General Description: Marketing and selling local farm products at an outdoor marketplace outside Shepherdstown, next to Morgan’s Grove Park. Learn all aspects of farmers market operation, including Market Manager training. Must be willing to learn products and comfortable selling to the general public. We will be there to help you, as our booth will be nearby.
Position duration: May 7th – at least September 30th
Wage: $8-10/hr, depending on qualifications
Hours of operation: Saturdays, 7:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Number of positions available: 2 part-time staff needed
App Deadline: Best to apply by April for 2011 season.
Minimum Length of Stay: May 7-September 30th; Saturdays.
Skills Desired: Outgoing, love of outdoors, appreciation for local food movement, agriculture, health and well-being a must. If you are seeking opportunities to expand or start a career, let us know how we can help you. We want to help you succeed.
Educational Opportunities: Organic and traditional vegetable production, farmers market, nutrition, teamwork, working with youth, artisans, marketing, economics, gardening, communitybuilding, networking.
Additional details: This job is 1/2 time market manager in training 1/2 time hands on skills assisting with distribution and selling WV Grown products. Those with some experience in vegetable growing and marketing who want a position with more responsibility but are not ready to farm on their own are most desired. The management training includes being coached into the following responsibilities; updating the marketing plan, plan and lead the harvests, weekly meeting about marketing, mid season and end of season evaluation of marketing.