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OrganizationMarket Central
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineJuly 29, 2020
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$15/hr for a 4 week trial period, $16-$18/hr depending on experience and ability to work independently.


Market Central has sponsored farmers market related programming since 2002.  In the last 3 years, we have cosponsored a winter farmers market, and since Corona virus, the market has grown into a full season market.  It is the only walk-through market in the community.  Managing the market and programs involves marketing, social media and online platforms, accounting or book-keeping, data collection, reports, and communications.  The Board is looking for an assistant to help with management tasks and to contribute to realizing our mission and goals.

Job Duties

Help organize approximately 30 vendors to set up at weekly market according to COVID directives, and other rules.  Help collect vendor payments.  Help track sales data and donations.  Assist with marketing and communications regarding the market.  Help with reports.  Help with fundraising and awareness-raising activities that will advance the Market Central mission.  Will need to communicate with the Board.

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will have a passion for local farms and food that translates into helping our organization support and manage a vibrant farmers market in Charlottesville.  Face to face communication in a supporting manner with customers and vendors is important.  Strong organizational, communication and writing skills are required to track participating vendors to set up for a weekly market, and to relay news and events to the community.  We use Word, Excel and Google Forms. The ability to use social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) is needed.  Familiarity with non-profits and grants is also helpful.  Will need to track data and finances using QuickBooks. Our ideal candidate will be able to work independently, and contribute to advancing Market Central’s mission.

Work Schedule

Funding is available for 10 hours per week, for 3 months. The market occurs on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00.   Flexible hours allow the assistant to be able to work at the market when needed, or work behind the scenes on other days, posting, recording data, writing emails, updating website, etc.