Senior Site Manager

Overview: The Woodstock Farm Festival is a non-profit organization that runs a seasonal public farmer’s market in the center of Woodstock. 2019 official season runs from May 29 - October 16 from 3:30pm - dusk, rain or shine.  Please visit our website for more information: www.woodstockfarmfestival.org.

We are seeking a Senior Site Manager to oversee market operations on market days (Wednesdays), and will work alongside an Assistant Site Manager and the Market Manager, and report to the Market Manager.

The Senior Site Manager will be responsible for all aspects of market operations on market days. This position requires the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of people, including: customers, vendors, volunteers, community members and business owners. The Senior Site Manager’s general responsibilities include: coordinating market set-up and break-down each day with the help of the assistant site manager, managing vendor relationships, assisting the manager in operating the EBT (food stamps) program, answering customer questions, and assisting with the market’s special events program.

General Requirements:

The Market Manager must be available every Wednesday from May 29 - October 16, be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions, and be able to safely lift and carry at least 40 pounds. The position requires the ability to work independently as well as interdependently with the team of volunteers, interns and staff members.

The Wednesday hours for the Senior Site Manager are generally from 1pm - 8:30 pm.; however, the Senior Site Manager is expected to remain in the lot until the last vendor leaves. Because the market operates in the afternoon, the hours will get shorter throughout the fall. Additionally, the Senior Site Manager is expected to be available to hang No Parking signs in the Houst parking lot Tuesday evening or early Wednesday morning.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic advocate of the local food movement and Hudson Valley agriculture. The Senior Site Manager must be reliable, self-motivated and have strong communication and customer service skills.

Responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities will be determined by the needs of the customers, our partners and the vendors at the market. Generally, the Senior Site Manager is responsible for the following activities:

MARKET OPERATIONS  (to be completed with the help of the assistant site manager):

  • Arrive at market site at 1pm to coordinate market set-up with the help of the assistant site manager and stay at market until all vendors have left (usually no more than 1 hour after market closing).

  • Set up WFF tent, table and display, and tents and tables for music and other events.

  • Place road barriers prior to opening on each market day, and remove those barriers at the close of market.

  • Coordinate vendor parking and set-up, ensuring vendors are in the correct space.

  • Ensure the safety of the site in general.

  • Assist at the info booth as needed, with merchandise sales, EBT sales, and other information as requested by Market Manager.

GENERAL MARKET SUPPORT

  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with WFF volunteers, vendors, customers and community members.

  • Assist vendors, community representatives and customers by providing market-related information, conflict resolution and general aid as appropriate.

  • Enforce market rules.

  • Occasionally assist vendors by providing limited set up help and brief personal breaks.

  • Maintain contact with Market Manager (when they are not onsite) regarding issues and general feedback.

This position is seasonal and is an independent contractor. Pay rate is $625/month.

Application deadline: May 13

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to: woodstockfarmfest@gmail.com