Seasonal Market Manager


New York, New York

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $19/hour

Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):Operations

  • Oversee market set-up – coordinate placement of farmers’ tents and vehicle parking according to the market layout
  • Set up and break down GrowNYC information tent, folding tables, and performing other physical labor
  • Complete daily reports and other site-specific paperwork by assigned deadlines
  • Follow and enforce market rules and regulations
  • Manage conflict in the market, between farmers, customers, and the public as it arises
  • Attend weekly meetings with supervisor, and on-going trainings

Food Access

  • Perform SNAP/EBT, debit/credit, and cash transactions at sites and maintain accurate records
  • Manage at-market nutrition incentive currencies and ensure that it is balanced after each shift
  • Educate customers on a variety of food access and incentive programs

Promotions & Outreach

  • Develop and maintain relationships with customers, community leaders, city employees, local merchants, etc. while representing Greenmarket
  • Work with supervisor to plan at-market promotional events (varies by site)
  • Perform outreach in the local community to promote markets and the use of SNAP/EBT at markets

Required Qualifications

  • Willing to work every scheduled shift throughout the season, including weekends and holidays
  • Early riser who enjoys working outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Strong communicator who enjoys talking and working with people of all backgrounds
  • Works well both independently and as a member of a team
  • Comfortable working with the public in a variety of NYC neighborhoods

Ideal Qualifications

  • Passionate about farming, farmers markets, local agriculture, cooking, and/or food access
  • Fluency in multiple languages is a big plus (especially, but not limited to, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese)
  • Valid driver’s license for at least 1 year with a satisfactory driving record, and willingness to drive a cargo van throughout NYC (not for all positions)

Physical Requirements Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and stand for periods of up to 10 hours. Reasonableaccommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essentialfunctions.


  • 10-25 hours per week part-time, or up to 35 hours on a full schedule.
  • Greenmarket shifts start as early as 6AM, last 8-10 hours each, and include 1-2 hours of paperwork per market shift, and weekly meetings
  • Shifts placement can depend on individual skillsets (driving, language skills, etc.), location of sites, and logistics
  • Most Greenmarkets shifts are on Saturdays and Sundays, but we schedule shifts 7 days a week.
  • Two paid at-market trainings and ongoing training throughout the season, both virtual and in-person

CompensationThe position is a non-exempt, part-time, variable hourly position. It pays $19 per hour andincludes only statutory benefits.


Greenmarket operates sites in all five boroughs – all locations are outdoors.

GrowNYC/Greenmarket is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer and hireswithout regard to race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or physical disability.


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Category General / Stewardship, Non Profit Management, Sustainability
Tags Outreach, Sustainable Agriculture