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OPEN POSITIONS AT BOULDER COUNTY FARMERS MARKETS

Farmers Market Food Access Coordinator @ Boulder Farmers Market

(Part-time, seasonal)

Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) is hiring a part-time Food Access Coordinator to work at their Boulder Farmers Markets.  This position will pay $15 per hour with 20 to 30 hours of work during market season (April through November).

We are seeking an energetic and talented individual who is capable of working independently and as a team, able to multi-task and handle a wide variety of job responsibilities. Ideal candidate should have a passion for food access issues and local food, speak fluent Spanish and English, enjoy working in a team and independently, and thrive in a physical work environment in all weather conditions. Good customer service skills are a must.

Responsibilities

The Food Access Coordinator will be the primary contact at the famers market for SNAP and WIC recipients.  Job responsibilities include monitoring and overseeing SNAP redemption and matching dollars distribution, overseeing WIC voucher distribution, set-up and breakdown of market booth, data entry and managing Double Up Food Bucks and WIC surveys.  The Food Access Coordinator will do community outreach to promote Double Up Food Bucks and the WIC farmers market programs.  Community outreach will include tabling at community events and community partner organizations and seeking out innovative ways to advertise the Double Up Food Bucks and WIC programs.  The Food access coordinator will manage the Double Up Food Buck Ambassador Program.  This will include scheduling of volunteers to work at the market, training of volunteers, and distributing incentives to volunteers.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help with weekly logistics and market operations – i.e. set-up and breakdown of market
  • Direct customer service
  • Manage surveys with SNAP and WIC recipients
  • Engage with community for outreach initiatives and promotion
  • Oversee Double Up Food Buck Advocate Volunteer Program
  • Provide general support to the BCFM team, including training market staff about Double Up Food Bucks and the WIC farmers market program
  • Maintain EBT equipment

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
  • Knowledge of SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) and WIC (Women Infants and Children)
  • Available to work Saturday, Wednesdays
    • Boulder Saturday, 7am-4pm (April through November)
    • Boulder Wednesday, 3pm-9pm (May through October).
  • Capable of performing physically demanding work including working outdoors year round.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills as the work involves significant interaction with other staff, market patrons, and members of the community.
  • Strong knowledge and commitment to food access issues in the region.

Position Structure/Timing

Reports directly to Operations Manager

Wages and Benefits

This is an un-benefited, part-time position, 20-30 hours per week, $15/hr.

For questions and to apply contact Elyse at community@bcfm.org

Denver Market Coordinator @ Union Station Farmers Market

Reports to: Operations Manager

Position Structure/Timing: Part-Time Seasonal / Hourly

This is a seasonal position typically starting in April and ending in early November. Exact start and end dates are determined by the Operations Manager and will be agreed upon at the time of hire. Market operation hours are expected to range from 20 to 25 hours a week. The Coordinator could expect to work an additional 10 to 15 support hours as needed, but never to exceed 40 hours a week.

Compensation: $11-$13/hr., depending on experience.

Summary of Position:

The Market Coordinator, under direction from the Operations Manager, handles day-to-day operations associated with operating the Denver Farmers Market(s). The Market Coordinator is the face of the market to customers and vendors. He/she manages their staff and participates to organize materials prior to the market, lay out vendor placement, set up and breakdown the BCFM booth, conduct all opening and closing activities, enforce market rules and regulations, provide a safe environment, and ensure customer service standards are met.

Essential functions- Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Budget Responsibility:

o Manage market operations to budget

o Participate in monthly review of budget performance with Operations Manager

Market Preparation:

o Submit necessary permitting on time

o Coordinate with contractors for trash and bathroom service and other services required

Weekly Organization:

o Organize POS, cash drawers, merchandise, staff schedules, and supplies prior to market day

o Create vendor maps for each market and update weekly

o Set-up and break-down market including POS and data connection

o Schedule and manage musicians, market guest schedule and community group schedule

o Display, sell, and track merchandise inventory

o Schedule and manage volunteers at each market

o Enforce Rules and Regulations

o Compare vendor product to list provided at application

o Participate in Denver community development as directed by the OperationsManager

  • Staff Management: Participate in hiring seasonal market staff for the Denver markets, manage the staff at the markets, maintain enthusiasm and dedication throughout theseason with staff meetings and events
  • Customer Service: Be on-site contact for vendors and customers, ensuring customers are happy and vendors have the support BCFM is providing
  • Vendor Relations: Be an active member of all communications with vendors relating to the Denver markets. Be prompt about email and phone responses
  • Social Media & Market Events: work with Marketing & Operations Manager to execute the social media plan for the Denver Markets and special events held at Market including but not limited to seasonal activities and other community collaborations
  • Provide additional support to other Market Coordinators and Operations Manager as needed related to market operations and/or non-market community events
  • Create documentation and records of weekly activities as directed
  • Maintain and contribute to positive environment at the farmers market and at the office

Skills and Attributes: A Market Coordinator…

  • … Is passionate about local food systems
  • … Is an energetic, resourceful, and collaborative leader
  • … Is Detail-oriented
  • … Is a good problem solver
  • … Holds productive boundaries
  • … Resolves conflicts in a positive manner
  • … Practices empathy and plays well with customers, vendors, and fellow staff

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise market staff, interns, and/or volunteers

Equipment to be Used: Computer (desktop, laptop, and tablet), wireless devices, scanner, digital camera, printers, copier, mobile phone

Typical Physical Demands: Some use of computer, lifting up to 45lbs.

Working Conditions: Work environment includes outdoor markets, office, markets, and occasional farm visits. Early morning starts on market days. Markets are rain-or-shine in open-air environments. Temperatures can range from sub-freezing to wet to over 100 degrees and direct sun. Must be able to work 10-12 hours on market days. The Coordinator is expected to know how to dress appropriately for variable conditions and ensure the same of their staff. The Coordinator is expected to commit to the full season (May – October) of the Denver Market.

Please email Elyse Wood at community@bcfm.org with your resume, three references and cover letter.

 

Seasonal Market Staff

Job Description

Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) is looking for seasonal market staff for our Boulder and Longmont Farmers Markets. We are seeking energetic and talented individuals who are capable of working independently and as a team, able to multi-task and handle a wide variety of job responsibilities. Ideal candidates should have a passion for local food, be reliable and timely, and thrive in a physical work environment in all weather conditions.

Responsibilities

Market Staff will assist in everything from setting up the market in the morning to breaking it down at the end of the day. This includes staffing our market information booth, selling merchandise, communicating with vendors and customers, managing our Eco-Cycle program, and general market activities. Additional opportunities for leadership exist and may be tailored to applicants experience, interest or expertise.

Market Responsibilities:

  • Market set-up and break-down,
  • Sales & direct customer service through market buck & merchandise sales,
  • Support Market Coordinator’s efforts to enforce the market’s Rules & Regulations,
  • Sustain Eco-Cycle program during market hours,
  • Maintain market equipment and storage locations,
  • Assist in supervision of volunteers at market,
  • Maintain mandatory street closures,
  • Monitor Wednesday night beer garden exits/entrances

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will have 1-year experience working in local food systems.
  • Available to work every Saturday from 6am-4pm (April 7 through November 17) and/or Wednesday/Thursday evenings 2-9pm (May 2 through October 3, 2018) & Winter Market (Dec 1 & 2)
  • Capable of performing physically demanding work including working outdoors year round
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills as the work involves significant interaction with other staff, market patrons, and members of the community
  • Knowledge and commitment to sustainable agriculture and related environmental issues would be a bonus

Position Structure/Timing

Reports directly to Boulder Market Coordinator, Maya Yakobi or Longmont Market Coordinator, Genevieve Gross and Operations Manager, Elyse Wood.

Wages and Benefits

This is a part-time position, 10-18 hours per week, $10.20-11/hr depending on experience.

Send resume and cover letter to Elyse at community@bcfm.org if you are interested. Please indicate if you are interested in the Boulder or Longmont position.