Sanford Farmers Market Seeks Market Manager

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The Sanford Farmers Market in Sanford, NC is looking for a dedicated part-time market manager for its seasonal Saturday market held from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. beginning May 1 and concluding on November 13. The manager will help facilitate Saturday operations including maintaining an onsite presence during market hours each Saturday.

Key Vendor-Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Professionally represent the market and its mission to the market’s vendors, consumers, and the local community
  • Work with the market officers, board and Downtown Sanford, Inc. to plan and facilitate the market annually
  • Maintain updated and accurate records and documentation
  • Keep up to date vendor membership status and contact information
  • Set up the welcome table and parking signs
  • Serve as primary contact for potential new vendors seeking to submit applications, providing guidance for compliance with market policies and procedures
  • Process all vendor applications (new/returning) in a timely manner, referring to the steering committee before finalizing vendor approval
  • Resolve any vendor conflicts as quickly and discreetly as possible
  • Enforce the Sanford Farmers’ Market rules
  • Collect weekly and annual dues

General Qualifications: 

  • The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic advocate of the local food movement and NC agriculture
  • The Market manager must be reliable, self-motivated and have good communication and customer service skills
  • Must have a valid NC driver’s license and a reliable means of personal transportation
  • Ability to work Saturday mornings and to perform marketing and administration tasks.
  • Excellent oral/ written communication skills and be detail oriented, possess good interpersonal and problem-solving abilities

How to Apply 

Please send a cover letter detailing your interest along with a resume to Downtown Sanford Incorporated Executive Director, Kelli Laudate, at:

Job Type: Part-time

Start Date: ASAP

Pay rate: $100 per Saturday