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Position: Market Coordinator
Type: full-time summer job, plus Saturdays in September & October
Eligibility: age 30 & under (don't need to be a student)
Organization: Fresh Roots Urban Farming Society
Location: South and East Vancouver, BC

Application Deadline: April 22nd, 2019

Good Food For All

Everyone should have access to healthy food, soil, and community. Fresh Roots enacts this vision by cultivating engaging gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration. Fresh Roots stewards 1/2-acre market gardens on school grounds across the lower mainland. Our fields produce good food for the community, empower youth through vocational skills development, and serve as hands-on outdoor classrooms for over 6000 students each year.

The Position

If you love seeing food you grew from seed go into the hands of customers, this is the position for you! Through this role you will:

  • Lead our Wednesday and Saturday Farmer’s Markets.

  • Work with Fresh Roots staff and youth to set up and take down market stalls, handle and promote sales, and share Fresh Root’s mission with the public.

  • Assist the Fresh Roots Farm Managers in growing Good Food on school grounds: crop production, field maintenance, harvesting, and produce sales.

You’ll be part of a strong team who is working to support Good Food. That means you’ll have a chance to learn and work in many areas of the organization, including elementary and youth education and empowerment programming.


  • You have a gift for the gab! You love talking to people, sharing new recipes, stories from the farm stories about you!

  • Your friends might say that you’re a natural salesperson, experience running a farmer’s market stand is an asset

  • You love food, and you may have experience in gardening or farming,

  • Experience leading teams of peers and youth, an asset

  • Able to work physically: lifting, bending, squatting, and moving.

  • Team player with patience and a sense of humour (vegetable puns encouraged)

Position Details and Requirements

  • Must meet Canada Summer Jobs Requirements.

  • 640 hours from May - October.

  • Schedule: Tues-Saturday from May - August, and Saturdays in September and October.

  • $15.00/hr

  • Begins May 13th

How to Apply

E-mail a short cover letter (500 words) and resume (in one document) to with your name and the name of the job position in the subject.

Your cover letter should address the following:

  • Why you are interested in the position.

  • Experiences you have that support your application (i.e. Market sales and farm experience)

  • Qualities that make you a strong Market lead

Applications must be received no later than April 22nd. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately upon reception. We regret that due to the high volume of applicants only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Fresh Roots hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 5 2019    ID: 52974