Farmers Market Lead (Seattle)

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Position Overview

The farmers market is a fun, fast-paced, community environment and the farmers market stand manager position will put you in close contact with hundreds of local shoppers who love organic food and produce, as well as the opportunity to interact with other local farmers.

 

Shift options:

Wednesday/Thursday/Fridays: Afternoon (12pm-8pm)

Saturday/Sundays: Mornings (7am-4pm) *Time varies depending on market*

 

Pay:

$15/hour with possible commission and a trade stipened

 

Job duties:

·      Loading and driving a utility van

·      Setting up the farmers market booth (must be able to lift boxes weighing up to 50lbs at a time)

·      Training and managing one or two market helpers that will work alongside you

·      Keeping the fruit stand stocked and looking beautiful

·      Fulfilling orders for customers by bagging fruit, describing fruit, offering samples and keeping a positive and happy atmosphere

·      Handling monetary transactions quickly in your head (there is math involved in this position!) and using your phone to run credit card transactions on Square

·      Providing a friendly and amazing customer experience while problem solving on your feet

·      Being knowledgeable about our products and growing practices and able to think on your feet or refer customers to the right person

·      Standing and working on your feet for nine hours

 

Perks of the job:

·      Access to fresh, delicious fruit all summer long

·      A trade stipend for lunch and groceries

·      Working outside with local, sustainable food, and helping bring farm fresh produce to the community

·      Supporting a local, family-run farm

·      Meeting new and awesome people who work and shop at the market!

 

Qualifications

 

Please note: This position is located in Seattle. As a lead, you will start your shift at our warehouse located near the Ballard locks in Magnolia. You must have reliable transportation to this area–there is a bike path and multiple bus lines that reach the neighborhood if you do not have a car. This position requires a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record and a valid WA-state food handler’s permit. We will reimburse the cost of your food handler's permit if you need to get one or update it upon hiring.

 

Our ideal candidate is:

·      Friendly, positive, and has an upbeat attitude

·      Strong customer service skills

·      Has a  clean driving record and has experience driving a utility van and driving around the city

·      Passionate about sustainable agriculture and local food

·      Experience working in a fast-paced environment in the food industry

·      Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly

·      Consistent attention to detail and ability to multitask

·      Willingness to work in inclement conditions

·      Good problem solving skills and able to think on your feet

·      Adaptability between working in a team setting and working independently

·      Flexible with scheduling and committed to working a seasonal position May - October

·      Able to give and receive constructive criticism gracefully

To Apply 

If you are interested in applying for the Farmers Market Lead position, please send a resume to Isabel at csa@collinsfamilyorchards.com. In your e-mail, please include: a brief description of your work experience, why you are interested in working for Collins Family Orchards, and at least two work references.