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The Nashville Food Project

Seasonal Farmers Market Coordinator

The Nashville Food Project

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Job Summary

The Nashville Food Project Mission Statement
Bringing people together to grow, cook and share nourishing food, with the goals of cultivating community and
alleviating hunger in our city.

Seasonal Farmers Market Coordinator Position Summary
The Farmers Market Coordinator supports the Growing Together program and works closely with farmers and the
Growing Together team. This position will support many aspects of the Growing Together program with specific focus on
supporting farmers market activities. This includes farmer support at the garden on Fridays when farmers harvest for
market and facilitation of activities before, during, and after the weekly farmers market on Saturdays.

 

CLASSIFICATION :
● Part- time contract position of 8-10 hours per week
● Reports to the Growing Together Market Manager
● Start Date: May 6 and End Date:October 31
● Specific hours are required: 7:30 am-3:30pm on Saturdays and 9:00-11:00 am on the first Wednesday of every
month. If you have a conflict with these times, please describe these and make the case for why you’d be the
best fit for this job in your cover letter.
● Compensation rates begin at $14 per hour. This position will also receive 1-2 units of Growing Together produce
on a weekly basis.

The Nashville Food Project is committed to equity and inclusion. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds
are encouraged to apply. In all aspects of its work, The Nashville Food Project strives for a culture of inclusivity and
fairness without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Job Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
● Farmers Market support (Saturdays, 7:30am – 3:30pm)
o Lead staff on market set-up and clean-up
o Support relationship building between customers and farmers
o Support CSA distribution to customers picking up at market
o Support inventorying produce before and after the market
o As appropriate and needed, deliver vegetables leftover after market to partner organizations
● Attend Growing Together Field Meeting once a month (first Wednesday of each month, 9:00 -11:00 am)
● Other programmatic support as needed

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
● A valid driver license and safe driving record.
● Ability to regularly lift and move at least 40 pounds.
● Bicultural, bilingual applicants with English and Nepali or Burmese fluency preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
● Experience working in the food industry either at the farm, market or restaurant-level and/or in the nonprofit
sector.
● Highly organized, able to work within a team and execute responsibilities independently.
● Strong communication skills and comfortable working with diverse groups and with English language learners.
● Strong interpersonal skills and desire to support relationship building between customers and Growing
Together farmers.
● Cooperative work ethic and a positive attitude; hard-working, conscientious, communicative and responsible.
● PC proficiency including Microsoft Office Suite; training can be provided, if needed.
● Interest in anti-hunger work and food justice.
● Has a willingness to work hard, have fun, and learn amongst a collaborative team!

Additional Information

Benefits

This is a contracted position. Compensation rates begin at $14 per hour. This position will also receive 1-2 units of Growing Together produce
on a weekly basis.

How to Apply

Please email info@thenashvillefoodproject.org with your resume and cover letter.

Details

  • Date Posted: February 28, 2020
  • Type: Contract / Temp
  • Job Function: Other
  • Service Area: Other
  • Start Date: 05/06/2020
  • Salary Range: $14/hr