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We are currently accepting applications for Market Staff! This is a great summer job for people interested in spending time outside, meeting new people and learning about our local food system. We have fun. We solve puzzles. We work hard. If that sounds good to you, apply today! If you know folks who might be interested, share this job posting with your networks!

2021 Market Day Staff Job Description

Position:  Market Day Staff for Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers Markets

Position Type: Seasonal/Part-time mid-June through October (20-25 hours per week) 

Compensation: $15.00/hour  

Reports to: Executive Director

Application Requirements: Send resumé and cover letter to emily@neighborhoodrootsmn.org

Due: Priority deadline (updated) June 25th

Start Date: As soon as possible

Neighborhood Roots operates the Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis Farmers Markets in South Minneapolis.  Our mission is to bring neighbors together to buy, eat, and learn about local food. We support local farmers, promote vibrant community and locally owned businesses, and affect important changes in food and agriculture policy. 

Overview: Market Day Staff assists with the day-to-day operations of the Neighborhood Roots farmers markets in order to serve its vendors, patrons, volunteers and sponsors. Neighborhood Roots oversees 3 community-based markets: Fulton, Kingfield, & Nokomis. Market dates and hours are listed below:

Fulton Farmers Market

Saturdays 8:30am – 1pm

4901 Chowen Ave

Kingfield Farmers Market

Sundays 8:30am – 1pm

4055 Nicollet Ave, Mpls

Nokomis Farmers Market

Wednesdays 4 – 8pm*

5167 Chicago Ave, Mpls

Shifts include time before, during, and after the hours the markets are open to the public. Saturday & Sunday shifts are 7am – 2:30pm. Wednesday shift is 2:30pm – 9pm. Shifts may end early, if volunteers are scheduled to help out. 

This is an outdoor position. The markets are open rain or shine. This position is suited to people who want to wake up early, spend time outside and learn about our local food system.

Essential Functions:  

  • Assist in physical market set-up and tear-down
  • Volunteer management
  • Act as main staff in case of coworker illness/injury/vacation
  • Provide on-site support to all vendors, patrons and other market folks
  • Conduct SNAP-EBT, credit card & merchandise sales
  • Assist with bookkeeping and data tracking
  • Ensure market supplies are kept well-stocked and organized
  • Other reasonable duties as assigned 

Required Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude
  • Punctuality
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to adjust to changing conditions and priorities
  • Basic math skills
  • Strong problem solving ability
  • Able to accomplish tasks with limited direct supervision 
  • Able to effectively work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Must be able to routinely lift up to 50lbs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cash-handling experience
  • Interest in sustainable agriculture, food justice and local food policy 
  • Experience working with volunteers
  • Spanish, Somali or Hmong language proficiency

NEIGHBORHOOD ROOTS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER 

We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where diversity is valued, supported and celebrated to benefit our vendors and customers. Women, members of the LGBTQ+ community, people of color, and people from indigenous communities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply, email your cover letter and resumé to our Executive Director Emily Lund

at emily@neighborhoodrootsmn.org