Hiring For Summer Farmers Market Table Staff

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT- Outdoor Farmers Markets Welcome Table Staff

Markets Program at Farm Fresh
Since 2004, Farm Fresh Rhode Island has been providing affordable markets selling local, fresh foods in low-income neighborhoods. We value increasing healthy food access while at the same time maintaining fair prices to farmers and transparency around local food systems. All markets managed by Farm Fresh Rhode Island accept and encourage the use of federal food assistance programs.

Job Function/Purpose of Role:
Farm Fresh Rhode Island is seeking committed and reliable team-players to join our community access team as Welcome Table Managers and Staff. We are looking for dedicated team members who will assist in managing the Fresh Bucks table at the following Farmers Markets for the full 2020 outdoor season:

  • Providence Neutaconkanut Park Market
    Spanish speaking required
    o Mondays July 6th – Oct 26th
    o Working hours 1:30 PM - 6:45 PM

  • Central Falls Market
    Spanish speaking required
    o Wednesdays July 7th – Oct 27th
    o Working hours 2:45 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Pawtucket Market
    o Wednesdays July 1st – Oct 28th
    o Working hours 1:45 PM – 7:00 PM

  • Providence Broad Street Market
    o Saturdays June 20th – Oct 29th
    o Working hours 6:30 AM – 1:00 PM

  • Woonsocket Thundermist Market
    o Tuesdays July 7th – Oct 27th
    o Working hours 1:30 PM – 7:30 PM

  • Brown University Market
    o Wednesdays September 2nd – Oct 28th
    o Working hours 9:15 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Armory Park Market
    o Thursdays June 4th – Oct 29th
    o Working hours 1:30 PM – 8:00 PM

  • Hope Street Market
    o Saturday May 4th – Oct 26th
    o Working hours 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Farm Fresh RI staff will train the hired workers on tasks necessary to be a part of the Summer Market Team. We seek someone who is detail oriented, responsible and passionate about contributing to increasing access to healthy food in Rhode Island. Applicants must commit to fulfilling the entire market season and provide their own transportation of market equipment to and from market sites and the Farm Fresh office, staff will be reimbursed for mileage.

Position Details
Hours:
• Part-time, seasonal positions. Applicants staff single or multiple tables for the season. (7-24 hours a week depending on availability and interest)
• Most markets run July-October- additional hours will be required for training and season debriefs.
• Potential for additional hours to assist with market outreach and events.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Provide transportation for market equipment from Pawtucket office to market sites
• Set up and break down market tent and table.
• Assist with vendor set up as needed.
• Enforce market rules and regulations with all vendors and customers
• Run card machine for credit card and EBT customers and distribute Fresh Bucks tokens for transactions
• Keep record of transactions and balance the market paperwork at end of market
• Collect Fresh Bucks tokens from vendors at end of market and write receipts
• Maintain positive equitable relations with all market vendors and customers
• Work with market volunteers and interns when necessary

Education, Knowledge, Experience Required:
• High school diploma or GED equivalent
• Multi-lingual proficiency preferred but not required (Spanish speaking required for Neutaconkanut Park and Central Falls locations)
• Interest in nutrition, public health, and environmental issues preferred
• Able to bend and lift loads up to 50 pounds
• Must have access to reliable transportation for transporting market equipment to and from program sites across the state
• Must possess a valid drivers license

Critical Skills:
• Interpersonal skills, sociable personality
• Basic math & accounting
• Detail oriented

Compensation:
• Starting $14- $16/hr
• Mileage Reimbursement

To Apply:
• Please [Apply Online]
• Application deadline: May 6th 2020

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