Farmers’ Market Lead Job Description

Job Title: Market Lead                 Department: Marketing & CSA

Reports To: CSA Coordinator / Market Team Leader

Pay Range: $13.50-$15 hourly Bonus Opportunities Available 

Primary Function: This position carries out transportation, set-up/breakdown, sales/distribution of Agriberry produce/products, and record keeping for farmers markets and/or stand-alone sales sites.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  1. Double checks vehicles for all necessary materials for markets and loads remaining necessities. Including but not limited to: tables, canopy, props, packaging, cashbox, clipboards, transaction tablet, fruits, and  jams.
  2. While on site at any Farmers’ Market provides premium sales service to all customers and ensures a high quality market site is maintained at all times. This includes product knowledge, accurate and attractive signs, and fully stocked and appealing displays.
  3. While providing CSA shares, convey familiarity, assurance, and gratitude while promoting product. Accuracy is vital in share assembly. 
  4. Site set-up, sales, and  breakdown individually or with coworking Brand Ambassador. This can include setting up tables, canopies, stocking, writing and/or hanging signs, and making the market site ready for sales. 
  5. Attends weekly marketing meetings to maintain knowledge of weekly share, produce source, seasonal availability, growing methods, and fruit quality standards. When live meetings do not occur, check text and/or email correspondence for updates regarding that week’s products. 
  6. Responsible for confirming amounts of outgoing fruits, accurately recording returns, and making notes of any reasons for discrepancies. Includes tracking discounts, culled subpar-quality fruit, and jam sales. These are accurately noted on supplied notecards to reconcile products sold with income. 
  7. Interfaces with Farmers Market managers as necessary and reports to Agriberry Market Team Leader.
  8. Performs other duties as necessary. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Passion for local farming or the Agriculture industry, with an understanding of Agriberry’s mission.
  • Ability to operate professionally and positively in a sales representative position.
  • Ability to operate safely in the workplace.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to operate in a fast paced environment and promote Agriberry to customers fluidly and accurately. 
  • Enthusiasm, good attitude, trustworthiness, personal integrity, and honesty. 
  • Ability to work autonomously and understand when a superior or peer needs to be involved in decision making.
  • Good attention to detail, being mindful of asset security, state of the market station, accuracy of share assembly, and employee/customer relations. 


Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements: 

  • One or more years in the Farming or Marketing field.
  • Accurate and quick basic mental math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, discount calculation)
  • Highly developed communication skills. 
  • Valid VA Driver’s License
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check and other pre-employment screening. 
  • Availability May-October
  • Multiple experiences in service, teaching, and/or sales/marketing positions

Physical Requirements: 

  • Able to lift and carry up to 30-50 lbs independently.
  • Able to tolerate extreme temperatures while maintaining a good attitude.  
  • Able to stand for long periods of time. 
  • Able to bend, kneel, slide, shuffle, push, and pull safely with 25 lbs of product.
  • Able to work at early hours (5am) on the weekend and evenings during the week.

Performance Standards: (Utilized to qualify for market bonuses)  

  • Positive customer feedback about service (and/or low/lack of negative)
  • Low/no percentage of discrepancy between recorded sales and monetary calculations
  • Maintaining and/or increasing market sales records
  • Reliability: no call outs day-of and timeliness is a must.  95% or higher attendance throughout the market season (this allows for 1-2 planned vacation days so long as shifts can be covered by cooperative solution between employee and their direct manager)