Hiring: Mobile Market Assistant Manager

The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 60,000 acres, including 25,000+ acres on 116 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 50,000 members.

The Trustees has extensive expertise in farmland preservation and is one of the largest private farmland owners in the Commonwealth. Our current network of agricultural properties includes four community farms featuring vegetable production; Appleton Farms in Ipswich, Powisset Farm in Dover, Weir River Farm in Hingham, and Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough. The vegetables produced on these farms reach people through our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs, retail sites, and food access efforts.

Project Description:
The Trustees Mobile Market is a new food access venture of The Trustees, and is designed to help make fresh, local produce from our farms and other Massachusetts farms to Boston neighborhoods with limited food access. In collaboration with partners at Fresh Truck and the Boston Public Market Association, we will be launching the mobile market in June of 2017. The market will operate three days a week through the end of the growing season in October, making stops at six community sites, including health centers, schools, public housing, and community centers.

Position Summary:
The Mobile Market Assistant Manager will support the Mobile Market Manager with sales at each of the mobile market stops. They will engage customers, operate the POS system, and assist with market set-up, break-down, and stocking. This will be a high-energy position, with retail and community engagement components. We seek someone who is passionate about sharing fresh, healthy food with others, is outgoing and has excellent people skills, and has some retail or customer service experience.
This is a part-time (approx. 20 hrs/week), hourly, seasonal position, beginning in June 2017 and continuing into October 2017. The position will require travel to various market sites throughout Boston. Work will take place during the day on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, although additional weekend and evening hours may be required.

Essential Functions:
-Conduct mobile market sales at community sites three days/week (Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays), engaging with customers, processing transactions, and sharing educational materials and resources.
-Help set-up, break-down, and stock the mobile market at each site.
-Assist the Mobile Market Manager with tracking inventory and sales.
-Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

-Retail and/or customer service experience.
-Excellent communication skills.
-Knowledge of local food and farming in New England.

Other Requirements:
-Satisfactory CORI (criminal background check).
-Ability to safely lift 50 pounds repeatedly.
-Language skills a plus (particularly Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Cape Verdean Creole).
-Knowledge of Boston neighborhoods and communities a plus.

The Trustees offers competitive compensation and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Trustees of Reservations aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts, who are at the core of our mission.

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