Ohio: The Corporation for Findlay Market seeks Farmers and Outdoor Markets Manager

13 Jan
The Corporation for Findlay Market (CFFM) is hiring a Farmers and Outdoor Markets Manager.  CFFM is the non-profit management company for Cincinnati’s 158 year old historic public market.  The public market operates year round and is home to about three dozen full-time businesses.  The public market also hosts seasonal farmers markets on Saturdays, Sundays, and Tuesdays and a vibrant street market.  Seventy-five farmers, crafters, and local food producers participated in Findlay Market’s farmers markets and sixty-nine vendors participated in its street market during 2010.

General Description:

The Farmers and Outdoor Markets Manager is a full-time, year round position with benefits.  It has direct responsibility for managing all part-time and seasonal vending at Findlay Market, including day lease, outdoor market, and farmers market merchants and operations. The position assists the Operations Director with increasing the size, quality, and profitability of Findlay Market’s outdoor and farmers markets by recruiting new vendors, expanding the mix and quality of products available, and improving market operations to assure a positive shopping experience for customers and a financially rewarding experience for part-time and seasonal merchants.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruits local growers, crafters, and day stall vendors
  • Assigns spaces in the farmers markets and outdoor markets
  • Collects rent from and assures display of stall licenses by all part-time and seasonal vendors
  • Supervises outdoor and farmers market operations and enforces market rules
  • Trouble shoots problems and resolves outdoor vending issues as needed
  • Maintains records, including vendor information using Manage My Market software
  • Provides communications liaison between market management and part-time merchants
  • Manages the farmers market EBT and WIC programs
  • Coordinates deployment of outdoor market amenities and assists with special event staging
  • Conducts farm audits
  • Provides positive public relations support for Findlay Market

Position Requirements:

  • Supervisory or management experience
  • Strong verbal communications skills
  • PC skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of food and farm products
  • Ability to work weekends and occasional evenings
  • Valid drivers license
  • Must pass pre-employment drug test

Cover letter and resume to: The Corporation for Findlay Market

P.O. Box 14727

Cincinnati, Ohio  45250

info@findlaymarket.org

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