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MIDDLEBURY FARMERS' MARKET

Celebrating our 45th season!

PoP Club and Teen Enterprise Zone Associate 

 

The Middlebury Farmers' Market seeks a high energy person to run our PoP Club activities and assist with our Teen Enterprise Zone program Saturday mornings 8:00am-1pm at the Middlebury VFW.  

 

The Power of Produce (PoP) Club is an educational program allowing youth 4-12 years old to engage in their local food system through interactions directly with farmers, educational games and demonstrations, and exposure to new fruits and vegetables. In addition to participating in educational activities, PoP club kids receive tokens to spend at the market, allowing them to make their own shopping decisions. The Teen Enterprise Zone provides a free vendor space for area teens to sell items they produce.

 

  • The ideal candidate enjoys working with and teaching youth ages 4-12 years old about local fruits and veggies.

  • The PoP Club/TEZ facilitator will be responsible for developing and delivering weekly educational experiences, including developing projects for children to participate in while at the Market.

  • Candidates will need to engage youth at various development stages.

  • Knowledge of food and farming a plus.

  • Must be physically fit able to be on your feet for 3-4 hours at a time and be able to lift and move 50 pounds.

  • The candidate is expected to set up and take down and store PoP/TEZ canopies and tables in the storage area provided.

  • Should have good communication skills with children and adults

  • Should understand the contours of social media, and be able to share and promote PoP Club and TEZ on social media at least twice a week on the Farmers' Market social media pages.

  • Will be required to register PoP Club participants and supervise PoP Club volunteers.

  • Taking calls and scheduling teens on a rotating basis for limited vendor space during the rest of the week required.  (an additional 1 hour is calculated into the compensation over and above the Saturday market hours in order to account for time spent scheduling teen vendors and/or planning PoP Club events)

  • This part-time position is expected to start in mid-July and last through August with the possibility of going longer.  

 

A successful candidate will be hired as an independent contractor at a compensation rate of $90 per week ($15/hr).

 

For more information or to apply for this position please send a resume to

Middleburyfarmersmkt@yahoo.com