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Longmont/Lafayette Market Coordinator

Reports to: Operations Manager

Position Structure/Timing: Full-time

This is a year long position. 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 40 – 45 hours a week. Opportunity for additional work hours may become available throughout the season with special events and programming.

Summary of Position:

The Market Coordinator, under direction from the Operations Manger, handles day-to-day operations associated with operating the Longmont Farmers Market(s) on Saturday and Lafayette Farmers Market on Wednesday. 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:

  • Application Review
    • Assist Operations Manager in vendor selection and incoming paperwork
  • Budget Responsibility:
    • Manage market operations to budget
    • Participate in monthly review of budget performance with Operations Manager
  • Market Preparation:
    • Submit necessary permitting on time with guidance from Operations Manager
    • Coordinate with contractors for trash and bathroom service and other services required
  • Weekly Organization:
    • Organize POS, cash drawers, merchandise, staff schedules, and supplies prior to market day
    • Create vendor maps for each market and update weekly
    • Set-up and break-down market including POS and data connection
    • Schedule and manage musicians, market guest schedule, community group schedule, and Artisan Show approvals & schedule for the Longmont Farmers Market
    • Display, sell, and track merchandise inventory
    • Schedule and manage volunteers at each market
    • Enforce Rules and Regulations
    • Compare vendor product to list provided at application
    • Participate in Longmont community development as directed by the Operations Manager
  • Staff Management: Participate in hiring seasonal market staff for the Boulder markets, manage the staff at the markets, maintain enthusiasm and dedication throughout the season 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 Boulder 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 Longmont/Lafayette Markets and special events held at Market including but not limited to seasonal harvest festivals 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 an energetic, resourceful, and collaborative leader
  • … Is Detail-oriented
  • … Is a good problem solver
  • … Holds productive boundaries
  • … Manages and delegates effectively
  • … Resolves conflicts in a positive manner
  • … Practices empathy and plays well with customers, vendors, and fellow staff

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

Equipment to be Used: Computer (desktop, laptop, and tablet), wireless devices, scanner, digital camera, printers, copier, personal mobile phone and operation of large, manual box truck

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-time, all year position.

Compensation/Benefits: $15-$17/hr., depending on experience. travel and phone reimbursement. Send resume and cover letter to Elyse at community@bcfm.org if you are interested.

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Union Station Market Coordinator

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.

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 Operations Manager

  • Staff Management: Participate in hiring seasonal market staff for the Denver markets, manage the staff at the markets, maintain enthusiasm and dedication throughout the season 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 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.

Compensation/Benefits: $15-$17/hr., depending on experience. travel and phone reimbursement. Send resume and cover letter to Elyse at community@bcfm.org if you are interested.

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BCFM 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, $12-$14/hr.

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.

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Data Entry/Clerk

Reports to: Finance Director

Position Structure/Timing: Part-time

We are seeking an experienced clerk/data entry person for 30 to 40 hours per week who can contribute to the ongoing success of our organization by assisting with our day-to-day clerk and filing requirements in our office (no remote positions). This individual will be performing data entry in Microsoft excel, Google Sheets and more; he/she will be counting and verifying farmers market currencies when information comes back from our vendors after each farmers’ market in our 5 weekly farmers’ markets, be very detail oriented, efficient and accurate, assisting in the mailing of monthly vendor account statements, matching invoices with check stubs, filing and organizing items efficiently and effectively, and more.

Superb organization skills, detail oriented, excellent efficiency and accuracy in data entry, confidentiality, excellent interpersonal skills, a team player, and a sunny disposition are all required for this position. The ideal candidate for this position is flexible, can quickly transition from task to task, is reliable, and consistently accomplishes their tasks by or before the scheduled date.

This is a full-time position, 30-40 hours per week, $13hr. Email your resume and cover letter to finance@bcfm.org.