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2017 TaSH Hands staffing the TaSH information tent

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TaSH Assistant Market Manager

Hourly

Seasonal: May 25 - November 23, 2019



Farmers Market Assistant Manager



Farmers markets serve important roles in their communities, including providing access to locally grown, healthy foods; educating the community on the benefits of safely grown foods and healthy diets; providing a space for neighbors to meet and exchange ideas and news; providing a source of family-friendly entertainment; and stimulating local and regional economies. Rivertowns Village Green Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation formed in recognition of these important roles and with the understanding that a farmers market best serves its community when it is operated by community members, in the best interests of the community, and with input from the community’s various stakeholders.


Job Description: Assistant Market Manager


The Assistant Market Manager is an hourly position with responsibility for assisting in the coordination of on-site activities,  vendor management and operation of the farmers market. This will include an on-site presence at the market during market hours and pick up/drop off of any critical materials before and after the market.  The assistant manager will report to the Market Manager and the RVG board, including individual committee chairs. The RVG board sets market policy. In addition, the assistant manager will represent the market to vendors, consumers and the community.



DUTIES:

The assistant manager is responsible for being on site at the market from 7-3pm on market days, Saturdays from May 25 through Nov. 23 and during special events.


Duties include assisting the market manager in:

  • Collecting stall fees from vendors and accurately documenting receipts.

  • Properly placing vendors in stall

  • Setup and breakdown of the market

  • Ensuring all market rules and regulations, as well as local, county, state and federal laws are adhered to

  • Ensuring vendor signage and labeling is complete and accurate according to market rules and local, state and federal regulations

  • Directing special events, including set-up, on-site management of any and all entertainment and educational activities.  

  • Supervising market volunteers and youth staff

  • Answering questions for vendors and consumers

  • Resolving any disputes that arise

  • Maintaining market grounds in safe, clean and orderly manner

  • Coordinating with Villages as needed (e.g. parks dept., DPW, public safety)

  • Administrative tasks assigned by market manager

  • Ensuring market site is left clean at end of market day

  • Conducting hourly customer count

  • Operating market manager’s booth

    • Supervising operation of SNAP EBT program

    • Selling TaSH merchandise

    • Assisting with educational outreach/events

    • Information distribution



Qualifications

  • A commitment to furthering agricultural, nutritional and food access issues

  • Ability to think creatively

  • People person with skills in diplomacy

  • Dispute resolution skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Excellent  communications skills

  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills

  • Experience managing small staff

  • Marketing skills helpful

  • Some financial knowledge helpful

  • Self-motivated

  • Passionate about the community and local agriculture

  • Restaurant or retail management experience a plus

  • Experience with  Excel, Word, Google Suite programs, Web site management, Facebook, Instagram, newsletter and survey programs


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