Farmers Market Manager – Red Dog Farm
Last Updated On: noviembre 30th, 2023 at 08:11AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
406 Center Rd
Chimacum, Washington, 98325
Primary Contact: Rachel
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Settled in the thriving farming community of Chimacum, Washington, Red Dog Farm boasts gorgeous views, salmon-bearing creek frontage, and prime growing conditions. We are a certified organic production farm and grow over 150 different varieties of vegetables, berries, cut flowers and plant starts on 23 acres. We pride ourselves in providing beautiful, nourishing food for the community through our large CSA program, in our Farmstand, at Farmers Markets, at local grocers, and to regional restaurants. We work hard, rely on organized systems and communication, provide consistent opportunities for trainings & learning, and have fun while doing it!
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April 2024
Internship Ends: December 2024
Number of Internship Available: 1
Application Deadline: Spring 2024
Minimum Length of Stay: 9 months
Full Time: 24-40 hours per week (full time preferred)
Seasonal: March- December
March- May: Tuesday- Saturday
June- October: Thursday or Friday- Monday
November- December: Tuesday- Saturday
We are looking for a friendly, professional individual to run our twice-weekly farmers market booths at Port Townsend Saturday and Chimacum Sunday markets. The ideal applicant would have excellent customer service skills, be adept at multi-tasking, be able to train and lead co-workers in all market tasks, possess produce handling skills, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
If full time work is desired, position would include harvesting, washing and packing, deliveries, and a variety of other field work.
Applications are reviewed as they are received.
• Operate two weekend fast-paced farmers markets- managing product, staff and sales
• Lead loading, transportation, delivery, and setup of the market booths
• Manage a constantly changing, aesthetically beautiful produce display
• Provide excellent customer service
• Handle cash in a fast-paced environment
• Maintain sales record sheets and be accountable for till reckoning
• Train and manage the work of two other farmers market staff
• Communicate regularly with the farm owner and farm manager
• Make deliveries to accounts, ensuring orders are complete
About the Red Dog Crew
The crew at Red Dog Farm enjoys the comradery that comes along with working hard as a team, having hands in the dirt and experiencing the fullness of seasons on the farm. The Olympic Peninsula is one of the most diverse landscapes to live and explore, and being in the rain shadow, we enjoy far more sunny days than the rest of the region. Red Dog draws employees who move to the area from all over to work on the farm, and we strive to create a culture of respect & inclusivity. It is important to us that our crew has a healthy work-life balance and can enjoy all the Olympic Peninsula has to offer while also gaining a vast range of farm knowledge and skills. Many of our former crew & managers have gone on to start farms of their own! Ideal applicants will have a strong drive to learn all aspects of the farm, be willing to work outdoors rain or shine, and work well on a team. Whether you are new to farming or have years of experience, we are looking to bring on more hard-working individuals to collaborate with us and the land to continue building a strong local food system.
Apply today at reddogfarm.net/job-app-fmm!
Educational Opportunities: Red Dog crew members experience multiple aspects of operating a certified organic production farm, which include transplanting, irrigation, weeding, harvest, washing, packing, delivering, selling, and more.
Skills Desired: • Excellent customer service skills • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Experience working with a team and managing a group effectively • Experience with retail produce display • Ability to do mental math, without use of a calculator • Ability to operate high volume farmers market booths • Must have a clean driver’s license and be comfortable driving large trucks • Must be capable of handling physically demanding work for extended periods of time • Ability to work outside in all weather conditions • Flexibility to adapt to changing situations
Meals: Every week, a community member cooks a free full lunch for the Red Dog crew.
Stipend: Compensation includes: $18-20 per hour DOE, as well as veggies from our fields. Paid sick leave (one hour for every 40 hours worked). Time-and-a-half overtime pay for hours over 40 per week. Gear stipend for full-time workers. Weekly group lunch with all farm employees. Employees who return for multiple seasons will receive an annual performance-based raise as well as an opportunity to increase/ refine responsibilities matching their commitment to the farm.
Housing: Housing is not included, but we help new hires find housing by posting flyers and reaching out to our connections in the community.
Preferred method of Contact: Email