NOW HIRING 2019 Market Manager

The KCK Farmers Market and Rosedale Farmers Market are teaming up and looking for a Market Manager to oversee their markets. Rosedale Farmers Market exists to bring healthy, affordable food into Rosedale, to educate the Rosedale community about healthy food choices, and to introduce Rosedale children to fresh, local food. The mission of the KCK Farmers Market is to promote health and provide fresh fruits and vegetables to the neighborhoods of Wyandotte County. Together, we will offer 5 different market times and locations during the market season.

We are seeking a Market Manager to oversee the week-to-week operations of the markets held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. This position will also provide preseason and postseason administrative support. Duties include:

  • Send out vendor applications and recruit vendors
  • Receive and track vendor applications and fees
  • Create market map
  • Coordinate and lead vendor meeting
  • Work with market boards to publicize the market through flyers, social media and email list throughout the season

Weekly during Market Season
  • Transport market tent, two tables and supplies to and from market (vehicle needed)
  • Set up and tear down market tables and tent
  • Staff information table, redeem SNAP and SFMNP vouchers, conduct debit transactions
  • Maintain accurate and timely reporting submissions to Cultivate KC for the Double Up Food Bucks program
  • Communicate weekly with vendors and market board with status updates and any issues

As needed
  • Enforce market policies (i.e., ensuring that food sold is local and vendor-produced)
  • Act as liaison for the market to the broader community
  • Assist the market boards with hosting community events and festivals
  • Write monthly reports to market boards on market activities and progress
  • Write annual report at the end of season

Compensation $15/hour
Hours Hours vary slightly through the market season, with the peak hours June-August. Below is an estimate of the number of hours per month the market manager will work for each market. The chart also lists the hours of operation for each farmers market.
  • Rosedale (Sunday, 9am-1pm)
  • KU Med (Wednesday, 3:30-5:30pm)
  • Central Ave (Tuesday, 7:30am-1pm)
  • Downtown KCK (Wednesday, 7:30am-1pm)
  • KCKCC (Thursday, 7:30am-1pm)

Total hours per month
  • May - 26
  • June - 131
  • July - 131
  • August - 131
  • September - 124
  • October - 42

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong arithmetic skills
  • Commitment to local food and expanding food access in food deserts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Bilingual Spanish speakers encouraged to apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to by Monday, May 13.