This position is a year-round staff position that is a minimum of 25 hours a week, but could be full time if combined with other responsibilities depending on the desire and experience of the applicant.
Pay: Commensurate with experience ($20-$30/hr). If working full time, we offer Health Insurance, Optional Dental, 1 week paid vacation, 1 week Paid Time off. Possibility for longer unpaid leave during the Winter. Up to 5 days paid sick leave. Potential stipend for housing or commuting more than 30 miles if living off-site.
The Farmers’ Market Sales Manager works closely with farm owners, and a team of managers to oversee and ensure the smooth running and maximize the sales potential of our 5-6 weekly Farmers’ Markets. This includes everything from paperwork compliance and record keeping to staffing and overseeing market equipment and gear.
The Ideal Candidate is well versed in organic agricultural practices and has the capacity to communicate with enthusiasm about a variety of fruits and vegetables. Must be comfortable supervising small teams of diverse folks. This position is ideal for someone who is organized, can self manage, has a passion for food and farming, loves improving efficiency and systems, and can handle annoying customers with grace. Do you nerd out on sign-making & social media, but also enjoy the physicality of the hustle and bustle of working farmers’ markets? This job may be for you.
Qualifications: Candidates must have two or more years experience working in agriculture and/or sales. Must have applicable farmers’ market experience. Management experience also a must. Must be able to drive a box truck, work one to two 10 hour market days per week, and lift 40-50lbs repetitively. This job is very physically demanding, requiring lifting & pulling heavy crates of produce and equipment as well as standing for long periods of time. Must be able to handle a dynamic & fast paced work environment.
Applications accepted until the position is filled.
To apply please send a resume, including two references, and a cover letter that includes responses to the following questions to email@example.com
1. Thoroughly describe your previous applicable experience (name, type of farm, your responsibilities).
2. What is your experience in sales? Management? Farmers’ Markets specifically?
3. Why are you interested in this position?