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Position: Wolfville Farmers' Market Assistant and Market Store Coordinator
Organization: Wolfville Farmers' Market
Location: Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Eligibility: post-secondary graduates, age 30 & under (see below)

The Wolfville Farmers’ market is a vibrant year-round Market, usually with over 70 farm, artisan, and chef vendors. This Fall, in response to COVID and social distancing restrictions, we are planning 2 socially distanced public markets, a Market Store and Market Supper Take Out Menu. We are engaged in the farmers market movement, active supporters of our vendors, have numerous partnerships with community groups, we are progressive in our programming and passionate about creating the best experience possible to reflect and nourish our community.  We offer excellent mentorship for youth eager to make a difference in their community, while gaining an invaluable professional development experience.  And we take very seriously all aspects of the Health directives at this time. 

Work Term:

  • August-March 31
  • 40 hrs/week


  • $15/hr


The role of the Wolfville Farmers’ Market Assistant will be to provide promotional, administrative, and logistical coordination to the evolving iterations of the Wolfville Farmers’ Market in the face of the COVID pandemic with particular focus on the coordination of our Market Store trial this Fall. 

This is an opportunity for someone who is passionate about both food and community and especially the relationship between food and community development.  It is for someone highly organized, creative and professional; someone who can both be comfortable and enthusiastic when promoting the Market; and also someone who can be on their feet working to set-up and tear-down a Market for a physically demanding workday.

Having positive, clear, and customer service-like communications with partners, vendors, the attending community, and volunteers is essential to the smooth operation of the Market, and also to its development as a responsive organization. 


  • Developing and coordinating the Market Store
  • Assisting vendors to navigate the WFM2Go software  
  • Coordinating some logistics for our public Markets
  • Working with partners including vendors, Town Staff and the Market Team to create a safe yet enjoyable Market experience
  • Helping to Promote the Market Store
  • Assistance with set-up and tear-down of Markets
  • Assisting with upkeep of market including some manual tasks 
  • Assisting with the Pack and Delivery of Food for WFM2Go on an as needed basis

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Demonstrated planning, organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to work on your feet, lifting and moving things around for one ten hour day each week
  • Proficient in using Google Drive
  • Able to work in a self directed manner as well as part of a team
  • Able to communicate effectively and passionately to promote the Market
  • Demonstrated professionalism, dependability, and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Strategic and effective use of social media
  • Skills with Photography and Videography an asset

Possible Learning Opportunities:

  • Project development and management skills
  • Learn skills in adapting and operationalizing new systems
  • Entrepreneurial environment in which to witness and learn entrepreneurial skills
  • Develop collaborative communication skills within a cooperative, team based organization

Physical Environment:

  • Able to comfortably work in both a physically demanding and fast paced Market-Day environment as well as independently.
  • Comfortable putting up tents and moving picnic tables, lifting up to 30 lbs and working on your feet for one long day.
  • Able to comfortably lift up to 30 lbs (signs, boxes, picnic tables, etc) and push 200 lb booths on wheels

How to Apply:

Please provide a Cover Letter which explains why you want to be the Wolfville Farmers’ Market Assistant, as well as your Resume with References included by August 10 . Please email to:

Grant Requirements:

This position is funded through a grant from the Clean Foundation (in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada) that has the following requirements of the applicant:

  • Graduated from a post-secondary program
  • No more than 30 years of age at the start of the internship
  • Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person granted refugee status in Canada
  • Not receiving employment insurance during internship

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jul 31 2020    ID: 57192