Growing Hope is hiring a Farmers’ Market Manager for our Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers’ Market. Growing Hope is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to empowering individuals, groups and communities through gardening and increasing access to healthy food. One of the core programs Growing Hope is involved in to increase food access is managing the Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers Market. The Farmers’ Market Manager will manage and coordinate all aspects of the Downtown Ypsilanti Farmers’ Market, including recruitment of vendors, site preparation, risk management and day to day operations at the market. The Market Manager will report to Growing Hope’s Outreach Manager, who will coordinate marketing and outreach efforts, and support the Market Manager in his/her duties. The Market Manager position is part time, and will average 15 hours per week, April – December. Preference will be given to candidates looking to return for multiple seasons.
Key qualifications for the Farmers’ Market Manager position are: ability to think creatively and problem solve and spontaneously, strength in working independently, comfortable interacting with diverse groups of people, and Microsoft Office and general computer skills (Mac & PC). Previous Market Managing or Vendor experience is a plus, as well as passion for local food and healthy eating.