.com
By mail:            Damascus Fresh & Local Market
c/o Leslie Shalduha
PO Box 1084
Boring, Oregon  97009
Phone:              503.929.9482

POSITION FILLED: Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market hiring Site Manager


Hillsdale, New York

SITE MANAGER: Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market at Roe Jan Park seeks individual for 2014 season (5/31-10/25) to set up, staff the market during operating hours, and break down; staff Manager’s table; oversee Community table; oversee guests and volunteers; point of contact for all customer, vendor and safety issues; manage vendor parking and space assignments; be “the face of the market”. Reliable transportation, cell phone required. For details and compensation info, email copakehillsdalefarmersmarket@gmail.com

The Copake Hillsdale Farmers Market is seeking new local vendors of fresh fruit, ready-to-eat food, prepared food, “fine” baked goods, goat cheese, fresh mozzarella, poultry, lamb, fish (fresh or smoked), eggs, yogurt, milk, and micro brewed beer.