Hours: 10hrs/wk year round
This is a grant funded position funded through the USDA Farmers’ Market Promotion Program (FMPP Grant). This is a part time position and is not benefits-eligible. The initial contract for this position is a twelve month term, with the potential to renew, subject to grant funding and a performance evaluation.
This position will work as an integral team member within Seacoast Eat Local (SEL) to promote, support, and provide outreach services for the SEL winter farmers’ market series and for summer farmers’ markets at which SEL provides SNAP services. The primary goal of this position is to increase awareness of and attendance at farmers’ markets in our region.
Vital to this position is the ability to enthusiastically represent our organization and programs in the public sphere. Our organization serves people of varying ages, physical and cognitive abilities, income levels, and ethnicities – and we expect our staff to be comfortable serving and interacting with any person who seeks our services. As a small organization, collaboration within our region is also extremely important. A high quality staff person will always seek to make positive connections with partner organizations and be asking themselves, “how could we work together to benefit farmers and community members?”
- Comfort with social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
- Ability or experience with creating promotional materials such as flyers, rack cards, or digital ads/content
- Experience with GoogleSuite, MailChimp, Flickr, Canva, WordPress and/or Lucidpress
- Comfort in public settings, such as at community fairs and expos, in public meetings or with conducting outreach to potential partner groups or organizations
- Experience with event planning
- Create promotional materials for farmers’ markets. This may include rack cards, posters/flyers, social media ads and content, facebook events etc.
- Conduct outreach for markets by attending public events and meetings, “tabling” in public settings, distributing flyers and cards to local businesses, organizations and community spaces
- Assist Program Coordinator in planning Winter Farmers’ Markets and SNAP services and other programs, as needed
- Take lead on planning a stand-alone CSA Days event once per year (February)
- Writing regular blog posts on market-related topics
- Will have a bachelor’s degree and/or experience working in the local foods and/or farmers’ market community
- Must have access to a reliable vehicle
- Access to a computer with basic applications and functions that can be used for SEL business
- Is an independent, friendly and self-motivated person with the ability to handle a flexible work schedule
The work schedule for this position is both flexible and variable, but 10 hours per week is required. We seek an applicant that is adaptable and has strong organizational and time management skills. Most of the work for this position will take place outside an office setting, in various community locations across the Seacoast. All applicants must have access to a reliable working vehicle and expect to spend time traveling to market, meeting and event locations.
We host 12 winter farmers’ market dates November-April. Specific dates vary by year, but looking at our current winter market schedule will provide an accurate idea. A primary responsibility of this position will be to attend these markets and to plan 1-3 additional “test-markets” and a CSA Days Fair.
Winter Market Days: Saturdays 9am-3pm
To Apply: email a resume, cover letter and two references to Jillian Hall, Director of Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org