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Boonton Main Street, Inc.

Farmer’s Market Manager

Job Description

 

The Boonton Main Street Farmers Market strives to further the spirit of community by offering the opportunity to gather together to purchase locally grown and produced products directly from those who participated in their production.  It is the desire of Boonton Main Street to enrich our community by providing fresh, nutritious and wholesome foods and improve our local economy by supporting our farmers and other local vendors.

Manager Position

The Market Manager is a part time position with primary responsibility being the day-to-day operation of the farmers market.  This will include an on-site presence at the market during all market hours (Every Saturday from June 9 through November 17 (7:30 am – 1 pm) as well as off-site work during non-market hours.  The manager will report to the Executive Director, who will set all market policy.  In addition, the manager will represent the market to the market’s vendors, the consumers and to the community.

Duties—in season

  • Enroll farmers/vendors in the market—both through seasonal vendor agreements and as daily vendors
  • Make sure all vendor forms are completed and retained properly
  • Collect all season fees owed, make accurate accounting and deposit with the executive director
  • Write weekly email announcing vendor line up
  • Arrive early, prior to market vendors, and remain throughout the market day to:
    • Properly place vendors in spaces, including assigning market spaces to daily vendors
    • Place market signs, parking signs
    • Ensure all rules and regulations are adhered to
    • Answer questions for vendors and consumers
    • Resolve disputes that arise
    • Maintain market grounds in a safe manner
    • Develop positive relationships with vendors and customers
    • Have any education or promotional materials to distribute
    • Set up and management of Boonton Main Street tent
    • Locking and unlocking of portable restroom
    • Complete data collection form for each market
  • Act as liaison to the market’s board of trustees, providing accounting and performance reports
  • Communicate market policies, activities and rules to farmers, keeping them informed throughout the season
  • Bring suggestions from farmers back to the board
  • Conduct weekly customer counts as possible to assess the level of growth in market usage
  • Assure the market site is clean once the market is closed and the vendors have left for the day
  • Maintain database of farmers, vendors, their contact information, and any licenses or permits each vendor possesses based on the products they are selling

Duties—off season

  • Vendor recruitment
  • Provide ED with necessary website updates and promotional items
  • Preparations of site for next season

Qualifications

  • Good communication skills with many different groups—farmers/vendors, customers, city/state officials, Board members, community groups, etc.
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Leadership skills—ability to make quick, sound, fair decisions for the good of the market
  • People person with skills in diplomacy
  • Dispute resolution skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Marketing skills helpful
  • Some financial knowledge helpful: e. budgeting
  • Self-motivated
  • Passionate about the community and value of local, fresh food

Compensation

This position is paid per market season depending on experience.  The Manager position is for an independent contractor and does not include benefits.

Applications will be accepted through March 1st, 2018  To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

            Executivedirector@boontonmainstreet.org

or Mail to:

620 Main Street, Boonton, NJ 07005