Greenmarket is desperately seeking to hire market managers. Both full time, 3 + days a week, and part time, 1 + day a week, positions available. Please see job description below for information on how to apply. Shifts available immediately and the season does not end until Thanksgiving. pay is $18/hour and shifts are typically 8-10 hours each.
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Seasonal Market Manager
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, GrowNYC has been called upon to continue to provide essential food access programs to New Yorkers across the city. Market Managers are Greenmarket’s representatives to the public. On a daily basis, they work to build healthy communities and create an environment where local farmers can sell their products and keep their farms viable. The Market Manager position is seasonal and is comprised of three equally important components – operations, promotions and Food Access,our at-market food access program. Additionally, Managers will be tasked with ensuring allCOVID-19 safety measures.
Responsibilities(include, but are not limited to)
●Oversee market set up – coordinate placement of farmer trucks and tents according to the market layout
●Set up and break down GrowNYC information tent, which may involve carrying cases/bags weighing up to 50lbs, folding tables, and performing other physical labor
●Complete daily reports and other site-specific paperwork by assigned deadlines
●Follow and enforce rules and regulations, especially as they pertain to social distancing and food safety
●Resolve conflict and tackle issues at sites as they arise
●Perform EBT, debit/credit, and cash transactions at sites and maintain accurate records
●Manage a bank of at-market currencies and ensure that it is balanced after each shift
●Educate customers on a variety of food access and incentive programs.
●Attend weekly online meetings
●Early riser who enjoys working outdoors in all weather conditions
●Passionate about farming, farmers markets, local agriculture, cooking and or food access.
Willing to work weekends
●Enjoys talking and working with people of all backgrounds●Strong communication skills
●Works well both independently and as a member of a team
●Creative problem-solver, able to troubleshoot and use good judgement to make on-the-spot decisions
●Have a valid driver’s license and willingness to drive a cargo van (not required for all positions)
●Fluency in multiple languages is a big plus (especially,but not limited to,Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese)
Ability to lift up to 50lbs, though employee may request accommodations as needed
Schedule: The schedule has variable hours – a minimum of 6 hours a week to no more than 40 hours per week. Shifts are available all days of the week and usually start early in the morning (6am).
Compensation: The position is a non-exempt seasonal and variable hourly position. It pays $18 per hour and includes only statutory benefits.
Click on the link below to apply with your resume and a cover letter. For more information, you may visit the website at www.grownyc.org.
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