The Market Manager acts as an ambassador, representing the market in the community. They are responsible for all administrative duties and managing the Saturday morning market. The Manager must be a self starter, committed to the local food movement, friendly, energetic, have excellent communications and relationship building skills, as well as a keen eye for detail and experience with numbers (e.g., budgeting, tracking finances).
On-site Market Management
Attend and manage all weekly Saturday morning markets from June until late September
Oversee and aid in the set-up, arriving before the market opens and remaining until the end, including teardown and cleanup (some lifting will be required)
Recruit and manage on-site volunteers
Encourage new volunteer recruitment
Conduct merchandise sales and provide answers to shoppers’ questions
Enforce vendor rules and regulations
Maintain excellent relations with vendors and address and resolve any conflicts
Liaise with Public Health officials and comply with their requirements
Coordinate vendors: confirm participation, collect agreements, graphics and menu items
Ensure all permits and logistical elements necessary for a safe and legal event are secured
Prepare and implement marketing strategies focused on the Market
Conduct outreach with residents to provide notice of the event
Collect and organize vendor applications
Schedule pop-up and rotational vendors as required
Maintain lists of vendors, volunteers, community groups
Together with the Board of Directors, develop a budget and track it throughout the season to ensure spending is within set amounts
Invoice and collect vendor fees, provide receipts
Maintain financial records of day-to-day market operations
Report to Board of Directors on key financial indicators and ongoing market progress
Reply to email inquiries and maintain contact with vendors and the community
Help Maintain and regularly update market website (WordPress) and social media accounts (Facebook and Instagram)
Promote the market in the community and media
Execute marketing and promotional initiatives to increase business at the market
Self-directed with an entrepreneurial mentality
Problem solving skills and the ability to multitask
Ability to build strong relationships with others (e.g., vendors, community organizations, businesses, etc.)
Previous experience planning events
Excellent interpersonal skills, professional and tactful (a people person!)
Committed to and knowledgeable about local food, farming and sustainability
Enthusiastic, positive, and outgoing personality
Conflict management skills and ability to mediate a dispute
Demonstrated leadership skills
Organizational and time management skills
Experience with planning, project management, promotion and coordinating special events
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Excellent computer skills with comprehensive social media skills, specifically with Twitter, Facebook,
Strong commitment to establishing and maintaining community ties (local and area Councillor ,BIA, community organizations, Town of Caledon, neighbours)
Enjoys working outdoors regardless of weather conditions
Remuneration and time commitment:
This is a contract position from April 2022 until October 2022. The Market Manager is required to attend Board meetings (once per month, weekday afternoon) and the weekly Saturday morning markets. Generally, other work can be completed remotely. The role is a commitment of an average of 10 hours per week. As this is primarily a telecommuting position, a computer and internet access are required. A smartphone is also required for updating social media, promotional photography and to send and receive texts during the market.
How to apply:
Submit your resume and answers to the questions below (in the form of a letter, video, whatever you want!) to firstname.lastname@example.org
What is your connection to the Bolton community?
Why does local food matter to you?
Why are you the ideal person for this position?
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Application deadline: March 31, 2022