Farmers Market Seasonal Support Staff

Division:  Urban Food Connections of Utah/Downtown Alliance

Job title: Seasonal Support Staff (SSS)

Supervisor: Alison Einerson, Executive Director

Category: Type of position: Hours up to 25:
X  Administrative Support  □ Full-time □ Exempt
□  Coordinator X Seasonal/Part-time   X  Nonexempt
□ Director □ Intern  
□ Manager    

 

Job description:

  • SNAP/DUFB: The temporary Seasonal Support Staff will be responsible for running the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the market. The SSS will also be in charge of making sure that all customer and vendor tracking is done correctly, and will be responsible for weekly and monthly reporting required for the program.. 
  • ONLINE VENDOR PLATFORM - LOCAL FOOD MARKETPLACE: The Seasonal Support Staff will also be responsible for managing UFCU’s new online sales platform Local Food Marketplace for vendors. This entails working with Local Food Marketplace’s staff to get the platform set-up, sign-up and train vendors on using the platform and best practices, creating systems for market days and customer pick-ups, etc. 
  • SOCIAL MEDIA/OUTREACH: The SSS will be responsible for managing UFCU’s social media channels, creating content, posting regularly, responding in a timely manner to questions/requests, writing the weekly newsletter, community outreach, community calendar posting, and website content management. 
  • MARKET OPERATIONS: Work Saturdays during Market season (June - August) as support staff. Duties include set-up, tear-down, vendor relations, cash-handling and reporting, customer service and general event operations. The PM will support the management team of the DTFM and UFCU operationally, as needed. 
    • Customer Service: Understand the operations of the Market and be able to answer patron questions. Sell Market merchandise and take vendor fees when needed. 
    • Vendor Relations: Be able to address vendor concerns regarding other vendors or participants at the Market. Understand the process for communicating complaints to Management. 
    • Assist with various Market programs and operations as needed.

Skills:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software, Square, social media, and other programs as needed
  • Strong written and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work under pressure on multiple projects
  • Detail-oriented mind for understanding grant writing and grant administration 
  • Ability to act as a spokesperson for Urban Food Connections with vendors and  sponsors
  • Ability to manage volunteers and interns for various programs as needed
  • Passion for local food, community, eating locally, sustainable food systems, and farmers markets 
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs, and to complete physical tasks in an outdoor environment, regardless of inclement weather or extreme temperatures
  • Market Support Staff should be dependable and flexible in case there are changes in staff or operations. 
  • Market Support Staff will be able to provide friendly and competent customer service.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and list of references to Alison Einerson at .