Farmers Market Manager – Land Connection is Hiring

tlcHey, if you want to be a market manager and are planning to be in CU this summer apply for this TODAY or Tomorrow (March 20th)

The Farmers’ Market Manager will be responsible for developing and running The Land Connection’s Champaign Farmers’ Market in its first year. The market will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. May through October, although the job can be year round. The manager will also be responsible for writing grants and grant reports, fundraising, and soliciting sponsors. The market manager will develop the marketing and outreach materials and work with the program assistant to promote the market. This position reports directly to the executive director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implement a new farmers’ market, based in downtown Champaign
  • Manage all funding related to the farmers’ market and similar activities
  • Manage market volunteers and staff
  • Manage registration for all vendors and community groups
  • Maintain a vision for the farmers’ market, which is focused on sustaining community impact and benefitting market vendors
  • Work with TLC staff to integrate educational programs into farmers’ market activities
  • Work with executive director on development of activities as needed
  • Support The Land Connection’s community outreach, volunteer, social media and workshop programs
  • Develop materials for education and training events, conferences, and other outreach venues
  • Provide support for program activities as needed
  • Attend weekly staff meetings
  • Manage all project tasks including project and financial reports, and budget tracking
  • Help identify grants and other funding sources

Job Skills: Requirements

  • Minimum of two years of experience in farmers’ market organizing, marketing, community outreach, food activism, non-profit management or a mix of these experiences
  • Project management experience, including volunteer coordination and budget tracking/reporting
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office programs, and strong computer skills in general
  • Strong teamwork and time management skills, and excitement about The Land Connection’s mission
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Job Skills: Preferred

  • Knowledge of farmers’ market and food retail licensing and regulatory compliance
  • Experience with the following programs (or similar):, Salesforce
  • Graphic design skills
  • Active in the local food community