Farmer's Market Assistant, Ashmont Farmer's Market

The Ashmont Farmers Market is hiring an assistant!

Part-time position: noon to 8pm, every Friday, June 29 through Oct 19

Compensation: $15 per hour.

Position Description: Greater Ashmont Main Street is hiring! We are looking for a market assistant who will bring enthusiasm and dedication to promoting and operating the Ashmont Farmers Market during the 2017 season. The Market Assistant will be responsible for helping with day-of operations for the market, implementing community outreach/marketing, and participating market programming throughout the market season. The Market Assistant will report to the Market Manager.

About the Ashmont Farmers Market:
The volunteer championed market was founded in 2009 and is now entering its 10th season.
Held on Friday afternoons, 3-7pm from late June-mid October at the Ashmont MBTA plaza.
The neighborhood market creates a warm space for neighbors to connect around live-music and interesting vendors.
The market promotes food access in an underserved community by providing fresh, local food and accepting SNAP/EBT, participating in the Healthy Incentives Program, and accepting SFMNP and WIC coupons.
Weekly attendance at the market ranges from 400-600.

Desired Qualifications: Candidates should be energetic and committed to the success and growth of the market. The Market Assistant should have strong customer service and communication skills and the ability to manage volunteers. Willingness to anticipate and take initiative to solve problems. An ability to manage multiple tasks at once is required, as is previous cashiering or money-handling experience. The assistant should be comfortable working both independently and as part of the market team. The ideal candidate will have fluency in Vietnamese and a passion for the local food system and community building.

Detailed Job Duties: Participate in day-to-day operations of the Market, including:
Partner with the Market Manager and volunteers to set up and break down on market days (lifting up to 40lbs. required)
General market support and supervision (3-7pm)
Process SNAP/EBT and credit transactions, maintain accurate records
Run the market in Manager’s absence

To apply: interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to:
Josh Wilson, Market Manager
Greater Ashmont Main Street

Applications accepted on a rolling basis with interviews of qualified candidates beginning after June 1.

Ashmont MBTA plaza