Job Posting – Market Co-ordinator

Farmers’ Market Co-Ordinator

Job Description

The Langley Community Farmers’ Market Society is a non­profit organization geared towards providing Langley and surrounding areas with locally grown foods, farm products, and other locally made products in a direct producer to consumer marketing venue. To learn more about the Langley Community Farmers Market, visit www.lcfm.ca.

 

The Market Co-Ordinator Position is a part time position, running from May 21st to October 6th with specific responsibility for the day-of operation of the Langley City farmers market.


This will include an on-site presence at the market during all market hours, as well as a small amount of off-site work during non-market hours, for a total of 10 hours a week. The Co-ordinator will report to the Market Manager, who works with the Board to set all market policy. In addition, the Co-ordinator will represent the market to the market’s vendors, the consumers, and to the community.


Duties – Market Day

The Market Co-Ordinator is required to arrive prior to market vendors arriving and remain until all duties are completed at the end of the Market.


The Co-ordinator is responsible for:

  • Being visible and accessible to vendors and customers during the market day
  • Properly placing vendors in stalls, including assigning market stalls to daily vendors
  • Placing market signs, parking signs
  • Collecting all stall fees owed
  • Ensuring all Market rules and regulations are adhered to
  • Being familiar with, and ensuring all Provincial, Health Authority, and Municipal regulations are adhered to
  • Answering questions for vendors and consumers
  • Resolving disputes that arise (in consultation with the Market Manager), and in accordance with Market Policies.
  • Maintaining market grounds in a safe manner, including being familiar with the Market’s Emergency Readiness Plan.
  • Operating market manager’s booth
  • Having nutritional education materials to distribute
  • Having recipes for seasonal, local foods that are available in the market
  • Providing accounting and performance reports, as requested by the Manager.
  • Being familiar with and communicating market policies, activities, and rules to vendors, keeping them informed throughout the season
  • Bringing suggestions from vendors back to the Market Manager
  • Conducting periodic customer counts each market day to assess the level of growth in market usage
  • Co-ordinating with the Market Manager regarding social media strategies for Market Day
  • Co-ordinating with the Market Manager regarding periodic vendor and customer surveys and feedback strategies
  • Assuring the market site is clean once the market is closed and the vendors have left for the day
  • Co-ordinating volunteers and assigning tasks as necessary
  • Other duties, as assigned by the Market Manager and approved by the Board.

Duties – Non-Market Days

  • Regular and relevant postings to social media sites as outlined in the social media strategy
  • Assistance with creating reports and surveys around collecting feedback from vendors, shoppers and community partners
  • Assistance with organizing volunteers
  • Other duties, as assigned by the Market Manager, and approved by the Board.

Qualifications

  • Ability to think creatively
  • People person with skills in diplomacy
  • Dispute resolution skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Marketing skills helpful
  • Self-motivated, and able to work in cooperation with the Market Manager and volunteers
  • Passionate about the community and local agriculture

For more information…

Cherise McGee, Market Manager

info@lcfm.ca

604-445-2364


Paige Dampier, Board Member

paige@closetohomeorganics.com

604-999-4596

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