[Market-farming] Fw: Open Position: Boulder Farmers' Market Operations Manager

SHEILA PAYNE srp75 at msn.com
Fri Feb 13 08:36:02 EST 2009

Mark MenaghThis is a great farmer's market

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From: Mark Menagh at Boulder County Farmers' Markets<mailto:mark at boulderfarmers.org> 
To: Mark Menagh at Boulder County Farmers' Markets<mailto:mark at boulderfarmers.org> 
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 5:56 PM
Subject: Open Position: Boulder Farmers' Market Operations Manager

Hello,  We have a job opening for someone interested in managing the
largest friendliest farmers market in Colorado.  Please share far and
wide as we are looking for the most qualified person for this
extraordinary opportunity.

Posting on Craig's List - http://boulder.craigslist.org/bus/1032292387.html<http://boulder.craigslist.org/bus/1032292387.html>

Position: Boulder Farmers' Market Operations Manager

Organization Mission

The Boulder County Farmers’ Market is a not-for-profit membership
organization, the mission of which is to serve the community by
providing direct markets for locally-produced agricultural products.

General Description

The Market Manager, under general direction from the Executive
Director, has day-to-day responsibility for the successful operation
of one or more farmers’ markets. This is a part time salaried job, it
is expected that the Manager will be at the Market on all Market days
for the season, other hours are flexible, as required to accomplish
the required tasks in a timely manner. Market dates are the first
Saturday in April to the first Saturday in November, and Wednesday’s
the first Wednesday in May to the first Wednesday in October. There
are two additional markets; on the Saturday before Thanksgiving and
the first Saturday in December. The vision of the Boulder Farmers’
Markets includes extending to a year round market. Considerations will
be made to the position if the market’s season expands.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

1. Market Operations Management – Manages the assigned Market
coordinating and overseeing day-to-day operations on the street. This
includes, but is not limited to, the assignment of street locations
for members, contractors and community groups; the logistics of setup/
break down; the management of street staff; the management of the
Information Booth and T-shirt sales; interfacing with the public and
the vendors; resolution of conflicts or problems that may arise; and
the collection, control and documentation of fees.

2. Vendor & Contractor Relations – Develops and manages relationships
with members and contractors, ensuring timely communications and
resolution of issues or problems; monitors merchants operations and
ensures compliance to Market rules and agreements. Solicits additional
members/contractors as needed, screens applications and monitors
quality of products and presentation. Provides orientation and
training to new vendors and offers ongoing coaching to help ensure
vendors’ success.

3. Market Promotion – Interacts with the public at the Market(s) and
monitors and ensures the Market’s attractiveness and appeal. Tracks
customer numbers and sales and works with the Executive Director to
develop and implement strategies to enhance Market quality and
increase total sales. Develops recommendations to enhance the Market
(s) and promotes BCFM in a positive, professional manner. Models and
promotes collaborative and respectful communications and

4. Staff Management - Within established personnel policies, hires,
evaluates, develops and supervises Market street staff. Provides
initial training and ongoing coaching/training as needed.

5. Planning – Works with and provides input to the Executive Director
in the development of business plans and work programs. Prepares
reports and keeps the Executive Director informed regarding the status
of the Market(s) and progress toward established goals.

6. Financial Planning & Management – Works with and provides input to
the Executive director in annual budget development. Monitors and
controls the budget for assigned Market(s), manages resources within
the constraints of the budget and long-range business plans and
ensures compliance with financial controls.

7. Other Duties - Performs other duties as assigned from time to time
by the Executive Director.

Reporting Relationships

• Reports to: Executive Director

• Boulder Market Operations Manager supervises the following
positions: T-Shirt Administrator, Facilities and Operations position,
Street Assistant, Information Booth Assistant, Volunteers and
Community Service Volunteers.

Highly Desired Qualifications

Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent

Experience: At least 3 years management experience, including
personnel management, budget responsibility, operations management and
experience working with multiple constituencies/stakeholder groups;
experience working with the public, experience in retail and/or other
customer service experience preferred.

Additional Qualifications
The ability to develop good team relationships with staff, vendors and
contractors; the ability to interface well with the public; strong
customer service orientation and skills; excellent interpersonal and
communications skills, good listener; strong organizing and problem-
solving skills; good attention to details; basic computer skills.

To apply for this position include a cover letter and resume.

Send it by email to Jobs at boulderfarmers.org<file:///C:/Users/Mark/Documents/>
Or by post to:
Executive Director
Boulder County Farmers’ Markets
PO Box 18745
Boulder, CO 80308


Location: Downtown Boulder, Colorado
Compensation: 20-25K
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or
commercial interests.

Mark Menagh
Executive Director
Boulder County Farmers' Markets
P.O. Box 18745 Boulder, CO 80308


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