Hiring: South Hadley Farmers’ Market Manager

The Market Manager is a part time position with primary responsibility being the day-to-day operation of the South Hadley Farmers’ Market. This will include an on-site presence at the market during all market hours throughout the 2018 season, Thursdays June 14th – October 11th, as well as offsite work during non-market hours.

Duties—in season

  • Must be available to set up and staff manager table during all market hours
  • Oversee and assist with setup, organization, and break down of each market
  • Vendor management, including facilitating the application/approval process, developing site layout, monitoring vendor compliance with permits and licensing, and collecting and tracking vendor fees
  • Ongoing new vendor recruitment; insuring vendor attendance of at least 10-12 vendors per market day
  • Coordinate entertainment and special events with assistance from the board
  • Assist board treasurer with accounting process
  • Act as liaison to the market’s board of directors, providing accounting and performance reports
  • Support marketing through social media posting and outreach as needed

Duties—off season

  • Vendor recruitment
  • Plan summer calendar, including music/entertainment contacts, before market begins
  • Preparations for next season


  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent written, verbal, and basic computer skills
  • Leadership skills—ability to make quick, sound, fair decisions for the good of then market
  • Self-motivated and directed
  • Working knowledge of SNAP and other community resource programs related to food security
  • Passionate about the community and value of local, fresh food and direct marketing
  • Ability to lift 50lbs and move over uneven terrain safely

This position is paid $2500-$3000 per market season based on experience and market success. The Manager position is for an independent contractor and does not include benefits.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to or mail to:

South Hadley Farmers’ Market
P.O. Box 887
South Hadley, MA 01075

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