Farmer's Market Manager, Harvard University

The Farmers Market Manager is responsible for the operations of the Farmers’ Market at Harvard University.


Develop and maintain positive working relationships with market stakeholders, vendor, consumers, and community organizations.
Assist vendors, community representatives, and consumers by providing market-related information, conflict resolution, and general aid as appropriate.
Enforce market rules.
Work with Parking to support vendors in receiving permits.
Work with City of Cambridge on food safety and other permitting.
Update and prepare vendor applications and required permitting.
Recruit and select vendors.
Coordinate guest vendors.
Correspond with Environmental Health & Safety and other University and community stakeholders to ensure campus safety, food safety, and all adherences to Cambridge and Harvard policies.
Coordinate and lead annual university stakeholder meeting and annual vendor meeting to review rules and regulations.
Create vendor layout.
Collect and record fees and forms from vendors.
Manage and process EBT payments and reimbursements.


Promote the market through weekly newsletters, social media, and distributional material.
Raise consumer and community consciousness about farmers’ markets role in the greater Boston food system through conversations and targeted activities.
Educate consumers about locally grown produce
Recruit and coordinate educational programming, music or other cultural activities and special events to the market.
Promote and administer the SNAP Match program, including active participation in the Cambridge SNAP Match Coalition and regular stakeholder meetings.
Distribute information, fields inquiries, and assists vendors with the Massachusetts Healthy Incentive Program.


Arrive at market 2 hours before opening to coordinate market set-up, and stay 30-40 minutes after market closes to break down. 
Ensure safety and cleanliness of the site before and during each market.
Establish a consistent space to set up and operate the market manager’s table and display materials.
Maintain and transmits the daily records and reports.
Coordinate and manage Assistant Market Manager and market volunteers.
Managers may occasionally assist vendors by providing limited set up help and brief personal breaks and by assisting vendors with sales during especially busy times.
Answer customer and vendor questions and complaints.
Manage EBT/SNAP sales and vendor reimbursements.
Sell market bags and T Shirts.
Record all transactions and significant activities

Basic Qualifications
The ideal candidate must have an interest in local agriculture, food, and community.  

Additional Qualifications
Must be reliable, friendly, and self-motivated. Must be self-sufficient and comfortable assuming a leadership role and “owning” the market experience for customers and vendors alike.

Additional Information
Please send a cover letter and resume to by April 16, 2018.

Harvard University