Brookside Farmers’ Market
Market Manager Job Announcement
Founded in 2002, Brookside Farmer’s Market is a Saturday morning organic, local producer-grower only market located on the north side of Border Star Elementary School at 63rd and Wornall Rd. The farmers and artisan food and organic product vendors are member-owners of the market.
A Board of Directors provides governance for the market. The Market Manager is hired by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will establish the reporting protocol and a supervisor for the position.
Two principle committees of the Board of Directors, Marketing and Vendor, develop plans, policies and procedures, which once approved by the Board of Directors, provide the framework for the operation of the market each season. Though not a voting member of the Board or committees, the Market Manager works collaboratively with them to implement identified aspects of the plans, policies and procedures. The Market Manager’s hours and responsibilities take place on both market and non-market days. Start and end dates along with estimates of hours to be worked on a weekly basis will be detailed in an Employment Agreement.
The 2017 market season will run from April 15th to November 18th from 8am – 1pm (except for the last 3 weeks which is open from 9am till noon). The market typically has about 15 full season vendors and less than 5 partial season vendors. The Market Manager is expected to be employed through the end of November, typically working an average of 15 hours/week during the months of February through October and 10 hours/week during the month of November. In 2016, we did extend our relationship through the winter, as we added a winter market. We’re hopeful we will continue our new indoor winter market this year.
See Job Description.
Send cover letter, resume with 3 pertinent references, and an interesting writing sample to:
Deadline: February 10, 2017