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2021-22

Market Manager at Wardensville Garden Market

Wardensville Garden Market is an organic farm, market, and bakery launched by Farms Work Wonders in 2016. Its mission is to expand opportunities for Appalachian youth so they grow to reach their greatest potential.

Wardensville Garden Market is a nonprofit social enterprise whose mission is to expand opportunities for Appalachian youth so they grow to reach their greatest potential. We create living classrooms to provide real-life learning experiences and generate proceeds that are 100% reinvested back into the program. In 2016, Farms Work Wonders launched the Wardensville Garden Market project—an organic farm, market, and bakery that has currently created over 100 local, good-paying jobs with most held by local high school students, and we continue to grow.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Market Manager is responsible for ensuring operations within the Market are operating at FWW and WGM standards. This position is in charge of supervising and coordinating the activities of crew leaders and staff in the market, performing tasks such as budgeting, ordering supplies, recruiting and training employees, implementing safety measures, and promoting the market to potential customers. This manager is expected to improve processes, production and people to maximize sales and efficiency, while strengthening internal communications and operations.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

The following list outlines the main areas of responsibility. The list below of duties is not meant to be exhaustive, but rather a broad representation of job duties.

OVERALL OPERATIONS AND SYSTEMS:
  • Provide and ensure the highest level of customer service
  • Confirm all staff have the resources necessary for successful operations – Maintain smooth processes for daily operations in market
  • Maintain thorough communication with staff
  • Maintain an efficient inventory system
  • Compile EOD reports for quality feedback to all team members
  • Communicate and enforce clear expectations for each role in the market
TRAINING AND SCHEDULING:
  • Train and retain top performers
  • Schedule to maximize customer service and production
  • Establish and maintain an effective market curriculum for junior crew
BUDGETING AND SALES:
  • Create and execute sales goals and item launches
  • Submit invoices in a timely manner
  • Maintain an effective wholesale vs retail price scale
  • Maintain beneficial relationships with vendors
MARKET OVERSIGHT:
  • Oversee a thorough training process for customer service, cash management and merchandising
  • Confirm all staff have the resources necessary for successful operations
  • Provide and ensure the highest level of customer service
COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with experience. The range we anticipate is: $31,000-$35,000. In addition to salary, we offer Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, monthly stipends, and the opportunity to brainstorm and work with other farm nerds.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status, in any of our activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, customers, volunteers, contractors, vendors, and anyone else we work with.


The application period opens on January 19, 2021. All applications must be received by February 28, 2021.