Doylestown Farmers Market 2020 Manager
Job Title: Market Manager Reports To: Market Committee Chair Hours: Part time, 10-15 hours/week in season, 2-5 hours/week off season Start date: mid-January, 2020 The Doylestown Farmers Market is an open-air market that features more than 30 rotating vendors local to Bucks County and the surrounding area. The market takes place every Saturday, 8:00-1:00, from mid-April through mid-November in downtown Doylestown, PA. The market features live music every week and special events throughout the season. The Market Manager is a vital role for our market. The manager sets the tone and represents the market both internally to vendors and externally to customers and other market stakeholders. The ideal Market Manager candidate is a detail?oriented, big thinker with experience as an event organizer, attitude of a diplomat, eye of an artist, entrepreneurial spirit, and the endurance of a marathoner. Must be willing to work every Saturday between April and November, and commit to at least 2 years with the market. Job Duties: - Collaborate with market committee on all aspects of market operations, including recruiting and organizing vendors, plotting the weekly schedule, and collecting vendor fees, licenses, and insurance, and managing main market email. - Supervise the market every Saturday, arriving by 7:00am for setup and staying until 2:00pm for breakdown. Track market metrics, keep accurate financial records of market transactions, reinforce market policy to vendors, and mediate any customer or vendor conflict. - Have a creative eye to design, organize, and execute all market outreach, social media, promotions, and events. - Communicate with market committee and chair about market conditions. Collaborate with committee to innovate market processes and create strategies for growth and partnerships. Qualifications: - Dedication to support of our local food economy, knowledge of sustainable food systems issues, and alignment with BCFA’s mission. - Experience managing events and social media accounts. - Proficiency in MS Office, Google Docs, email, and ability to generate compelling and visually pleasing outreach materials. - Ability to think on your feet, be independently organized, have flexibility, and deal with customer feedback and conflict with diplomacy. - Confidence and self-discipline to work independently and remotely. - Ability to work outside on your feet in all weather conditions for 8 hours, do physical setup of BCFA tents and tables, load and pull supplies from storage location to setup spot. - Understanding of basic financial skills (accounting, budgeting, etc.). - Familiarity with government programs for farmers markets (SNAP/EBT systems, senior food vouchers, etc.), and/or grant writing a plus. Compensation: Market manager is employed as an independent contractor of the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance at a rate of $15/hour for a total of about 330 hours over the course of the calendar year (including both off-season and in-season hours). To Apply: Send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with the subject line: “Market Manager Job”: Your resume Two portfolio samples that display your experience with outreach and design (flyers, signage, social media posts, press release/writing piece, etc.) A bit about yourself and why you’d be great for the job. Accepting applications until October 16, 2019. Read more about the Doylestown Farmers Market and the Bucks County Foodshed Alliance at bucksfoodshed.org/dfm.