The St. John’s Farmers’ Market Cooperative (which operates the St. John’s Farmers’ Market and manages the St. John’s Community Market facility) is hiring! Now is the chance to join a dynamic team and have a hand in running one of St. John’s favourite places.
Since its founding in 2008, the St. John’s Farmers’ Market – and the dual-stakeholder cooperative that runs it – has become a cornerstone of the local food movement and the community. With “Make it, Bake it, Grow it” as our motto the Market has steadily expanded our efforts to provide healthy, local food to the community, while encouraging farmers and crafters to grow their businesses.
In the summer of 2018, the Market took a big step towards long-term sustainability, moving from a rented space into a purpose-built permanent home in the St. John’s Community Market facility on Freshwater Road. We expanded in size, capacity, and expanded our intake of vendors. The role of the Market Manager was integral to this process, and remains key to running the St. John’s Farmers’ Market on Market days.
The SJFM cooperative is seeking a dynamic and engaged person to fill the role of Market Manager. The individual in this position will manage the week-to-week operations of the Farmers’ Markets, including, but not limited to selecting a diverse mix of market vendors and managing all elements of bookings for market days. The ideal candidate would be high-energy and very well organized, technologically savvy, and have exceptional people skills, with the ability to connect with our market community in an inclusive way.
Reporting to the SJFM Executive Director, the Market Manager is responsible for:
To fill this challenging, busy, and exciting role, the ideal candidate would have the following qualifications:
As this position requires the manager to handle cash and interact with a diverse community, a Certificate of Conduct and Vulnerable Sector Check will be required. The Market Manager will also require a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle. The Market Manager may, from time to time, also be called upon to assist with other events in the Community Market space. Some flexibility in scheduling may be required.
$37,000-$42,000 annually, commensurate with experience
Send a resume and cover letter with the subject line “Market Manager” to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until Monday, December 7th, 2018.
The St. John’s Farmers’ Market embraces diversity, and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.