Sunday, January 26, 2014

We're Hiring!

The McGill Farmers’ Market is hiring!
Interested in helping to organize the 2014-2015 Farmers’ Market and CSA Program? 

We're looking for passionate and committed members of the McGill community who want to help prepare next year's market! We are hiring for 4 coordinator positions: two (2) co-coordinators, one (1) promotions & outreach coordinator, and one (1) finance coordinator. All backgrounds and levels of involvement are welcome. Candidates must be available April 2014 - May 2015.

Please email your application to mcgillfarmersmarket@gmail.com with subject line “Coordinator Call.” Include your CV, which position you are applying for, and a cover letter stating why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Stipends for all positions are $1250 for the year (May 2014 - May 2015). Deadline for applications is February 24th, 2014 by midnight. We will contact you for an interview. Coordinator training is in April 2014.

Farmers’ Market Co-Coordinator (2) – Stipend position
Responsibilities:
  1. Must be available from April 2014 - late spring 2015.
  2. Hold weekly to bi-weekly meetings with coordinator team, and meetings with stakeholders.
  3. Oversee all necessary rentals, permits, strategies and grant applications.
  4. Manage the coordination of the market, including space, vendors, and general market activities.
  5. Manage the coordination of the CSA program, including space, vendors, and general procedures.
  6. Provide support to the other coordinators.
  7. Work with the finance coordinator to  continue MFM’s financial self-sustainment.
  8. Work closely with the promotions coordinator to create an effective, comprehensive and environmentally-friendly promotional campaign.
  9. Attend and assist CSA pick-up and farmers’ markets.
  10. Provide support for general market activities.
  11. Analyze and strategize about ways to improve market’s institutional structure, the CSA program, finances, and promotions.

Assets:
  • Bilingual (French & English)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Available during the summer of 2014 and into early summer 2015

Promotions and marketing coordinator (1) – Stipend position
Responsibilities:
1.     Must be available from April 2014- late spring 2015.
2.     Work with finance coordinator to create a comprehensive and environmentally friendly promotions & merchandise campaign.
3.     Advertisement for the fall market and the summer & fall CSA project. This includes:


  • Design tasks (posters, promotional packages, merchandise, etc)
  • Outreach to other student groups (first years, listservs, etc)
  • Outreach to wider community (businesses, potential vendors, faculty, etc)
4.     Maintain MFM social media outlets (website, fb, twitter, booking interviews)
5.     Attend and assist at CSA pick-up and farmers’ markets.
6.   Attend all coordinator team and stakeholders meetings.
7.     Provide support for general market activities, including market co-coordinator tasks.
8.    Responsible for volunteer coordination.  This includes:


  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Planning volunteer training
  • Creating and updating the volunteer schedule
  • Planning tasks for volunteers

Assets:
  • Experience working in promotions
  • Bilingual (French & English)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Comfortable promoting MFM among the McGill and downtown Montreal community, including student groups and local businesses and organizations
  • Experience in web design and other promotional media is an asset
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team



Finance coordinator (1) – Stipend position

Responsibilities:
  1. Must be available from April 2014- late spring 2015.
  2. Manage finances and bank account for the farmers’ market and CSA project. This includes accounting and recording financial transactions.
  3. Finalize 2014 budget and draft 2014-2015 budget in conjunction with other co-coordinators to ensure a financially sustainable market.
  4. Work with promotions coordinator to create a comprehensive and environmentally-friendly promotional campaign.
  5. Attend and assist CSA pick-up and farmers’ markets.
  6. Provide support for general market activities.
  7. Attend all coordinator meetings and stakeholder meetings.

Assets:
  • Experience working in finance
  • Excellent accounting skills
  • Comfortable working with marketing principles
  • Interested in organizational structure and strategy
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team



Please email your application to mcgillfarmersmarket@gmail.com with subject line “Coordinator Call.” Include your CV, which position you are applying for, and a cover letter stating why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Deadline for applications is February 24th, 2014 by midnight. We will contact you for an interview. Coordinator training is April 2014.

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