[sust-mar] Farmers market manager 2019, p/t, Sackville Farmers' Market, New Brunswick

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

Market Manager Job Description 
(posted December 2018)

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, Market growth and outreach.

• Report to the Sackville Farmers' Market Board of Directors
• Report to monthly Board meetings and annual general Farmers' Market meetings
• Setup and breakdown of Saturday Farmers' Market indoors/outdoors at the Sackville Commons in the winter, and at Bill Johnstone Memorial Park in the summer
• Collect vendor fees, keep accurate records, provide receipts where required and do weekly deposits
• 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
• Act as a liaison with Town Council and Downtown Businesses in order to operate market venues
• In conjunction with the Farmers' Market Board, develop and implement ongoing promotions, marketing, and programming
• Draft applications for funding or licensing and ensure any contracts of the Sackville Farmers Market are renewed and kept current
• Manage 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
• Handle inquiries from new vendors
• Communicate with vendors about special events or circumstances
• Act as liaison to Town Council and provide twice yearly presentations on the market’s operations
• Act as liaison with Public Health department and relay relevant information to vendors
• 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
• Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers.

• 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 self and time management
• Professional, good communication and interpersonal skills, conflict resolution experience is an asset
• Strong leadership skills
• Responsible for developing and enacting a vendor recruitment and retention plan
• Able to work with a governance 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
• Possession of a provincially or nationally recognized safe food handling certificate is an asset

Hours & Compensation:

20 hours per week at $15/hour
*Please note that there is opportunity to increase compensation based on the growth of the Market

To Apply: 

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to the Hiring Committee by email to sackvillemarket at gmail.com . The Hiring Committee will begin looking at applications on January 13th, 2019 but will continue to remain open to applications until a Market Manager is found.


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