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Position: Market Lead
Employer: Sole Food Street Farms 
Location: Vancouver BC / Trout Lake Farmers Market

Organizational Background

Sole Food transforms vacant urban land into street farms that grow artisan quality fruits and vegetables. Our mission is to empower individuals with limited resources by providing jobs, agricultural training and inclusion in a supportive community of farmers and food lovers. We value a diverse and equitable workplace because it allows us to better understand and support our mission. People who identify with marginalized groups such as people of colour, LGBTQ2S+, people from working class backgrounds, or people of Indigenous descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position Description

The Market Lead works closely with and takes direction from the Director of Farm Operations (DFO). The primary responsibility of this position is to oversee Trout Lake Farmers Market from May until the end of October. The ideal candidate will be available to commit to every Saturday for the season, thrive in a fast-paced environment, handle our vegetables and fruit with the utmost care and attention. While this position is limited to one day per week, there is an option for additional hours on Fridays, if desired. The candidate must have a valid driver's license and be confident operating our 24 foot market truck.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Supervise market crew in completion of tasks. Tasks include all market activities: set up and take down of tents and tables; loading and unloading the truck; stocking produce; assisting customers; and taking payment.
  • Communicate and coordinate tasks and updates between the Director of Farm Operations and market crew.
  • Delegate and teachtasks to new and returning staff; keeping in mind the unique barriers people might be experiencing and working with patience and empathy
  • Work as a pace-setter and role model for all market activities
  • Cash reporting
  • Driving the market truck
  • Optional Friday wholesale deliveries

Skills and Qualifications

  • 1 year of agricultural or market experience preferred
  • Valid Class 5 license and an excellent driving record
  • strong organizational skills including multi-tasking, prioritizing, planning, and effective time management
  • strong communication skills including teaching, delegating, demonstrating empathy and patience while leading, providing timely updates to Director of Farm Operations
  • motivated, flexible and ability to work independently
  • access to cellphone
  • be in excellent physical condition and able to lift 50 lbs
  • fluency in written and spoken English
  • the successful candidates will be patient and compassionate with a sharp sense of humour and excellent interpersonal skills

The Market Lead will be compensated $18 per hour and will receive deep discounts on Sole Food produce.

To Apply

Please send resume, cover letter and three work related references to:

Please include Market Lead in the subject line of the email. Please indicate you saw this posting at FoodWork.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and this posting will remain open until a candidate has been selected.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: May 5 2022    ID: 64304