We are an organization of committed individuals who recognize that the concept of “locally made, baked and grown” is an advantage and success for our vendors and consumers. We have the facilities and organization that benefits both our vendors and patrons. Our contribution to community is recognized and that makes the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market “the Place to Be”.
The Cranbrook Farmer’s Market Society, with professional innovative practices, leads the way in developing, organizing and maintaining the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market. In doing so we foster a community institution that is trusted, vibrant and entrepreneurial in spirit for both market vendors and their patrons.
WE ARE HIRING!
The Cranbrook Farmer’s Market Society is Hiring: Market Manager
Are you passionate about building a sustainable and vibrant community? Do you enjoy working outdoors in contact with people, in a dynamic environment with flexible hours? The Cranbrook Farmer’s Market Society is currently seeking an active, reliable and responsible individual who is willing to take up the baton and make our local farmers market flourish!
The Market Manager, with professional innovative practices, leads the way in developing, organizing and maintaining the Cranbrook Farmer’s Market, fostering a community institution that is trusted, vibrant and entrepreneurial in spirit for both market vendors and their patrons.
Under general direction from the President/Board of Directors, the market manager has day-to-day responsibility for the successful operation of the farmers’ markets. This is a part-time year-round position. Workload varies with market season. It is expected that the Manager will be on-site on all market days. Other hours are flexible, as required to accomplish the required tasks in a timely manner:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Market Operations Management – Coordinates and oversees day-to-day operations of the market throughout the year. This includes, but is not limited to, the assignment of stall locations, overseeing/ensuring the logistics of setup/break down; the management of market volunteers; interfacing with the public and the vendors; resolution of conflicts or problems that may arise; and the collection, control and documentation of fees and overseeing the Farmer’s Market Nutrition Coupon Program. This will occur at the 3 market locations.
2. Vendor Relations – Develops and manages relationships with vendors, ensuring timely communications (e-mail, telephone, newsletters and in person) and resolution of issues or problems Monitors vendor operations and ensures compliance to Market rules and Interior Health Guidelines where applicable. Works to recruit vendors as needed, screens applications and monitors quality of products and presentation. Provides orientation and tips to new vendors and offers ongoing support/communication to help ensure vendors’ success.
3. Market Customer Relations – Interacts with the public at the Markets and monitors and ensures the Market’s attractiveness and appeal. Develops recommendations to enhance/improve the Markets and promotes the CFM in a positive, professional manner. Models and promotes collaborative and respectful communications and relationships.
4. Volunteer Management - Recruits volunteers as needed and provides initial training and ongoing direction/training as needed for market volunteers.
5. Planning – Works with and provides input to the Board of Directors in the development of business plans and manager’s work priorities. Performs regular market, vendors and customer’s assessments. Prepares reports and keeps the Board informed regarding the status of the Market(s) and progress toward established goals.
6. Financial Planning & Management – Manages and maintains records of the organization revenues and expenses, providing monthly reports to the board. Performs payments, refunds, and banking activities. Works with and provides input to the Treasurer/finance committee in annual budget development. Monitors and controls the budget for Market, manages resources within the constraints of the budget and long-range business plans and ensures compliance with financial controls. Continuously explores and pursues funding opportunities (such as grants) and prepares timely reports.
7. Market promotions – Oversees all advertising and promotion of the market through traditional and social media, including paid ads, press releases, posters, postcards, website and social media upkeep, signage, banners, and website management.
8. Board, Policies and Bylaws – Manager assists with/advises Board with preparing Board’s meeting agendas, keeping records such as minutes, developing and updating policies and bylaws and registry of such, in compliance and up to date with current regulations.
9. Community Relations – Maintain our office in Downtown Cranbrook to receive both market vendors and community partners, overseeing facilities operations, complying to shared space standards.
10. Other Duties - Performs other duties as assigned from time to time by the President.
The Cranbrook Farmer's Market is run by a volunteer board of directors. We invite you to become a member & join us in supporting our market & community.
Volunteers are most welcome!
Board of Directors 2019/2020
Tyler McNaughton, Chair President
Jody Murdoch, Vice-President
Terry Bedwell, Treasurer
David Basu Roy, Secretary
Jessica Tichenor, Director
Sharon Mielnichuk, Director
Roy Sargent, Director
Sioban Staplin, Director
Patricia Logan, Director
Contact the Board:
The ideal candidate will possess:
• Understanding of Cranbrook Farmer’s Market Society organization mission and mandate;
• Passion for local food/community sustainability and farmers’ markets;
• Incredible self-motivation, organization, and problem-solving skills;
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills;
• A strong ability to develop team relationships with market vendors, patrons and volunteers;
• Proficient computer and social media/marketing skills;
• A strong community connection;
• Post-Secondary education and/or relevant experience in a related field such as Sustainable Food Systems, Business/Marketing, Environmental Sciences, Event Planning, and Management;
• Experience in personnel management, budgeting, operations management, working with multiple stakeholder groups/public, and experience in retail and/or other customer service;
• Experience running, vending, or volunteering at farmers’ markets.
• Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle capable of transporting market gear and equipment;
• Have a cell phone number available for market operations/businesses;
• Availability to work every Saturday during outdoor season (June to October);
• Availability to work some Saturdays from November to May are required as per our approved calendar.
Start date: March 02, 2020 or as soon as possible
Salary: $20,000 - $22,000/year on semi-monthly instalments, less applicable statutory deductions.
Probation: From March 02 to May 30, 2020.
Hours of work: It is expected a workload of 20h/week on average, being more hours spent during outdoor season: May to October approx. 30h/week and November to April approx. 10h/week.
Interested? Please send your resume and cover letter to email:
email@example.com until February 21 at 4pm