About Us

The Vancouver Farmers Market is a large vibrant farmers market located in downtown Vancouver, Washington. Our flagship market operates on Saturdays and Sundays March through October, attracting over 400,000 customers and 170 vendors each season. We also run two weekday markets during the summer on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons to serve working communities in Vancouver. Our mission is to create community by providing local farm products, original artisan creations and quality prepared foods. We value community, education, sustainability and growth.

Market Manager

Market Manager

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We are looking for a dynamic market manager to join our team, who is as passionate about Vancouver as we are, and has a desire to contribute to the success and growth of the local community of farmers, food producers and artists.

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, poised, outgoing, independent worker, who loves to interact with a wide variety of people. They will have extensive experience in problem solving and be a well-organized and flexible individual

Duties and Responsibilities

Operations

  • Manage all aspects of on-site market management
  • Set up, tear-down and care of market operations equipment. Ensure complete market set up each market day so that vendors are in proper stalls, market canopies, sponsors and non-profit booths are properly located, all on-site and daily signage is installed.
  • Organization of all market equipment, including on-going equipment inventory and report of needed maintenance or purchases
  • Driving a truck (where equipment is stored) to and from market
  • Safety: keeping an eye out for potential safety hazards to customers or vendors
  • Cleanliness: making sure the market area is clean throughout the day and clean at the end of the day
  • Ensure market signage, literature, merchandise, and educational information is properly and attractively displayed at all times during the market day
  • Assistance and set up of special events and ensuring adequate staffing and equipment needs

Staff Management

  • Schedule and supervise on site market staff
  • Be an active team member by working closely with staff to communicate ideas, identify potential problems, provide feedback, and offer creative solutions
  • Ability to work with and supervise a team for the daily operations of the market and special events

Customer Service

  • Maintain and build relationships with vendors
  • Enforcement of market rules and regulations
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Daily report of vendor attendance, rent and fees
  • Scheduling vendors and creating market maps
  • Provide high level of customer service to vendors and shoppers

Other Requirements

  • Experience recruiting, training and supervising staff
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Written and oral communications skills
  • Skilled at conflict resolution
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable with a high level of physical activity (lifting up to 50 pounds)
  • Excel in customer service

Position Summary

The Market Manager will work alongside other managers to overseeing all Vancouver Farmers Market (VFM) on-site operations while maintaining and building vendors relations, managing on site market staff and assisting the director of operations in the development of the overall market organization. A market manager is able to handle a fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment, able to take initiative and make quick decisions, and has excellent supervisory skills. The position requires the ability to work independently and collaboratively. This high-profile position requires an individual with demonstrated administrative and people skills.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Drivers license valid in the state of Washington, with a clean record
  • Strong communications skills
  • Legal able to work in United States
  • Ability to work weekends March through November

Desired:

  • College education
  • Agriculture or food industry knowledge and experience
  • Event management experience
  • Bilingual

Hours and Compensation

This is a full time, year round position.

  • Salary: $35,500/yr
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
  • Medical/Dental coverage paid by employer

If interested please reply with Resume and Cover Letter to [hidden email]

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Office: 360-737-8298
Email: info
605 Esther St
Vancouver, WA 98660