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Job Posting: Market Assistant

The Coquitlam Farmers Market invites applications for the Market Assistant position. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Market Assistant is responsible for assisting with the smooth site operation our weekly, outdoor Farmers Market.

On Market Day:
• May – August attends weekly Sunday markets (7am – 2pm);
• Assists with the set up and take-down of the Market, including: putting up directional signs in the
surrounding community, picking up and returning materials and product from storage; setting up
and taking down tents, tables, banners and other Market day materials
• Assists with managing the Information Tent
• Provides Market information to shoppers and vendors
• Positively handles concerns and queries
• Positively represents the Coquitlam Farmers Market Society to the community

Beyond Market Day:
• Assists with general administrative tasks, from home or occasionally from market office in Port Coquitlam
• Attends community events outside of market days
• Assist with newsletters, social media presence and website maintenance
• Work from home office on projects for the season

We are looking for someone who:
• Ideally has knowledge of the local food system, and issues of food security
• Enjoys working in a fast paced environment and being outside in all weather conditions
• Enjoys physical labour and getting their hands dirty
• Has strong time management skills and is detail oriented
• Has excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
• Is self directed, reliable, responsible and flexible
• Can lift up to 10 kgs of equipment
• Holds a valid BC drivers license with a good driving record

Term of Contract:
• May 8 – August 31, 2017, 30 hours per week
• Wage – $13/ hr + 4% vacation pay

Note: This is a Canada Summer Student Grant position – Candidates must be 18 – 35 years of age and attending post secondary school.

Please forward a cover letter and resume, describing how your background/experience meets the above criteria by email to info@makebakegrow.com

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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