Farmers' Market Manager

Job Description:

Overview:

We are seeking a Farmers' Market Manager to oversee sales and operations for two of the local farmers' markets that BannerBee will be participating in during the 2018 season. 

The Farmers' Market Manager's general responsibilities will include:  managing customer relationships, market booth set-up and break down, pick up and drop off of tent/tables/product from/to our location in upper Montgomery County, market sales & handling of payment transactions, assist in social media outreach and promotion.

General Requirements: 

The Farmers' Market Manager must be available for the entire season from April through December, 2018, on Saturdays and Sundays; be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions; and be able to safely lift and carry at least 40 pounds.  The position requires the ability to work independently as well as inter-dependently with market sales staff at markets that require additional sales person.

The ideal candidate will be an advocate of the local food movement and beekeeping/urban agriculture in and around our nation's capital.  The Market Manager must be reliable, self-motivated, organized and have strong customer service and communication skills.

Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities of the Market Manager include, but are not limited to:

MARKET OPERATIONS

  • Arrives at our location in upper Montgomery County 2 hours prior to market opening to load market tent, weights, tables, display/signage and product
  • Drive to/from market location
  • Set up market booth in assigned location {at any market, complete set up should be completed 15 minutes prior to market open}
  • Market sales {includes credit card processing, figuring & logging sales tax}
  • Booth breakdown at, and not before, market close {includes carefully packing product into crates so as not to damage during transport and unloading}
  • Pack up vehicle & return to our location to unload

OUTREACH & MARKETING

  • Market Manager works with owner to promote our business through social media, contributing to our newsletter, and promotion throughout the community.
  • Educate customers about the importance of the honeybee to our food system, as well as the value of raw honey and other bee products, and field specific questions from customers.
  • Assist with the development and coordination of special events including educational programming, tastings and promotional events, and fundraising efforts.

This is a seasonal part-time position requiring weekends and possibly some evenings with an average of 16-24 hours per week, from April 22, 2018, through December 23, 2018.  This position could potentially lead to a full-time, non-seasonal position.

Current schedule:

Saturdays 7:00am-3:00pm

Sundays 7:00am-3:00pm

Flexible weekday/weekday evenings for tastings/special events as scheduled

 

To apply, please contact:

andrea@bannerbees.com