Employment

Thank you for your interest in working with Heirloom! If you are interested in supporting our work, please also check out our volunteer page.

Current Job Openings

Market Manager 

Job information 

  • Wage – Starting $14/hr – 30 hours per week, flexible
  • Must be available on Wednesday, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • Reliable transportation mandatory
  • The first 3 months of this position will be training to support the day-to-day duties of our current Lead Market Manager. Following those three months, there will be an opportunity to take on management of more markets and integrate deeper into the HFM team. 

If interested, please submit a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to [email protected] and [email protected] by August 25, 2019. 

About Us

Heirloom Farmers Markets (HFM) is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit operating five farmers markets in Southern Arizona. It is our mission to connect, educate, and empower our community to create a vibrant food system that supports local food producers and proprietors. 

Since 1998, we’ve been dedicated to promoting local food, improving farm viability, and engaging in the food system. We’re helping to build a food system that honors producers, values good local food and enhances the quality of life for Tucson and beyond. Heirloom has grown from its first year with five participating farms to more than 30 farms, 150 vendors and more than 2,500 people attending our Farmers Markets weekly. 

Position Summary

Heirloom Farmers Markets is seeking a Market Manager to facilitate and direct weekly administrative duties and take on the management of two weekly Farmers Markets. The ideal candidate is one who is able to work as a collaborative and supportive team member while committing to completing personal job duties. 

To learn more about Heirloom Farmers Markets visit www.heirloomfm.org

Market Responsibilities 

  • Developing relationships with all market vendors in order to be a leader in diplomacy and conflict resolution, and to understand the unique dynamics to each market
  • Creating a safe, inviting, and accessible space for all market customers to feel encouraged and welcome to return to the markets weekly
  • Directing placement of new vendors and movement of weekly returning vendors if necessary based on market dynamics
  • Managing all market transactions and rent collection, including distribution of SNAP/EBT and Double Up Dollars
  • Ensuring that set-up and break-down of market is performed correctly and efficiently
  • Serve as a resource for all vendors and customers during market hours
  • Sharing market happenings on HFM social media
  • Distributing market information in places like DES offices, neighborhood centers, etc. 

Admin Responsibilities 

  • Preparing weekly for markets by organizing materials and equipment, accounting for vendor booth fees, etc.
  • Reviewing vendor applications and responding as necessary
  • Assisting with office communication with vendors, customers, partners, and more
  • Assisting in event coordination 

Minimum Talents/Skills 

  • Ability to connect and communicate with people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Ability to take initiative and apply a systems leadership approach
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to show up on time and early in the morning
  • Ability to be independently motivated, but also to work as part of a team
  • Proficiency in word processing and Excel
  • Ability to stay organized
  • Ability to lift 40-50 pounds
  • Ability to work outside in the heat 

Desired Talents/Skills 

  • Passion for learning about local food systems
  • Customer service experience
  • Bilingual in order to communicate with more customers (not required, but encouraged)
  • Flexibility and ability to learn quickly 

Key 2019 Dates 

  • Roasted Chile Festival: September 18th – 22nd
  • Healthy Living Expo: November 6th & 10th
  • Taste of El Tour: November 20th