Sitka Local Foods Farmers Mkt Mgr job

Farmer’s Market Manager

Seasonal Contract with Sitka Local Foods Network

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The Sitka Local Foods Network is seeking a manager to coordinate the 2024 Sitka Farmers Markets this summer. This is a contract position, and the manager receives a small compensation, depending on experience, for his or her contract work organizing the farmers markets this summer. The manager receives a monthly check for the five months from May through September.

We hoped to have our 2023 manager, Anastasia Stefanowicz, back for another season, but she decided to apply for school and will be leaving town before the season ends. We hope to have the new manager hired in time to do some training with Anastasia (and assistant manager Charles Bingham) this spring/summer, and Anastasia may be able to assist for one or two of the early markets before totally bowing out of the job. We thank Anastasia for her service last summer.

This will be the 17th year of operation for the Sitka Farmers Market, which features 6-8 markets during the summer from July through September. Markets usually run from 10am to 1pm on selected Saturdays at the ANB/ANS Founders Hall. We have requested June 29, July 13, 27, Aug. 10, 24, Sept. 7, and 21 for the 2024 markets.

The farmers markets feature booths from local farmers/gardeners, local fishermen, and artisans and craftspeople. The Sitka Local Foods Network hosts a farm stand at the market, with produce grown at St. Peter’s Fellowship Farm and a variety of Alaska Grown value-added food products.

Applications should include a cover letter, resumé and three recommendations, and they are due by 10pm Friday, March 15.  The market manager of the Sitka Farmers Market is a seasonal contract position that reports to the SLFN board of directors via a board liaison. For more information or to submit applications, contact SLFN board president Charles Bingham at 1 (907) 623-7660, or email the SLFN Board at (please put “Sitka Farmers Market Manager” in the subject line).