Assistant Market Manager Position with Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers’ Markets (Minneapolis)

Neighborhood Roots, the organization that runs the Fulton, Kingfield & Nokomis Farmers Markets, is hiring an assistant market manager for the 2015 market season. The full description is included below and linked to on our website:  . Apply by April 20, 2015.

Position:  Assistant Manager, 2015 Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers Markets

Position Type: Seasonal/Part-time May through October 2015

Compensation: Hourly; based on skill set and experience

Reports to: Market Executive Director

Application Requirements: Cover letter and resume

Due: Applications accepted through April 20th, or until position is filled


Neighborhood Roots operates the Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers Markets in South Minneapolis.  Our mission is to bring neighbors together to buy, eat, and learn about local food. We support local farmers, promote vibrant community and locally owned businesses, and effect important changes in food and agriculture policy.


Overview: The Assistant Market Manager assists with the day-to-day operations of the Neighborhood Roots farmers markets in order to serve its vendors, patrons, volunteers, sponsors, and affiliated mini-market partners. In 2015, we will be operating 3 community-based markets: Fulton, Kingfield, & the new Nokomis market. Fulton and Kingfield are held every Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am – 1:00pm, May 16th – October 25th.  Nokomis will run on Wednesdays from 4 – 8pm, June 17th – September 30th.

This is a seasonal, part-time position with the expectation that Assistant Manager will work an average of 22 – 30 hours during the market season (May – October). The number of hours will increase to about 30 hours per week when the Nokomis market is in season (mid-June – end of September). Working hours include time before, during, and after the hours the markets are open to the public, as well as additional administrative time during the week. Saturday & Sunday availability (6:45am – 2:30pm) and Wednesday availability (2:30pm – 9:30pm) are required. Duties will consist of approximately 70% market-site staffing and 30% market administrative tasks.

Essential Functions: 

  • Oversee activities at the market information booth during market hours including: offering high quality customer service and conducting SNAP-EBT, credit card, & merchandise sales
  • Assist in physical market set-up and tear-down
  • Provide on-site support to all vendors, patrons, musicians, artists, master gardener volunteers, and other community activity providers as needed
  • Perform accounting related to the EBT / credit card token system used at the markets and affiliated mini-markets. Assist with related paperwork and tracking
  • Support planning and execution of special and weekly events including but not limited to demos, music, and family-friendly activities
  • Assist with market-day supervision of volunteers
  • Create weekly e-newsletters, assist with the maintenance of other social media channels
  • Ensure market supplies are kept well-stocked and organized
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned to support the Market Director, Market Manager, Board of Directors, and general market operations

Required Qualifications:

  • Able to adjust to changing conditions and priorities
  • Strong ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced setting
  • Excellent intrapersonal and communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain strong relationships and provide high quality customer service
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Aptitude with numbers and basic counting, math skills
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Able to accomplish tasks with limited direct supervision
  • Able to effectively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Must be able to routinely lift up to 50lbs
  • Flexible schedule must include Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays during the market season (Please note: may take one week off during the market season.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cash-handling experience
  • Interest in sustainable agriculture, food justice and local food policy
  • Experience working with volunteers

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