Available Position: (1) Market Information Booth Liaison
*Work with the Low Income Access Program at the Portland Farmers’ Market*
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Job Title: Market Information Booth Liaison
Job Description: PFMA is seeking a friendly, dependable candidate to run the Portland Farmers’ Market Information Booth- the centralized location for the market’s Low-Income Access Program (LIAP). The Info Booth Liaison will process credit, debit, and EBT (food stamp/SNAP) cards, wooden tokens, and promote the fundraising streams that support the LIAP. Through grant funding, the Info Booth disperses Maine Harvest Bucks- a nutrition incentive program that gives SNAP customers bonus tokens to be spent on extra fruits and vegetables. The Info Booth also serves as an information portal for customers’ inquiries about the Market in general. The goal of this position is to increase the community’s access and awareness of local Maine foods, and to strengthen and support our farmers’ successes.
Skills desired: The candidate should be able and willing to work independently in inclement weather, have reliable transportation, and ability to lift up to 50lbs. Timeliness and reliability are critical. Excellent interpersonal communication skills are required. Ability to manage a fast-paced, multi-tasking retail work environment, while maintaining accuracy and friendliness is paramount. Familiarity with Square Register is helpful. Knowledge of the Portland area, local foods, farming, farmers’ markets, and food accessibility is a bonus!
Transporting Info Booth supplies to and from the market’s storage location to the Market, while maintaining organization and care of all supplies and materials.
Setting up and maintaining attractive and organized Info Booth display during each market day (canopy, tables, retail display of market goods and informational materials, etc)
Maintaining accurate financial records of daily Info Booth sales through Square Register.
Respectful, friendly, and helpful assistance to customer inquiries and needs.
Communicating opportunities available to customers to support the Market’s LIAP (on-site donations, sales of market goods, Friends of the Market memberships, fundraising events, etc)
Assist, as needed, in managing and expanding volunteer engagement program for the Market, including coordinating monthly customer counts year round.
Assist, as needed, in social media posts to promote the market and LIAP/Info Booth related communications.
Position is managed by the Info Booth Coordinator/Market Bookkeeper, with additional oversight and check-ins by the SNAP Committee.
Communication with Market Manager(s) as needed, regarding issues that arise on-site.
-May through November: 16 hrs/wk (Wednesdays from 5:45 am-1:45 pm and Saturdays from 5:45 am-1:45 pm)
-December through April: 6 hrs/wk (Saturdays from 7:45am-1:45pm)
Hourly pay at $13.00/hour
April 27, 2019
Applicants accepted immediately and until position is filled.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to PortlandMaineFarmersMarket@gmail.com