Love the Provo Farmers Market? Are you at your happiest when you’re walking around the Farmers Market, speaking to vendors and taking in the sunshine? Then we want YOU to come work for us!
We are looking for two Market Assistants- a SNAP/DUFB Assistant, and an overall Market Operations Assistant. These seasonal position duties are flexible, and could be between 8 and up to 28 hours per week. This will be dependent on your interests, skills, education, and the job duties that are assigned. Duties will be assigned to Market Assistant personnel per experience, education, and capabilities. Not all duties will be assigned, therefore applicants need to demonstrate qualifications to the work ultimately assigned to them. Working on Saturdays from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm is required, but we will guarantee at least one Saturday off a month so you can have a summer, too!
Interested? Read on!
Provo Farmers Market Market Assistant (MA) Positions
Market Operations Assistant
General Market Duties and Responsibilities: All Market Assistants work Saturdays during Market season (June - August) as support staff. Duties include set-up, tear-down, vendor relations, cash-handling and reporting, customer service and general event operations. The PM will support the management team of the Provo Farmers Market as needed.
Customer Service: Understand the operations of the Market and be able to answer patron questions. Sell Market merchandise and take vendor fees when appropriate.
Vendor Relations: Be able to address vendor concerns regarding other vendors or participants at the Market. Be able to issue orders to vendors and customers that are not in compliance with Market rules and regulations. Understand the process for communicating complaints to Management.
Assist with various Market programs and operations as needed.
Market Assistants will be responsible for running the Double Up Food Bucks (DUFB) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) at the market. The Market Assistant will also be in charge of making sure that all customer and vendor tracking is done correctly, and will be responsible for weekly and monthly reporting required for the program. A brief overview of responsibilities include:
Becoming familiar with the DUFB and SNAP program, and being the go-to person for all questions surrounding the program.
Attending any mandatory trainings put on by the DUFB and SNAP program (many times, they are virtual)
Setting up the EBT reader, tokens, and logging information every Market day
Assisting Market goers with their DUFB/SNAP tokens, and accurately documenting said interactions.
Assisting Market Vendors with the return of their DUFB/SNAP tokens at the end of the market, and accurately documenting said interactions.
SNAP/DUFB Assistants will also be expected to help with various Market duties, such as those documented in the Market Operations description.
All Market Assistants are required to be scheduled from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm each Saturday from June 4 to October 29. One Saturday a month will be guaranteed off if requested. Additional Saturdays may be scheduled off depending on other staffing availability.
Total hours available for work will range between eight and 28 hours per week depending on duties assigned. Duties related to SNAP/DUFB and other duties to assist in market operations outside of Saturday Market hours will be assigned as needed and as negotiated with the employee.
LENGTH OF POSITION
Temporary – Now through October, 2023. The position may be extended upon Provo Farmer Market need and employee interest.
Market Assistants receive an hourly wage of $15 to $20 per hour depending on experience, education, and ultimate assigned duties. Generally, starting pay will begin at $15 an hour but may be increased depending on the assigned duties in addition to the employee’s qualifications.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a resume via email to email@example.com, and we will be in contact with you shortly!
We can’t wait to have you come work with us at the Market! Reach out to us via email or Instagram DM if you have any questions.