Massachusetts: Nuestras Raices Farm seeks Summer Market Manager

22 Apr

Location: Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts

Nuestras Raíces Farm is seeking a summertime market manager to manage the collective marketing of products from 18 small farmers at our Nuestras Raíces community farm.

Nuestras Raíces Farm is a 30 acre urban community farm consisting of a beginning farmer training program, small business development, and educational activities. While farmers are responsible for marketing their own produce, we are in need of a market manager to facilitate the cooperative sale of produce from the 18 farmers to large retail markets in the area, as well as provide support and training to the beginning farmers.

Responsibilities

  • Provide markets and marketing training and orientation for participating Nuestras Raíces Farmers
  • Coordinate purchase of marketing supplies and promotional materials for Nuestras Raíces farm site and the Holyoke Farmers Market
  • Set up and monitor wash and pack area
  • Mentor individual farmers as they attend local farmers markets independently
  • Make contacts at local restaurant and specialty markets, and facilitate the sale of Nuestras Raíces produce to these markets

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish required
  • Experience in agricultural wholesale and/or retail marketing
  • Farming experience desired
  • Experience and ability working with multiple colleagues; good organization and attention to detail, and ability to work efficiently and effectively without close supervision
  • Experiences that exemplify innovative methods for collaboration and problem solving

Hours and Compensation:Part-time, seasonal position. June – September 20hrs/wk$12.50 per hour

Please send a cover letter, resume, and any questions you may have to Amy Calandrella at amyc@nuestras-raices.org by May 1st 2010

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