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
Sunday duties during Market
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:
Covid-19 safety protocols will be prioritized at all times. Our COVID-19 precautions include:
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 info@SalemNHFarmersMarket.org 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.
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!