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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 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 [email protected] if you are interested. Please indicate if you are interested in the Boulder, Longmont Denver or Lafayette position.

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 [email protected]