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CitySeed is seeking Assistant Farmers’ Market Manager

CitySeed is seeking a Part-Time Market Manager (I) to help manage its 2012 markets in New Haven, CT. The Assistant will work under the supervision of the Market Manager and with other CitySeed staff, vendors, interns and volunteers to create successful and viable markets for Connecticut farmers and consumers. The Assistant Market
Manager will be responsible for sole and co-management of farmers’ markets and administering the Double Value Coupon Program (DVCP) and FVRx (Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Prescriptions) Programs. DVCP and FVRx are incentive programs to encourage greater consumption of fruits and vegetables at our markets. This position starts at the end of April 2012 and would typically include our Wednesday-Sunday markets over the course of the season. Specific market days are flexible and typically divided between the Market Manager and this position. From July through October, the Assistant Market Manager must be available to work the Fair Haven Market on Thursdays from approximately noon- 8pm.
 
Responsibilities:
• Oversee day to day operation of markets, including set up, special events, vendor and customer management, breakdown, and vendor reimbursements
• Answer DVCP and FVRx program questions
• Run Debit, Credit, and SNAP transactions on the wireless terminal
• Collect and input DVCP and FVRx transaction data on reporting sheets
• Ensure compliance of city, state and CitySeed regulations, policies and guidelines
• Ensure market profitability with sales of CitySeed merchandise as well as collection of vendor fees
• Work with and train interns and volunteers at markets
• Effectively manage relationships with vendors and consumers
• Work and collaborate with partnering neighborhood groups at each market
• Communicate CitySeed’s mission and programs to market-goers
• Attend additional events, as necessary, to represent CitySeed
 
Desired Qualifications:
• Enthusiasm for connecting communities through food
• Experience and/or desire to work with farmers, communities and food systems
• Excellent communication, conflict resolution and creative problem solving skills
• Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
• Fluency or understanding of Spanish language a plus
• Flexibility, maturity and a sense of humor
• Ability to lift heavy objects, work in inclement weather conditions and drive a vehicle safely with a trailer attached
 
• REQUIRED: valid driver’s license
 
Compensation and Start Date: This position is part-time starting at the end of April 2012 with hours varying between 10 – 30 hours per week (May only has two markets per week; June through November has between 4-5 markets in operation). Pay is $12/Hour. 


To apply please send resume, cover letter and (2) references to jobs@cityseed.org. This position will be posted until filled. CitySeed is an Equal Opportunity Employer and especially invites applications
from members of underrepresented groups.

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