[sust-mar] Farmers market manager, contract, Liverpool, Nova Scotia

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Position: Market Manager
Term: contract position starting March 1, minimum 250 hours/season
Organization: Privateer Farmers' Market
Location: Liverpool, Nova Scotia (South Shore)

Role of the Privateer Farmers’ Market Manager:

Responsible to the Board of Directors, the market manager plays an integral role in the operation of the farmers’ market. The position is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the market, working with market vendors and other stakeholders, both internal and external to the market.

Overall Responsibilities:

The Market Manager is present at each market and is expected to provide a high level of customer service to vendors, shoppers, and volunteers, in a professional manner.

Furthermore, the manager is responsible for the following:

Market day
• Creating a market layout for each market
• Handling opening and closing on market days
• Staying onsite during market hours
• Ensuring a clean and safe market environment with the help of volunteers as needed
• Ensuring the market has all needed equipment and supplies
• Organizing crowd counts with the help of volunteers
• Arranging an information table at market
• Coordinating musicians for live music at market
• Coordinating community space at market

• Facilitating new vendor approval process
• Ensuring all vendors, both new and returning, fill out a vendor application
• Recruiting vendors as needed
• Establishing and maintaining lines of communication with market vendors
• Responding to vendor needs
• Communicating to vendors about training and networking opportunities
• Troubleshooting and mediating with vendors as needed
• Interpreting the market rules for vendors and others in a consistent and fair manner with support of board members
• Maintaining up-to-date contact list including cooperative membership

Interaction with the board
• Communicating with board to gain approval for new vendors
• Attending regular meetings (at least four times a year) with Board and volunteers
• Working with the Board to ensure market rules are reviewed and updated annually and communicated to vendors

Regulatory Compliance
• Working with vendors to make sure they are meetings food safety guidelines
• Ensuring Schedule A list is kept updated as needed
• Ensuring public market license is renewed annually with province and municipality
• Ensuring any vendors selling alcohol have a liquor license
• Renewing liability insurance annually

Financial Management and Record Keeping
• Collecting stall fees from vendors and provide payment receipts
• Preparing accurate cash reconciliation at end of market day for weekly deposit
• Updating bookkeeping weekly
• Communicating with Privateer Farmers’ Market Treasurer and report any unusual financial activity on a weekly basis
• Spending money as per approved budget

Marketing & Promotion
• Preparing weekly e-newsletter updating subscribers regarding market product and events
• Maintaining the market’s social media accounts and email account, promoting market on a weekly basis

• Be on site in Centennial Park for the duration of the market 9am-1pm on Saturdays throughout the market season (from end of May until Thanksgiving)
• Interest in local food, artisan and market community
• Reliable, friendly, self-motivated, organized, good self and time management
• Physical capabilities to set up and move signs as needed
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn about the various rules and regulations affecting farmers’ markets and sale of food
• Have access to a computer and the internet
• Be available for email communication throughout the week
• Familiar with or willing to learn Gmail, Google Drive, Facebook, Instagram, Mail Chimp
• Ability to maintain clear records including financial records
• Strong leadership and communication skills

Contract position which starts March 1, 2019. $15/hour. Minimum 250 hours/season *Please note that there is opportunity to increase compensation based on the growth of the Market.*

How to Apply: 

Send your resume, cover letter and two references to privateermarket.ns at gmail.com . Deadline to apply is February 8 but interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis.


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