ISO Market Manager Intern

Market Intern- Job Description

Overview

The Haile Farmers Market (HFM) is an independent farmers market owned and operated by local farmers. We've been connecting farmers and families since 1998. All of our produce vendors are farmers, not brokers, and all produce is grown locally by the folks selling it. HFM is a year-round market occurring every Saturday, 8:30am-12pm at the Haile Village Center. We host several large events each year, as well as monthly events to boost attendance.

We are seeking a Market Intern (MI) to oversee market operations with a minimum one-year commitment. The Farmers Market Intern will be responsible for assorted aspects of market operations during the season under the direction of the market coordinator.

General Requirements

  • Available during all market hours throughout the season. (Every Saturday year round.)

  • Willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions.

  • Able to safely lift and carry at least 50 pounds

  • Ability to work independently as well as independently under the HFM Market Coordinator and HFM Board of Directors

  • Ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic advocate of the local food movement and North Florida agriculture

  • MI must be reliable, assertive, self-motivated and have good communication and customer service skills.

Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will be determined by the needs of the customers, our partners and the vendors at the market. Generally, the Market Intern is responsible for the following activities.

MARKET OPERATIONS

  • Arrives at market 1.5 hours before opening to coordinate market set-up and stays at the market until released by the market coordinator.

  • Places directional signs promoting the market around the community at key locations prior to opening on each market day, and removes those signs at the close of market.

  • Coordinates vendor parking and set-up, ensuring vendors are in the correct space.

  • Sets up HFM tent, table and display.

  • Staffs the HFM tent providing information to customers, selling HFM merchandise, signing up customers to email newsletter until released by the market coordinator.

GENERAL MARKET SUPPORT

  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with vendors, customers and community members.

  • Assists vendors, community representatives and customers by providing market-related information, conflict resolution and general aid as appropriate.

  • Enforces market rules.

  • Occasionally assist vendors by providing limited set up help and brief personal breaks and by assisting vendors with sales during especially busy times.

OUTREACH AND MARKETING

  • Promote the market through social media, contributing to weekly email newsletters and website updates as directed by the market coordinator.

  • Assists the market coordinator during special events– including cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, market festivals, craft shows, and weekly musical performances.

This is a year round independent contractor position that is part-time, requiring a minimum one-year commitment starting Mid-September. We are looking for an intern who can commit to 5-7 hours each week. Payment is in the form of a $250 monthly stipend with the possibility of bonuses. HFM is an Equal Opportunity employer.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: cgmhailemarket@gmail.com. Application deadline is September 1, 2019.