Assistant Manager at the Farmer’s Market at Harvard University

Job Description
The assistant market manager is responsible for the daily operations of the Farmers’ Market at Harvard (outlined below). The assistant farmers’ market manager will report to, and work closely with, the Food Literacy Project Coordinator who oversees the market and can sub-in with advanced notice. April and May the time commitment is about 3-5 hrs/week and
June through November it is about 8-10 hrs/week, mostly on Tuesdays (applicant must be available on Tuesdays June through November). June-August there will be two interns who will help the assistant manager on market days.

GENERAL MARKET SUPPORT (April through November)

  • ·Develops and maintains good working relationships with farmers and vendors, consumers, community members, and HUDS (dining services) staff.
  • Assists vendors, community representatives, and consumers by providing market-related information, conflict resolution, and general aid as appropriate.
  • Communicates regularly with HUDS staff.
  • Works with the SNAP Match Coalition to double food stamp dollars at the market.
  • Coordinates cooking demonstrations, educational programming, and other special events that may be planned for the market.

MARKET LOGISTICS (June through November, 10:30am-6:30pm)

  • June through November arrives at market 1 - 1.5 hours before opening to coordinate market set-up and stays at market until for 30 minutes after closing, or until vendors pack up.
  • Ensures safety and cleanliness of the site before, during, and at the conclusion of each market.
  • Maintains and transmits the daily sales records required by HUHDS to the office coordinator on a weekly basis.
  • Assistant manager assist vendors by providing limited set-up help and brief personal breaks and by assisting vendors with sales during especially busy times.
  • Edits and sends a weekly newsletter highlighting local produce and vendor products.
  • Staffs the market manager’s tent. 

Operation of the market manager’s tent includes:

  • Displaying and distributing educational materials
  • Facilitating EBT/food stamp transactions and keeping appropriate records
  • Facilitating sales of t-shirts and reusable bags
  • Record any grievances/comments from customers or vendors.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in local agriculture, food, community, and/or local economies. S/he must be reliable, friendly, and self-motivated. Graduate students encouraged to apply!

This is a part-time, hourly position and requires on-site time at the market for approximately 7-8 hours on market days (Tuesdays).


To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to by March 30th, 2015