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Help Wanted: Part-Time Assistant Market Manager

Farmers markets play an important role in increasing the availability and access to local foods. They offer more places for farmers and producers to sell their products and invite the local community to gather over a variety of delicious, fresh foods and artisan products in their own community. Salem NH Farmers Market, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded 10 years ago, is growing! We are seeking two motivated individuals to play key roles in our year-round market. Our Market Manager is a full-time position and requires strong administrative skills. Our Assistant Market Manager is a part-time position. Sundays from 8:00-3:00 is required for both positions, and the Market Manager will have additional hours. Applicants for both positions must be able to repeatedly and safely lift or carry up to 50 pounds.


Please note that our Sunday Market is a bustling and very fast paced environment. We are interested only in people who enjoy this type of activity and understand how to work with the sense of urgency required when things get busy. If you think you have this quality, and are looking for a long-term position, then we are willing to train you, even if you lack experience in a farmers’ market or other requirements. If you are true to your word, show up when you say and on time, and know how to hustle, we want you on our team.



Our Assistant Market Manager is a year-round (51-week), part-time position, starting immediately. Hourly pay rate will be based on experience. The Assistant Market Manager is required to be at the market on Sunday from 8:00-3:00. The Assistant Market Manager reports directly to the Market Manager and the SNHFM Board of Directors.

Our ideal candidate will have a passion for local food, and have a background in food preparation, agriculture or retail management. Experience with sales, customer service, farming, or working for a small business is a plus!



The Assistant Market Manager is responsible for assisting the Market Manager with the weekly on-site operations of the market every Sunday, year-round, including ensuring policies are being adhered to by vendors and protocols are being followed to create a safe, comfortable and lively marketplace for customers. The following are duties and functions of the Assistant Manager’s role, as assigned by the Market Manager:

Sunday duties before and after Market is open to the public

  • Be on-site and assist with market set-up and breakdown, including erecting canopies, tables, information booth, etc., each Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until the Market closes and all vendors have left the lot (approximately 3:00).
  • Ensures safety and cleanliness of site before, during and at the conclusion of market.
  • Assist with posting and pick up of signs and barriers before market opens and after market closes.
  • Assist vendors in loading and unloading their products, and in setting up their booths and canopies.

Sunday duties during Market

  • Welcome customers with respectful, friendly, and helpful assistance to customer inquiries and needs; serve as the initial point of contact and public face of the market during the scheduled market day.
  • Be responsible for greeting and counting entering customers at the location assigned by the Market Manager.
  • Implement and enforce Market’s current COVID-19 protocols including wearing a face covering, sanitizing hands and table, and practicing social distancing guidelines among customers and vendors.
  • Ensure compliance with proper market policies and procedures, including conducting site inspections at each vendor’s base of operation and ensuring adherence to Health Department rules.
  • Develop and maintains good working relationships with volunteers, vendors, and consumers.
  • Become familiar with the process of credit, debit, and SNAP/EBT customer transactions, and assist Token Clerk as needed.
  • Must be available by cell phone contact on market day.

Other Duties:

  • Perform other duties necessary to support the market as assigned. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements. Salem NH Farmers Market reserves the right to amend and change duties, responsibilities, and requirements to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.



The ideal candidate is an individual who is passionate about maintaining a strong working relationship with vendors, building community, the food we eat, where it comes from, and food access. This position is ideal for someone who:

  • Will show commitment by regular, dependable, punctual attendance; timeliness and reliability are critical.
  • Is physically able to repeatedly and safely lift or carry up to 50 pounds as well as stand, bend, and squat on hard surfaces for up to 7 hours as needed during the Market Day.
  • Is able and willing to work in an outdoor environment in adverse weather conditions.
  • Has a valid driver’s license, a clean driving record, and has access to reliable transportation.
  • Can function as a strong team player but can also work independently.
  • Has a strong work ethic and organizational skills, able to prioritize time, and pays attention to detail.
  • Has personal confidence and the ability to effectively approach and professionally communicate with a diverse range of audiences.
  • Is reliable, friendly, positive, outgoing, enthusiastic and upbeat, so that they can foster an atmosphere/culture of passion, warmth, and fun, as well as accountability and hard work.
  • Has strong interpersonal skills: Patience, respect, and transparency.
  • Has the ability to calmly deal with multiple moving pieces, make strategic decisions on the go, be flexible and able to change directions very fast.
  • Can accept/learn from constructive feedback.
  • Has a willingness to learn new tasks and information.
  • Have self-confidence; become capable of running the market in the absence of the Market Manager.
  • Is willing to help with tasks outside of his/her primary responsibilities.



Covid-19 safety protocols will be prioritized at all times. Our COVID-19 precautions include:

  • Initial interview by remote
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings when possible
  • Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures are in place


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Salem NH Farmers Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We highly encourage people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for our employees, volunteers, vendors, and customers.



If you feel you match this description and wish to be considered for the position, please email your resume, cover letter, and three professional references to and fill out this questionnaire that will help us get to know you a little better. If you are excited about this position but do not meet 100% of the qualifications, we still encourage you to apply. Positions will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on Friday, April 30. Candidates who respond to this ad without a resume, cover letter or completely filling in this form, will not be considered.

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We are always looking for an extra set of hands to help set up for the market, staff the information table and help with special events, and break down at the end of the market. Are you interested in getting involved at the market? Learn more now!