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Carrboro Farmers’ Market Ambassador

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is hiring! The Carrboro Farmers' Market aims to create and sustain a vibrant and innovative market that supports our local farmers and artisans, while extending the benefits of local food to the greater community. The Market operates on Saturday mornings year-round and Wednesday afternoons seasonally at the Carrboro Town Commons.

The market is seeking a highly motivated individual with a passion for local food, local farms, and community engagement to fill the Farmers’ Market Ambassador position. The Ambassador is a part-time, year-round position requiring 10-18 hrs/ month. The Ambassador will work Saturday mornings as needed (1-3 Saturdays/month). Occasional administrative tasks outside of Market may be assigned when applicable.  During the “Main Season” (April- October), Market hours are 7- Noon. During the Winter Market, Market hours are 9-Noon. The Market Ambassador will need to arrive at 6 AM during the Main Season hours and 8 AM in the Winter to help with set up of the Information Table, signs, and special events.

The Ambassador’s primary role will be assisting with set up, management, and break down of special events at the Market, managing the market’s Information Table, which is the central location for general questions, merchandise sales, processing SNAP/EBT card, and running the seasonal Market Bunch Kids Club. The goal of this table is to enrich the customer’s experience of the market by increasing access, awareness, and education of local foods. Our ideal candidate will be punctual, self-motivated, and comfortable communicating with a diverse customer base. The candidate must also have a passion for food access and support the growth of the SNAP/Double Bucks program. For more information about the Carrboro Farmers’ Market, please visit our website www.carrborofarmersmarket.com.

Farmers’ Market Ambassador Responsibilities

  • Attending Saturday markets as needed, year-round. Market day duties include selling and maintaining inventory of Carrboro Farmers’ Market merchandise, assisting at the Information Table, providing courteous service to SNAP/EBT customers, assisting with event set-up and breakdown, and more. This includes the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds. Finally, the candidate must be punctual and reliable.

  • Support for the Market Manager & Assistant Manager. When the Assistant Manager or Manager is away from Market, the Ambassador will be asked to setup, manage and breakdown the market with the support of one other staff member.

  • Customer service. Treat all customers and vendors respectfully and courteously, providing engaged and attentive customer service from start to finish of the market day.

  • Other duties include: Maintain organization and care of Information Table’s supplies and materials; Communicate with Market Manager about any issues that arise on-site during the market; and provide feedback to the Assistant Manager about the SNAP/Double Bucks program.

Skills & Experience Required

Candidates must:

  • Be detail-oriented, dependable and punctual

  • Have an enthusiasm for produce and other products available at the market, and a passion for sharing information, recipes and tips for cooking or food preservation

  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires extensive outdoor work, setup and breakdown of events, etc.

  • Have proven customer service skills and a high-energy, positive and friendly attitude

Additional Requirements

The Farmers’ Market Ambassador must have:

  • A computer, internet access, and a cell phone for internal staff communication

  • Reliable transportation

  • The ability to lift 50 pounds

  • The ability to stand/walk around at the market for 5 hours with minimal opportunities to sit down

  • The ability to work outside in all weather conditions, year round

  • A high school diploma

We hope to fill this position by mid-late April. Please email a resume, cover letter, and 2 references to Molly Vaughan, manager@carrborofarmersmarket.com.