ASSISTANT MARKET MANAGER

 

WATM seeks a hardworking self-starter with attention to detail and creativity for moving our market forward.  

This is a part-time position during the market season for about 8-10 hours per week, and supervised by the WATM Executive Director.

WATM intends to pay a living wage based on applicant experience and qualifications.

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Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

 

● Attend the WATM each week of the season, responsibilities include:

 

>> Setup and break down of the market, including tents, tables, signs, etc.

>> Schedule, organize or lead weekly programs for the 'Kids Tent'

>> Operate the EBT/Credit Card machine and sell WATM merchandise

>> Provide excellent customer service to the WATM customers

>> Communicate to the Market Director any issues or problems that arise

>> Check to see that vendors comply with the market bylaws and rules

>> Help to manage interns and volunteers

 

 

● Help to facilitate 4-6 special events each market season, including market suppers, festivals, and collaborations with local businesses to raise awareness about the market and its mission.

 

●  Help to find and manage market sponsors for the 2018 season.  Track sponsor benefit fulfillment and sponsor relations.

 

●  Respond to market-related emails and phone calls during the week.

 

● Promote the market by fliering for special events, posting on social media, and contributing to the WATM newsletter & blog

 

● Attend bi-annual board meetings and keep notes as the board discusses market issues, events, plans for growth etc.  

 

 

 

Qualifications for the Assistant Market Manager Position

 

>> Applicant should:

  • Be self-­motivated, reliable, and available to attend Tuesday markets without conflict

  • Feel comfortable communicating with a variety of people

  • Provide excellent customer service, and have strong problem-solving skills

  • Hold a strong interest in community outreach, grassroots marketing, and feel passionate about improving the local food system

  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills for writing market content and corresponding with market sponsors and partners

 

>> Experience preferred

  • Retail sales or customer service

  • Digital marketing, promotions, or outreach

  • Working with youth or leading activities

  • Knowledge of the local food system

 

 

 

TO APPLY

>> Please submit a cover letter and resume to westashevilletailgate@gmail.com. 

>> This announcement closes February 21 and we intend to fill the position by mid-March

 

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Market Director: Quinn Asteak

westashevilletailgate@gmail.com

 

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ADDRESS

718 Haywood Road

Asheville, NC

28806

DAY + TIMES

Tuesdays

from 2:30 - 3:30pm​

2019 DATES

 

April 9 - Nov. 26

 

Holiday Market

December 3, 10, 17