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We have an opening for a Farmers’ Market Ambassador Position. You can read the posting below or download a copy here!

 

Hunterdon Land Trust
Farmers’ Market Ambassador Position

 

Title: Farmers’ Market Ambassador
Position Type: Temporary, Non-exempt
Duration: 24 weeks (May-November)
Location: Flemington, NJ

Application closing date: March 29, 2018

The Organization:

The Hunterdon Land Trust is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit conservation organization whose mission is to preserve the integrity of the rural landscapes in the Hunterdon County region by protecting and enhancing natural resources, and the cultural landscape of the historic Dvoor Farm, for public enjoyment and education. Hunterdon Land Trust supports the region’s rural economy and the long-term viability of farming through its weekly producers-only farmers’ market.

The Position:

The Hunterdon Land Trust seeks an ambassador to assist with the operation of its weekly local farmers’ market held on Sundays at the historic Dvoor Farm. This is a temporary, seasonal position that will work from approximately 8 a.m.-2p.m. on Sundays from May 2018 through November 2018. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand the policies, practices and operation of a highly successful, local producers’-only market that has become a model for other markets throughout the state.

Farmers’ Market Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Director of Administrative and Social Affairs, represent Hunterdon Land Trust at its information booth at the market.
  1. Greet visitors and answer questions.
  2. Engage visitors in conversation to help them understand HLT runs the market and owns the Dvoor Farm.
  3. Share map guides and other materials with visitors to promote HLT’s work/mission.
  • Under the direction of the Director of Administrative and Social Affairs, assist with market programming such as collecting attendee information.
  • Assist the Market Manager with activities such as market set-up and break down, helping set up vendor booths, and directing traffic.

 

Qualifications:

Candidates should have:

  1. Strong oral communication skills and an interest in engaging people.
  2. The ability to work collaboratively.
  3. High attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task.
  4. An interest in and physical ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions. (Activities will include setting up tents; arranging signage; lifting)
  5. Interest in the field of environmental protection, land preservation, local food/farming, or other related fields.

Compensation:

This position is for 6 hours per week for approximately 24 weeks; the hourly rate for this position ranges from approximately $10 to $12 depending on the successful candidate’s experience.  The Hunterdon Land Trust will assist with meeting educational credit requirements if desired and available.

 To apply please send the following to judy@hunterdonlandtrust.org:

  1. Resume (maximum of two pages)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Hourly compensation requirements

Please email your cover letter and resume by March 29, 2018 to judy@hunterdonlandtrust.org.  Additional information about Hunterdon Land Trust can be found at www.hunterdonlandtrust.org.