Market Manager Position

The Market Manager at the Brookside Farmers’ Market connects the region’s best agricultural producers to Kansas Citians who care deeply about their food choices. The Market Manager invites customers to the table, so to speak, welcoming market-goers to an important weekly event. The Market Manager plays an important role in the local food movement by developing opportunities for sustainable farmers to earn a good living at market. 

Overview  

Founded in 2002, Brookside Farmer’s Market is a producer-only Saturday morning farmers’ market specializing in sustainable and organic products. The farmers and artisan vendors are member-owners of the market. The market is located on the north side of Borderstar Montessori at 63rd and Wornall Rd. 

A Board of Directors provides governance for the market. The Market Manager is hired by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors will establish the reporting protocol and a supervisor for the position. Though not a voting member of the Board, the Market Manager works collaboratively with the Board, and in particular the Vendor and Marketing Committee Chairpersons, to implement market plans and procedures. The Market Manager’s hours and responsibilities take place on both market and non-market days. Start and end dates along with estimates of hours to be worked on a weekly basis will be detailed in an Employment Agreement. 

The indoor winter market runs November 2nd, 2019 -  March 21st, 2020 from 9am – 12pm. The regular market season will run from April 11th, 2020 to October 31st, 2020 from 8am to 1 pm. The manager is expected to work an average of 17 hours/week. 

Required Skills 

  • Physically fit and able to lift 50 pounds repeatedly for market setup.

  • Professionalism in vendor and customer interactions.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Self-motivated.

  • Ability to work in all weather conditions.

  • Professional writing, editing and communication skills.

  • Familiarity with social media marketing, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

  • Website editing using Squarespace.

In addition to the required skills, a strong candidate brings passion, stamina and commitment to the details of the job responsibilities so that both customer and vendors have consistently positive experiences with market day operations. 

Compensation $15 - $17 / hour, commensurate with experience.

Application Process:

Send cover letter and resume with 3 pertinent references to: info@brooksidefarmersmarket.com or Brookside Farmers’ Market, P.O. Box 7088, Kansas City, MO 64113.