The Hyde Park Farmers Market (HPFM) Manager is responsible for daily operations of the Market from opening day through the last day of the Market, Sundays June 13, 2021-September 26, 2021 from 7:30am-2:30pm. The SECC and Special Service Area #61, who co-produce the HPFM, relies on the Market Manager to be its liaison with and between all parties served by the market. (See Job Posting)
The Market Manager will be required to open the Market area each Sunday by marshaling the farmers/vendors to their assigned areas and ensuring that set up and breakdown of the market is carried out in a prompt and orderly manner.
The Market Manager is the “go-to” person for vendors and visitors during market hours and is the representative on site. The position requires personal confidence and the ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people including vendors, visitors, stakeholders and more.
Managers are required to be available for cellphone contact with SECC/SSA staff on market day and for regular e-mail contact throughout the duration of their employment. Manager must be willing and able to work outdoors and to safely lift and carry 50 pounds. The position requires the ability to work independently as well as inter-dependently with a team of other staff members.
The Market Manager’s general responsibilities include but are not limited to fostering community support for the market, helping promote the market, set up and clean up, vendor communication and keeping accurate weekly records of market activities.
A successful Market Manager will understand both the vendors’ and the consumers’ needs and, in conjunction with the SECC/SSA 61 team, design and implement strategies to meet these needs.
The Market Manager is required to be on-site at the market for the duration of the weekly timeframe and available to vendors and consumers before, during and at the close of the market. Assistance will be provided, if needed, to the Market Manager, by a member of the SECC Team.
SUBMIT YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME BY FRIDAY, APRIL 30, 2021.