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Part-Time Market Manager



Salem NH Farmer’s Market - Market Manager Job Description Overview:

This Market Manager is a part-time staff position who shall bring enthusiasm and dedication to promoting and operating the Salem NH Farmers’ Market. The Market Manager operates the market in a manner that promotes vendor relations, and community outreach. 

The Market Manager reports directly to the Farmers’ Market Board of Directors to ensure efficient and timely involvement and compliance of vendors to the SNHFM Farmers’ Market policies.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE: 
Candidates should be energetic and committed to the success of the market, and be able to work with customers, food purveyors, farmers and other vendors that play a key role in maintaining and expanding market activity. The Market Manager, ideally, should have 2 or more years of entrepreneurial experience, and shall be passionate about food, local farming and agriculture, and be knowledgeable about local agricultural and residential communities. This is a customer-facing position that requires solid public communication skills.

JOB SUMMARY

  • Oversee market set-up, operation, and breakdown
  • Ensure safety and cleanliness of the site before, during, and at the conclusion of each market
  • Assigning and directing vendors to their assigned locations
  • Ensure compliance with proper market policies and procedures
  • Monitor supply inventory for Sunday markets and events
  • Direct and coordinate weekly activities in preparation for the market
  • Assist efforts to bring cooking demonstrations, educational programming, music, and other cultural activities
  • Serve as the initial point of contact and public face of the market during the scheduled market days
  • Maintain weekly records and reports
  • Provide continuous, accurate, and timely communications to the Board of Directors with concerns, issues, and status of vendor and customer attendance


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability desired/required:
  • People person with skills in diplomacy and public speaking
  • Organizational skills 
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to think creatively 
  • Must have moderate/strong computers skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Internet usage 
  • Employee must possess a valid State of NH or MA driver’s license 
  • Ability to promulgate both oral and written reports and correspondence
  • Experience with social media and marketing is desirable


WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in all outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
  • Hours vary seasonally with an average of 40 hours per month to include approximately 8 hours per week on-site every Sunday (7:30am-3:30pm).
  • Lifting up to 60 lbs., with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 lbs. Standing, walking, bending, twisting, reaching, and squatting involved. 
  • Compensation: $15-18 per hour based on experience.


This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description. Performance will be evaluated via a 30, 60, and 90 day review process.


To apply: Send a resume and brief letter to info@salemnhfarmersmarket.org

The mission of the SNHFM Farmers’ Market is: 
Provide communities with a wide variety of fresh, local, and specialty foods, good and product. Through community involvement, we strive to educate all about the nutritional, economic, environmental and social implications of eating seasonally and locally

The Salem NH Farmers Market is an equal opportunity employer.











Summer Location:  May - October

224 North Broadway (Route 28)

Salem, NH 03079