Maryland: Crossroads Farmers Market seeks Community Outreach Intern

7 Mar

(20 hours/week)

Passionate about food access? Love spending time outside, working with people, and the taste of fresh-off-the-vine tomatoes? Come join the Crossroads Farmers Market team!

Crossroads Farmers Market (CFM), a Takoma Park/Langley Park, MD-based
non-profit farmers market, is seeking a volunteer Market Community Outreach
Intern. Our seasonal market runs from 3-7pm every Wednesday from mid-May
through October. CFM is the first market in the country to launch a double-dollars
incentive program for federal nutrition benefits participants, a food access model
that’s now being replicated in over 160 markets throughout the country. For more
information about Crossroads, our mission, and our programs, please see http://
thecrossroadsfarmersmarket.org.

What we’re looking for:
– On-the-ground community outreach to potential market patrons in the
Takoma/Langley Crossroads, including partnership building with local
community organizations, benefits agencies, and community groups
– Day-of-market event planning, including coordinating musicians, children’s
activities, and other special events as they arise
– Recruiting and managing volunteers
– Assistance with market set-up and break-down
– Other outreach and event planning activities, as needed

Who we’re looking for:
– Available Wednesdays throughout the market season (10am-8pm)
– Organized and details-oriented- able to coordinate volunteers and events
– Ability to multi-task in fast-paced market setting
– Experience with on- and off-line outreach
– Comfort and experience working with diverse communities
– Willingness to work outside in all weather conditions
– Able to lift tents, tables, and other market equipment
– Excitement for sustainable agriculture, local foods, and food access!
– Spanish or French a plus, but not required

Interested? Please send resume and cover letter to Michele Levy at
crossroadsmarket@gmail.com.

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