Central Avenue Farmers’ Market – Market Manager

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Details: Salary range dependent upon experience.

Published

10/11/2018

Address

4301 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles
CA

United States

Description

Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles is the largest mission-driven operator of farmers’ markets in Southern California and a leader in improving food access and nutrition education.  SEE-LA is seeking a dynamic individual to manage the operation of the Central Avenue Farmers’ Market, on Thursdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm, located at the 9th City Council District Field Office (4301 S. Central Ave.), established in 2002. The Market Manager communicates with community organizations, farmers, volunteers and other SEE-LA site managers for the operation and promotion of the Market, as well as Market activities and programs under the direction of SEE-LA’s Executive Director.


Qualifications: 


  • Experience or interest in Certified Farmers’ Markets, health and wellness, nutrition, food assistance programs and community outreach.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a wide variety of individuals, businesses & organizations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with farmers, vendors, government inspectors, market partners and community members.
  • Computer literacy (MS Office Suite, internet applications, email marketing & social media)
  • Comfortable handling cash and adept at basic math skills.
  • Must be able to work Thursdays and have a flexible work schedule.
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.


Responsibilities


Central Avenue Farmers’ Market: Thursdays 10:00am-3:00pm

  • Responsible for oversight of the physical set-up and take-down of market.
  • Responsible for assigning vendor spaces, enforcing market rules and other pertinent laws and regulations.
  • Collect and confirm vendor fees and load lists.
  • Ensure all vendors and market site are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Interface with community, customers and vendors in a professional manner.
  • Process CalFresh/EBT/WIC & Market Match transactions, per guidelines of programs.
  • Able to handle emergencies, complaints, and customer requests.
  • Day of coordination for market events, as needed.
  • Ability to lift/carry 30 lbs.


SEE-LA Office: 2 Weekdays (8:30am-5:00pm)

  • Prepare weekly Market Day Sales Reports.
  • Contact vendors, maintain vendor files and other administrative tasks as needed.
  • Work with SEE-LA management and administrative staff to secure all necessary permits for operation of certified farmers’ market.
  • Develop monthly promotional materials and update marketing packet.
  • Promote the health and wellness of the market within the community including presentations to schools, housing developments, and churches, and other organizations.
  • Coordinate monthly events to be held at the market.
  • Recruit vendors and products based on the needs of the community.
  • Interface with community leaders, elected officials, and community stakeholders.
  • Facilitate monthly Watts Healthy Farmers’ Market Collaborative Meetings.
  • Coordinate institutional buying including invoicing and purchasing.
  • Attend community health fairs and support other health initiatives in the community as needed.
  • Maintain Market Match program logs and update regularly.
  • Attend SEE-LA staff meetings and trainings as required.



Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to: employment@see-la.org (Subject Line: Central Avenue Farmers’ Market Manager). Email submissions only. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted.


Salary range dependent upon experience. Opportunity is open until filled.


SEE-LA is an equal opportunity employer.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish preferred.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

rmark@see-la.org

Please submit cover letter and resume via email to: employment@see-la.org (Subject Line: Central Avenue Farmers’ Market Manager). Email submissions only. No phone calls or faxes will be accepted.


Opportunity is open until filled.


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