Market Manager

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Hollywood Farmers' Market
position summary:

Now accepting applications for the position of Market Manager for the Hollywood Farmers' Market (30-35 hours per week during the market season)

The Market Manager works under the direction of the Board of Directors and collaborates with other market staff to develop and maintain the market. The Market Manager is responsible for coordinating logistics on a weekly basis. The primary duties include:

- Managing the operation of the market behind the scenes and on market day

- Sending out applications and recruiting vendors, musicians and entertainers

- Maintaining a balanced product mix and planning the layout of the market each week

- Submitting required permits, collecting and accounting for fees, and keeping accurate records

- Updating the market website

- Attending Board of Directors Staff Committee and Admin Committee meetings, serving as lead on the Vendor Committee and reporting to the Board at monthly Board meetings

- Creating a Year-End Report and presenting it at the December Board meeting

- Other duties as assigned by the Staff Committee or Board of Directors

Hours and Compensation This position requires approximately 35 hours per week during the market season of May - Thanksgiving (.55FTE for the year). Must be able to work all Saturdays during the season. January – April (pre-season) requires escalating hours per month, ranging from 20 to 100 hours per month in preparation of the market opening. December is a wrap up month for the Market Manager, during which the Market Manager prepares a year-end report to present to the Board. Compensation for this position starts at $14.40 – $14.65 per hour DOE.

Experience Needed Qualified candidates will demonstrate a leadership role and prior experience with community food systems and farmers’ markets, skill at public speaking, experience with conflict-resolution, proficiency in MS Office, strong organizational skills, excellent customer service skills, familiarity with web design, and the ability to perform some heavy lifting.

Application Process Application packets should include a cover letter (summarizing relevant skills and interest) and resume and be emailed to [email protected].

By submitting my application, I understand and agree with the following statements:

- All statements I have made on the cover letter and resume are true, accurate, and complete without omissions. I understand and agree that any inaccurate or incomplete information or omissions constitute grounds for refusal to hire or immediate termination if I am employed.

- If I am offered the position, I will familiarize myself with all rules and regulations of the Hollywood Farmers’ Market as they presently exist or are later modified and I acknowledge and agree that I am subject to such rules and regulations.

- I authorize the Hollywood Farmers’ Market to make all necessary and appropriate investigations to verify the information I have provided in this application and any supplementary materials, including but not limited to conducting a background investigation to determine whether I have a criminal history. I hereby release from all liability and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, its officers, directors, members, agents, employees and representatives for any of their actions or omissions arising out of or relating to consideration of my application for the position specified above, including without limitation any background investigation undertaken in connection with my application.

- I hereby release from liability and agree to indemnify and hold harmless any individuals or entities for any of their acts or omissions arising out of or relating to their provision of any information pertaining to me in connection with my application for the position specified above.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 10, 2008

Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview and training will begin in November. To learn more about the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, please visit our website at:

Salary / Pay Rate:$14.40 - $14.65 per hour DOE
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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