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Four Sisters Farmers' Market Manager

Native American Community Development Institute



 

Organization Summary:

The Four Sisters Farmers’ Market (FSFM) manager is hired by the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI) and responsible for the operations of the FSFM. The Market Manager will be responsible in reporting to NACDI’s Community Organizer. The 2018 FSFM dates and times are Thursdays from 11am-2pm, beginning June 7th and continuing through September 20th. Non-market time hours are also required for marketing and administrative duties. Attendance at all general market meetings is required.

The Market Manager is the “go-to” person for vendors and customers during market hours and is the FSFM representative on site. The job requires personal confidence and the ability to communicate with a variety of people. The FSFM relies on the Market Manager to be the liaison between market patrons, vendors, partnering organizations, and NACDI staff. Additionally, the Market Manager helps promote the market and maintains accurate weekly records of market activities (listed below). The Market Manager understands both vendors’ and customers’ needs and implements strategies to meet those needs with the support from NACDI staff. The Market Manager is required to be on-site at the market and be available to vendors and consumers for the duration of the vendors’ market day.


 
Location: Twin Cities Metro Activity Area: Community Building, Volunteerism, Philanthropy
Category: Administration and Management Closing Date: open until filled
Job Type: Part Time Salary: $5,000 stipend to be paid in 3 increments
Hours: 10 - 15 hours a week 
 

Primary Duties:

 

  • Primary Responsibilities:

  • Arrive at the Pow Wow Grounds/NACDI lot prior to market opening for set-up and stays until everything is put away.
  • In collaboration with NACDI, is responsible for writing a weekly newsletter as well as providing vendors with advance information about events.
  • Keep an up-to-date market vendor map and accurate weekly records of the market. These weekly records will be shared with NACDI staff and shall include: Vendor attendance, Guest/part time vendor attendance, SNAP/EBT totals, Music/Entertainment.
  • Responsible for safely directing “loading in” and “loading out” operations, ensures safety and cleanliness of the site before, during and at the conclusion of each market, including making sure vehicles are properly parked and tents are secured. Establish a consistent space to set-up and operate the market manager’s tent.
  • Operation of the Market Manager’s tent includes: Displaying and distributing educational materials, Answering customer questions, Collecting customer contact information, Managing EBT/MarketBucks and other coupons/scrip logs and cash box if applicable.
  • The Market Manager possess the ability to contact all vendors via phone or internet in the event that special circumstances arise, as well as the ability to receive messages from vendors as to their attendance. It is the vendor’s responsibility to notify the market no later than 12:00 noon on the MONDAY BEFORE market if they will not be attending, and the Market Manager’s responsibility to fill the spot with a guest/part time vendor from a list determined by NACDI.
  • Support the success of NACDI’s special events taking place at the market, in terms of advance promotion as well as on the market day.
  • See to the proper running of the SNAP/EBT system on market days and its timely administration and accounting during the week.
  • Manage any volunteers/interns who may be involved with the market.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 


Experience:

 

  • The Market Manager has a strong knowledge and understanding of local agriculture, food, community, and the marketing skills to promote the FSFM.
  • The Market Manager is reliable, friendly, self-motivated, organized, and efficient.
  • The Market Manager is literate in social media tools such as email list servers, facebook, and websites.
  • The Market Manager must be available for phone and email contact with vendors throughout the duration of their employment.
  • The Market Manager must be able to work outdoors in all weather, and safely lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • The position requires the ability to work independently as well as interdependently with vendors and other related connections.

 

How To Apply:

 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with 3 references to Elizabeth Day at eday@nacdi.org.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!


 

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