[Market-farming] RE: Market Manager job posting

Carol Larsen sunborn at mhtc.net
Mon Jan 13 22:46:57 EST 2003


I want to let all on the list serve know that the Dane County (Madison,
Wisconsin) Farmers market is looking for a Market Manager.
 Here are the particulars:
The Dane County Farmer's Market Manager oversees the orderly operation
of one of the largest "true" producers' markets in the nation.
Established in 1972, the market's long-standing success can be
attributed, in part, to its remarkable setting encircling the shaded
state capitol lawn, on the high-point of the isthmus between Madison's
two largest lakes. An estimated 20,000 shoppers come weekly to select
vendor-grown / produced agricultural products or food items. A Wednesday
market, located just off the Capitol Square, draws regular customers
from many downtown businesses and governmental offices. In 2002-2003 the
DCFM expanded to include a Winter Market, allowing customers to purchase
fresh, locally-grown agricultural items from DCFM vendors 52 weeks a
year. The approximately 300 vendor-members rely on the market manager
for the financial management and daily operations of their organization.
The market manager also serves as principal representative of the market
to related organizations, governmental bodies and to the general public.
The ideal manager is comfortable in a roomful of farmers and in a
meeting with city officials. This high-profile position requires an
individual with demonstrated administrative and people skills; and the
ability to fill a variety of roles--from mediator to enforcer, from
leader to follower -- competently and gracefully.
The position is full-time and the beginning salary range is $28,000 to
$32,000 based on experience and skills. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 
Send letter of application and resume to:
Carol Larsen, Chair of the DCFM Search Committee
9593 Overland Rd 
Mt Horeb, WI 53572
Or e-mail your resume to:
sunborn at mhtc.net

FURTHER INFORMATION about the Dane County Farmer's Market and the Market
Manager position can be found at: www.dcfm.org

Carol Larsen
Sunborn Gardens







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