Part-time, seasonal, $17/hour positions available at four of our New York City farmers markets:
- Morningside Park Farmers Market on Saturdays at the corner of 110th Street and Manhattan Avenue (Manhattan)
- Chelsea Farmers Market on Saturdays along West 23rd Street off 9th Avenue (Manhattan)
- Cunningham Park Farmers Market on Sundays in the tennis courts parking lot off Union Turnpike (Queens)
- Queens Botanical Garden Farmers Market on Fridays outside the Garden at Dahlia Avenue and Main Street (Queens)
In addition to the one market day a week, the job requires 1-5 additional flexible hours a week for reporting, meetings and market promotion.
ABOUT DOWN TO EARTH MARKET
Become a local food system builder. Work in a creative, innovative setting with a major regional developer of farmers markets. Down to Earth Market has been creating and managing farmers markets for 30 years. We're based in Ossining, NY and manage markets in New York City and Westchester County. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in the creation of a sustainable, local food system, ensuring that small scale farming and artisanal food making have a future in the New York area. We are a small, mission driven company that believes real food and committed people can make a difference. Since 2014 Down to Earth Markets has been a Certified "best for the world" B Corp, using business as a power for good.
ABOUT THE SITE MANAGER JOB
The Farmers Market Site Manager oversees day-to-day operations of one of our seasonal, outdoor farmers markets. The manager is Down to Earth Markets' on-site representative, working closely with the company's office team to help ensure the market's success and spearhead interactions with market vendors, shoppers and the community. The Market Manager should cultivate a sense of ownership of their farmers market through:
- Supervising and managing daily operations to assure a smooth and safe running market
- Coordinating with coworkers to meet vendor and shopper needs in a timely, accommodating fashion
- Enforcing market rules and regulations
- Collecting and reporting market data and success metrics
- Setting up and breaking down the market manager tent and market signage
- Selling farmers market branded items
- Taking initiative and serving as a market host to welcome and engage shoppers, promoting good relations between vendors, our company, and the shoppers as a representative of Down to Earth Markets
- Assisting shoppers and vendors with use of food access and nutrition programs (SNAP, FMNP)
- Engaging with shoppers and vendors to report successes, concerns and opportunities to Down to Earth Markets
- Representing the farmers market at community events and through flyering distributions
- Attending weekly conference calls with fellow managers and the Operations Manager
Physical / logistical requirements:
- Able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
- Able to walk and stand for several hours at a time.
- Able to work in all weather conditions, e.g. heat, cold, rain, sun, wind, snow.
- Complete two days of shadowing in conjunction with market opening dates.
- Complete the required flyering shifts in advance of the markets’ opening date and during the course of the season.
- Arrive 1 ½ hours before the market start time to lead market set up and stay at least one hour past closing time to oversee breakdown, load out and clean up.
- Communicate regularly with Operations and Marketing to ensure a steady flow of information between the office and the markets.
- Read weekly Site Manager Update, Shopper Email and other occasional communications.
- Receive and reply to last minute market updates relayed via Teams, e-mail or phone.
- Respond in a timely manner to communications from the office.
- Have use of a smartphone that can install and use Microsoft Teams, Facebook Business, and ADP Mobile for market-day communications, payroll, and to post to Facebook.
- Access to reliable transportation.
We are hiring immediately for market seasons that run from spring through fall.
In order to apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Michael@downtoearthmarkets.com and answer the following question: What would it mean to you to be a farmers market manager?