Farmers Market Manager


Company: Red Dog Farm
Location: Chimacum, WA
Compensation: Starting pay is $14+/ hour based on experience. Housing is not included. Employees who return for multiple seasons will receive an annual performance-based raise.
Employment Type: Part-Time
Job Categories: Agriculture
Region: Neighboring States
Date Posted: October 12, 2018

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Ideal applicants would have excellent customer service skills, be adept at multi-tasking, be able to train and lead co-workers in all market tasks, possess produce handling skills, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Time Commitment

  • Seasonal: April-December
  • Hours are 20-24hrs/ week (Full time is optional)*, Saturdays April-Dec and Sundays June-October *optional additional hours on weekdays

Responsibilities

  • Operate two weekly fast-paced farmers markets- managing product, staff and sales
  • Lead loading, transportation, delivery, and set up of the market booths
  • Manage a constantly changing, aesthetically beautiful produce display
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Handle cash in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain sales record sheets and be accountable for till reckoning
  • Train and manage the work of two other farmers market staff
  • Communicate regularly with the farm owner and farm manager
  • Make deliveries to accounts, ensuring orders are complete

Background and Skills

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience working with a team and managing a group effectively
  • Experience with retail produce display
  • Ability to do mental math, without use of a calculator
  • Ability to operate high volume farmers market booths
  • Must have a clean driver’s license and be comfortable driving large trucks
  • Must be capable of handling physically demanding work for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing situations