Now Accepting Vendor Applications for 2015!

The West Olympia Farmers’ Market is now accepting applications for the 2015 Market Season!

The central purpose of the West Olympia Farmers Market is to provide an opportunity for Olympia-area small farmers and producers to sell directly to their local community.

Both farmers and processors of Washington-grown products will find a supportive outlet for the sale of their goods.

The priority deadline for applications is April 1st, 2015.

Please find the application here:  Application

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We’re Hiring a Market Manager!

The West Olympia Farmers’ Market is seeking a market manager for the 2015 season. The job position is from April-October 2015, with a possibility of continuing in future seasons. The market is taking an exciting step forward this season with a move from the parking lot of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church on Harrison Ave, to the new and beautiful West Central Park on the corner of Harrison and Division. If you’re interested in supporting local entrepeneurs, and being a part of one of the many exciting happenings on Olympia’s westside, please consider applying for this position.

Job parameters: 10 hours per week paid at $10 per hour for 7 months, April-October

Job responsibilities: 
• Attend each market day. Set-up, staff booth, keep data on visitors and vendors, take down.
• Self-educate (with the help of market board and vice-president) and train in April.
• Set-up layout of market.
• Plan one special event per month and advertize for it.
• Design and organize distribution of posters & flyers as needed.
• Coordinate vendor meetings at beginning and end of season.
• Create an e-mail newsletter each week and distribute.
• Keep the Facebook page up to date.
• Attend board meetings and retreat.
• Submit a monthly report of work to the board vice-president.
• Send press releases of market events.
• Manage vendors (attendance, problem solving, etc.).
• Manage volunteers during market days.
• Serve as the primary contact with market vendors and as a liaison between vendors and board.

Applicant qualifications:
Organized and efficient, good time management
Experience in social media and web communications
Commitment to local and sustainable food
Has reliable vehicle
Good communication skills
Motivated, self-starter
Friendly, outgoing
Retail and/or money handling experience
Volunteer management
Creative fresh ideas

Desired qualifications:
Retail and/or money handling experience
Volunteer management experience
Event planning experience

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