Assistant Farmers’ Market Coordinator

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Now hiring!* Fireweed Food Co-op: Assistant Farmers’ Market Coordinator
Full time (35hrs/week) @ $15/hr June 1st - September 30th

DUTIES: Working closely with the Market Coordinator, the responsibility of the Assistant Market Coordinator is to offer support in ensuring the smooth functioning of the farmers’ market, helping with volunteer coordination/training, upholding market policies and public health guidelines (including those related to COVID-19) and developing meaningful partnerships within the community. This job is a 4 month position at 35 hours per week and $15 per hour, and includes an 8 hour commitment every Wednesday from 1-9 pm at 725 Kylemore Ave. Working hours can be flexible (apart from Wednesdays), and there is the option to work from our workspace or from home.

Note: This job description is a guide, rather than a restrictive or exhaustive list of responsibilities. If hours/balance of work varies between areas, adaptations can be made at the discretion of the Market Coordinator, through discussion with the Projects Coordinator.

Volunteer Management (20%)

  • Recruit, schedule and coordinate volunteers
  • Train new volunteers on volunteer duties and COVID-19 policies
  • Regularly check communication platforms and respond to interested volunteer inquiries

Marketing & Communications (30%)

  • Work with the board and staff to develop and implement a robust marketing strategy and ensure regular social media posts
  • Develop appropriate signage for the market as needed
  • Design graphics and posters as needed and as skills allow
  • Respond to market inquiries in a timely manner
  • Assist in the implementation of social events and community programming at the market

Entertainment / Community Engagement (20%)

  • Working with the Busker Coordinator, schedule, promote and assist buskers on a weekly basis
  • Work with community partner to provide space for arts and craft programming at the market
  • Assist in the implementation of social events and other community programming at the market, when possible

Farmers’ Market preparation (20%)

  • Help set-up the necessary tents, tables and signage for the market and ensure a clean and safe environment during the market that adheres to COVID-19 requirements
  • Be available to respond to vendor, volunteer and customer needs during the market
  • Help ensure that vendors and the market comply with farmers’ market guidelines and
  • COVID-19 health & safety regulations

Other Duties (10%)

  • May include new project/activity development, collaborations with other organizations, grant writing, etc. as time allows and depending on your interest
  • We want you to have fun!

Required/preferred skills and experience:

  • Must be between the ages of 15 and 29
  • Customer service experience required
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively with people from various backgrounds
  • Ability to multi-task & remain organized
  • Familiar with social media platforms or a willingness to learn
  • Familiarity with G Suite an asset (Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Drive)
  • Graphic Design experience an asset
  • Knowledge of, and passion for local food systems
  • Have a working knowledge of farmers’ market regulations or willingness to learn
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs an asset
  • Living in the South Osborne area or having knowledge of the neighbourhood is considered an asset

Application details:

To apply, please send your resume and a detailed cover letter to
before May 14th.
*Please note: this position (and its final hourly wage) is conditional upon confirmation of funding. Do not hesitate to ask us more about this prior to submitting your application.

14 May 2021
Fireweed Food Coop
Winnipeg  --
Community Capacity Building
Community ownership
Food Security
Rural CED
Social Economy & Social Enterprise