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Seasonal Farmstand Site Manager at GrowNYC

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GrowNYC
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New York, NY
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Published 9 days ago

Organization Information

GrowNYC is a 50-year-old environmental nonprofit organization - helping more than 3 million New Yorkers by providing essential services and taking action to make NYC a livable city, one where every person can enjoy a healthier, more sustainable life. In particular, our network of Greenmarkets, Farmstands, Fresh Food Box sites, and GrowNYC Wholesale ensures that all New Yorkers have access to the freshest, healthiest local food.


About Farmstand

GrowNYC Farmstands are part of a network of food access retail sites operated by GrowNYC, along with Greenmarkets and Fresh Food Box sites. Through Farmstands, GrowNYC trains and employs young people to sell fresh, affordable food in neighborhoods throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. The food sold at Farmstands is grown by farmers in the Northeast and transparently sourced through GrowNYC Wholesale. 


Seasonal Farmstand Site Manager

The Farmstand Site Manager will oversee the operations of Farmstands throughout New York City, including supervising and training all Farmstand staff  and youth staff. The Farmstand Site Manager position is seasonal and it could be part-time or full-time. Some positions require driving. 

In addition to the field work, our youth staff attend paid, virtual, weekly workshops on a variety of topics led by experts at GrowNYC and some outside community partners, covering personal finance, our food system, agriculture in our region, food justice, countermarketing, food rescue, addressing food insecurity, compost, building a professional resume and cover letter. Farmstand Managers are expected to attend and help facilitate some discussion topics during these workshops. 

Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to)

  • Set up and break down site, carrying equipment and cases/bags of produce weighing up to 50lbs, folding tables and tents, and performing other physical labor 
  • Supervise daily market operations— product display, merchandising, sales, customer service, inventorying and site clean up according to schedule
  • Supervise all Farmstand staff and youth staff at the market, guiding them as they gain experience in customer service and merchandising and educating them about produce and the program’s mission
  • Attend weekly meetings and complete administrative work remotely and at GrowNYC office when it reopens
  • Perform debit/credit, cash, EBT and other nutrition benefit transactions and maintain accurate records
  • Educate customers on a variety of food access and incentive programs.
  • Maintain organized accounting for the Farmstand and report this information to the Program Coordinator
  • Work with community partner organizations to conduct outreach to promote Farmstands
  • Contribute to professional meetings and collaborations with community partner organizations
  • Attend some of the mandatory Tuesday workshops (6pm-7pm) and help facilitate discussions
  • (For Driving Positions) Operate a van on NYC roads and highways, and distribute market equipment to Farmstands


Qualifications

Early riser who enjoys working outdoors in all weather conditions 

Passionate about farming, farmers markets, local agriculture, cooking, and/or food access

  • Experience working with adolescents 
  • Experience working in retail and/or with sales

Willing to work weekdays and weekends

  • Enjoys talking and working with people of all backgrounds

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Works well both independently and as a member of a team 
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Creative problem-solver, able to troubleshoot and use good judgement to make on-the-spot decisions
  • Experience in community outreach, and has an understanding of inequalities in the food system
  • Familiarity with underserved communities
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Have a valid driver’s license and willingness to drive a cargo van (not required for all positions)
  • Fluency in multiple languages is a big plus (especially, but not limited to, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese)


Physical Requirements

Ability to lift up to 50lbs, though employee may request accommodations as needed. 


Position Details 

Schedule: The schedule has variable hours – a minimum of 15 hours a week to no more than 35 hours per week. Shifts are available Tuesdays through Saturdays and usually start early in the morning (7am). 


Compensation: The position is a non-exempt seasonal and variable hourly position. It pays $17 per hour plus an additional $3 per hour for work done in the field effective through  June 30, 2021  and includes only statutory benefits.

GrowNYC is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer

and hires without regard to race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or physical disability.

Organization Information

GrowNYC is a 50-year-old environmental nonprofit organization - helping more than 3 million New Yorkers by providing essential services and taking action to make NYC a livable city, one where every person can…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 30, 2021

Salary

$17/hr + $3/hr covid hazard pay

Location

On-site
100 Gold St, New York, NY 10038, USA

How to Apply

Please go to https://www.grownyc.org/careers and select the position you wish to apply for.

Please go to https://www.grownyc.org/careers and select the position you wish to apply for.

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