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TaSH Assistant Market Manager
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.
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
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
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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