NYC: The Foodshed seeks Intern

30 Nov

The Foodshed is seeking a motivated, organized and internet-savvy individual looking to gain hands-on experience in the management of a weekly farmer’s market.

The Foodshed is a weekly indoor farmer’s market located on Atlantic Avenue near downtown in Brooklyn, opened Sundays from 11 to 5. The market is run in support of The Commons, a community and educational center.

RESPONSIBILITIES

•Help set up and operate the market. The market happens every Sunday from 11-5.

•Organize promotional events, including cooking demonstrations, talks and workshops.

•Link with relevant neighborhood and citywide partners for innovative collaboration.

•Help implement EBT/Foodstamps system and work with staff on EBT outreach.

•Brainstorm with market founder on strategy for improved marketing.

•Help maintain the website.

•Update Facebook, Twitter.


QUALIFICATIONS

•Reliable, organized and hardworking

•Interest in and experience with  farmers’ markets, improving food access & regional food systems

•Experience and a strong interest in marketing and social networking

•Ability to work quickly and independently

•Strong interpersonal skills


INTERNSHIP DATES

The internship begins next semester, by January 10, 2011, with the option to start earlier. Interns must commit to 15 hours per week for a minimum of 12 weeks. At least 6 hours must be on Sundays to work at the market. Otherwise, schedule hours are flexible.


COMPENSATION

This is an unpaid position with the potential for paid work at the completion of the internship, based on the intern’s performance and interest. We are happy to coordinate with your school or department for this internship to count as course credit.


APPLICATIONS PROCESS

Please e-mail a resume and cover letter to Melissa Ennen at melissa@thecommonsbrooklyn.org with the subject heading “Foodshed Internship” by December 15, 2010.

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