Farmers Market Assistant: Employment Opportunity - Posted May 29, 2017

The South Bronx Farmers Market is seeing a part-time market assistant. The market is located on 138th Street between Willis & Alexander Avenues in the South Bronx. The Market Assistant will work on Saturdays and/or Wednesdays from June 17 - November 22nd. Hours would be roughly 9 am - 5 pm each market day.

The mission of the South Bronx Farmers Market, Inc. (“SBFM”) is to address the public health crises in obesity, diabetes, malnourishment and undernourishment by promoting access to nutritious, affordable, locally grown produce and related agricultural products for the under-served residents of the South Bronx.  

This is a busy market and we are seeking applicants that are outgoing and comfortable speaking with people to either help, give directions, explain programming, work with vendors and be a welcoming face at the market. The day starts very quickly and staff must be ready upon checking in to work each market day. The market is outside and staff must be prepared for any weather each market day.

The Market Assistant’s Duties Include but are not limited to:

  • Set up and carry market tents, tables, display, supplies, shirts and other equipment
  • Assist SNAP EBT Manager on site
  • Facilitate SNAP/EBT and Debit/Credit Card sales throughout the day
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records
  • Interact with shoppers and answering questions
  • Keep market record logs
  • Hand out flyers
  • Take customer surveys
  • Purchasing supplies from local stores

We are seeking applicants that have the following skills:

  • Prompt - we open at the same time every day and we need reliable staff and you must arrive on time!
  • Able to carry up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Excellent customer service experience
  • Retail experience
  • Courteous

Helpful Experience but not required

  • Basic understanding of SNAP/EBT
  • Basic understanding of WIC, Health Bucks and FMNP programs
  • Knowledge of regional and urban farming

Hourly: The hourly rate is $12.50 per hour. The South Bronx Farmers Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please send your resume and cover letter to: lily@southbronxfarmersmarket
Questions: Call 516.418.6355

Resumes should be received by June 10, 2017 but feel free to send after that date. We are looking to hire immediately!