Employment


Join our dynamic fast-paced team as a Farmers Market Intern! We are looking for responsible, dedicated, outgoing folks to assist with Farmers Market operations on-site and remotely between weekly markets. Interns have the opportunity to select a focus in social media/marketing or general market management. Each roles includes an educational component and work with Farmers Market staff to develop goals and projects in that area.

 

 

Position 1: Social Media Intern

 

The Sugar House Farmers Market is looking for a creative, passionate, and focused intern for the 2018 season! We regularly utilize social media to introduce our followers to our vendors, keep them up to date with the market happenings, and educate them about our values and mission. However, with only 2 staff members at the farmers market, we rely heavily on interns to help us with social media. The Social Media Intern will work at each market to photograph and interview both vendors and patrons to encourage the public to support the market.

 

Specific duties

  • Researching and writing relevant social media posts, during and outside of the market
  • Utilizing Facebook, Instagram and other outlets to further the goals of the SHFM and increase social media following, as well as customers to the market
  • Potential opportunity to develop and contribute to SHFM’s social media vision and calendar
  • Assist with Information Booth as needed
 

Skills required

  • College aged or above
  • Able to attend every market (July through October, Wednesdays from 3:00 - 9:00 PM)
  • Excellent verbal or written skills  
  • Responsible and reliable  
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team  
  • Proficient using multiple platforms of social media.
  • Passion for food; specifically for supporting local agriculture and food businesses
  • Enjoy working outdoors
 

Work location and time commitment

Social Media Intern will work a minimum of each Wednesday Market, July through September, from 3:00 - 9:00 PM. Preference will be given to candidates willing to post to social media throughout the week.


Position 2: Market Assistant Intern

 

The information booth is the pulse of the farmers’ market. As the Market Assistant, you are given the opportunity to work closely with the Market Manager to help direct customers and assist in the daily operations of the market. You get to work outside while getting to know each vendor in a unique way while enjoying the farmers’ market experience!

 

Specific duties

  • Setting up the information booth table and signs  
  • Answering customer inquiries  
  • Running the EBT Machine and distributing food stamps  
  • Managing merchandise and beer sales
  • Directing customers in search of specific vendors or products  
  • Collecting and organizing paperwork at the end of the market
  • Assisting the Market Director and Market Manager with any additional duties that arise

 

Skills required

  • Must be 21+
  • Able to attend every market (July through October, Wednesdays from 3:00 - 9:00 PM)
  • Passion for food; specifically for supporting local agriculture and food businesses
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service and a desire to interact with the public in a friendly but professional matter
  • Ability to successfully manage several tasks simultaneously, creatively solving problems and remain flexible/willing to assist with any and all tasks that arise
  • Enjoy working outdoors

 

Work location and time commitment

Must be able to attend every market occurring Wednesday evenings, July through September, at Fairmont Park. Set up begins at 3:00 PM and take down typically concludes around 9:00 PM.


Compensation: Interns receive a modest stipend of $300. Time commitments may be adjusted to meet school internship and credit requirements. Please indicate if you plan to receive college credit when applying.

 

How to apply: Email resume and cover letter to Natalie McHale, Market Director, at director@sugarhousefarmersmarket.org with the subject title "Intern 2018". Please be sure to clarify the specific position(s) you are applying for in the body of your email.

 

You will be contacted by phone or email to schedule an interview and once accepted you will be required to go through certain trainings depending on the desired position.

 

Thank you for applying!