[sust-mar] Farmers Market Manager, Sackville Farmers Market, Sackville, New Brunswick

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Market Manager Job Description 2017

Position: Farmers Market Manager
Organization: Sackville Farmers Market
Location: Sackville, New Brunswick

Position overview: Oversees the Sackville Farmers' Market Saturday operations as the 'go-to' person for both vendors and customers. Duties during non-market hours are also required for tasks including but not limited to administrative duties and outreach.

• Report to the Sackville Farmers' Market Board of Directors
• Oversee market operations, including set-up, break-down, and liaison with Town and business partners. Present to Town Council on the market’s operations as needed.
• Act as liaison with Public Health department and relay relevant information to vendors
• Develop promotions, marketing, and programming for the Sackville Farmers Market
• Collect, record, and deposit vendor fees. Report to the market’s Treasurer and bookkeeper.
• Be visible and accessible to vendors and customers during Farmers' Market hours
• Interpret and enforce market Rules and Regulations in a consistent and fair manner, address complaints and/or disputes as necessary
• Act as emergency contact person and manage situation in event of emergency
• Coordinate communications including newsletter, Sackville Farmers' Market website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. Respond to phone, email, and Facebook inquiries in a timely manner
• Organize and keep accurate vendor profile information
• Recruit and orient new vendors
• Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers.
• Draft applications for funding or licensing and ensure any contracts of the Sackville Farmers Market are renewed and kept current
• Seek out best practices of other markets, consider cost-effectiveness and methods to continually grow the potential of the Market and bring forward information in this regard to the Board.
• Establish and manage a schedule and log hours worked

• Essential to be on-site Saturdays 7am-2pm throughout the year
• Interest in and knowledge of local food, artisan, and market community
• Reliable, friendly, self-motivated, organized
• Good communication and interpersonal skills, conflict resolution experience an asset
• Strong leadership skills
• Able to work with a volunteer board and non-profit organization
• Competence with computer programs such as Excel, email and social media
• Available for phone and email contact throughout the week (phone and computer will be provided)
• Physical capabilities to set up and move tables, work outside in the wintertime, walk between indoor and outdoor market location repeatedly.
• Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset
• Posession of a provincially or nationally recognized safe food handling certificate is an asset


20 hours per week at $15/hour with potential for increased hours. Potential wage and bonus incentives for growth of market in line with the market’s mission and strategic plan.

To Apply: 

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to the Hiring Committee by email to: 
sackvillemarket at G MAIL dotcom
Deadline for applications is Saturday, February 25 at Noon.


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