Farmers Market Coordinator Job in Farmers Branch, Texas for 2016
Position Summary: The Market Coordinator is a part-time position that is responsible for the organization and operation of the Market in Farmers Branch, working with market vendors, customers and staff. Duties include overseeing the operation of the market, advertising and promotion of the Market, recruiting and retaining vendors and providing excellent customer service. For more information about the Farmers Branch Market visit farmersbranchmarket.com.
Essential Job Functions:
Attract and recruit new vendors to expand the variety of products for sale at the market to include farmers, ranchers, growers, artisan food vendors, concessionaires and body/home product vendors, etc.
Retain and manage vendors.
Work with staff to maintain market rules, policy and application process.
Create and maintain effective administrative systems.
Attend weekly meetings with staff.
Process vendor applications, collect fees and communicate with vendors.
Manage the city booth at each market that will function as an information booth, city merchandise booth and Lone Star Card redemption booth.
Manage Lone Star card redemption.
Establish relationships with local non-profits and book for weekly markets.
Work with the health department to ensure vendor compliance with City requirements.
Actively manage market operations from set up to clean up on market days including assisting and supporting vendors, answering questions, solving problems, handling disputes and maintaining a clean, safe environment for guests.
Manage on-site special events at selected markets including cooking demonstrations, stage entertainment, educational opportunities and family friendly activities.
Create a marketing plan to expand the customer base of the market to the local and surrounding communities.
Develop and maintain the market website.
Manage budget for the market.
Work in a fast paced, multi-tasked environment.
Utilize exceptional customer service skills while working with vendors, guests and other staff.
Be a team player, self starter and creative thinker with the ability to be flexible, pay attention to details and exhibit exceptional organizational skills.
Responsible for regular attendance and arriving to work on time.
Assist with city special events as needed.
Other duties as required.
Education and Experience: High School Diploma Required. Must be able to work every Saturday during the Market season (April-November). Must be able to work in office and field environments. One year of related experience required, Farmers Market experience preferred. Must possess a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and ability to maintain while employed. Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Knowledge of and passion for farmers’ markets and local foods. Knowledge of basic computer software programs including Microsoft Office, email and internet and ability to learn additional software programs including wix.com. Ability to use a tablet and mobile device. The ability to work in a fast-paced environment and keep a flexible schedule. Ability to generate new ideas and concepts that will enrich the market for patrons. Knowledge of general office procedures. Must be dependable, responsible and a positive role model. Skill in communicating effectively with management, co-workers, vendors and patrons. Skill in organization of work and implementation/execution of events. Ability to develop a positive rapport with different elements of staff, vendors and patrons.