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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 (BCFM) is continuing its online ordering and order fulfillment year-round, and we are looking for an energetic individual who is ready to make it sing!

As a nonprofit whose mission is to support local agriculture, we are excited that you know how to find and procure locally grown produce, meats, flowers, and other products that our customers love. Of course, sourcing them directly from Colorado farmers and ranchers is second nature to you, as is ensuring they are stored and handled properly, and packed efficiently and carefully. Recruiting, hiring, managing, and inspiring staff has its challenges, but you make it look easy (don’t forget to emphasize the importance of accurately packing orders and distributing them to the right customers!).

You’ll be successful in this role because you enjoy working with people and building relationships with local farmers, ranchers, food artisans, and your colleagues. You are detail oriented and know the value of a good process for making things efficient and flow well. We love that you also want to make sure the customer has a great experience. Oh, and it is super helpful that you’re comfortable with spreadsheets (or willing to learn) and learning new software like the online platform- doing things right the first time sure makes the day fly by! Of course, things don’t always go right the first time, but you’re resourceful and calm when things need to be fixed.

We really appreciate how you want to grow professionally and that you take direction well. And, how you love collaborating with the rest of the BCFM team and look forward to those opportunities to opine about the importance of local growers and having a healthy local system.

You go home feeling great because you know that you are making an impact and understand how important the success of your operation is to help support a healthy community. Knowing that your operation is not only an important access point to the local food system, but also supports hundreds of families who don’t have ready access to healthy food certainly doesn’t hurt! Plus, your coworkers are awesome- they really appreciate all that you do.

Does this describe you to a T or darn near it? If so, send us a letter and a resume that helps us understand why you are perfect for this job!

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 $14 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, 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