Columbia Farmers Market

Work for CFM

WORK FOR CFM!

To view the complete job descriptions click on the following links: Market Assistant and Market Ambassador. The individuals in these roles will be able to develop meaningful relationships with people from many different walks of life and backgrounds and should be able to effectively communicate their passion for farmers markets therein.

*Note that many of the job responsibilities and roles have slightly altered due to COVID-19 safety protocols.  These roles will be discussed in the job interview.

Market Assistant

The Market Assistant will set up, operate and breakdown the market’s information center (The Oasis) and the market’s educational booth (The Greenhouse). The main responsibilities are to sell market tokens and merchandise, assist SNAP customers, answer customer inquiries, and work alongside Assistant Market Manager.

Market ambassador

Market Ambassadors will proactively approach and greet customers, give market tours, conduct customer surveys, conduct weekly product sampling, answer customer questions, assist SNAP customers sign up for matching programs, and provide any other needed assistance. Ambassadors must be able to self-manage. Learned knowledge of the CFM membership, the organization and market values are necessary, and must be able to effectively and accurately communicate that information to customers.

CFM Job qualifications

  • Lift 40 lbs. and able to be on feet for an extended time period
  • Must be available to work Saturdays
  • Incredibly outgoing enjoy working with the public.
  • Ability to work in an often fast-paced environment
  • Comfort adjusting to variable work conditions (i.e. all weather types) and changing priorities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Adept at establishing and maintaining strong and respectful professional relationships, pleasant demeanor
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest)
  • Proficient utilizing Apple devices.
  • Preferred background/knowledge in local food systems and/or community programs.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

Education

High school diploma or GED equivalent or greater. Must be 18 or older.

Apply to Work At CFM

To apply click the below button.  Resumes are required, as well as a cover letter (aka why do you want to work at CFM?).  For more information email us at manager@columbiafarmersmarket.org.

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