Davis and Central Square Farmers Market Manager
The Davis and Central Square Farmers Market Manager is responsible for daily
operations of the markets from mid-May through late November. This is a part-
time, seasonal, hourly position and requires managing market operations for
approximately 8 hours (depending on market hours) on market days, plus an
additional 2-3 hours/week on non-market days.Approx 20-22 hours per week.
Wages: $16-19/hr, based on experience.
The Market Manager is the “go-to” person for vendors and consumers during
market hours and is the onsite Mass Farmers Markets (MFM) representative.
Thejob requires personal confidence, conflict management skills, and the
ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people including
Mass Farmers Markets relies on the market manager to be its liaison with and
between all parties served by the market. The manager’s general
responsibilitiesinclude: fostering community support for the market, helping
promote the market and MFM, and keeping accurate weekly records of market
activities.Successful managers understand both the vendors’ and the consumers’
needs and, in conjunction with MFM staff, design and implement strategies to
meet these needs. The manager is required to be onsite at market and available
to vendors and consumers for the majority of the markets hours.
Specific manager responsibilities vary by market and are determined by the
needs of both the community and the specific vendors at the market.
Generally,the market manager is responsible for the following activities.
General Market Support
o Develops and maintains good working relationships with fellow market
managers, the markets Advisor(s) elected by vendors), each farmer andvendor,
consumers, and community members, groups, and organizations.
o Update and prepare vendor applications, Market Rules and Managed
o Assists vendors, community representatives, and consumers by providing
market-related information, conflict resolution, and general aid
o Enforces market rules and manages disputes between vendors
o Communicates regularly with the MFM office staff.
o Managers may occasionally assist vendors by providing limited set up
help and brief personal breaks.
Education and Outreach
o Works in tandem with MFM office staff to promote the market using
social media and other tools
o Raises consumer and community consciousness about MFM and farmers
markets role in the greater Boston food system through conversations
o Educates consumers about locally grown produce
o Establishes a consistent space to set up and operate the market
manager’s table and display materials
o Promotes the SNAP program and assists vendors and customers with the
o Identifies and either initiates or recommends follow-up communication
with area businesses and community organizations, as well as local police
orother municipal employees, who may provide assistance to the market.
o Leads efforts to bring cooking demonstrations, educational
programming, music or other cultural activities and special events to the
Apply with a Cover letter and Resume to Staff@massfarmersmarkets.org