Farmers’ Market Manager
SUMMARY: This Market Manager is a part-time staff position who shall bring enthusiasm and dedication to promoting and operating the Hawaii Farm Bureau’s Farmers’ Markets on Oahu. The Market Manager operates the market in a manner that promotes farmer relations, and community outreach.
The Market Manager will work in conjunction with the Farmers’ Market General Manager to ensure efficient and timely enrollment, assignment of vendors, and compliance of vendors to HFB Farmers’ Market policies and payments. Knowledge of Hawaii agricultural production and practices is desirable
The goals of the HFB Farmers’ Markets are:
To support agriculture in Hawaii by providing a venue for farmers in the state of Hawaii to sell Hawaii grown and produced products. To give growers and producers of Hawaii agricultural commodities and other farm-related products alternative marketing opportunities; To promote the sale of Hawaiian grown farm products; To improve the variety, freshness, taste, and nutritional value of produce available in the local area; To provide an educational forum for consumers to learn the uses and benefits of quality, locally grown, or prepared food products; To enhance the quality of life in Hawaii by providing a community activity which fosters social gathering and interaction; and To preserve Hawaii’s unique agricultural heritage.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Ability to think creatively
People person with skills in diplomacy
Dispute resolution skills
Good communication skills
Marketing skills helpful
Passionate about the community and local agriculture
May require minimal lifting of less than 50 pounds
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Candidates should be energetic and committed to the success of the market, and be able to work with customers, food purveyors, farmers and other vendors that play a key role in maintaining and expanding market activity. The Market Manager, ideally, should have 2 or more years of entrepreneurial experience, and shall be passionate about food, local farming and agriculture, and be knowledgeable about Hawaii’s agricultural and residential communities.
MARKETING and SOCIAL MEDIA: Experience with social media and marketing is desirable. This position requires a self-starter and highly motivated individual.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to promulgate both oral and written reports and correspondence and must have reasonable skill at public speaking.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply moderately complex mathematical concepts. Ability to work with mathematical operations related to daily tasks.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Employee must have strong computers skills including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and Internet usage.
TRAVEL: Employee must possess a valid State of Hawaii driver’s license.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. May require minimal lifting of less than 50 pounds.