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Kingston Farmers Market – Operations Manager Job Posting 4/14/22
– POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED AS OF MAY 2022
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Kingston Farmers Market – Food Access Coordinator Job Posting 12/14/21POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED AS OF FEB 2022
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Kingston Farmers Market

Operations Manager Job Posting

04/12/22

Overview: The Kingston Farmers’ Market is a non-profit organization that runs a year-round public farmer’s market on Saturdays in the Uptown neighborhood of the City of Kingston, NY. The market runs outdoors rain or shine from May-November and indoors from December – April. The market has 60+ vendors and works each week with community groups and musicians. Please visit our website for more information: https://kingstonfarmersmarket.org/

Operations Manager Position: We are seeking a part-time Operations Manager who will oversee market operations on market days (Saturdays), with additional operational and managerial tasks during the week. 

This is a part-time, year-round salaried position of approx 15 hours per week paying $23/hour to start. This position has room for growth in areas of management, leadership and market curation, marketing, budgeting and fundraising.

The position requires the ability to work independently as well as within a team, and to communicate effectively with a variety of people including: customers, vendors, volunteers, staff and board members, fellow non-profits, health inspectors, and city transportation departments. The Operations Manager’s general responsibilities include: coordinating market set-up and break-down, staffing the KFM booth and operating the SNAP/EBT program and making Square sales, keeping market currency and cash logs, collecting vendor payments, securing certifications and permits, and managing the market’s special events programs.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic advocate of the local food movement and Hudson Valley agriculture with previous event management or farmers market or farm store management work experience.

General Requirements: 

The Operations Manager must be available every Saturday 7:00am-3:00pm from May through November and every other Saturday 8:00am-3:00pm from December to April. Must be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions, and be able to safely lift and carry at least 50 pounds. Use of one’s own vehicle is recommended for moving equipment from the storage space to the site (about 2 blocks). Candidates without access to a vehicle will be considered, the market has a hand truck that can be used to move equipment.

Must be proficient in Google Docs and Sheets, Social Media apps, Square, and have willingness to learn new software.  

Responsibilities:

ON SITE MARKET OPERATIONS/SATURDAYS 

  • Arrive at market 2 hours before opening to coordinate market set-up and stay at market until all vendors have left and site is cleared and cleaned (usually 1 hour after market closing). 
  • Transport and set-up/break-down all market equipment: five 10’x10’ pop up tents and weights, four 8’ tables, four bins, four A-Frame signs, a small PA system, garbage and compost bins.
  • Coordinate vendor parking and set-up, ensuring vendors are in the correct spaces. Contact County Sheriff or City of Kingston Police to remove unauthorized vehicles from site as necessary.
  • Staff the KFM booth throughout the day providing information to customers, process SNAP sales, other market currencies, and KFM merchandise with Square and similar apps. Maintain the cashbox. 
  • Keep detailed records of SNAP/EBT and market currency reimbursements and cash accounting. 
  • Manage and maintain equipment and supplies such as SNAP tokens and other market currency, cleaning supplies, signs, displays and banners.
  • Safely transport cash box and tech equipment and make sure they are safely kept during the week and equipment is charged upon return to market on Saturdays
  • Assist vendors, community representatives and customers by providing information, offering conflict resolution and general aid, and enforcing market rules. 
  • Make social media posts during market days.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY OPERATIONS

  • Thursdays-Fridays: confirm weekly pop up vendors, community tabling groups and musicians, send weekly newsletter and make social media posts
  • Check mailbox and make deposits and payments as needed and record in the Deposit/Check log with Google Sheets
  • Maintain logs of market currencies and petty cash with Google Sheets
  • Handle market’s email & social media correspondence in a timely, professional manner
  • Attend minimum 1 Board Meeting per month (Monday evenings via Zoom currently)
  • End of the month accounting: summarize market currency logs, write checks for vendor reimbursement, have checks signed by board members, distribute at the first market of the next month. Relay market currency logs and deposit/check logs to the accountant. 

SEASONAL OPERATIONS/SPRING AND FALL (Launching Outdoor and Indoor markets):

  • Secure permits and contracts for sites, maintain and prepare equipment, manage and obtain merchandise, print signage as necessary, do flyering and placing of lawn signs in the area
  • Create vendor stall map, run pre-season vendor meeting, collect vendor fees and certificates for the season and maintain records on Google Sheets

The Kingston Farmers Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

This is an immediate opening, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Ideal start May 2022. 

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: info@kingstonfarmersmarket.org and board@kingstonfarmersmarket.org

Kingston Farmers Market

Food Access Coordinator Job Posting

12/14/21POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED, FEBRUARY 2022

Overview: The Kingston Farmers Market is a non-profit organization that runs a year-round public farmers market on Saturdays in the Uptown neighborhood of the City of Kingston, NY. The market runs outdoors rain or shine from May-November and indoors from December – April, but some dates and locations have been changed due to the pandemic. The market has 50+ vendors and works each week with community groups and musicians. Please visit our website for more information: www.kingstonfarmersmarket.org.

Food Access Coordinator Position: We are seeking a part-time Food Access Coordinator who will execute and grow the market’s goals around food justice, food access, accessibility and inclusivity at the Kingston Farmers Market. They will report to the Board of Directors and Market Manager and work alongside the Site Manager.

This is a part-time, year-round position. 

General Requirements: 

  • The Food Access Coordinator will work on-site at the market (every Saturday May-November & every other Saturday December-April) for 3-4 hours, for an approx. 15-18 hours remotely throughout the month, and attend a 1-2 hour board meeting per month (usually Monday evenings via Zoom during the pandemic). Approximate hourly commitment of 32 hours a month. 
  • The position requires the ability to work independently as well as interdependently with a team of volunteers, interns and staff members. Must be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions. 
  • The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic advocate of the local food movement and Hudson Valley agriculture with experience in food systems and food justice work. They must be reliable, self-motivated and have strong communication skills. 
  • Must be proficient in Google Docs and Sheets, Excel, Social Media, and Video Communication Apps, with willingness to learn new software.  

Responsibilities:

The Food Access Coordinator is responsible for the following activities:

  • Manage the EBT/SNAP program at the market, including populating weekly spreadsheets and generating monthly and yearly reports while being a liaison between the market and government agencies (local and state). 
  • Manage additional benefit programs offered at the market, such as FreshConnect and Double Up
  • Manage and track the market currency programs
  • Attend bi-annual vendor meetings and oversee vendor education about how to accept and be reimbursed for benefit programs and market currencies 
  • Oversee promotional materials related to benefit programs and market currencies 
  • Manage post-market gleaning in coordination with local community groups and farmers
  • Coordinate bi-annual food drives and weekly collection for Kingston’s Community Fridges
  • Attend trainings, conferences and community meetings in connection with government assistance programs and local food systems
  • Independent and self-motivated research and outreach in local communities and the local food system
  • Work with the Board of Directors and the Market Manager to innovate and execute ways for the market to continue it’s DEI goals. 

Pay rate is $21-24 per hour. The Kingston Farmers Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

This is an immediate opening, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED FEBRUARY 2022.

To apply, please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to: info@kingstonfarmersmarket.org and board@kingstonfarmersmarket.org—————————————————–

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