CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES:






EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES 2016

Farm Fresh Events produces The North Delta Farmers Market, the Tsawwassen Farmers Market and the Kwantlen St. Farmers Market. We are proud to promote small business growth through our fun Tuesday, Friday and Sunday markets in Delta and Richmond.

We run a long-season market in North Delta, which spans from the first Sunday in April through the last Sunday in October. The Tsawwassen market hightlights BC’s growing season and operates from June 17th until October 14th. Farm Fresh Events also produces the new Kwantlen St. Farmers Market in Richmond, which will run on Tuesdays from May 31st to October 18th. In addition to these markets, we produce special events throughout the year and work with community organizations to highlight local chefs, artisans and sustainable agriculture. By working with Farm Fresh Events (FFE), you will help foster small businesses, support local farms and provide healthy, fresh, sustainable foods to these communities. FFE is a great place to work - and our markets are a great place to shop!

Farm Fresh Events is currently looking for a Market Operations Assistant and a Substitute Market Manager. These positions are easily combined, should the right applicant be able and available to perform in both capacities. If you or anyone you know would be a fit for one or both of these jobs, 
please send them a link to this page!


MARKET OPERATIONS ASSISTANT: JOB POSTING
Location: Guildford, Surrey BC 
Application deadline: May 16th

Abstract:
The Market Operations Assistant is a part-time seasonal position, approximately ten (10) hours per week, from mid-May through October, that supports the Operations Manager, the Bookkeeper and the Special Events Coordinator to ensure a successful and vibrant season. The Market Operations Assistant will aid in vendor recruitment and scheduling, weekly reporting and general office administration. (Additionally, as needed, the Market Operations Assistant may be called upon to substitute for the on-site Market Manager, facilitating the set up, break down and overseeing of market operations on market days, as outlined in the job description below. This is an optional component to this position, as we wouldn’t want to miss out on a candidate due to the transportation and/or physical limitations of an otherwise ideal applicant.) 

Job Responsibilitiess:  
Under the guidance and direction of the Operations Manager, the Market Operations Assistant will
be responsible for performing the following duties:

Act as liaison between managing departments
Communicate with vendors
Answer inquiries regarding the market
Contribute to the creative development of special events
Attend off-site meetings and prepare reports for all parties
Prepare general accounting reports for bookkeeper
Assist with community outreach
Collect sales data from vendors 
Schedule volunteers 
Manage day-to-day office tasks (and some personal assistant tasks when pitching-in is required) 
Be able to step in to other office roles to the extent you are capable
in the case of co-worker illness/emergencies.

Position Requirements:
Ability to work independently
Ability to manage others
Excellent interpersonal skills
Clear and organized work habits, positive attitude, and flexibility
Good oral and written communication skills
Able to work with minimal direction
Good computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel

Conditions and Benefits:
This is a part-time position, with 8-12 hours hours per week during the market season.
Living-wage compensation starts at $17 per hour, and will be commensurate with experience. 
This is a paid position, with no benefits or vacation pay.
Point of Contact: Please send resume or inquiries to farmfreshevents@gmail.com
Please submit all applications by Monday, May 16th.

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SUBSTITUTE MARKET MANAGER: JOB POSTING
Location:
North Delta, Tsawwassen, & Richmond BC

Job Responsibilities:
Under the guidance and direction of the Operations Manager, the Substitute Market Manager will be responsible for performing the following duties: 

Facilitate the set-up, tear-down and proper storage of market tables, chairs, displays and signage, traffic control barriers, market tents and other FFE properties.
Ensure the market site is clean at the end of each market day.
Work with vendors to ensure efficient set-up and take-down of the market.
Act as liaison for musicians, non-profit booth guests and special event guests.
Supervise volunteers.
Maintain a safe market environment.
Staff the market Information Booth.
Answer inquiries regarding the market.
Assist customers and vendors as needed during market operation.
Maintain positive relationships with all vendors, stay current with vendor offerings 
and maintain communication with vendors.
Assist with enforcement of Market Rules and Regulations.
Assist with the monitoring of market vendor products to ensure that products being sold have been accepted by FFE and the organizations we represent. 
Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work at farmers market locations in North Delta, Tsawwassen, and Richmond, specified by the Operations Manager, in an outdoor environment involving all weather conditions. 
Ability to work independently
Ability to manage others
Excellent interpersonal skills
Clear and organized work habits, positive attitude, and flexibility
Good oral and written communication skills
Able to work with minimal direction
Enthusiastic advocate of local food and products
Commitment to local food, nutrition, health, and wellness
Experience with farmers markets or BC agriculture preferred
Be a licensed driver in the Province of British Columbia. 
Own a vehicle

Physical Demands:
Lifting 40 lbs. maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 20 lbs. 
Frequent standing and walking
Occasional driving
Frequent bending, twisting and reaching
Occasional squatting and climbing
Ability to distinguish sounds at various frequencies and volumes
Ability to distinguish people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions
Ability to withstand noise changes in the work environment

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated on this job description.

Conditions and Benefits:
This is an on-call position, with 6 to 12 eight-hour shifts during the market season.
Compensation offered starts at $17 per hour and will be commensurate with experience. 
This is a paid position, with no benefits or vacation pay.
Point of Contact: Please send resume or inquiries to farmfreshevents@gmail.com
Please submit all applications by Monday, May 16th.

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Sundays are awesome at the North Delta Farmers Market! Help us out and in return - not only will you receive heaps of gratitude - but volunteers will be rewarded with prize drawings throughout the season. You could win shopping sprees, food truck lunches, gifts from vendors and whatever other fun things we can think of
to thank & entice you… 

Want to give us a hand?  Here's how you can help:

1) Put up & take down of way finding signs in your neighbourhood. 
We are looking for several volunteers, who can share this task. Ideally, each volunteer would handle signage for 1-2 intersections convenient to their home. Signs go up Friday afternoon between 3pm & 4:30pm, and are taken down Sunday after the market between 2pm & 12am.

2) Distribution of posters & rack cards within the community
very flexible, just let us know where you want to put them, and how many you need.

3) Market Day: 
Market set-up/take down attendants: 
Shift #1: 8:30am - 10:30am. Shift #2: 1:45pm - 3pm 

Market table attendants & special event staff: 9:30am - 2:30pm 

Children’s activity booth staff: 9:30am - 2:30pm
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Do you have a special skill, and want to become part of a team that is focused on building a fantastic community farmers market in North Delta? We are looking to expand in the following areas, and seek individuals interested in helping with the following tasks (1-2 hours per week).
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Children’s Activity Booth Coordinator
Workshop & Demonstration Coordinator

Please email farmfreshevents@gmail.com indicating your area of interest, and your availability. (i.e.: weekly, bi weekly, once a month or specific dates, etc...)