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Open Positions at Boulder County Farmers Markets

This is a year long position. 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 40 – 45 hours a week. Opportunity for additional work hours may become available throughout the season with special events and programming.

Reports to:

Operations Manager

Position Structure/Timing:

Full-time

Summary of Position:

The Market Coordinator, under direction from the Operations Manager, handles day-to-day operations associated with operating the Longmont Farmers Market(s) on Saturday and Lafayette Farmers Market on Wednesday. The Market Coordinator is the face of the market to customers and vendors. He/she manages their staff and participates 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:

  • Application Review
    • Assist Operations Manager in vendor selection and incoming paperwork
  • Budget Responsibility:
    • Manage market operations to budget
    • Participate in monthly review of budget performance with Operations Manager
  • Market Preparation:
    • Submit necessary permitting on time with guidance from Operations Manager
    • 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, community group schedule, and Artisan Show approvals & schedule for the Longmont Farmers Market
    • 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 Longmont community development as directed by the Operations Manager
  • Staff Management: Participate in hiring seasonal market staff for the Boulder 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, ensuring customers are happy and vendors have the support BCFM is providing
  • Vendor Relations: Be an active member of all communications with vendors relating to the Boulder 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 Longmont/Lafayette Markets and special events held at Market including but not limited to seasonal harvest festivals 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

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervise staff, interns, and/or volunteers.

Required Competencies:

Initiative – Proactively identifies opportunities and issues, and acts to engage or resolve.

Interpersonal Skills – Empathetic, holds boundaries, builds relationships and receives feedback well.

Strong Communication Skills – Communicates productively both in written, over the phone and in person communication.

Judgement & Decision Making – Assesses situations and is appropriately strategic and prioritized in response.

Organized and Detailed Oriented – Manages multiple tasks in a systematic way, and prioritizes work.

Desired Competencies:

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

Critical & Strategic Thinking  – Takes problems and looks at them critically, and applies strategic thinking to develop viable solutions.

Leadership & Management – Leads and supervises an effective team with encouragement and clear expectations

Equipment to be Used:

Computer (desktop, laptop, and tablet), wireless devices, scanner, digital camera, printers, copier, personal mobile phone and use of personal vehicle.

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-time, all year position.

Compensation/Benefits:

commensurate with experience, travel and phone reimbursement.

Send resume and cover letter to Elyse at community@bcfm.org if you are interested.

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 multi-task and 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. This includes staffing our market information booth, selling merchandise, communicating with vendors and customers, managing our Eco-Cycle program, and 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,
  • Sales & direct customer service through market buck & merchandise sales,
  • 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,
  • Monitor Wednesday/Thursday night beer garden exits/entrances

Required Competencies:

Excellent Customer Service

– Greets and anticipates customer and vendors 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 1-year experience working in local food systems.
  • Available to work every Saturday from 6am-4pm (April 6 through November 23) and/or Wednesday/Thursday evenings 2-9pm (May 1 through October 2) & Winter Market (Dec 7 & 8)
  • 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 Operations Manager

Wages and Benefits:

This is a part-time position, 10-18 hours per week, $12-$14/hr

Send resume and cover letter to Elyse at community@bcfm.org if you are interested. Please indicate if you are interested in the Boulder, Longmont Denver or Lafayette position.

Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) is hiring a part-time Food Access Coordinator to work at our 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 team, able to multi-task and handle a wide variety of job responsibilities. The ideal candidate should have a passion for local food, speak fluent Spanish and English, enjoy working in a team and independently, and thrive in a physical work environment in all weather conditions. Good customer service skills are a must.

Responsibilities:

The Food Access Coordinator will be the primary contact at the farmers market for SNAP, WIC, Farm to Early Care Education, and Boulder Fruit and Veg recipients. Job responsibilities include conducting and overseeing transactions, set-up and breakdown of market booth, data entry, managing surveys, and giving farmers market tours.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with weekly logistics and market operations – i.e. set-up and breakdown of table
  • Ensure proper food access signage at each vendor stall
  • Perform food access transactions
  • Conduct periodic surveys with food access recipients
  • Direct customer service, compassion in moments of deescalation
  • Collaborate on outreach initiatives and promotion
  • Oversee tours at the farmers market
  • Provide general support to the BCFM team
  • Maintain food access equipment, resources and materials

Required Competencies:

Fluency in English and Spanish.

– Speaks effectively and conversationally in both English & Spanish.

Excellent Customer Service

– Greets and anticipates customer and vendors 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.

Organized and Detailed Oriented

– Manages multiple tasks and details in a systematic way, and prioritizes work.

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 and Wednesdays
    • Saturday, 7:15 am – 2:15 pm (April 4 through November 21)
    • Wednesday, 3:15 pm – 8:15 pm (May 6 through October 7)
  • Capable of performing physically demanding work including working outdoors year round

Position Structure:

Reports directly to Market Coordinators and Food Access Specialist.

Wages and Benefits:

This is a part-time position, 6-12 hours per week, $15/hr.

Send resume to foodaccess@bcfm.org.

Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM) is hiring a part-time Food Access Coordinator to work at our Longmont 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 team, able to multi-task and handle a wide variety of job responsibilities. The ideal candidate should have a passion for local food, speak fluent Spanish and English, enjoy working in a team and independently, and thrive in a physical work environment in all weather conditions. Good customer service skills are a must.

Responsibilities:

The Food Access Coordinator will be the primary contact at the farmers market for SNAP, WIC, and Farm to Early Care Education recipients. Job responsibilities include conducting and overseeing transactions, set-up and breakdown of market booth, data entry, managing surveys, and giving farmers market tours.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with weekly logistics and market operations – i.e. set-up and breakdown of table
  • Ensure proper food access signage at each vendor stall
  • Perform food access transactions
  • Conduct periodic surveys with food access recipients
  • Direct customer service while maintaining compassion in moments of deescalation
  • Collaborate on outreach initiatives and promotion
  • Oversee tours at the farmers market
  • Provide general support to the BCFM team
  • Maintain food access equipment, resources and materials

Required Competencies:

Fluency in English and Spanish.

– Speaks effectively and conversationally in both English and Spanish.

Excellent Customer Service

– Greets and anticipates customer and vendors 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.

Organized and Detailed Oriented

– Manages multiple tasks and details in a systematic way, and prioritizes work.

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.

Qualifications:

  • Available to work Saturday 7:30 am – 1:15 pm (April 4 through November 21)
  • Capable of performing physically demanding work including working outdoors year round

Position Structure:

Reports directly to Market Coordinators and Food Access Specialist.

Wages and Benefits:

This is a part-time position, 6 hours per week, $15/hr. Send resume to foodaccess@bcfm.org

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, Veggie Bucks for childcare centers, 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 Double Up Food Bucks in Colorado. You are a good fit for the advisory board if you are:

  • Using at least one of our farmers market food access programs
  • Able to commit to monthly meetings the second Thursday of each month, from 10 am – 11 am
  • 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.

At the Boulder County Farmers Markets we are passionate about the amazing people in our community who grow our food. Our work is dedicated to supporting these local farmers and ranchers and connecting them with their community. We know food is the center of life and good food is the center of a good life.

Volunteer to be at the Boulder Farmers Market to educate other WIC and SNAP recipients on how to use their benefits. You will receive $10 in Market Bucks for every hour you volunteer. Volunteers are supervised by the onsite BCFM Food Access Coordinator.

Some of the things you’ll do:

  • Directly engage with food access customers – providing a welcoming environment and answering questions
  • Provide guidance to food access customers on how they can use their benefits at the market
  • Lead market tours
  • Hand out samples of produce
  • Work with Food Access Coordinator
  • Help put up or take down food access signage

What you need to get started:

  • Positive attitude and great people skills
  • Willingness to share your own experience at market using SNAP, DUFB, and/or WIC
  • Desire to be help others and highlight the benefits of shopping at the market
  • Ability to work positively with entire BCFM team
  • Take direction well
  • Willingness to pitch in and help the rest of the market team, if needed
  • Be available to work for at least 2 hours on Wednesdays 4pm-8pm or Saturdays 8am- 2pm

To request interest, email foodaccess@bcfm.org