Market Manager Job Description

Job Title: Takoma Park Farmers Market Market Manager

Required work time: Sundays, year-round, 8:00am-3:00pm

Primary Responsibilities:

Market Operational Oversight:

  • Manage the on-site, Sunday operational activities of the Takoma Park Farmers Market, including but not limited to:  Transporting, setting up and breaking down of equipment and supplies required weekly at the market including tent, tables, traffic barriers and signs. A cart will be provided to move from nearby storage.

  • Set up market ATM and oversee ATM attendant.

  • Oversee ATM booth and gate functions as necessary and fill-in as required.

  • Run ATM EBT reports and count vendor tokens enter into spreadsheet at the conclusion of each market.

  • Distribute monthly checks to Vendors.

  • Support Vendors as required.

  • Ensure Vendors leave property clean at the end of the market

  • Work with Market Administrator to seamlessly integrate market-based Programs

(Food Access Programs – SNAP/WIC/FMNP/MMM, Chef at Market and Events) into market.

  • Enforce TPFM Rules & Regulations fairly and consistently with customers

  • Ensure the safety of everyone at the market by enforcing all safety rules, keeping an eye out for hazards, and taking action as necessary.

  • Take photos of vendor products during market and post on social media during market hours or send to Market Administrator.

  • Keep Vendor attendance.

  • On-site point of contact for Pop Up Vendors. Assist with helping them find location.

  • Execute promotions and events. Typically 1 per quarter. Includes setting up and breaking down additional tents, tables and signage; greeting presenters/partners, overseeing volunteers, capturing photos and assisting where necessary.

  • Liaison with on-site gleaning contacts.

  • Oversee or perform market customer attendance counts (minimum 1 x per quarter)

  • Offer extraordinary customer service experience for the public and farmers.

  • Become adept at communicating TPFM’s purpose and mission to the public.

  • Create a vibrant community at market by becoming familiar with the neighborhood and population, working with community partners, and creating a welcoming environment for all.

Experience and qualifications:

  • An ability to work every Sunday, year- round, outdoors, including during inclement

  • weather.

  • An ability to lift 50+ pounds.

  • An ability to think on your feet and a demonstrated track record of being proactive and anticipating needs.

  • Strong communication, problem solving, and organizational skills.

  • Customer service and retail experience is preferred.

  • Food and agriculture experience or education preferred. Farmers market or on-farm experience is ideal.

  • Microsoft Office proficiency. Comfortable with numbers and basic excel functions.

Compensation:

This position is part time, and hourly; pay rate $18-$20/hour. Approximately 7 hours per week.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to tpfarmersmarket@gmail.com