The Manchester Farmers Market Committee is posting the availability of a contract position for the Market Manager for 2017. The contract includes the minimum requirement to be available for 5 hours on Thursdays from May 11, 2016 to October 28, 2016 to manage the operation of the market which will be held at Chi-Broil Park in Manchester. The hours are 2:30 – 7:30 pm (market is open 3:30 – 7 pm). In addition, up to an additional 5 hours per week starting April 15 through the close of the market October 28thh is available to organize events, marketing, and other activities as approved by the Farmers Market Committee.
Specific responsibilities on market day include: setting up the market (signs, tables, tents, etc.), assign vendors to space, collect vendor fees, welcome customers, ensure market area is a safe environment, perform customer counts, operate machine to run EBT cards (and other food assistant programs), conduct customer surveys, run events or coordinate with other people responsible for events, collect data on sales, prepare necessary market summaries.
Past experience managing a Farmers Market is an advantage. The MIFMA Farmers Market Manager certification is a plus.
- Must be available all Thursdays during the market season.
- Good organizational skills, good working knowledge of Excel, Word, Powerpoint and email (Google), excellent interpersonal skills and good working knowledge of how to use social media (post on Facebook, modify websites using Word Press, etc.) are all a must.
- Knowledge (and passion) about why buying local food is important to individuals, families and the local economies is also a must.
Send your resume and a one paragraph description of why you are the best person to be the Manchester Farmers Market Manager to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about this contract position, please email questions to the same email address.
Deadline for applications is April 2, 2017.
The Manchester Farmers Market is a committee under the Manchester Village Council, Manchester, MI 48158. The Committee posts this contract position each year.