Cully Farmers Market 2018  
Market Manager - Scope of Work

The 2018 Market Manager will be an independent contractor, reporting to Our 42nd Avenue, with guidance & support from the Cully Farmers Market Steering Committee. 

Compensation & Contract Duration:  
This contract is 25 weeks long, intended to begin May 8th and conclude October 31st. The contractor will receive $9,500 in total, paid in 6 monthly installments. This is equivalent to 20 hours of work per week, for 25 weeks at a rate of $19 / hour. 

Scope of Work / Position description: 
In collaboration with the Cully Farmers Market Steering Committee, the Market Manager will be responsible for the following: 

  • Financial management & budgeting
  • Vendor relationships & contracts
  • Direct volunteer program
  • Oversee day-of market operations
  • Manage communications, market promotion and community engagement initiatives
  • Direct food access programming, including SNAP matching and vouchers
  • Oversee the coordination of entertainment and activities
  • Support the Market Steering Committee
  • Conduct year-end market evaluation and reporting
  • Build relationships and partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and other key contacts in the neighborhood to forward the mission and goals of the market
  • If time allows, explore/pursue additional initiatives to further the mission, with approval from the steering committee.
  • Assist with other market duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Financial management skills
  • Proven skills in project management & administration
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Ability to forge collaborative partnerships and build strong relationships
  • Previous experience working at a farmers’ market (or experience coordinating large events of similar nature)
  • Experience and/or strong interest in sustainable agriculture, food access programming, and/or food systems work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience providing top-notch, friendly customer service
  • Proven time management skills, and the ability to juggle multiple responsibilities at once
  • Ability to lift 25+ pounds
  • Willingness and ability to work outside on your feet for 6 hours straight, regardless of weather
  • Must be available by cell phone on market day, and for regular e-mail contact for the duration of the contract. The contractor is expected to provide their phone and computer.  
  • Event marketing and promotion experience  

Desired attributes:

  • Familiarly with the community surrounding 4 Ave
  • Ability to communicate in Spanish and/or other languages common in the Cully neighborhood
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience working with steering committees or boards
  • Experience coordinating entertainment or activities for events or markets
  • Graphic design skills for creating promotional materials
  • Experience with program evaluation & reporting
  • A critical understanding of food systems and equity issues 

 Application Instructions:
Please e-mail your resume and a cover letter to Katy Kolker at cullyfarmersmarket@gmail.com by Saturday, April 21st.