We are seeking a farmers market manager!
Farmers’ Market of Keene
Position: Market Manager
Anticipated starting date: Immediately
Applications accepted until the position is filled
Hours and Compensation: This is a salaried contractual position of $500 per month. The manager is an independent contractor hired to accomplish the priorities listed below. The work shall be carried out in consultation with the market coordinators and membership. While specific work hours are not set, it is expected that the manager will be present frequently during the market’s operating hours. The position requires an average of 12-16 weekly hours, which are variable, depending on the time of year.
Reports to: The Co-Coordinators
Priorities: May include other duties deemed appropriate by the market membership and co-coordinators.
Priority #1: Market promotion
- Produce and use a mix of paid, free, traditional, and social media together with internal signage, newsletter, flyers, and other effective means, to build the brand of the Farmers’ Market of Keene. This includes utilizing and linking our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages.
- Work with the Cheshire County Conservation District to do Granite State Market Match (GSMM)
program outreach and collect and record data as required for the GSMM program, and any other programs funded by the district
- Forge and strengthen links between the market and interested groups, such as the Monadnock Farm and Community Coalition (MFCC), localvore movement, the downtown business community, local schools and colleges, municipal governments, etc.
- Develop promotions and events to encourage new customers to come to the market and ensure adequate promotion of these events
- Maintain the Farmers’ Market of Keene website by updating content and vendor photos
- Working with the Co-Coordinators, develop a strategic marketing plan for the market
Priority #2: Market administration
- Recruit, train and supervise volunteers as needed
- Manage EBT/Credit Card terminal
- Purchase supplies needed for market days (i.e. tape for EBT/Credit Card terminal) and submit for reimbursement
- Work with on-site co-coordinators to ensure that market space is used efficiently. Ensure the fair allocation of guest vendor and non-profit sites.
- Inform market members about potential funding sources and follow up with applications where directed to do so
Priority #3: Market Days duties
- Ensure that signage is placed and removed before and after each market
- Ensure that a trained volunteer is on site to operate the EBT/Credit Card terminal or be
present to operate it
- Facilitate communications among members to ensure that the market uses its space
efficiently if a vendor is not going to be present, make sure the space is filled whenever possible. If a vendor is unexpectedly absent, offer to help a vendor move to fill in the “missing tooth.”
- Ensure the collection of credit card and SNAP tokens
- Ensure the collection of and accounting for daily vendor fees
- Working with onsite Co-Coordinators, facilitate resolution of vendor disputes
- Note any issues that require attention of the market membership and bring them to the
Co-Coordinators for discussion
Market location and hours
During the summer season (first Saturday in May through the end of October), the market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and Tuesday and is held in the Commercial Street parking lot off Gilbo Avenue, across from Lindy’s Diner.
During the winter season (November through April) the market is open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday in November and December, the second and fourth Saturdays of January, February, and March and every Saturday in April. The winter market schedule is subject to change, and the location is to be determined.
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