Farmers Market Day Staff Application
Position: Market Day Staff for Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers Markets
Position Type: Seasonal/Part-time May through October
Compensation: $12.00/hour
Reports to: Market Manager
Due: Priority deadline March 20th. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Start Date: Training begins the week of May 11th

Visit our website for a PDF version of this job description: http://neighborhoodrootsmn.org/hiring_2020/

Neighborhood Roots operates the Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers Markets in South Minneapolis. Our mission is to bring neighbors together to buy, eat, and learn about local food. We support local farmers, promote vibrant community and locally owned businesses, and affect important changes in food and agriculture policy.

Overview: Market Day Staff assists with the day-to-day operations of the Neighborhood Roots farmers markets in order to serve its vendors, patrons, volunteers and sponsors. Neighborhood Roots oversees 3 community-based markets: Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis. Market dates and hours are listed below:

Fulton Farmers Market Kingfield Farmers Market Nokomis Farmers Market
Saturdays 8:30am - 1pm Sundays 8:30am - 1pm Wednesdays 4 - 8pm*
4901 Chowen Ave, Mpls 4310 Nicollet Ave, Mpls 5167 Chicago Ave, Mpls
May 16th - October 24th May 17th - October 25th June 17th - Sept 30th
*closes 7:30pm in Sept

Shifts include time before, during, and after the hours the markets are open to the public. Saturday & Sunday shift is 7am – 2:30pm. Wednesday shift is 2:30pm – 9pm. Shifts may end early, if volunteers are scheduled to help out. You can apply to one, two or all three markets. Clearly state your preference in the form below.

This is an outdoor position. The markets are open rain or shine. This position is suited to people who want to wake up early, spend time outside and learn about our local food system.

Essential Functions:
- Assist in physical market set-up and tear-down
- Provide on-site support to all vendors, patrons, musicians, artists, master gardener volunteers, and other community activity providers as needed
- Conduct SNAP-EBT, credit card, & merchandise sales
- Assist with bookkeeping and data tracking
- Support execution of special and weekly events including but not limited to demos, music, and family-friendly activities
- Ensure market supplies are kept well-stocked and organized
- Other reasonable duties as assigned to support the Market Director, Market Manager, and general market operations

Required Qualifications:
- Positive attitude
- Punctuality
- Excellent customer service skills
- Comfortable working outside in all weather conditions (hot/cold/rain/wind/etc)
- Ability to adjust to changing conditions and priorities
- Basic math skills
- Strong problem solving ability
- Able to accomplish tasks with limited direct supervision
- Able to effectively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Must be able to routinely lift up to 50lbs

Preferred Qualifications
- Cash-handling experience
- Interest in sustainable agriculture, food justice and local food policy
- Experience working with volunteers

NEIGHBORHOOD ROOTS IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where diversity is valued, supported and celebrated to benefit our vendors and customers. Women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, and people from indigenous communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Visit our website for a PDF version of this job description: www.neighborhoodrootsmn.org/hiring_2020
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