Now Hiring: Market Day Staff

Coppell Farmers Market is hiring Market Day Staff! 

Coppell Farmers Market (CFM) is a non-profit organization in Coppell founded in 2003 by volunteer citizens with a mission to support agriculture and food producers while building a sense of community. 

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the Coppell Farmers Market will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain a workplace environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming for all.

Compensation 

• Hourly compensation – $20/hour 

Hours and Dates Required: 

• Saturdays, 6:30am – 1:00pm 

• Each Day Staff will average 15-20 Saturday shifts per year, or 1-3 Saturday shifts per month. 

Job description: 

• Work as a team with the Market Manager or Director to set up and break down the farmers market including the info and token booths, signage, and other equipment as needed in all weather conditions. 

• Understand and represent CFM’s mission. 

• Perform safety checks and enforce safety rules with vendors as needed. 

• Field general customer comments/questions.

• Relay customer comments/complaints to the Market Manager or Director as needed. 

• Occasionally substitute for the role of cashier (token sales, cashbox balancing) or customer service at the CFM Information booth.  

• Support Market Management with all market operations, as needed. 

• Work in all weather conditions, including rain, extreme heat, freezing temperatures, and high winds. 

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform essential job functions. 

• Communicate up to 6.5 hours on market days with staff, vendors and customers.

• Walking and regular movement for up to 6.5 hours at a time; minimum 2 paid breaks provided. 

• Regularly move up to 60 lbs during set up and break down with the help of carts, dolly’s and another staff person. 

Additional Responsibilities 

• Maintain weekday communications with Market Managers & provide timely feedback. 

• Assist with occasional weekday market site and supply preparations. 

What can you gain? 

• Customer service experience 

• Systems thinking 

• Problem solving experience 

• Accounting skills 

• Connections to our vendors and partners in the local food access movement 

• Knowledge about the local food community including food access programs and factors affecting small farms and business.

Qualifications: 

• Detail oriented 

• Organized and ability to manage time 

• Excellent communication 

• Ability to follow instructions and to problem solve 

• Independently motivated but works well as part of a team 

• Ability to work outside in all weather conditions before sunrise and in daylight 

• Customer service experience 

Preferred but Not Required: 

• Background or expressed interest in sustainable agriculture and local foods 

Key Dates: 

• Applications are open until filled.

• Work begins as soon as possible for accepted candidates. 

To apply: 

• Submit a letter of interest stating your skills, experience, and interest in this role, with a resume and 2 references to: [email protected]

• People of Color, Women, Trans/Gender-Non Conforming People and other people with marginalized identities are statistically less likely than white cis-gender men to apply for positions they do not meet all the qualifications for. We do not expect anyone to be a 100% perfect fit. Generally if you meet at least 60% of the qualifications for a position and you are interested in learning it, we strongly encourage you to apply! 

For more information: Visit our website: coppellfarmersmarket.org

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