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BCFM Mission

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 is actively working to transform access to nutritious food in our community. Through various programs such as Double Up Food Bucks, WIC vouchers, and more, we are ensuring that all members of our community can enjoy locally grown fruits and vegetables.

We want to invite you to consider joining the Food Access Advisory Board. As a member, you will help inform and guide the Food Access Programs at Boulder County Farmers Markets. You are a good fit for the advisory board if you are:

  • Using at least one of our farmers market food access programs (WIC or SNAP)
  • Able to commit to three monthly meetings – one per month for one hour
  • Connected and engaged in your community, and you can speak as a representative
  • Invested in the growth of these programs

The Advisory Team will serve to share ideas and advise on decisions being made regarding our food access programs at the market. We are eager to partner with individuals and organizations who can help shape our thinking about food access in Boulder County, and grow our programs over time.

If you are interested in joining the Food Access Advisory Board please fill out this form to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Boulder County Farmers Markets está trabajando activamente para transformar el acceso a alimentos nutritivos en nuestra comunidad. A través de varios programas como Double Up Food Bucks, cupones de WIC y más, nos aseguramos de que todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad puedan disfrutar de frutas y verduras cultivadas localmente.

Queremos invitarlo a considerar unirse a la Junta Asesora de Acceso a Alimentos. Como miembro, ayudará a informar y orientar los programas de acceso a alimentos en los mercados de agricultores del condado de Boulder. Usted es un buen candidato para el consejo asesor si:

  • Usar al menos uno de nuestros programas de acceso a los alimentos del mercado de agricultores (WIC o SNAP)
  • Capaz de comprometerse a tres reuniones mensuales, una por mes durante una hora
  • Conectado y comprometido con su comunidad, y puede hablar como representante
  • Invertido en el crecimiento de estos programas

El Equipo Asesor servirá para compartir ideas y asesorar sobre las decisiones que se tomen con respecto a nuestros programas de acceso a alimentos en el mercado. Estamos ansiosos por asociarnos con personas y organizaciones que pueden ayudar a dar forma a nuestro pensamiento sobre el acceso a los alimentos en el condado de Boulder y hacer crecer nuestros programas con el tiempo.

Si está interesado en unirse a la Junta Asesora de Acceso a Alimentos, complete este formulario para postularse. Las solicitudes se aceptan de forma continua.

BCFM Market Staff

Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) is looking for seasonal market staff for our Boulder, Longmont, and Denver 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, upholding COVID rules and regulations, 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 3rd through November 20th), Wednesday evenings from 2pm–9pm (May 5th through October 6th), and Winter Market (Dec 4th and 5th)
  • Capable of performing physically demanding work including working outdoors year round
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds

Position Structure/Timing:

  • Reports directly to Boulder Market Coordinator or Longmont Market Coordinator 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, $12-$14/hr
  • Potential for increased hours through our Curbside operations

Send a resume and cover letter to Hannah at [email protected] if you are interested. Please list which market locations you are interested in: Boulder Wednesday, Boulder Saturday, Longmont Saturday, Denver Union Station

Administrative/Accounting Assistant
At the Boulder County Farmers Markets we are a vibrant nonprofit organization; our mission is to
support, promote and expand local agriculture, making fresh products accessible to our community.

Job Description:

❏ Full time administrative/accounting assistant who will complete ongoing tracking, categorizing
and bookkeeping/accounting for our five weekly farmers’ markets. The position will begin mid to
late March 2021.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

❏ Plan, process and track currency distribution for each of our 5 weekly markets; prepare all fee
bags for vendors each week plus the market coordinators’ currency bags to ensure they have
adequate currency of each kind to distribute (WIC, WIC Veggie Bucks, SNAP, Double Up Food
Bucks) at each market
❏ Process all vendor fee bags returned from markets each week – separating, counting, and
categorizing market currencies and comparing what is physically present to what has been written
on fee slips by vendors, making corrections as needed
❏ Prepare and process all market coordinators’ bags and currencies going to the markets;
completing a weekly reconciliation sheet for each market before and after each market to account
for all bucks distributed
❏ Track all food access currencies (SNAP, WIC, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Veggie Bucks, etc.)
redeemed by vendors as well as going to and from markets
❏ Data entry into spreadsheets with food access currencies distributed and redeemed by market
❏ Bundle and rebundle of currencies to go to markets in the appropriate dollar amounts
❏ Maintain spreadsheets to track late invoices/payments/fee bags
❏ Maintain spreadsheets and currency logs for internal use and for reporting to our funders

Requirements/Qualifications:

❏ Detail oriented and extremely organized
❏ Communicates in a professional manner; excellent communication skills
❏ Works efficiently and effectively; able to complete all tasks by scheduled deadlines daily/weekly
❏ Positive outlook and attitude a MUST
❏ Ability to successfully multitask and/or quickly transition from task to task

❏ Takes initiative/critical thinking skills
❏ Ability to work alone or in a group
❏ Takes healthy accountability
❏ Strong administrative and bookkeeping skills
❏ QuickBooks experience a plus

Compensation
❏ $16 – $17 per hour
❏ 10 days per year prorated paid time off
❏ several paid holidays
❏ 65% health insurance paid by the company
❏ dental & vision available at employee’s cost at group rates

Job Description – Union Station Market Coordinator

Reports to: Operations Manager

Position Structure/Timing: Part-Time Seasonal / Hourly

 

This is a seasonal position typically starting at the end of April and ending in early November. Exact start and end dates are determined by the Operations Manager and will be agreed upon at the time of hire. Market operation hours are expected to range from 20 to 25 hours a week. 

 

Summary of Position:

The Market Coordinator, under direction from the Operations Manager, handles day-to-day operations associated with operating the Denver Farmers Market(s). The Market Coordinator is the face of the market to customers and vendors. They manage their staff and participate to organize materials prior to the market, lay out vendor placement, set up and breakdown the BCFM booth, conduct all opening and closing activities, enforce market rules and regulations, provide a safe environment, and ensure customer service standards are met.

 

Essential functions- Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Budget Responsibility:

  • Manage market operations to budget
  • Participate in monthly review of budget performance with Operations Manager

Market Preparation:

  • Submit necessary permitting on time
  • Coordinate with contractors for trash and bathroom service and other services required

Weekly Organization:

  • Organize POS, cash drawers, merchandise, staff schedules, and supplies prior to market day
  • Create vendor maps for each market and update weekly
  • Set up and break down market including POS and data connection
  • Schedule and manage musicians, market guest schedule and community group schedule
  • Display, sell, and track merchandise inventory
  • Schedule and manage volunteers at each market
  • Enforce rules and regulations
  • Compare vendor product to list provided at application
  • Participate in Denver community development as directed by the Operations Manager

Staff Management:

  • Participate in hiring seasonal market staff for the Denver markets
  • Manage the staff at the markets
  • Maintain enthusiasm and dedication throughout the season with staff meetings and events

Customer Service:

  • Be on-site contact for vendors and customers
  • Ensure customers are happy and vendors have support

Vendor Relations:

  • Be an active member of all communications with vendors relating to the Denver markets. 
  • Be prompt about email and phone responses

Social Media & Market Events:

  • Work with Marketing & Operations Manager to execute the social media plan for the Denver Markets and special events held at Market 
  • This includes but is not limited to: seasonal activities and other community collaborations
  • Provide additional support to other Market Coordinators and Operations Manager as needed related to market operations and/or non-market community events
  • Create documentation and records of weekly activities as directed
  • Maintain and contribute to positive environment at the farmers market and at the office

 

Skills and Attributes: A Market Coordinator…

  • … Is passionate about local food systems
  • … Is an energetic, resourceful, and collaborative leader
  • … Is Detail-oriented
  • … Is a good problem solver
  • … Holds productive boundaries
  • … Resolves conflicts in a positive manner
  • … Practices empathy and plays well with customers, vendors, and fellow staff

 

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise staff, interns, and/or volunteers

 

Equipment to be Used: Computer (desktop, laptop, and tablet), wireless devices, scanner, digital camera, printers, copier, mobile phone

 

Typical Physical Demands: Some use of computer, lifting up to 45lbs.

 

Working Conditions: Work environment includes outdoor markets, office, markets, and

occasional farm visits. Early morning starts on market days. Markets are rain-or-shine in open-air environments. Temperatures can range from sub-freezing to wet to over 100 degrees and direct sun. Must be able to work 10-12 hours on market days. The Coordinator is expected to know how to dress appropriately for variable conditions and ensure the same of their staff. The Coordinator is expected to commit to the full season (May – October) of the Denver Market.

 

Compensation: $15-$17/hr., depending on experience.