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Monroe Farmers Market: Market Manager

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Monroe Farmers Market Monroe, WA
United States
Phone: 425-238-4104 or 360-793-0636

Monroe Farmers Market: Market Manager
Deadline for resumes: Friday, March 19, 2010.

For additional information contact Beth Stuckey at 425-238-4104, 0r 360-793-0636.

We are currently seeking a Market Manager to run the 2010 Monroe Farmers Market. The market is open Tuesdays, June through September.

The Monroe Farmers Market is under the Monroe Historical Society, a 501c3.

Job Description.
The key responsibilities of the Monroe Farmers Market manager are:

1. Market Set up duties:

a. Recruit new vendors; and manage existing vendors

b. Secure necessary license and permits

c. Make market booth assignments

d. Review the budget and maintain records of all market expenses and income

e. Make sure all vendor forms are completed properly and retained.

f. Set up appropriate signage for the market.

g. Stay until the last vendor has left the market and ensure the location is clean before leaving.

2. Communication and networking duties:

a. Develop a positive relationship with vendors.

b. Build positive customer relations

c. Maintain communications with City and County officials and the health department.

d. Follow instructions from and maintain communications with the Monroe Historical Society Board.

e. Work with the Monroe Historical Society board and vendors to develop the 2010 season plans and events.

3. Evaluation Duties:

a. Conduct periodic surveys to assess customer opinions and satisfaction

b. Invite, listen to and use input from vendors and others to improve the market.

Qualities required:

· Good communication skills:

o The manager will need to be in communication with many different types of people; farmers, customers, Monroe Historical Society board, various community groups. He/She must be able to relate well with others, feel comfortable addressing groups and have excellent writing skills.

· Leadership:

o The manager must be able to make quick, sound decisions that are best for the market and ask for feedback and act on this to improve the market. Remain fair when managing conflict between vendors and/or customers.

· Community Connections:

o Be connected to the local community to know where and how to get support for the market.

· Organizing skills:

o The manager must keep many records, comply with regulations and keep track of people and finances.

· Creativity:

o The manager creates the atmosphere at the market, the market needs someone who can create an upbeat atmosphere and a welcoming community weekly event.

· Commitment:

o The manager must be committed to the market and believe in the value of local, fresh food and direct marketing. She/He must have the time to commit to the job.

· Knowledge of Farmers market management:

o Will need to quickly gain, an understanding of regulations pertaining to farmers market and how those regulations affect its operations and performance.

If you are interested in this position please email your resume and a cover letter summarizing why you would be the best candidate for this position, and listing two references to [email protected].

The deadline to submit your resume is Friday , March 19, 2010.

For additional information contact Beth Stuckey at 425-238-4104, 0r 360-793-0636.

Thank you for applying for this position.

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Monroe Farmers Market Monroe, WA
United States
Phone: 425-238-4104 or 360-793-0636