Jobs

If you believe the quality, taste, and nutrition of farm-fresh fruits and vegetables are unmatched and should be accessible to all Bay Area residents, then PCFMA is the place for you! The oldest and largest organization of our kind, we connect San Francisco Bay Area residents with the people who grow their food.

Join us in supporting a healthy local food system, and apply to one of our open positions in our Concord, CA office below:

Cookin' the Market - Market Chef / Creative Specialist

Market Manager


 

Cookin' the Market - Market Chef / Creative Specialist

Essential Functions:

  • Plans and creates recipes to be used at the Markets, on the PCFMA website, social media, and newsletters, which focus on farmers’ market produce.
  • Creates, plates, and photographs visual food presentations of developed market recipes and produce of our PCFMA farmers.
  • Creates articles and blogs centered around farmers’ market produce and farmers.
  • Develops promotional items such as signs, banners, recipes, displays, brochures, etc. for the program by contributing ideas, developing artwork, and writing, copying, and completing computerized layout.
  • Conducts cooking demonstrations at the PCFMA Farmers’ Market that promote the education and utilization of the produce being sold at those individual markets. When necessary, be prepared to fill any of the roles in the program including driver, speaker, or demonstration chef.
  • Leads chef tours of the market, hands-on cooking classes, catering events, dinners, etc.
  • Assists in community outreach by representing the organization at community events, identifying community groups, and distributing promotional materials.
  • Assists in planning, record-keeping, correspondence, and other office activities to support the Cookin’ the Market program and the organization.
  • All other duties assigned.

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with environmental health laws and safe food-handling procedures.
  • Valid California Food Handlers Safety Certification or obtain certificate within 60 days of employment.
  • Familiar with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.
  • Must be able to work in an office environment and outside in all elements.
  • Knowledge in photography and in Adobe Photoshop.

Physical Requirements

  • Employee must be able to frequently push and/or pull a cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • This position requires the employee to be a licensed driver with a safe driving record.
  • Must be available to work weekends and may require early morning work or late evening work.

To be considered, please fill out the online application.


 

Market Manager

A Market Manager with the Pacific Coast Farmers’ Market Association, working under the direction of a Regional Manager, serves as the on-site manager for assigned Certified Farmers’ Markets to ensure the markets operate in compliance with state law, health codes and organizational rules. The Market Manager also completes office duties related to planning, record-keeping and correspondence for the market.

The role of the market manager is to take ownership of the functions and relationships that constitute the markets they operate. This is accomplished through the creation and management of business plan for their market, of supportive communication with the producers in their markets, and of outreach to the communities surrounding their markets.

The market manager provides exceptional customer service to shoppers, farmers, producers, and market stakeholders by embodying the values and mission of PCFMA.

Duties:

  • Act as an on-site manager for one or more weekly Certified Farmers’ Markets .
  • Ensure markets operate in compliance with state law, health regulations and association rules and regulations.
  • Ensure the set-up, operation and shut-down of farmers’ markets is completed to PCFMA’s standards.
  • Ensure the market site is clean at the end of each market day.
  • Collect payment from farmers and other participating producers at the end of each market day, complete logs and reports and make bank deposits.
  • Provide customer service to consumers at the market by establishing and staffing a market information booth.
  • Communicate with farmers’ market sponsors to understand, and when possible to address, their operational concerns, and inform regional manager of all sponsor communications.
  • Work with farmers and other vendors to respond to questions and concerns.
  • Assist in recruiting farmers and other producers to participate in the market
  • Assist in hosting market events as directed.
  • Enact marketing promotions as directed.
  • Perform planning, record-keeping, correspondence and other office activities to support the market and the organization.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Experience with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Experience with Certified Farmers’ Markets or California agriculture desired.
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work in a team-environment.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • Willingness to show initiative and creativity.
  • First-aid certification

Requirements:

  • This position requires the employee to work outside in all weather conditions and may require work in an office environment.
  • This position requires the employee to interact with farmers and other vendors as well as the general public.
  • This position requires the employee to be able to lift equipment in and out of a vehicle, to lift equipment off the ground, and to be able to lift items over his/her head.
  • This position requires the employee to be a licensed driver with a safe driving record.
  • This position requires weekend work and may require early morning work or late evening work.
  • This position requires reliable transportation. (Due the location and timing of some markets, public transportation is not appropriate).

To be considered, please fill out the online application.