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This job expired on May 07, 2019

Farmers Market Manager Community Foodworks

  • Date Posted March 08, 2019
  • Location Washington, DC and Northern Virginia, VA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job type Part-Time
Company description

Community Foodworks is a DC based non-profit organization that operates a portfolio of innovative food access programs through network of vibrant farmers markets, farm stands, and partnerships designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Washington DC Metro Area residents. CFW programs include matching programs, Veterans vouchers, food gleaning initiatives, and CSAs and wholesale deliveries.

Job description Community Foodworks seeks Market Managers for the following markets:

10-15 hours per week, at-market and remote work:
Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market - Saturdays 9-1pm
5/18/2019 through 11/23/2019
1819 35th St NW, Washington, DC

Uptown Farmers Market - Washington, DC - Saturdays 9-1pm
4/20/2019 through 11/23/2019
Intersection of 14th St NW and Kennedy St NW, Washington, DC

7 hours / market, only at-market work:
Gainesville Farmers Market - Sunday 10-2pm
4/28/2019 through 11/24/2019
Gainesville United Methodist Church 13710 Milestone Ct, Gainesville, VA 20155

Chantilly - Thursday 3-7pm
5/9/2019 through 11/14/2019
St. Veronica Catholic Church, 3460 Centreville Road, Chantilly, VA 20151

Oakton - Saturday 9-1pm
4/20/2019 through 12/28/2019
Unity of Fairfax Church, 2854 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124

Reston - Wednesday 3-7pm
4/17/2019 through 11/27/2019
St. Johns Neuman Catholic Church, 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA 20191

Springfield - Saturday 10-2pm
4/20/2019 through 11/23/2019
Springfield Town Center, 6699 Spring Mall Drive, Springfield, VA 22150

Tysons - Sunday 9-1pm
5/12/2019 through 11/24/2019
8400 Westpark Dr, McLean, VA 22102

The Farmers Market Manager will be responsible for daily operations of the Market. The Market Manager is the “go-to” person for vendors and consumers during market hours, and is the EBT / SNAP representative on site. The job requires strong organization skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people from all walks of life. The Manager’s general responsibilities include: fostering community support for the market, helping promote the market, and keeping accurate weekly records of market activities. Successful Managers understand both the vendors’ and the consumers’ needs and will design and implement strategies to meet these needs. The Manager is required to be on-site at market and available to vendors and consumers at all times during market.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Communicate and coordinate with a group of farmers and food producers for each market day
  • Arrive at market approx. 1.5 hours before opening to coordinate market set-up and stay at market until all vendors have left (no more than 1 hour after market closing, except on rare occasions)
  • Ensure the safety and cleanliness of the site before, during and, at the conclusion of each market
  • Assist customers and market vendors with questions during market day
  • Operate market ATM / EBT machine as needed
  • Ensure timely collection and reporting of market tokens
  • Enforce market rules and regulations
  • Conduct marketing and outreach support
  • Track weekly market attendees, sales, and other metrics as required
  • Submit the Post Market Manager report after each market is closed

Other Responsibilities:
  • Assist vendors by providing limited set up help and brief personal breaks during busy times as appropriate
  • Assist vendors, community representatives, and consumers with market and program information, conflict resolution, and general aid as appropriate
  • Work with market volunteers as able to accomplish market goals
  • Perform other duties necessary to support the market

Experience: The ideal contractor will be be reliable, friendly, self-motivated, and have access to a vehicle. Interest in local food systems, agriculture, community outreach and engagement, or previous farmers market manager experience is a plus. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and work with diverse individuals
  • Willing and able to work outdoors and to safely lift and carry up to 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to work independently and responsibly
  • Highly self-motivated and organized


This is a contract position approximated around $18 / hour. The individual must be present at market and complete other small tasks via email or computer as assigned throughout the week. 

Compensation this position is : contract Application instructions
This job expired on May 07, 2019
DeadlineApril 10, 2019

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