We’re Hiring!

Coquitlam Farmers MarketJob Posting: Program Coordinator

Organizational Background: Coquitlam Farmers Market Society
Coquitlam Farmers Market Society (CFMS) is a non-profit, volunteer driven organization and is one of the longest running suburban farmer’s markets in the Lower Mainland, our beginnings rooted in a community economic development project initiated by SFU students in 1996.

Position Description:
The Program Coordinator position will be responsible for creating and implementing a children’s agricultural program at market, and will also assist with the planning and execution of market events.
The duties of this position include: Power Of Produce Program
– Create and implement pilot children’s agricultural program
– Operate program through to end of September
– Create resource manual for future implementation
– Attend weekly market to facilitate program
Special Event Support
– Assist Market Manager with planning and implementation of events, workshops, and children’s activities at market
– Assist with planning and coordination of large fundraising event
– Attend community events promoting Farmers Market
Website Management
– write blog posts about kids/food, PoP program, impacts, activities and events at market
– General updates – vendor updates, event updates.

We are looking for someone who:
• 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

The ideal candidate will also have the following characteristics:
• An interest and/or experience in community development
• Experience or familiar with the not-for-profit sector
• Familiarity with the Tri-Cities area an asset

Term of Contract:
• June 1 – August 31, 2018 30 hours per week
• September 1 – Oct 28, 2018 10 hours per week
• Wage – $13.00/ hr

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.

Sunday, May 20

Whether you’re looking for a long weekend activity or needing supplies for your barbecue – we’ve got you covered. Visit the market this holiday weekend!

Come hungry and grab some food at Hunger Management, Mike’s Perfect Perogy, or Rocky Point Ice Cream food trucks. And, Royal City Donuts will be at the market for the first time this Sunday. Come early – the donuts will go fast! And, for the real sweet-tooths among us, Solasta Chocolate will be at the market for the first time, too!

Larry’s Brother is our musician this Sunday! This performer is a market favorite and always delivers a fabulous, upbeat performance!

Kids! Visit our kids craft area to make cupcake liner fish! Also, be sure to stop in for some bubbles and sidewalk chalk, too!

Vendor List for Sunday, May 20