Farmers Market Facilitator

  • Part Time
  • Iowa City
  • $18.00/hr USD / Year
  • Salary: $18.00/hr

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Farmers Market Facilitator
$18.00 per hour

Definition of Work: Be a part of the annual Iowa City Farmers Market! Founded in 1972, the
open-air Iowa City Farmers Market operates for six months of the year and engages between
100-175 vendors each week. The Market supports and promotes local farms and small
businesses. Market customers enjoy fresh produce, artisanal baked goods and confectionaries,
handmade arts and crafts, farm fresh eggs and meats, fresh cut flowers and more. The market
also features live music, hot food vendors and food trucks, and a positive community
atmosphere. Greet market attendees and work to promote a positive and welcoming
environment for community members.

Job duties: Oversees Farmers Market day-of operations, as well as staff. Handles questions
vendor and public questions and concerns and enforce rules and regulations of Market. Assists
Special Events & Communications – Recreation Program Supervisor with the day of operations of
the Farmers Market, as well as activities to support and prepare for each market.
Responsibilities may include vendor application processing, special event preparation, market
transactions, financial processing and vendor relations. Greets market customers and vendors
while working to promote a positive and welcoming environment for community members. Assists
with farmers market customer transactions and questions. Assists with vendor relations and
transactions. Assists with the set up and facilitation of recreational and arts activities for kids and
families. Serves as the decision maker during the market when a question/concern arises that a
market attendant is not comfortable handling on their own. Communicates well with staff,
vendors, customers and the Recreation Program Supervisor. Assists in training and scheduling of
Farmers Market staff. Sets up signs, banners, barricades, etc. prior to the start of each market as
well as take items down at the end of the market. Removes trash from barrels periodically
throughout the market and takes the trash to the dumpsters in the Recreation Center parking
lot for the Saturday market. Monitors compost bins to ensure no contamination. Learns what is
compostable to help customers compost properly. Conducts self in a manner which promotes
and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs other duties as

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required. Ability to assist with and
organize Farmers Market activities. Previous experience operating Farmers’ Market, large-scale
special events, or similar activities is preferred. Be firm and pleasant with vendors and public.
Must pass criminal background check.

• Prior to Market Season: Occasional weekdays and possible evenings (flexible) prior to
market season start.
• During Market Season (May 6-October 28): Saturdays, 5:45am – 1:45pm at the Chauncey
Swan Ramp; Additional hours (flexible) during the week for planning, scheduling, and
• Post-Season: This position also assists with the November and December Holiday Markets
(two total).
• Up to 25 hours per week, depending on staff availability, season and program needs.

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