Assistant Market Manager 

Seasonal Part-time: 15 hours/week

$15.50-$16.50/hour

Resumes can be emailed to austintownhall.citymarket@gmail.com

*Valid drivers license required

 

 

Who We Are: Food is the foundation of good health. Access to fresh, whole, nutrient dense food should be a given for everyone. Unfortunately, for hundreds of thousands of Chicagoland residents it is nearly impossible to find affordable healthy food in their communities. Forty Acres Fresh Market is a grocery startup with the mission to increase access to fresh food in underserved communities while revitalizing neighborhood economies. Launched in 2018, Forty Acres Fresh Market currently operates as a mobile produce vendor through pop up produce markets, fruit and vegetable stands, and residential and commercial delivery service on Chicago’s westside, with a focus on the Austin neighborhood. Forty Acres is currently in a rapid growth phase as we expand our operations with the goal of opening a permanent brick and mortar store in Austin in 2023.

Who You Are: ​Do you want to be part of building a business that is a catalyst for community change? Do you believe that everyone should be able to get affordable fresh food in their neighborhood? Are you interested in rebuilding neighborhoods that have endured years of divestment? If so then this is the company for you. 

The Job: Forty Acres has partnered with the city of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events for the Austin City Town Hall City Market (ACM). The goal is to leverage the City Market program to provide an engaging farmers market for the Austin community. We are seeking an individual to work alongside the market manager to run the Forty Acres Fresh produce stand at ACM. This role includes management of market operations, including inventory procurement, market set up and breakdown, cashiering, and customer service. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Creating an enjoyable, healthy, safe and secure environment for customers

  • Inventory management including purchasing, intake, pricing, and tracking

  • Executing the setup, operation and breakdown of each market. 

    • Set up tables, tents, etc.

    • Organize inventory and produce displays

  • Community engagement when necessary

    • Includes canvassing

  • Handle cash, credit, and SNAP EBT transactions. 

  •  Reconciling receipts

  • Compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.

  • Communicate effectively in all modes of communication with FAFM senior staff.

Requirements 

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Work in an outdoor environment in adverse weather conditions.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 

  • 1-2 Years of farmers market and/or event management

  • 1-2 Years of customer service experience 

  • Ability to stand for up to 8 hours 

  • Experience driving cargo vans and larger vehicles 

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Previous experience working in farmers markets is a big plus.

  • Experience working in Chicago’s Austin community

  • Strong communication skills, including written and verbal.

Forty Acres Fresh Market is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.