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Our mission is to support, promote and expand local agriculture, making fresh products accessible to our community and strengthening relationships between local food producers and food consumers.

Open Positions at Boulder County Farmers Markets

Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) is hiring a part-time Food Access Coordinator to work at the Wednesday and Saturday Boulder Farmers Markets.

This is a unique position that requires a diverse skill set. We are seeking an energetic, welcoming and organized individual who is capable of working independently and as a team, able to multitask and handle a wide variety of job responsibilities. The ideal candidate should have a passion for local food, speak fluent Spanish and English, and thrive in a physical work environment in all weather conditions. Good customer service skills are a must.

The Food Access Coordinator will be the primary contact at the farmers market for SNAP and WIC recipients. Job responsibilities include conducting and overseeing transactions, set-up and breakdown of market booth, and data entry.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • ●  Assist with weekly logistics and market operations – i.e. set-up and breakdown of booth and table
  • ●  Ensure proper food access signage at each vendor stall
  • ●  Perform food access transactions
  • ●  Direct customer service
  • ●  Engage and collaborate with Food Access Ambassadors
  • ●  Provide general support to the BCFM team
  • ●  Maintain food access equipment, resources and materials Required Competencies:
  • ●  Fluency in English & Spanish – Speaks effectively and conversationally in both English & Spanish.
  • ●  Detail oriented – Can perform transactions and reconciliations (requiring elementary math skills) with a high rate of accuracy in a market environment.
  • ●  Excellent Customer Service – Greets and anticipates customer and vendor needs by providing information and quality service.
  • ●  Interpersonal Skills – Empathetic, holds boundaries, builds relationships and receives feedback well with all BCFM stakeholders – i.e. customers, staff and vendors.
  • ●  Takes Direction – Takes direction well, and completes all tasks fully and efficiently in a fast-paced environment both independently and collaboratively as needed.
  • ●  Knowledge of Food Access – Strong knowledge of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), WIC (Women Infants and Children) and other food access efforts in Boulder County.Desired Competencies:

Knowledge of Food Systems & Agriculture – Working knowledge or desire to learn the general state of food systems and Colorado agriculture.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • ●  Available to work Saturdays 7:15 am – 2:30 pm (April 2 through November 19) and Wednesdays 3:30 pm – 8:30 pm (May 4 – Oct 5)
  • ●  Capable of performing physically demanding work including working outdoors Position StructureReports directly to Boulder Market Manager and Food Access Specialist.Wages and Benefits

    This is a part-time position, 7 – 12 hours per week, $17/hr. Send resume to [email protected]


Descripción de la posición:

El Mercado de Agricultores del Condado de Boulder (BCFM, Boulder County Farmers Markets) busca un(a) coordinador(a) de acceso a alimentos para trabajar a tiempo parcial en el mercado de Boulder.

Este puesto requiere varias habilidades. Buscamos una persona que sea energética, amable y organizada; que pueda manejar varias responsabilidades y proyectos. Alguien que se sienta cómodo trabajando en equipo y también independientemente. Nuestra persona ideal es alguien que sea apasionado por la agricultura local, que disfrute del trabajo físico y se adapte a cualquier tipo de clima. Alguien con excelente servicio al cliente; fluente en Ingles y Espanol.

El/la coordinador(a) de acceso a alimentos será el punto de contacto en el mercado de agricultores para personas que reciben SNAP y WIC. Algunas de las responsabilidades incluirán manejar y supervisar transacciones, ingresar datos y armar/desarmar la carpa de información.

Responsabilidades:

  • ●  Ayudar con las operaciones del mercado y la logística semanal del mercado (ej. armar/desarmar la carpa de información)
  • ●  Asegurarse que cada vendedor muestre el letrero indicando “acceso a alimentos”
  • ●  Realizar transacciones de “acceso a alimentos”
  • ●  Servicio al cliente
  • ●  Colaborar y trabajar juntos a los Embajadores de “acceso a alimentos”
  • ●  Proveer apoyo al equipo de BCFM (Mercado de Agricultores del Condado de Boulder)
  • ●  Mantener en condición óptima todos los equipos y materialesCompetencias Requeridas:
  • ●  Fluidez bilingüe: Dominación escrita y verbal de Inglés y Español.
  • ●  Capacidad de análisis con orientación al detalle: Hábil para realizar transacciones yconciliaciones sobre todo en el área del mercado
  • ●  Excelente atención al cliente: Saludar y dar servicio de calidad. Anticipar la necesidad de losvendedores y compradores.
  • ●  Habilidades Interpersonales: Ser empático y cortés al mismo tiempo que mantener límites. Crear relaciones con todas las personas involucradas en el mercado tales como visitantes, empleados y vendedores.
  • ●  Capacidad de acatar instrucciones: habilidad para escuchar y seguir instrucciones al pie de la letra, concluir trabajos eficientemente; capaz de trabajar bajo presión en grupo e independientemente.
  • ●  Noción de “acceso a alimentos”: Conocimiento de varios programas en el Condado de Boulder como SNAP (estampillas o Programa Suplementario de Asistencia Nutricional); WIC (Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria para Mujeres, Bebés y Niños) etc.Requisitos:
  • ●  Disponibilidad para trabajar los días Sábados de 7:15am a 2:30pm del 2 de abril al 19 de noviembre y los días miércoles de 3:30pm a 8:30pm del 4 de mayo al 5 de octubre.
  • ●  Capaz de poder trabajar en todo tipo de clima y ejercer labor físico. Estructura de la posición:
  • ●  Se reportará directamente al director del Mercado de Boulder y al especialista de “acceso a alimentos”Salario:
  • ●  Puesto a tiempo parcial de 6 a 12 horas semanales; $17/hora. Por favor envíe su currículum a [email protected]

We get you. Like us, you love working with products from local farmers and ranchers (yep, you’re right, the local food system really is important!). Little makes you feel better than knowing the customers are happy and you’ve thoughtfully packed their order. Thank goodness you are detail oriented because customers love getting exactly what they asked for!

You like working with your hands and you really like how there’s enough moving and lifting to keep your body active. We agree, some of the activities like portioning and bagging apples and lettuce really are relaxing! And that whole detail-oriented-thing is really coming in handy again. It warms our hearts that you know that weighing accurately means customers will be happy and there will be enough for everyone.

Also, isn’t the happy look on the customer’s face when you hand them their order wonderful? People really appreciate you! That includes your co-workers. They’re kind and interesting and enjoy working with you.

Oh, and I don’t want to forget to mention that the way you thought through and resolved that issue that came up- that was magnifique! Most of all, it’s terrific how you have such a positive attitude and can also take accountability- in a healthy way. It sure is easier to work together when we know we can count on each other! Of course, your co-workers always appreciate how you communicate thoughtfully and professionally, even if there’s a misunderstanding.

Did we get it right? If so, give us a shout! The pay is $15 per hour, with earned PTO, in Longmont, working with a beloved local nonprofit organization, and we can be flexible with your schedule. Tarry not. We’re checking our email like a farmer waiting on his tractor warranty!

BCFM Market Staff

Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) is looking for seasonal market staff for our Boulder and Longmont Farmers Markets. We are seeking energetic and talented individuals who are capable of working independently and as a team, able to multitask, and able to handle a wide variety of job responsibilities. Ideal candidates should have a passion for local food, be reliable and timely, and thrive in a physical work environment in all weather conditions.

Responsibilities:

Market Staff will assist in everything from setting up the market in the morning to breaking it down at the end of the day. During the market, tasks include staffing our front entrance, communicating with vendors and customers, managing our Eco-Cycle program, and other general market activities. Additional opportunities for leadership exist and may be tailored to applicants experience, interest or expertise.

Market Responsibilities:

  • Market set-up and break-down
  • Support Market Coordinator’s efforts to enforce the market’s Rules & Regulations
  • Sustain Eco-Cycle program during market hours
  • Maintain market equipment and storage locations
  • Assist in supervision of volunteers at market
  • Maintain mandatory street closures

Required Competencies:

  • Excellent Customer Service – Greets and anticipates customer and vendor needs by providing information and quality service.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Empathetic, holds boundaries, builds relationships and receives feedback well with all BCFM stakeholders – i.e. customers, staff and vendors.
  • Takes Direction – Takes direction well and completes all tasks fully and efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

Desired Competencies:

  • Knowledge of Food Systems & Agriculture
  • Working knowledge or desire to learn of the general state of food systems and Colorado agriculture.

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will have one year of experience working in local food systems and at least one year of experience in a customer service-facing role.
  • Available to work Saturdays from 6am–4pm (April 2nd through November 19th), Wednesday evenings from 2pm–9pm (May 4th through October 5th), and Winter Market in December 
  • Capable of performing physically demanding work including working outdoors year round
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

Position Structure/Timing:

  • Reports directly to Boulder Market Manager or Longmont Market Manager and to the Operations Manager
  • Training session required in early March

Wages and Benefits:

  • This is a part-time position, 10-18 hours per week, $14/hr
  • Potential for increased hours through our Curbside operations

Send a resume and cover letter to Stephanie at [email protected] if you are interested. Please list which market locations you are interested in: Boulder Wednesday, Boulder Saturday, Longmont Saturday, or curbside operations.