Lakeview Farmers’ Market Manager

Seasonal Part-time Position 

 

About Us

CreativeHub 1352 (“The Hub”) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of a unique CreativeHub at the Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB). We deliver a mix of programs, projects, education and events including a Farmers’ Market to foster collaboration, engage the community and enrich people’s lives. 


The Opportunity

 

The CreativeHub 1352 is seeking a talented seasonal Farmers’ Market Manager who: 

  • Cares about their community; 

  • Has an interest in sustainability and local food; 

  • Is innovative and flexible in their ability to achieve the organization’s goal. 

The Vision

 

The purpose of the new Lakeview Farmers’ Market is to enrich lives by providing access to locally grown and sourced healthy food, organic and artisanal products and provide an income opportunity for local farmers, producers and artisans. 


Lakeview Farmers’ Market is about people who love fresh food -we believe in locally grown, sustainable sources of food and giving local farmers an opportunity to bring their produce to the Mississauga and surrounding area. 


The Lakeview Farmers’ Market will operate at the historical Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) located at 1352 Lakeshore Road East in Mississauga on Sundays from May 24 – October 11, 2020. The Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB) is owned and operated by the City of Mississauga. 


The Position

 

We are looking for an individual who is positive, collaborative, full of new ideas and motivated to work hard to ensure access to local food in the area. The role of the Market Manager is to ensure the market operates efficiently. This includes, but is not limited to: 

 

  1. Being the point of contact for Vendor Scheduling, booth assignment, ensuring vendor policies are being followed and collection of fees.

  2. Manage of budget/bookkeeping activities and distribution of resources for the market.

  3. Maintain existing relationships and building new relationships with the market community.

  4. Lead on-site communication with staff, vendors, volunteers, customers and neighbours.

  5. Ongoing communication with The Hub staff, City representatives and the Lakeview Farmers’ Market Committee.

  6. Secure volunteers and where necessary, recruiting, hiring, and training volunteer support for the market.

  7. Maintain records of equipment and merchandise inventory.

  8. Coordinate Market day layout of vendors, community tables and entertainment.

  9. Ensure ongoing planning and smooth operations in collaboration with The Hub and Lakeview Farmers’ Market Committee.

  10. Ensure the market is meeting all health, safety and operation regulations as well as overall aesthetic appeal.

  11. Ensure standards for special market services are coordinated and are properly accounted for with space and equipment (e.g. bike valet, accessibility) 

  12. Prepare monthly, quarterly, annually reports on the Lakeview Farmer’s Market’s progress.

  13. Prepare feedback and participant surveys to monitor customer service and client preferences.

  14. Other duties as required. 

 

Skills

The ideal candidate will have the: 

 

  • Ability to direct vendors and maintain positive vendor relations. 

  • Ability to manage budgets and basic bookkeeping. 

  • Ability to organize and plan for on site event logistics. 

  • Ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically with a variety of stakeholders 

  • Ability to assist with planned events and activities to enhance the market experience. 

  • Ability to enforce market policies and contribute to changes in policies via the Lakeview Farmers’ Market Committee and CreativeHub 1352. 

  • Knowledge of event and food safety, either through the completion of market sale or food safe training. 

  • Knowledge of the various rules and regulations affecting farmers’ markets and sales of food. 

  • Knowledge and skill using vendor scheduling software “Manage My Market”. 

Education & Certification 

  • Completion of High School with a preference for completion of a college or university program ideally with courses in any of the following: event planning, administration, management, marketing, retail management, agriculture, food services, communications and/or community engagement. 

  • Food Security Certificate an asset. 

Experience: 

 

  • Experience as a Farmers’ Market Manager, with a community organization and/or non-profit an asset. 

  • Connections with the local community and/or farm/food vendors an asset. 

  • Experience managing part-time staff and volunteers in a service retail operation. 

  • Experience coordinating events including planning logistics, delegating tasks and communicating with stakeholders. 

Hours:

  • Up to 21 hours per week including Sundays 7am-2pm during the market season from May 24 – October 11, 2020 

Start Date:

  • April 24 to October 23, 2020 

How to Apply:

 

  • Send email outlining your interest with covering letter, a resume with two references to: LakeviewFarmersMarket@gmail.com

  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2020 

CreativeHub 1352 is an equal-opportunity employer and committed to fair and accessible employment practices. 
We thank applicants for their interest, however; only those advancing in the process will be contacted. 

 

PARTNERS
Creative Hub 1352 operates at the Small Arms Inspection Building, owned and operated by the City of Mississauga.
Creative Hub 1352
Mailing Address:

6 Helene Street North

Mississauga, ON L5E 3B2 Canada

info@creativehub1352.ca

www.creativehub1352.ca

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