Riverdale Y Sunday Market Manager

Job Summary: The Riverdale Y is offering a unique opportunity for an experienced market manager or community organizer, who is familiar with farmers markets and local food movements, to continue developing a thriving outdoor Market.

Overview: The Riverdale Y Sunday Market provides fresh, high quality food grown or produced locally within 100 miles and supports sustainable agricultural practices. This family-friendly seasonal market is a community-building and gathering place for shopping, socializing, and engaging in activities for children and parents. The market also fosters a direct connection between local shoppers and the small scale farmers and food producers whom the market champions.

Job Responsibilities in Collaboration with Co-Manager:

● Manage the overall operations of the Market on Sundays from May to November

● Research and recruit local farmers and vendors to participate in the Market

● Collect and keep records of vendor payments

● Oversee placement of vendors and manage onsite issues as needed

● Order, organize, and arrange for transport of (to and from) all Market materials

● Oversee sales and financial records of Y Cafe at the Market

● Manage financial and programming aspects of Market

● Work closely with the Y marketing team to promote the Market through social media, local parent groups and networks, partnerships and signage

Job Qualifications:

● Experience in managing markets or similar operations

● Experience supervising support staff and volunteers

● Excellent computer skills and experience using social media for marketing and communication

● Community building/organizing experience within the Bronx and/or Yonkers

● Warm, welcoming personality, customer service oriented, relating well to children and adults

● Calm under pressure, flexible, and possessing a good sense of humor

● Strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills

● Highly organized with attention to detail and follow through

● Self starter with entrepreneurial approach

● Ability to work collaboratively as part of the Riverdale Y team

● Familiarity with Jewish holidays, traditions and culture a plus

● Experience working with the Jewish community a plus

This position is seasonal. Required time commitment: April and December: 4-6 office hours per week (with flexibility in scheduling) May through November: 7-9 on-site market hours and/or 2-4 office hours per week

Compensation: $18-20 per hour, dependent upon experience

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