Job Openings

Farmers Market Coordinator 

 

The Farmers Market Coordinator is a part-time position on the Urban Seeds team with the primary responsibility of overseeing the weekly summer operations of Market on Main (MoM) in downtown Evansville. Applicants must be available on-site on Wednesday mornings from 7:00am-2:00pm from June 5th through September 18th. The Farmers Market Coordinator is expected to work 15-20 hours per week during the 16 week season. There will be 6 hours required on-site at Market on Main from set-up through break-down and the other responsibilities can be performed remotely. The position will also be responsible for managing the administration of SNAP acceptance and our Double Up program at Market on Main and two other Evansville farmers markets. The Farmers Market Coordinator is an hourly position starting in the range of $17-$19/hour.

 

Event & Vendor Coordination

  • Assist with prospecting, recruitment, onboarding, ongoing assistance and relationship building with local farmers, artisans, chefs, and other market vendors

  • Maintain the market map, vendor list and track vendor attendance. 

  • Coordinate the set up of all road closures, parking signs, and Market on Main promotion signage.

  • Arrive prior to the farmers market arrival, remain throughout the market day and stay until all vendors have packed up. 

  • Create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all visitors.

  • Coordinate Urban Seeds and US Treasurer for accurate accounting of fees, revenue and expenses. 

  • Coordinate activities, promotions, and work directly with all volunteers and community outreach groups. Plan and facilitate vendor and volunteer meetings as needed.

  • Establish a music and entertainment lineup with at least one performance or activity each market day.

  • Attend SNAP, Double Up, and WIC training or professional groups.

  • Ensure all state, county, and market rules and regulations are followed.

 

Marketing & Communications

  • Create and coordinate MoM, SNAP and Double banners, posters, print and digital marketing materials throughout the year. 

  • Post at least 3x per week to the Market on Main Facebook and Instagram and engage with online community throughout the week.

 

Qualifications

  • Customer service! A clear and kind communicator with vendors, visitors, volunteers, community groups and sponsors. 

  • Passion for supporting and uplifting small businesses and knowledge about local agriculture.

  • Previous experience in farmers market management, event planning, non-profit program management, sales and marketing, community outreach, agriculture, or a related field 

  • Have use of a smartphone that can install and use Gmail, Instagram and Facebook/Meta Business Manager


Please submit your resume with a short paragraph explaining your interest in the role to Maria Marton, Executive Director of Urban Seeds at director@urbanseeds.org. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.