Farmer’s Market Manager (part-time)
-Work with the Department of Parks & Recreation Director on all aspects of running a successful City Farmer’s Market.
-Recruit and select vendors, process applications, collect registration & license fees and guide them through the application process.
-Be on-site at the Market on market days as well as accessible to vendors and customers during Market hours
-Make sure vendors have an understanding of and are in compliance with Market rules.
-Relay to vendor’s contact information for Virginia Department of Agriculture and Virginia Department of Health and other sources to ensure they understand laws and guidelines for selling their products.
-Generate weekly social media, newsletters, emails, and texts to both vendors and customers to stay engaged and informed.
-Develop and maintain partnerships with community organizations. In doing so, create a cohesive, engaged, healthy community spirit.
-Collect data from Market days, including customer count, vendor count, and sales.
-Create a yearly budget with the Director of Parks & Recreation for the Market.
-Plan special event Markets throughout the year and coordinate with other City events.
-Make sure the City is aware of any repairs and cleaning which may need to be done to the Farmer’s Market pavilion. On a weekly basis, keep the pavilion swept and clean of debris.
-Secure sponsors for the Market and post their sponsorship on social media, banners, and flyers.
-Conduct on-site visits to Farms to ensure products are locally grown and produced.
-Provide up to date information on the Market to City websites, Farmer’s Market information sites, and other social media.
-Establish and manage the SNAP-EBT program and continue to work with the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program.
*The City of Franklin is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer